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Joe Quinlan & Kalem Brinkworth, Founders: The Bonbon Boys

The Bonbon Boys was founded by Joe Quinlan (left) and Kalem Brinkworth (right).

Kalem and I have known each other for eight years, and we’ve always wanted to do a business together. We have worked with each other in the past, so we know what one another’s styles are like. But it took us a while to figure out exactly what we wanted to do and what the product was. And so, during lockdown there was a lack of pick-and-mix — for two people who love sweets, that’s not very good…

Shopping Experience Returns to Bournemouth and Poole

It’s fair to say that shopping online isn’t exactly an unfamiliar experience anymore. Since the birth of Amazon and eBay, more and more people have taken to shopping online. That being said, it’s clear to see that people have really missed the traditional shopping experience since the country went into lockdown back in March…

Laura Hardwick, Baker

Laura Hardwick is a baker; the brains behind Crafty Cow Cupcakes

Even though cupcakes are my biggest stressor (because I always worry they’re not perfect), I love the satisfaction of seeing a box of cakes ready to leave. I love making customers’ ideas come alive in cake form. I wouldn’t say I have a ‘favourite’, but I think my Coffee and Walnut cakes are always a big hit, and I make a mean Lemon Drizzle…!

Local Wine Businesses Announce Agreement for Hospitality Sector

Justin Langham of Langham Wine Estate, and Max Bracher from Templar Wines have formed a year-long agreement to supply local hospitality trade customers with Langham products

Dorset’s largest independent winery, Templar Wines, is supplying prestigious Langham Wine Estate products to hospitality trade customers throughout the county. Since it was established in 2008, Templar Wines, based in Poole, has imported wines from all over Europe to supply for independent hospitality businesses, including restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars and event organisers.

Northbourne Pub Called “Pillar of the Community” During Lockdown

The Crown at Northbourne has been supporting their local community in a number of ways during lockdown

It’s all a bit surreal, isn’t it? Our streets, once rife with the hustle-and-bustle of commuters, shoppers and local food stalls, now a ghost town. But not everyone is staying inside. The Crown in Northbourne has a long history of fundraising and a charitable attitude within the community, and COVID-19 hasn’t slowed them down…

Bournemouth Tailors Genna Amera Making Scrubs for NHS Workers

Genna Amera founder Genna Tourh has scrubs available for purchase

The National Health Service has been at the front of our minds throughout this pandemic. And the Bournemouth tailor Genna Amera is no exception. Founder Genna Tourh announced last week that she will be putting her skills to good use producing scrubs for NHS workers…

ZeroC Holds Bedroom Design Competition for Kids

ZeroC has rolled out a competition for children aged 11 and under to design their dream bedroom.

Dorset property developer ZeroC wants to keep your kids busy in lockdown. So they've rolled out this little competition to get their creative juices flowing... As lockdown continues, you may be running out of things to occupy the kids with. But the property development company ZeroC has announced a competition that

BH Fish Launches in Lockdown

BH Fish has been set up to keep the local fishing community in business during lockdown

The Coronavirus pandemic caused all restaurants in the UK (and most in Europe) to close. A move that left our local fishermen without trade. With this in mind, enter Jon Morgan of Dorset Cruises comes in. Partnering with Rob Milton from Othniel Oysters, he has created and launched BH Fish, a local online seafood delivery and collection service.

Lewis-Manning Hospice Secures Support via LinkedIn

Lewis-Manning CEO Clare Galley received support from several local companies, including Saxby Lighting

CEO Clare Gallie appealed to her colleagues and connections for support via the social network, which attracted the attention of Hannah Nardini at WKspace. This Worcestershire-based company specialises in corporate interior design, counting brands such as The Body Shop and Marie Curie among her clients…

Jack Pyne — The Shirt Framing Service

The Shirt Framing Service was founded by Jack Pyne

Last time we spoke to Jack Pyne, founder of The Shirt Framing Service, this was Humans of Bournemouth. A couple of years have passed since then, and with them, some growth to this sports memorabilia service. And so we were more than pleased to head over to the head office in Broadstone and catch up with Jack…