Business News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Warm weather for warm occasions

Bespoke Ceremonies for Every Occasion went to London for Julie's latest Bespoke Ceremony. The football, Wimbledon and London Pride made the City busier than usual in the fabulous weather. Emily was in Manor Barn, Winterbourne Stoke. Both ceremonies were very different...

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Unveiling of blue plaque to composer John Marsh

Salisbury Civic Society unveiled a blue plaque to John Marsh above the entrance to Myddleton & Major's offices at 49 High Street. The site is one of his former homes in Salisbury. John Marsh (1752-1828) was a notable English composer,   instrumentalist,...

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New Director for Salisbury Cathedral

New Director of Learning and Outreach at Salisbury Cathedral is Ariane Crampton who started work last month getting to know the Cathedral and its staff. She oversees a huge portfolio, including education, events, outreach, library and archives and art. In a varied...

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Mobile bar goes plastic- free only

An Award-winning bar business has gone completely plastic free on all their bar sundries. From May 1, Salisbury- based Mobile Bar company offer only biodegradable straws, cups and napkins on their bars. The change closely follows the company’s adding vegan-friendly...

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Strength in Salisbury pull-out and keep feature

This special pull-out souvenir edition captures Salisbury's resilient attitude towards a tricky four months and its positive outlook with moving forward and enhancing Salisbury's reputation as a wonderful city to visit, stay and enjoy! The feature is now avaliable in...

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Salisbury BID boss wins national award

Robin McGowan, Chief Executive of Salisbury Business Improvement District (BID), was named Inspirational Leader of the Year by the Association of Town & City Management (ATCM). Award judges praised his leadership, co-ordination and management after the spy attack...

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Awards galore for local enterprise

By Chloe May Salisbury businesses celebrated their success on June 21, with 13 taking home awards.  This year’s awards ceremony the City Hall was the 19th annual South Wilts Business Of The Year Awards. With Radiqup Media in assistance, a group of girls from...

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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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