‘General’ Archive

Dorset Society features Shepherds’ Huts

Jane Dennison and Richard Lee are featured in a major article – entitled "Get far from the madding crowd in a shepherds' hut all of your own" – about Plankbridge's Shepherds' Huts in the Dorset Society magazine this month. It all started when Jane and Richard fell for the charms of a ramshackle shepherd’s hut […]

FSB Magazine features Ross’s Mentoring

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has featured Ross Nichols, one of Dormen’s volunteer mentors, in a recent article about the benefits of mentoring. The article includes a case study about SOS Swim, the Dorset business run by Maureen and Amanda Bursey, who have been working with Ross for the last two years. The business […]

Janine scoops another Garden Award

Janine Pattison Studios, based in Bournemouth, has received another award at the recent BALI National Landscape Awards 2012, held at the Grovesnor Hotel in London’s Park Lane. They won a Landscape Design Excellence Award for their latest Signature Collection garden at Lakeside Road. This was their fifth award in the past 12 months, including 2 at […]

Dormen Mentors meet Vince Cable

Secretary of State for Business, Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, visited Dorset today to meet local businesses. His day started early with a Breakfast Meeting, organised by WSX Enterprise, which included an interesting Q&A session for businesses to ask the Minister about various issues and Government policies that affect the business community. Amongst the large […]

Country Homes features Dormen client

The latest issue of 'Country Homes & Interiors' magazine features an article about Jane Dennison and Richard Lee's business, Plankbridge Hutmakers. Located near Puddletown, the business produces Shepherd's Huts, and has grown considerably over the last few years. Richard and Jane have worked with a Dormen mentor for some time and have found their mentor Tony […]

Why does Sara work with a Mentor?

Sara Hudston, who runs Watershed PR an award winning public relations agency based in Bridport, has been working with a Dormen Mentor for over 6 months. She wrote about her experiences of being mentored as follows: Why use a business mentor? Is your business in serious trouble? Need to be told what to do? If you say […]

Honeybuns wins ‘Outstanding’ Award

Honeybuns, one of Dormen's clients in West Dorset, won the prestigious Harmsworth Award at the recent 'Taste of Dorset' Awards ceremony, held at the Exchange in Sturminster Newton. The award, for an outstanding contribution to food in Dorset, was sponsored by the Blackmore Vale Magazine. The four finalist for the award were Claire Burnet, the chocolate […]

Dormen joins MentorsMe.co.uk Network

Dormen has become one of the first business mentoring organisations in the country to be part of the new national mentoring network – www.mentorsme.co.uk – which was launched on 4 July 2011. The new network and web portal have been set up by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) and are designed to make it easy […]

Spanish Group learns about Dormen

Dormen were asked to meet a small Spanish team from Cadiz, who were researching business mentoring and being hosted in the UK by Exeter University. The team is working on a European Social Funded programme, The Athenea Project, looking at existing mentoring projects in South West England and in Denmark with a view to developing a mentoring […]

Minister congratulates Dormen

Vivian Dunn, Dormen’s Programme Manager, has recently received a letter from the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade, expressing his support for the Dorset mentoring programme (Dormen). Referring to the event held on 22 October 2010 to mark the Dormen’s […]