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Business Support

Business Buddies

A friendly group of talented professionals dedicated to serving the Dorset business community.

A friendly group of talented professionals dedicated to serving the Dorset business community.

Many businesses are using these testing times as an opportunity to look at new business models and new ways of working. That’s why we have created the Business Buddy Programme.

Business Buddies are volunteers from the business community who are happy to give their time freely to other Dorset Chamber members to be that friend in business and act as a sounding board.

This isn’t a business advice or mentoring service. It’s designed to provide business help and support in a very informal way. There is no charge and the service is exclusive to Dorset Chamber members.

How you and your Business Buddy work together is up to you; it could be a weekly video call for half an hour or it could be a monthly catch-up.

Business Buddies have signed an agreement which includes a confidentiality clause regarding any businesses they engage with as well as a requirement that this is not an opportunity to sell services.

Please note Dorset Chamber is not making any representation or warranty about the suitability, skills or compatibility of any introduction facilitated or otherwise arising from the [‘Buddy’] scheme and it is incumbent on all parties who participate to regulate the terms and scope of any co-operation or engagement that is concluded by them. The Dorset Chamber accepts no responsibility or liability in connection with any such agreement and by accepting an introduction or using the [‘Buddy’] scheme the relevant parties agree to hold the Dorset Chamber harmless in respect thereof.

Direct contact with the Business Buddies regarding the scheme will be unanswered.

Identify who you’d like as a Business Buddy and we’ll connect you...

Get in touch with Steve and he will then put you in contact with your relevant Business Buddy.

Email: Steve.Bulley@dorsetchamber.co.uk
Call: 01202 714806

GU6 Initiative

Dorset Chamber’s new initiative helping build the resilience of business leaders in what is potentially the most challenging business climate of our time.

Named ‘Got your 6’ (or GU6) after the term originating from WW2, where fighter pilots of the US Navy or Air Force would watch the ‘backs’ of fellow pilots in formation at the vulnerable rear ‘six o’clock’ position. Dorset Chamber ‘has the backs’ of our business leaders offering personal and confidential support to employers who may be finding stress levels too much to cope with.

Our GU6 Champions will be able to offer crucial peer support to fellow members, as well as signpost to further help where needed.

Our Business Buddies and GU6 Champions

Beverley Poole

Business Mentor - Aspire4Business

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Bryan Jones

Global Marketing Manager at Sunseeker International

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Nigel Brown

Owner - Quay Business Associates

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Lee Taylor

Business Development Director - Steele Raymond LLP Solicitors

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Debbie Frith

Franchisee, The Passionate PA

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Elaine Wilkins

Business Development Manager

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Juliet Beardsley

Business Exit Strategist - Blue Sky Financial Planning Ltd

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Jenny Lamski

Director - JRL Coaching & Consulting

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Jamie Forster

Owner - Motley.co.uk

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Simon Rigby

Owner - SME Assistance

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Heidi Roper

Associate Director - View HR

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Paul Clarke

Co-Founder - Ookkee

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James Akin-Smith

Owner - Business Coaching Dorset

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Stuart Buchan

Chartered Financial Adviser - Baggette & Company

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Helen Stacey

Owner - Aspire Jobs

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Caron Khan

Business Owner

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Shelley Alger

Director -The Work Shop Resourcing

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Mandy Fitzmaurice

Managing Director - Purple HR

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Tony Brown

Business Owner

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Beverley Poole

Business Mentor - Aspire4Business

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Bryan Jones

Global Marketing Manager at Sunseeker International

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Peter Court

Owner ActionCOACH - Bournemouth

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Lee Taylor

Business Development Director - Steele Raymond LLP Solicitors

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Debbie Frith

Franchisee, The Passionate PA

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Elaine Wilkins

Business Development Manager

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Juliet Beardsley

Business Exit Strategist - Blue Sky Financial Planning Ltd

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Jamie Forster

Owner - Motley.co.uk

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Simon Rigby

Owner - SME Assistance

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James Akin-Smith

Owner - Business Coaching Dorset

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Helen Stacey

Owner - Aspire Jobs

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Caron Khan

Business Owner

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Tony Brown

Business Owner

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Beverley Poole

Business Mentor - Aspire4Business

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Nigel Brown

Owner - Quay Business Associates

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Debbie Frith

Franchisee, The Passionate PA

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Juliet Beardsley

Business Exit Strategist - Blue Sky Financial Planning Ltd

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Jenny Lamski

Director - JRL Coaching & Consulting

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Simon Rigby

Owner - SME Assistance

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ian.cambrook

James Akin-Smith

Owner - Business Coaching Dorset

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Helen Stacey

Owner - Aspire Jobs

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Shelley Alger

Director -The Work Shop Resourcing

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Mandy Fitzmaurice

Managing Director - Purple HR

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Beverley Poole

Business Mentor - Aspire4Business

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Nigel Brown

Owner - Quay Business Associates

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Elaine Wilkins

Business Development Manager

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Juliet Beardsley

Business Exit Strategist - Blue Sky Financial Planning Ltd

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Jamie Forster

Owner - Motley.co.uk

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Simon Rigby

Owner - SME Assistance

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Paul Clarke

Co-Founder - Ookkee

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Stuart Buchan

Chartered Financial Adviser - Baggette & Company

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Helen Stacey

Owner - Aspire Jobs

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Shelley Alger

Director -The Work Shop Resourcing

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Mandy Fitzmaurice

Managing Director - Purple HR

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Tony Brown

Business Owner

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Peter Court

Owner ActionCOACH - Bournemouth

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Debbie Frith

Franchisee, The Passionate PA

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Elaine Wilkins

Business Development Manager

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Simon Rigby

Owner - SME Assistance

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Paul Clarke

Co-Founder - Ookkee

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ian.cambrook

James Akin-Smith

Owner - Business Coaching Dorset

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Stuart Buchan

Chartered Financial Adviser - Baggette & Company

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Tony Brown

Business Owner

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Beverley Poole

Business Mentor - Aspire4Business

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Nigel Brown

Owner - Quay Business Associates

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Peter Court

Owner ActionCOACH - Bournemouth

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Lee Taylor

Business Development Director - Steele Raymond LLP Solicitors

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Debbie Frith

Franchisee, The Passionate PA

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Elaine Wilkins

Business Development Manager

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Jenny Lamski

Director - JRL Coaching & Consulting

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Simon Rigby

Owner - SME Assistance

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Paul Clarke

Co-Founder - Ookkee

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ian.cambrook

James Akin-Smith

Owner - Business Coaching Dorset

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Stuart Buchan

Chartered Financial Adviser - Baggette & Company

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Helen Stacey

Owner - Aspire Jobs

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caron khan

Caron Khan

Business Owner

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Mark Norton

Managing Director

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Warren Munson

Managing Director

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Paul Kinkaid

Managing Director

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Kelly Marsden

Director

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Ian Girling

Chief Executive

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Simon Boyd

Managing Director

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Chris Kane

Co Founder

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Liz Willingham

Managing Director

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Susan Turner

Director of Sales and Marketing

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Emma Starmer

Senior Employment Law and HR Advisor

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Jennie Harris

Senior Associate

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Ian Jones

Head of External Engagement

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Elaine Wilkins

Business Development Manager

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Caron Khan

Business Owner

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Tony Brown

Business Owner

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