Dorset Gateway team

About Dorset GAteway

The success of your business is essential to both Dorset and the wider UK economy. Dorset LEP funds, supports and facilitates a number of initiatives to help local businesses grow.

Dorset Gateway is the central repository of information, advice and support for businesses within the county, offering a business support service and signposting to the most appropriate local or national commercial or public funded assistance available to help them grow.

Dorset Gateway provides an informed and bespoke service, free to any Dorset based businesses looking for help to source appropriate available solutions for growth and development.

Dorset Gateway team members

WORKFORCE PLANNING & RECRUITMENT

Investment in your workforce to ensure they maintain and grow their high-level of skill and efficiency is vital for business competitiveness, professional development and ultimately provides the foundation for growth.

Workforce planning and recruitment

DORSET GATEWAY STATISTICS

1954

Businesses supported

1792

New jobs

882

New homes

6432

People trained

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES

We work with a range of local and national business support providers who can help you with areas such as finance, mentoring, business planning and training.

Business support services

Cobham Gate

EXPORTING FOR GROWTH

There are a range of national and regional exporting services.

  • The Department for International Trade
  • Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • The South West Growth Fund
  • Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Exporting for growth

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SCALE-UP PROGRAMME

Scale-up programmes can make a massive impact on business growth and job creation across all sectors of the economy, not just high-tech firms. The ScaleUp Institute's (SUI) Annual Review 2018 (powered by ONS data) identified that there are currently around 400 scale-up businesses in Dorset. In addition, there are many more that are high-growth businesses on the cusp of scaling-up.

Scale-up programme

CONTACT DORSET GATEWAY TODAY

  • Tel: 01202 714800
  • Email: gateway@dcci.co.uk
  • Tweet us: @dorset_gateway