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        MARITIME services          ‘Revamp Your Wellness’
        company Ambrey has been
        acquired by Ocean Infinity                                    Wellness consultant,
        in a deal paving the way                                      nutritionist and author,   BCP Business
        for the enlarged group to                                     Barbara Cox-Lovesy,
        become the world’s leading                                    has already published   Festival
        marine robotics company.                                      two successful books
        PKF Francis Clark supported                                   on nutrition, and is   Running from Wednesday 17th
        Ambrey’s shareholders                                         now launching a new   to Friday 26th November, the
        during the transaction.                                       nine-book series called   BCP Business Festival will include
                                                                      ‘Revamp Your Wellness’,   free events taking place across
        OVER 9 IN 10 adults have                                      in collaboration with   Bournemouth, Christchurch and
        Covid antibodies, according to                                the print-on-demand   Poole, designed to help business
        a new ONS data, but London                                    platform from HP.  leaders build themselves and
        Medical Laboratory warns that                                  The ‘Revamp Your   their businesses back up again,
        the vaccine still won’t work for 1                            Wellness’ book series   following the Coronavirus
        person in 100.
                                                                      is for anyone looking   pandemic.
        THE MAYOR OF POOLE,                                           to follow a daily   Funded by BCP Council’s
        Cllr Julie Bagwell, has opened a                              programme to develop   Bounce Back Fund, the Business
        £21,000 multifunctional activity   healthy habits, through simple lifestyle changes. The nine books take   Festival is being organised by
        room for domestic abuse    you on a journey of wellness, rebuilding healthy foundations with   the Poole-based community
        survivors and their children at   nutrition, fitness and mindset, and troubleshooting ailments. They also   for entrepreneurs and business
        BCHA’s Poole Refuge.       offer hundreds of healthy, tasty recipes that support wellness, on many   leaders, Evolve, in partnership with
                                   levels.                                               business and tax advisers, Inspire.
        THE NUMBER ONE ‘perk’       Barbara is officially launching her ‘Revamp Your Wellness’ book series   + evolvemembers.com/register-
        mentioned across all Indeed   at the wonderful ‘Wellbeing By The Lakes’ Festival in Pallington, near   your-interest-evolve-bcp-business-
        job listings analysed by   Dorchester on Wednesday 8th September 2021.           festival/
        Moneypenny, was a ‘pension’.
        THE LATEST RESEARCH by
        the estate agent comparison   THREE WINS IN THREE MARKETS
        site, GetAgent.co.uk, has
        revealed property asking prices   The Hampshire-based SMS Group has begun its
        across England saw growth of   2021–22 financial year with a buoyant first six
        just 0.1% between June and   weeks. It has enjoyed major outfit wins in the
        July, with the average asking   cruise, defence and superyacht sectors.
        price increasing by just £277 to   Darren Smith, Head of Business Development
        £336,019.                    said, ‘The recent wins come on the back of many
                                     months of hard work. What’s exciting is that all
        UK BUSINESSES are being      three wins are sizable and that they are in three
        urged to sign up to All Britannia,   differing markets illustrating both our capabilities
        an online marketplace stocking   and our flexibility.
        only British-made goods.
                                      ‘We’ve a major yacht project to deliver in the
        A NEW REPORT by Fasthosts    fourth quarter of this year, running into the first
        reveals that there are three   quarter of next and we’ve a huge defence project
        times more germs on an office   to deliver pre-Christmas, whilst simultaneously supporting a major cruise project.’
        desk than a toilet seat.      Southampton-based SMS Group is expanding its footprint inside Associated British Ports
                                     Southampton, acquiring new tooling, equipment and temporary storage space, and increasing office
        BOURNEMOUTH-                 space and headcount.
        headquartered domestic
        cleaning franchise, Domestic
        Angels, which operates across   Beauty brand to launch in Bobby’s
        Dorset, has seen a significant
        25% increase in customers since                                     Bobby & Co located in The Square (Bournemouth
        the start of the pandemic.                                          town centre) will be opening on 9th September,
        SME MANUFACTURING                                                   revived just shy of 50 years after it was replaced by
        output grew at the fastest pace                                     Debenhams. The store has been designed to create
        on record (since October 1988)                                      a space to connect the Bournemouth community
        in the three months to July,                                        with local, ethical, and unique brands.
        according to the CBI’s quarterly                                     One of those local brands is BAO Skincare,
        SME TrendsSurvey.                                                   founded by Beth Coldrick in 2018. The brand
                                                                            provides luxurious, high-quality face and body
        KITCHEN RETAILER                                                    products using only the best natural, certified
        Kutchenhaus has opened its first                                    vegan, and organic ingredients, and is handmade
        ever store in the Westbourne                                        locally at Beth’s studio in Dorset.
        area of Bournemouth.




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