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Richard Burn, Dorset Growth Hub Digital Project Manager

Dorset marketing leaders focus on video revolution

Companies keen to champion the transformative power of video marketing are encouraged to attend an upcoming forum with expert advisers on hand. The free event, at AFC Bournemouth on Friday 19 July, is being run by business support agency Dorset Growth Hub in partnership with marketing agency Intergage.

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Strong stimulus programme needed in the event of a no deal Brexit warns RSM

Strong stimulus programme needed in the event of a no deal Brexit

A strong stimulus programme of tax cuts and incentives will be required to support the UK economy in the event of a no deal hard Brexit, according to audit, tax and consulting firm RSM. The comments were made to an audience of business leaders from across Wales and the South West at a packed 'Beyond Brexit' event hosted by RSM in Bristol on 28 June.

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Matt Horan of cyber-security specialists C3IA Solutions

Star spangled spanner in the works

A leading cyber-security company is warning people travelling to the US that American authorities might search their social media posts before they depart. C3IA Solutions, based in Poole, Dorset, said that to get a visa, applicants must complete the US Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA).

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Intergage Nerd Wars Event Team

The marketing rebel alliance strikes back!

An "evil empire" of digital platforms is making it harder for small and medium-sized companies to find new business, warn marketing experts. B2B marketing agency Intergage has launched a Marketing Rebel Alliance to help SMEs cope with the onslaught of challenges from:

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Attracting the best talent - Lively group discussions debated ways in which to attract and retain staff including offering employees lifestyle-based incentives such as part time hours, home-based working and even driving lessons.

Forum gives businesses the lowdown on hiring

The latest Connect HR Forum hosted by specialist recruiters TeamExecutive and TeamJobs with Steele Raymond LLP Solicitors featured a lively debate on how to attract the right talent - and keep it. Attracting the best talent - Lively group discussions debated ways in which to attract and retain staff including offering employees lifestyle-based incentives such as part time hours, home-based working and even driving lessons.

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Safferys entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs debate global survey and industry opportunities

Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants hosted their 3rd annual entrepreneurs' dinner which took place at the Chewton Glen Hotel. They invited a group of eminent, ambitious and talented entrepreneurial clients to join them to discuss and debate the results of the newly published Saffery Champness Entrepreneurial Global Survey.

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Chairman of Portsmouth Property Association Chris Green, right, and former Chairman Tom Holloway, left, say closure of Debenhams could herald re-invention of Southsea.

Demise of Debenhams could lead to reinvention of Southsea

News that Debenhams will close their store in Southsea in 2020, has been greeted with optimism by Portsmouth Property Association.

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Local employers reveal their preferred recruitment approach

Local employers reveal their preferred recruitment approach

Dorset and Hampshire businesses have shared their preferred recruitment approaches in a recent survey carried out by Bond Williams Professional Recruitment, head quartered in Bournemouth.

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Mike Blake wellbeing lead at Willis Towers Watson

More than half of South West workers uncomfortable with employer getting involved in personal lifestyle choices

Fifty-six per cent of South West workers say they are uncomfortable with their employer getting involved in their personal lifestyle choices, research has revealed. The Willis Towers Watson study found that three in five (60%) workers in the region view lifestyle choices, such as diet, exercise, and alcohol consumption, as a strictly personal matter.

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Sebastian Duval

Founder of car-selling app Wizzle to reveal how they challenged market leaders

Sebastien Duval, a Bournemouth-based entrepreneur and founder of car-selling app Wizzle, to discuss challenging a market leader at Startup Grind Bournemouth on the 17th April at 6pm. Entrepreneurs in Bournemouth have the opportunity to learn from the founder of Wizzle, a car-selling app competing with the likes of We Buy Any Car, on how to disrupt a crowded marketplace and challenge a market leader.

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Hampshire Chamber echoes national call to end political impasse

Chamber echoes national call to end political impasse

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has echoed calls by the chamber network nationally for politicians to act now to avoid a messy and disorderly Brexit. The threat of a no-deal outcome and lingering business uncertainty was a major focus of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) annual conference, including a headline speech by Director General Adam Marshall.

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John Taylor, RSM

Brexit optimism dips among southern businesses

Optimism among the region's businesses about the impact of Brexit has dipped to its lowest quarterly level for a year according to the latest survey by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM. The survey, carried out by YouGov, revealed that sentiment regarding the Brexit impact on company performance over a two year period dropped to 96 on RSM's Brexit Monitor index. The index measures sentiment between a range of 0-200, where any score above 100 is considered positive, any score below 100 is negative.

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