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Conservatory roof specialists given                                               NEW LUXURY self-catering

        Green light for growth                                                            accommodation at Medieval
                                                                                          Michelmersh Manor Farm in
                                                                                          Romsey is to open in time for
        A Ringwood-based business   grow, with new installers being                       Christmas 2021.
        which specialises in transforming   recruited across the country and
        conservatories with insulated   eight new recruits joining the                    ONLY 28% of adults think
        roofing panels is expanding   office-based support team.                          UK businesses do enough to
        again.                      The business was started in                           support diversity, equity and
         Green Space UK has taken   2013 by husband and wife team                         inclusion in the workplace,
        additional space at Crow Arch   Brennan Jacomb and Bea San-                       and this falls to just 11%
        Industrial Estate to accommodate   Jose, growing from a small, local              among young workers (aged
        its expanding team and to   business, to a nationwide market                      under 25), according to new
        free up extra storage space   leader in conservatory roof panel                   research from Thoughtworks.
        for its insulated conservatory   replacements.
        roof panels – this is the fourth   Since then, the family run                     THE EASTBURY, the award-
        warehouse facility for the   business has grown from six                          winning boutique hotel in
        business on the site. The company   employees to over 100 in the   Brennan Jacomb  Sherborne, has received the
        is also expanding further across   space of eight years. Along with               prestigious Gold Award from
        the UK, with the opening of a new   Brennan and Bea, Quotation   Green Space works with   Visit England with a near perfect
        facility in Rugby, Warwickshire.  Scheduler Alan Walton and   customers who want to keep   score.
         Whilst many businesses have   Quotation Surveyor Gareth   their conservatory warmer in the   A NEW REPORT by the
        been impacted by the pandemic,   Pitman have been with the firm   winter and cooler in the summer   Centre for Retail Research and
        GreenSpace has continued to   since day one.          by fitting solid, insulated roofs.
                                                                                          exponential growth of online
        Dorset Chamber leads way in                           Public Trade                sales is set to continue in 2021,
                                                                                          with £120.48bn forecasted to be
        trailblazing campaign                                 Office opens                spent, up by £10bn from 2020.
                                                              in Dorset                   THE UNIVERSITY of Winchester

                                                                                          Business School has been
                                                              The new Public Trade Office, or   awarded the Small Business
                                                              the International Trade Customs   Charter Award in recognition of
                                                              Office, at the Port of Poole is   its support for small businesses,
                                                              now officially open for business.   student entrepreneurship, and
                                                              The facility will create and   its commitment to the local
                                                              safeguard jobs while attracting   economy.
                                                              new businesses to Dorset.
                                                               Dorset Local Enterprise    LOCAL GOVERNMENT
                                                              Partnership (LEP) invested   Information Unit and CCLA has
                                                              £950,000 of the government’s   officially launched the 12th
        Dorset Chamber President Caron Khan and Chief Executive Ian Girling   Getting Building Fund   annual Cllr Awards, honouring
        with British Chambers of Commerce Director General Shevaun Haviland   allocation for Dorset to Poole   the achievements of councillors
        on screen                                             Harbour Commissioners for   that so often go unrecognised.

        Employers were urged to tackle the ‘last taboo in the workplace’   the creation of this facility   Nominations are required by
        when a Dorset Chamber campaign about the menopause sparked   which will be operated by UK   Friday, 24th September.
        nationwide interest. Nearly 60 delegates attended the ‘Let’s Talk about   Border Force. Dorset LEP has   +
        the Menopause’ launch event held online about how the issue can affect   invested over £2m to fund the   awards-2021/
        women’s health and their working lives. They included British Chambers   Public Trade Office and a Port
        of Commerce Director General Shevaun Haviland, Labour Shadow   Operations Facility to enable the   TECHNOLOGY trade-in
        Business Minister Seema Malhotra and BCP Council Leader Cllr Drew   construction of a Border Control   specialist WeBuyAnyPhone
        Mellor.                                               Post at the Port of Poole which   has passed a major milestone,
         Ms Malhotra described the Dorset Chamber’s campaign as ‘trailblazing’   will more effectively manage   clocking up a million devices
        and urged businesses to contribute to an All-Party Parliamentary   trade in Dorset.  bought, refreshed and recycled.
        Group at Westminster conducting an enquiry into issues around the   The Border Control Post project   +
        menopause.                                            is expected to be operational by
         Ms Haviland said, ‘The menopause is one of the last taboos. No-one   1st January 2022. Organisations   MEYERS, the award-winning
        has ever really talked about it in the workplace and it’s something that   such as the Department for   home-based estate agency
        affects probably 50% of our staff for 10 to 15 years of their careers.   Environmental, Food & Rural   franchise, has reported
        I’m really delighted that you are dealing with something quite so   Affairs and the Animal and Plant   record results, confirming
        progressive.’                                         Health Agency will use the post   the exchange on 330% more
         In polls held during the event 71% of women said that the menopause   to examine freight coming   properties in the first six months
        had a negative impact on their ability to work and 78% said it was not   through the port meets UK   of 2021 compared with the
        discussed with line managers.                         standards.                  same timeframe in 2020.

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