Bournemouth MPs support Dormen

We have recently held meetings with Tobias Ellwood, MP for Bournemouth East, and Conor Burns, MP for Bournemouth West, to brief them on the existence and role of Dormen – Dorset Business Mentoring.

Both were very supportive of the concept of experienced volunteer mentors working with small businesses, and interested to hear of the way the scheme has grown and developed over the last 5 years since it started.

Conor Burns MP said: “I was very interested to hear about the Dormen Programme and how it works with and helps local businesses. The volunteer business mentors who provide their time and expertise freely are making a very valuable contribution back to their community and I would like to thank them for that. Dormen is an excellent example of how citizens can support each other to make a better society – a concept which the ‘Big Society’ intends to develop further.”


Dormen - Conor Burns MP

L-R: Ian Wilson (a Dormen Mentor), Conor Burns MP, Vivian Dunn (Dormen's Programme Manager)