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Dorset Business Directory

Antiques & Collectables

Bourne&CoAntiquesBourne & Co Antiques

A rich selection of antiques and collectables.

01202 566170

Walton House Antiques

An extensive range of fine quality antique furniture, clocks and works of art for the discerning buyer.

01747 860050


JohnStark&CrickmayJohn Stark & Crickmay Partnership

Offering a highly professional and friendly service to guide clients through their construction projects.

01305 262636

SimonMorganMorgan Design Studio Ltd

A professional architectural practice offering an honest, personal approach to your project large or small.

01258 450615

Art Galleries

TincletonGalleryTincleton Gallery

Art exhibitions and music events in the fine old Tincleton village school house.

01305 848909


Glyn Bagley Building Contractors Ltd

A comprehensive building service making use of traditional methods and materials.

01202 889404

KarlBlandfordKarl Blandford

Professional chimney repair service & remedial works. Specialist in heritage and period buildings.

01202 474945

Davids of Wimborne Ltd

A family run firm experienced in all types of roofing and established for over 100 years.

01202 882777

JacobsJacobs Building Solutions Ltd

A solution to all your building needs from repairs to complete refurbishments.

01202 828667

Harry J Palmer Ltd

Building on quality workmanship and exacting standards to deliver outstanding luxury homes across Dorset.

01202 842224

Car Dealers

CBMFordChesil Beach Motors

The first choice for new and used Ford Cars in the West Dorset area.

01305 820483

WestoverWestover Group

24 showrooms located across Dorset, Hants & Wilts for new or approved used cars or commercial vehicles.

01202 974044



For independent living

0844 4996330

Brendon Care

BrendonCare homes and clubs – dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people.

01962 852133

Care South

Care South provides high quality, innovative residential and home care throughout the south of England.

01202 712400

DanmorDanmor Lodge

A pleasant, safe and caring retirement home in Weymouth, with all comforts and facilities available.

01305 775462

Prime Care Community Services

Our caring and professionally trained staff provide award-winning home-care choices to people in their own home.

01202 589968

Regency Manor Nursing Home

Regency Manor offers a wealth of facilities and activities within a luxurious and homely environment in Lower Parkstone, Poole

01202 715760

SouthmeadSouthmead Retirement Home

A traditional style, small, caring home, run by a family for families.

01202 694726

Yaffle Care

A new, purpose-built care home offering quality care in a homely environment.

01202 693224

Carpets & Flooring

CapitolcarpetsCapitol Carpets

Quality, value and choice across an extensive range of carpet, vinyl and stone flooring.

01935 815825

The Carpet Gallery

Carpet and hard flooring specialists offering a complete service from planning to fitting and finishing.

01202 767400

TerryCaseTerry Case Carpets

From carpets and rugs to solid woods, a wide choice of flooring, all at highly competitive prices.

01202 826699


The Prayer Book Society

Celebrating the Book of Common Prayer in Church life.

01380 870384

Dental Care


Bournemouth Collegiate School

The only 3-18 co-educational, day and boarding independent school in Bournemouth and Poole.

Senior School: 01202 436550/Prep School: 01202 714 110

Buckholme Towers School

An independent day school and nursery for girls and boys aged 3 to 12 years, situated in the heart of Lower Parkstone, Poole.

01202 742871

Canford School

An independent co-educational boarding and day school in Dorset.

01202 841254

Dumpton School

An independent day school for girls and boys aged 2 1/2 to 13 years, situated near Wimborne.

01202 883818

Knighton House

Day and boarding school for girls aged 7-13, near Blandford.

01258 452065

Talbot Heath School

Independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 to 18.

01202 761881

Warminster School

An independent, day and boarding school for boys and girls from the age of 3 to 18.

01985 210100

Electrical Appliances

DacombesDacombes Of Wimborne

A family-run business offering local personal service at superstore prices.

01202 882615/886450

MarshE B Marsh & Son Ltd

Marsh’s for sound & vision, large and small electrical appliances and ‘service beyond the sale’.

01258 472564

Electrical Contractors

PowerpointPowerpoint Electrical Contractors

Providing high quality domestic and commercial electrical services from our premises on the Ferndown Industrial Estate since 1991.

01202 894900


CliveStJamesClive St James

Clive St James is Tommy Cooper. Member of the magic circle.

07860 290437

Estate Agents

brewerysquareBrewery Square

A vibrant new quarter in the heart of Dorset’s county town for luxury living and retail opportunities.

01305 757000


Figure Eight

Stunning fashions in sizes 8-30 – for curves that count.

01305 259700

Mirage Boutique

An extensive range of classy and colourful items for all occasions.

Mirage Boutique, Wimborne

01202 881931

Finance & business

Frost & Company

Professionals you can talk to in plain English, renowned for our friendly, practical approach.

