We have access to a wealth of information to help support and advise you on starting or growing your business in Poole or the wider Dorset area, including:
- land and premises
- business support, funding and grants
- networking opportunities
- skills and training and links to the local college and training providers
- links to collaboration with local universities
- links to our other services such as planning and regeneration, and transportation
We are involved in a number of projects in the support and growth of our key sectors, including advanced engineering and manufacturing, marine and maritime, health and social care, and retail.
Flagship projects include:
- Poole Marine Hub: a partnership of marine and maritime businesses, academic institutions, central and local government, and not for profit organisations looking to support and grow the sector in Poole
- Poole Maritime Festival Business Programme: a week of workshops, conferences and networking to celebrate our marine excellence in Poole
- Annual Dorset Engineering and Manufacturing 'Meet the Buyer' events: an opportunity for local engineering and manufacturing businesses to meet the procurement decision makers from some of our largest engineering buyers in Dorset
- Dorset Engineering and Manufacturing Cluster: supporting and growing the engineering and manufacturing sector in Dorset
- SPEED: We are delighted to be a partner on the Interreg 2 Seas project SPEED (Smart Ports Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development).
If you need help or advice, please get in touch with our economic development team on 01202 633015.
Page last updated: 13 May 2021