Business News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

What does a solid money foundation look like

In order to build a skyscraper, you need to dig and set a good foundation. The same goes for financial freedom; you need a solid money foundation. It’s easy to fall into bad spending habits, but it’s never too late to go back to square one and rebuild. A solid...

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Minister hails crackdown on corporation tax-dodging

Everyone, whether businesses or individuals, must pay their fair share in tax, according to Salisbury MP John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister. "While I welcome the government's continued commitment to supporting business with the lowest...

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Win for president

Shaftesbury Rotary Club’s new president looks to continue the trend after yet another successful year with fund raising events such as the Charity Golf Day and the North Dorset Cycle Ride. On July 1, Guy Lowton handed over the presidency to fellow Rotarian Win Harvey...

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Teens market returns

Teenagers can set up their own stalls in their own special  market in the Guildhall Square on Saturday, August 10, from 10am until 3pm. The Market, sponsored by Salisbury City Council, runs alongside the Charter Market and provides a free stall area for aspiring...

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City ambassadors to welcome visitors

City Ambassadors will welcome and assist visitors, maximising the enjoyment of their visit to Salisbury during the Summer. Salisbury BID, and the city council are jointly funding the scheme. The ambassadors will promote local businesses and attractions, and events in...

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Water delight for parched city

Photo's by Harvey Bince Photography The city's first bottle re-fill station gushed forth on June 22. The new water fountain marks a return to a bygone tradition of providing people with free drinking water. Promoting ‘Sustainable Salisbury’ run by Transition City, a...

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Solicitors return to town

Rutters Solicitors have opened an office in Sturminster Newton. The firm has served the North Dorset community since 1837 and wanted to bolster their services locally. Partner Duncan Weir said: “Rutters had an office in Sturminster Newton but left more than a decade...

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Staying on Top of Your Mortgage Payments

Securing a mortgage and getting the keys to your new home is a great moment of optimism and achievement, but once that elation has passed, mortgage payments can become a source of anxiety.  When we buy a new property, most of us have little room financially for...

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Planners put Maltings on hold

The controversial first phase of the Salisbury’s Maltings redevelopment was narrowly rejected today, June 19, by Tory controlled Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee - by four votes to three, with one abstention because of the building’s design. The...

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Sharon tribute

Chalke Valley Stores and Hub in Broad Chalke said a final goodbye to their manager Sharon since September 2015 to manage the increasingly busy Coffee Shop. As well as forming the friendly and welcoming social heart of the HUB for the local community, the Coffee Shop...

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Chef wins top award

SHAFTESBURY-based chef Philippa Davis was on stage at the BBC Food & Farming Awards night in Bristol with fellow members of the Liberty Kitchen team, to receive the Street Food Award. Liberty Kitchen, based in HMP Pentonville, is a street food project set up about...

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Small businesses sidelined by MoD, says FSB

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is side-lining small businesses by underusing them according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Urgent action is needed or it would fail to meet its required SME spend target, a report claims. Central Government should create a...

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Chalkdown chalks up cider award

Chalkdown Cider, in Andover Down, Hampshire was awarded Gold for the Best Bottle Fermented Cider at UK’s largest cider competition, the British Cider Championships. The Championship became a prestigious and prominent annual event in the cider-making calendar,...

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Petitioners fight for city’s alternative family venue

I'm writing to support Louella Adamson, who created @home, an amazing community space, a social place that brings everyone together to exchange skills, with people from all backgrounds who wish to learn and experience something new and different. At the festival in...

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What’s Next For Salisbury Walking Football?

For many, the love for football often goes beyond watching it on television as several people per year are joining football teams up and down the country. But what about those that are over 50? Well, the Salisbury walking football team brings the 5 a-side game to...

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Fame for Framer

Salisbury picture framer Jules Wright of Fisherton Framing has won an award at the Fine Art Trade Guild’s annual Art and Framing Industry Awards 2019 in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The studio in Fisherton Mill entered the Computer Mount Cutter category.  Each entrant had the...

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BESTSELLING AUTHOR Shares HER STORY

Just hours after the release of her story sharing her turbulent childhood which pushed her to be the businesswoman she is today, ‘She Who Rises’ became a bestseller on Amazon book charts. From Salisbury, Rebecca Cross, 39, is a Business Success and Motivational...

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City council supports Maltings plan

Architects have listened to public concerns expressed in the consultation period and have improved the design of the building, including increasing the size of the Library. Residents can look forward to a modern, fit-for-purpose library for all ages in Salisbury,...

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Bad credit mortgages: 10 common myths busted

When it comes to mortgages, there are no hard and fast rules. Every mortgage provider is free to set their own rules and requirements. This means that myths are prevalent throughout the industry. As soon as on mortgage provider starts denying applications for an...

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Shopper Pocket guide launched

Independent businesses in the city centre could get a boost from 50,000 copies of the Salisbury Indies Pocket Guide. It’s the first promotional project of Salisbury Indies, following the group’s relaunch earlier this year. More than 150 businesses in the city centre...

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