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
If you need help or advice, please get in touch with our economic development team on 01202 633015.
Page last updated: 29 May 2019