Who runs Dormen?

Dormen is managed on a day to day basis by the Programme Managers who report to a Management Board which is responsible for the finance and overall strategic direction and operation of the Dormen service. The Board consists of representatives of Dormen's sponsors, Dorset's Local Authorities and volunteer mentors.

A Partners' Group also exists, consisting of stakeholders and other partner organisations with an interest in the success of Dormen, including:

  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Borough of Poole
  • Bournemouth & Poole College
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce
  • Bournemouth University
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (Dorset Branch)
  • Christchurch Borough Council
  • Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dorset Business)
  • Dorset County Council
  • Dorset Growth Hub
  • Dorset LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
  • East Dorset District Council
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • HSBC
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Kingston Maurward College
  • North Dorset District Council
  • Purbeck District Council
  • West Dorset District Council
  • Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
  • Weymouth College
  • WSX Enterprise

Dormen is very grateful for the generous financial support it receives from the following:

  • Borough of Poole
  • Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Christchurch Borough Council
  • Dorset County Council
  • East Dorset District Council
  • North Dorset District Council
  • Purbeck District Council
  • West Dorset District Council
  • Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

Dormen is also part of the Dorset Business Growth Programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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