The Dolphin backs Dorset Business Festival

The Dolphin is proud to announce that it will be supporting Dorset Chamber’s Business Festival as a Festival Partner.

The Dorset Business Festival – the first event of its kind in the chamber’s 74-year history – is being held from October 10 to 12 at the Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth.

Delegates from across the region are expected to attend the three-day celebration, with law firm Lester Aldridge as the Premier Festival Partner.  It will include a conference, business expo and the long-awaited return of the Dorset Business Awards.

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: “We are thrilled to welcome The Dolphin as a Festival Partner.

“It is the first event of its kind in the chamber’s history as a celebration of success and a consideration of the major issues facing businesses today as well as the long awaited return of the Dorset Business Awards following the Covid pandemic.

“As a longstanding chamber supporter, The Dolphin is the perfect partner for the festival whose enthusiasm for the event matches our own. It promises to be a superb showcase for Dorset and our business community.”

The Dolphin in Poole town centre is a Dorset Chamber Platinum Business Partner.

John Grinnell, centre manager at The Dolphin, said: “At The Dolphin we are passionate about supporting our local business community, and are thrilled to be working closely with Dorset Chamber to bring the first Dorset Business Festival to the county.

“We have partnered with the Dorset Chamber on many different initiatives over the past 10 years, and this event is shaping up to be an exciting celebration of business in Dorset, which we are so proud to be a part of.

The Dorset Business Festival will feature a topic-based business conference on October 10, the expo on October 11 and the Dorset Business Awards on October 12.

The conference will be opened by keynote speaker David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times, and be hosted by presenter and former BBC Breakfast business correspondent Declan Curry. It will also feature discussions with expert panels.

Topics are likely to include technology and the environmental, social and governance agenda. There will also be networking opportunities.

The expo will include stands, presentations and networking while the Dorset Business Awards – returning after four years – will be presented in 10 categories following judging by an independent panel of business leaders and experts.

Dorset Chamber, the voice of business, is the county’s leading business support organisation, accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce.

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