Business News from BCP Council 🗞️ 8 April 2024
♻️ Sustainability in Business event - last places remaining
📅 24 April 2024 ⌚ 09:30 - 11:30 📍 Foundry, Poole

Register for your free place at the Sustainability in Business event, hosted by BCP Council and Barclays Eagle Labs. There will be guest speakers covering a range of topics including:
  • Energy efficiency and usage
  • Carbon tracking and carbon reduction strategies
  • Environmental monitoring and accreditation
  • Sustainable natural resource use in supply chains
There will then be opportunities to network with speakers and other attendees.
Find out more and register 🔍
🌳 Business decarbonisation grants of up to £5,000
There is still availability for local businesses in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to sign up to Climate Essentials to create a bespoke carbon reduction strategy, which includes up to three hours of one-to-one support and access to monthly webinars.

Local businesses with a carbon reduction strategy can apply for a match-funded grant of up to £5,000 to use towards a project that supports their strategy. Speak to Christine Davies-Eyre, Low Carbon Economic Development Officer, at
Register for Climate Essentials 🔍
✈️ Your business can be part of Bournemouth Air Festival
Across four days, more than 600,000 people attended the last Bournemouth Air Festival. Over 11,000 copies of the official programme were sold; Bournemouth Air Festival social media accounts, which boast a combined following of more than 110,000 people, achieved over 1.8 million engagements; and the dedicated webpage was visited by over 1.4 million users.
The landmark event is hoping to inspire budding engineers with an enhanced STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Village on the beach. 

As only a limited number of spaces are available, we advise registering interest early to avoid disappointment. Email Lauren Excell, Events Officer, at

James Cope, Marketing Manager for Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd, said: "Exhibiting within the STEM village is an exciting part of our show calendar. We get to meet 100’s of people from all ages and backgrounds who are genuinely interested to find out what we do. It is a great event to share what Parvalux does and engage young minds to stimulate their interest in STEM careers."
We are also hosting a Business Expo for all sectors with the opportunity for 30 businesses to engage with the thousands of visitors who head to the festival each year.

Dorset based Engineering and Manufacturing businesses will once again be invited to attend a breakfast on the beach event on Friday 30 August. Inspiring speakers and the chance to network with other businesses within the sector will be on the agenda. More details to follow. Any queries, please email Michelle at

There are lots of sponsorship and advertising opportunities available for the weekend, view the sponsorship prospectus on the Air Festival website.
Find out more 🔍
📢 Bowl Cancer Awareness month
Dorset Cancer Partnership and Wessex Cancer Alliance are launching a bowel cancer campaign and are looking for help to reach businesses across the county to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, and the importance of seeking advice from your GP, if you have any concerns.

Bowel Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. About 43,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year. If it is detected early, treatment is more successful and there is a good chance of recovery. It is important that you go to your doctor, with any signs or symptoms so they can help to rule out bowel cancer.

