Business News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

FSB questions fuel duty hike

"Smarter incentives and investment are the way forward, not more levies,” is the message from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) after fuel prices have soared to their highest point since November 2018. Latest weekly road fuel prices show average cost per litre...

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Local free fertility information evening

Complete Fertility, a local IVF and fertility treatment provider, has opened a new satellite clinic in Bournemouth providing fertility treatment closer to home for Dorset patients. To support the opening, people trying for a baby are invited  to a local free fertility...

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New café restaurant

A new on-site café serving fresh coffees and lunches to all its tenants and members has opened at Heywood House. The café is in the stunning Victorian Palm House in the vast grounds of the house on the classic country estate 1.5 miles north of Westbury, with its...

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Could Using Customer Credit Benefit Your Business?

Customer credit for a business is a difficult decision as it may not cater to every business model. However, when you sit and consider the use of customer credit in the current landscape, the number of benefits often out way the limitations. Here, we are going to show...

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World’s largest history festival returns

The Chalke Valley History Festival from June 24 to June 30 is on a 70-acre site at Broad Chalke, near Salisbury. Last year, about 150 speakers were featured, and more than 40,000 tickets sold. The week of talks, discussions and debates, also displays extensive and...

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Chalke Valley HUB appoints new manager

Chalke Valley HUB has appointed Tony Patel as its new full time manager. Tony takes up his new role on Tuesday, May 7. The HUB is in the United Reformed Church, a fine building in the centre of the village of Broad Chalke, and opened in June 2013.  It serves villages...

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5 Things to Consider When Visiting a Trade Show

Displaying your business at a trade show can be a stressful and pressurized environment. It can be challenging to plan your booth and present successfully under such conditions. However, with the right planning and foresight, you should be able to develop a successful...

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Top Programs To Help You Manage Your Finances

Maintaining healthy finances is never easy, and with a number of obstacles thrown in the way as well, such as unexpected bills, a payday loan for people with bad credit may seem tempting just to make ends meet. However, this form of payment is for financial...

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Hot news for Amesbury

Amesbury is getting a new show room for luxury spa brands from Solstice Hot Tubs located at The Bluestone Centre . It will stock contemporary brands and styles of hot tubs and ‘swim spas’. At a launch event on April 19 at the new unit in Solstice Park, visitors can...

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Swapping could beat shopping

‘Swap it’ is the new way to save, according to latest marketing experts. In 2019, swapping is the newest travel trend, so swap what you have for what you don’t have. Swap Shop has moved on since the iconic TV show from the 70s and 80s. Great bargain swapping sites...

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Caring couple launch caring business

A new service specialising in caring for older people in their own homes,  based in Salisbury, hopes to create 50 new jobs. The office of Home Instead Senior Care is on New Street and will serve clients in Salisbury, Romsey, Wilton, Downton, The Winterslows, The...

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More sponsors join in Armed Forces Day

Businesses and organisations are supporting the Armed Forces Day National Event in Salisbury in June. The first silver sponsors of the three-day event are Doccombe, Kier, Trethowans, Qinetiq, CGI, Longleat, RINA Consulting Ltd, Microsoft and Openreach. Sponsors...

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How will Brexit affect employment law?

By David Coward I am hesitant about writing this article on the effect of Brexit on employment law as, in these turbulent times, the likely Brexit outcome seems to change on a daily basis: however, here goes! The impact of Brexit on employment is, on the face of it,...

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Web of intrigue – that’s social media

By Katrina ffiske There is so much more involved in running a business these days. It is no longer acceptable to print a leaflet and have a website; it is now crucial for businesses to be part of the social media world: Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook. If...

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Shoe shop specialist steps out

By Katrina ffiske It is a sad time for Wilton. Martin Coombes has decided to step down and retire, ending 104 years of shoes being sold in the town.  Many families have bought their footwear at a Coombes shop for more than a century. The story of the Coombes shop goes...

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Hundreds home in on The Range

Home, leisure and gardens retailer, The Range, opened its new superstore in Salisbury today, Friday, March 29 on the former Homebase site at Southampton Road Retail Park. Salisbury Mayor Councillor Mike Osment cut the ribbon and he and Mayoress Nikki Savage met the...

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Fibre promises healthy future

Businesses that largely operate online or are frequently required to send large files digitally should no longer have to think twice before they consider opening shop in Salisbury. The city could attract new companies as Openreach could make full fibre broadband...

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Home in on The Range

A new home, leisure and gardens retailer, The Range, opens its store in Salisbury on March 29. The new store is on the Southampton Road retail park in the former Homebase store, opened at 9am by Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Mike Osment. Special opening offers for the...

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Building society pledge

A building society has pledged to stay on high streets but wants businesses to back it. Nationwide Building Society, which has a branches in Salisbury, Amesbury, Fordingbridge, Warminster and Ringwood, has promised that every town and city with a branch will still...

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Gallery: Rotarians celebrate 40 years of fundraising

More than 70 Rotarians and their guests sat down to dinner  at The White Hart Hotel, Salisbury, to celebrate the 40th Charter Anniversary of Rotary Club of Wilton. Since its formation in 1979, club members have worked to raise thousands of pounds for local charities,...

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Mere is open!

The road works in and around Mere have brought the community together. After a meeting with residents, merchants and council members, an action plan was devised to let people know that, despite the disruption from the road works, MERE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Flyers...

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Wiltshire has fewer businesses

The number of new company formations in Wiltshire fell during 2018, against a national trend of increased new business formations. New companies registered in the county totalled, 4,348, compared to 5,227 in 2017, a decrease of 16.8%. This brings the total number of...

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BID invites Salisbury businesses to Easter trail

Salisbury businesses are urged to take part in an eggcellent idea for Easter. To encourage footfall and spend in the city, Salisbury BID is running an Easter trail during the school holidays, April 6 to 22. But only 12 BID members can be a part of the trail on a first...

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Which Car Is Best For Your Commute?

Most of the best-selling cars in Europe are among the best reasonably priced commuter cars. For instance, Fiat is one of the leading carmakers in Europe and has produced several commuter and family models over the years. However, before popping into your town’s Fiat...

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