Who runs Dormen?

Dormen is co-ordinated from our office in Upton (Poole), where some of our complimentary skills workshops are run.

Dormen is managed on a day to day basis by two Programme Managers who report to a Management Board 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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