Business News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Economic growth in Dorset gets a boost

The £9.7 million Growing Places Fund – a repayable loan scheme to encourage jobs and housing in Dorset has been re-launched by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The  scheme is aimed at capital projects with a significant economic impact and real economic...

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Happy birthday for safe buying scheme

A project to give consumers more peace of mind while spending their money in Wiltshire is celebrating its sixth birthday. Buy With Confidence is backed by trading standards offices across the country. It recognises traders who display a commitment to fair customer...

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Walton House Antiques celebrates 6 years in business

On an April Saturday, lovers of fine things de-scended, once again, in Mere where Walton House Antiques held their bi-annual event. The event is intended to thank customers past, present and future, for their continued support, and for that support, they were royally...

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V & A crowned Pub of the Year

The Victoria & Albert, Netherhampton, is 2018 Pub of the Year, elected  by members of the Salisbury & South Wilts branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). With the overall title for the southern part of the county, the historic thatched pub, parts of which date...

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Expanding PA business picks Salisbury

As a mark of business confidence in the beleaguered city of Salisbury, a specialist provider of executive personal assistant services has opened a branch to serve the city and the New Forest. The Passionate PA company has newly recruited Claire Bartlett to expand its...

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Town’s inn beds in with new rooms

Owners Graeme and Nikki at the Greyhound Inn, Wilton, welcomed friends and guests to the launch night of their newly refurbished bed & breakfast rooms. “The launch night proved a huge success with overwhelming positive feedback. It was lovely to see people’s reactions...

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King John Inn receives prestigious award

The King John Inn is in the small village of Tollard Royal on the border of Wiltshire and Dorset and home to the UK’s top premier shoot locations, including renowned Ashcombe and Rushmore estates. The village inn received top-level excellence with the title ‘Hotel Of...

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New trendy barber shop opens

Joint owners of West Street Barbers, Andy Drake and Steve Scoble officially opened their barbering business on February 24 in West Street, Wilton. Their new premises is a gentlemen’s cave to all things hair - a stylish and contemporary take on a traditional barber’s...

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Painting Dulux on Clarendon Business Centre

The new Dulux branch on Clarendon Business Centre, Southampton Road, Salisbury, opened to the public on February 15. Guests met the iconic Old English Dulux sheepdog and had their photographs taken with him. Dulux UK and Ireland store director, John Henderson said he...

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Are your pensions safe?

There has been much in the media recently about Carillion and British Steel, so I thought I would write this month about what happens to your pension if your employer gets into trouble. Defined Benefit/Final Salary Schemes The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) can step in...

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Dulux Decorator Centre opens

The first Dulux Decorator Centre in Salisbury has opened its doors to painters, decorators and DIY enthusiasts with a new store at the Clarendon Centre, creating four new jobs in the local area. Members of the local community are being invited to the store’s opening...

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New ‘grill & pizza’ takeaway

Wilton has a new attractive takeaway food shop in North Street. Wilton Grill and Pizza officially opened to customers on January 15. Owner Kenan Sen who also owns Café Blend next door said: “We’ve had a great response and a lot of interest and orders from...

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Lycetts boosts regional presence with new West Country office

Leading rural insurance broker Lycetts has opened a new office near Tisbury, bolstering its presence in the South West. The company earmarked the Fonthill Estate, just outside the South Wiltshire town, as an ideal location for the office, which will offer specialist...

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Wiltshire Women in Business Embrace Creativity

2018 is the year that business women from around Swindon and Wiltshire come together to celebrate innovation and creativity in their businesses. Local business support organisation The Enterprise Network (TEN) has announced the theme for this year’s Swindon and...

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Financial advice for the future

Johnny Waring financial advisor for Succession Group provided a passionate and motivated speech at this month’s WDBC chamber meeting at Monty & Mabels, Wilton. The well-attended monthly event is an ideal opportunity for local businesses to network and support each...

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Christmas shopping made easier

Want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the large volumes of Christmas shoppers? Fisherton Street is set of the main square of the town and offers a wonderful opportunity to amble along the eclectic row of shops. Fisherton Street has the largest number of...

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Fisherton Street’s local pub is set to re-open

The Deacons re-opening signifies a new era for the local, which is already steeped in history from previous lives as a pub and a hotel. The new owners of the pub have been very mindful of the existing history throughout the refurb which has given the venue a new lease...

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Wilton Advent calendar 2017

We would like to thank all the local independent businesses that took part in our special Christmas Calendar feature Annies out of House Wool Shop C&O Tractors Ltd Sante et Beaute Face & Body Cobbs at Wilton Good As New Slingtastic Studio One Hair & Beauty The...

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Lovell awarded £250 million pound contract

Lovell has been awarded a £250 million contract by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to build more than 900 homes for troops and their families relocating from Germany to Salisbury Plain as part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP). Lovell, part of UK construction and...

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Students inspired by insurance

Two degree apprentices from Be Wiser insurance are in line for a prestigious award. Ashley Mutambarade and Sam Brown have been put forward for Apprentice of the Year in the INSPIRE17 Business Awards. They are in the second year of their BA (Hons) Degree in Insurance....

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‘Homeless need more understanding’

Guest speaker at September’s Wilton and District Business Chamber breakfast was John Proctor of Alabaré Christian Care. It was hosted by Monty and Mabel’s, the dog-friendly café and bar on North Street, Wilton. Alabaré works with homeless and vulnerable people,...

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An historic day for Wilton

It was not only a ground-breaking occasion but also an historic day for the ancient capital of Wilton. Many local community leaders gathered to watch a digger cut the first ground for a new unique project. Work has started on the  former Erskine Barracks site to build...

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Taste of Istanbul in heart of the city

By Will Bradley Malik Ozbelek is welcoming customers to a new Istanbul mezze bar in Rollestone Street, Salisbury. “Visitors love the food and love the place, but they don’t know we are open,” Malik told Valley News. The large Turkish restaurant has room for 50 covers...

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Headliners return to Southampton Common

Common People the ultimate bank holiday bonanza is back on Southampton Common May 27 and 28. DJ legend Pete Tong will top the bill on Saturday and king of the dancehall, Sean Paul will headline The Common Stage on Sunday night bringing Common People 2017 to a close....

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