dorset ambassadors programme

Dorset is home to a wealth of sector-leading, national and international businesses, many of whom are headquartered here.

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There is a strong culture of enterprise and innovation within the area and employers have access to a skilled and well-qualified workforce with labour rates below the national average.

Our local environment provides the opportunity of living and working in one of the most desirable locations in the UK, featuring the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, vast areas of outstanding natural beauty and award-winning sandy beaches. Dorset’s locational advantages derive from its strategic position at the centre of the South Coast of England. It has excellent road and rail links to London, two commercial ports and the growth of Bournemouth Airport for business and leisure travel all add to the location’s ease of connectivity within the UK and abroad.

Promoting Dorset as a great place to do business The Dorset Ambassadors are business people from all sectors across Dorset, who are passionate about being located and doing business in Dorset. They share a belief that further economic growth, more high-quality jobs, and improved skills are good for Dorset and its residents.

Ambassadors are prepared to volunteer their valuable time, by highlighting the opportunities that arise from doing business in Dorset, to help grow the economy and increase prosperity locally. Ambassadors are vital in supporting our vision to make positive changes across our county.

As well as helping promote Dorset, our ambassador’s benefit from a range of services and support:

  • Being part of a team of like-minded individuals and organisations passionate about promoting Dorset as a place to work and live
  • Attending the annual Ambassador Conference
  • Access to a toolkit of resources and marketing materials about Dorset and its economy
  • The opportunity to attend a number of events every year, the majority of which are free
    • Priority to sponsor other events
  • Profile information on Dorset Ambassadors Programme webpage 
  • The opportunity to build new senior level relationships, network and secure new business
  • Share their news through Dorset Ambassadors Programme webpage, social media channels, media relationships and via Dorset LEP's newsletter.
  • Have their logo on relevant marketing materials

A list of companies involved in the Dorset Ambassadors scheme is available here.

Dorset Ambassador briefing notes

The following information sheets cover general and key sector information for Invest in Dorset Ambassadors to use. 

If you're interested in becoming a Dorset Ambassador or for more information about the role contact Finn Morgan t: +44 (0)1202 965755 e: fmorgan@bournemouth.ac.uk