Friday, 14 January 2011

Outstanding Business News

We are delighted to be meeting over 50 new business contacts this evening at the event detailed below.  There is still time to get in touch if you wish to come along.
Tuesday 1st February on behalf of the Sowing SEEDS funding programme we are inviting decision makers from business to join us at a funding for businesses event. If you are running or are thinking about starting a business within the AONB or North Dorset, then this event is not to be missed!

Here you can learn more about the Sowing SEEDS funding programme – which businesses and what type of activity is eligible for funding - and how to apply. You will hear from some businesses which have successfully received funding and meet other local businesses to explore collaborative ideas that may attract funding.
Venue: Charlton New Remembrance Hall, nr Shaftesbury from 5pm - 8pm
Book ahead by telephoning 01305 215227 or email

2. We will also feature details on our forthcoming Wiltshire Green Trade Fair which the AONB is helping to sponsor this April. This event aims to introduce farming and forestry businesses and local land owners to a range of products and services that manage resources whilst reducing carbon emissions.

3. We will also be detailing how you may get involved with the updated AONB Local Enterprises Guide which is being produced this spring. This is an exciting opportunity to unite and promote the area and the enterprises within it, with plans to distribute with plenty of time for the summer season. See attached documentation for details.

4. We are inviting the Cranborne Chase Business Group along so that you may network with other businesses in the area.

5. Finally the Cranborne Chase Woodfair will be running again this October at the Larmer Tree so you may wish to chat with the team about demonstrating, sponsoring or exhibiting at this the largest regional woodfair in the South West.

Most importantly this is YOUR opportunity to get behind your AONB and unite the businesses within it. If you have other ideas of how we can assist in further promotions please do get in touch as we would like to see events of this nature grow in support and value.

We look forward to hearing from you.