You can also register to attend an online Bowel Cancer Awareness Talk on Wednesday 24 April where a volunteer from Bowel Cancer UK will be delivering a presentation.
Find out more 🔍
📅 Dates for your diary - upcoming events
16 April: The Customer Connection Lab: Crafting your Irresistible Offer
17 April: Central South Business Awards - entries closing
18 April: The Customer Connection Lab: Crafting your Irresistible Offer
18 April: Manufacturing/Engineering & International Trade Networking Breakfast
22 April: Growth & Productivity Group (day 1)
23 April: The Customer Connection Lab: Crafting your Irresistible Offer
23 April: Business Futures - Dream Planning
23 April: Dorset Business Awards Launch - Dorset Chamber
24 April: Sustainability in Business event
25 April: You Are The Media Creator Day
8 May: Bournemouth Jobs Fair
13 May: Growth & Productivity Group (day 2)
17 May: Dorset Apprenticeship Awards 2024 - Dorset Chamber
17 May: Computers in Business event at BU (register your interest here)
5 June: Business Futures Coffee and Networking
6 June: Dorset Chamber Business Expo
21-24 June: Festival of Design & Engineering | Bournemouth University
7 August: Bournemouth Jobs Fair
29 - 31 August: Bournemouth Air Festival
30 August: DEMC business breakfast on the beach (enquire here)
11 September: Business Futures Coffee and Networking
Additional support and resources
Free diagnostic and match-funded grants from BCP Council
Jan 2024 - Q.1 Dorset LEP e-Newsletter
Guide: Making business finance work for you
Export advice for SMEs doing business in the UK and overseas
New Fire Safety Regulations from 1 October 2023
Single use plastics ban 2023
Evolve Business Accelerator (Royal Arcade Boscombe)
Employer offer from Jobcentre Plus in Dorset
Links to financial support
The Heat Training Grant
Dorset Business Angels
Global Explorers - Innovate UK
The South West Investment Fund
Horizon Scanning and Bid Writing support from Dorset LEP
Grants to support young people with business start-up costs
Directory of current funding and support on
Funding opportunities from Innovate UK
Guidance for start up funding
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👩‍💻 ED Team visit FOUNDRY in Poole
The Economic Development (ED) team at BCP Council visited FOUNDRY in Poole for an exclusive preview and tour of the brand new co-working space that will soon be welcoming startup and established businesses, freelancers and networkers.
Adam Walker, founder, said: "FOUNDRY will be offering the Poole business community a platform to meet clients, contacts and build connections. Great to show the BCP ED team around and give them a sneak peak of our private offices, dedicated desks, meeting rooms and boutique members work lounge".
Businesses interested in learning more can get in touch and book a tour.
Adam Walker, FOUNDRY (front, 3rd from left), and the BCP Council ED Team.
The ED team work on behalf of businesses across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, from small independents to large employers, helping them get the support they need to grow, create jobs and be successful.
Find out more about FOUNDRY 🔍
♻️ Limited places remaining for Climate Essentials
Climate Essentials is an online carbon management system that makes climate action easy, engaging, and affordable for businesses. We streamline the journey to net zero by measuring, managing, and reducing emissions.
Climate Essentials is available at no cost for one year to SMEs with up to 250 employees based within the BCP Council conurbation.
Find out more and register your interest 🔍
📢 Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) new CEO
Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) are pleased to announce that Captain Brian Murphy will be taking over as CEO of PHC from Jim Stewart on 1^st July 2023. Brian has been with the organisation since 2004. He was appointed as Harbour Master in 2008 and was given the extra responsibility of Marine & Port Director in 2018.
Read the full Press Release 🔍
🏆 You Are The Media Creator Day - this Thursday
* 📅 Thursday 27 April 2023
* 📍 Lighthouse, Poole
A day for direction for businesses to become self sufficient with their content and message. Find momentum to be a leading voice in your industry and build your audience, so people stay with you.
To help make this event affordable, BCP businesses, Foundry,
Magic Digits
and SAFI Valves
, is now £45.
View the agenda, schedule, speakers and book ✅
📅 More upcoming events and workshops
* Free events from Small Business Britain
+ 27 April: Elevate: Writing copy that stands out
+ 28 April: Create a winning business strategy
* 27 April: You Are The Media Creator Day
* 3 May: Discover how T-Levels can work in your workplace
* 11 May: Speak Easy by Silicon South
* 12 May: Computing in Business (CiB)
* 31 Aug to 3 Sept: Bournemouth Air Festival STEM Marquee (enquire here
Additional support and resources
FREE support programme
for Dorset businesses
Training and employment schemes
for your business
HMRC business advice page
Employer offer
from Jobcentre Plus in Dorset
Workplace and mental health advice from the BCP Together
Visit Dorset LEP website
for information on business support
Business Crime Reporting Guide
from Dorset Police
♻️ Help to get your organisation to Net Zero
Free carbon reduction platform
for BCP based businesses
Links to financial support
UK Global Screen Fund: International Co-production Strand
Grants to support young people with business start-up costs
Directory of current funding and support
Funding opportunities from Innovate UK
Guidance for start up funding
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