01202 840225

PeterHardingPeter Harding Wealth Management

Personal, bespoke wealth management service offering advice on all aspects of tax, trusts and investment management.

01747 855554


Investment management on your doorstep.

01202 208100


WPGroupWP Heating

Your local heating fuel supplier. Keeping families warm for over 50 years.

023 8089 7841

Funeral Directors

Douch & Small

Family run, with independent branches throughout Dorset giving support and advice in your time of need.

01202 882936

Harry Tomes Limited

Independent family Funeral Directors established over 50 years

01202 394340


BrightsBrights of Nettlebed

An unrivalled selection of classic and antique reproduction furniture and service.

01202 884613

David Phipp

One of the largest furniture showrooms in the South of England.

01202 897474

EnglishLeatherFurnitureEnglish Leather Furniture

Long established makers of fine hand-crafted leather and traditional furniture.

01258 455397

MinsturfurnitureMinster Furniture

Manufacturers and bespoke upholsterers of sofas and chairs.

01258 455397

WoodsWoods Furniture

Furniture for every room in your home, traditional or contemporary.

01305 262666

WoodmonkeyWood Monkey Workshop

Bespoke designed and handcrafted furniture


01258 881418

Garden Centres

CranborneCranborne Garden Centre

This popular garden centre, gift shop and cafe is relaunching in Spring 2015.

01725 517248

Gardens, Drives & Patios

The Classic Barn Company

A full range of beautifully detailed oak garages for you to choose from. Our service takes care of your entire oak framing project.

Classic Oak Barns

0844 800 0708

FlyteSoFancyFlyte So Fancy

Beautiful poultry houses hand crafted in Dorset

01300 345229

garden-scape-sig2-logoGarden-Scape by Stephen Cheese

All aspects of garden maintenance, one-off or regular visits, by an experienced, qualified, insured professional.

Tel: 01202 939378

Goddard Landscapes

Not just the garden you want, but the garden of your dreams.

Tel: 01258 861046


Traditional Oak Framed Garages, Stables, Garden Rooms and Buildings, Hand cut at our Mill in the Heart of the New Forest, Hampshire

Tel: 01425 402507

M B Wilkes Ltd

A family-run business since 1964, supplying Sands, Gravels, Topsoils, Decorative Aggregates and much more: collect or deliver.

Tel: 01258 857465


Kate Good Pottery

Gifts to treasure, fine stoneware pottery, commissions welcome.

01747 870367

Health & Beauty

New Hall Hospital

Private hospital with an excellent reputation for high quality healthcare, medical and cosmetic treatments.

01722 422333


Hear Centres

Local, independent hearing aid centres offering excellent customer service at all times and fitting the best hearing aids available.

01202 722252


BourneGasBourne Gas

Registered and experienced Gas, Heating & Plumbing engineers.

07999 797663

CozyStovesCozy Stoves

The company you can trust for stoves, fireplaces, grates and flues.

01202 573084


classiccottagesClassic Cottages

Providing beautiful holiday cottages across Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Cornwall.

01326 555555

Round Island Cottages

Holiday on a private island in the heart of Poole Harbour.

01202 882885

Weston Cottage B & B

Situated in Broadstone, Weston Cottage B & B offers you the assurance of high standards with detail to comfort and guest care.

01202 699638

wykedorsetcottagesWyke Dorset Cottages

Providing hand-picked holiday cottages throughout Dorset for over 30 years.

01929 422776

Hotels and restaurants

Alexandra HotelAlexandra Hotel and Restaurant

Superb boutique hotel overlooking the Cobb and Lyme Bay.

01297 442010

Arbor at The Green House

Where good food doesn’t cost the earth

01202 498900

The Barley Mow

Characteristic country pub hidden away in the village of Colehill, near Wimborne.

01202 882 140

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

Highcliff Grill: a contemporary seafood grill and a delicious Sunday lunch at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel.

01202 557702

BytheBayBy the Bay

Eat, drink, relax – summer or winter by the bay at Lyme Regis.

01279 442668

The Chine Hotel

The Gallery Brasserie in Bournemouth offers diners stylish surroundings in which to enjoy superb cuisine.

01202 396234

The Crown Hotel

3 star hotel in Georgian Blandford oozing charm and character. Bar, restaurant, weddings & functions.

01258 456 626

The Custom House

Open seven days, this fine Georgian building houses a restaurant, bar and function venue on Poole’s historic Quay.

01202 676767

Drusilla’s Inn

Traditional thatched inn, serving excellent food, set in the rolling Dorset countryside.

01258 840297

The Fish Inn

This well-regarded food pub in comfortable and pleasant surroundings serves home cooked and prepared food to suit any appetite and taste.

01425 473185

GuildhalltavernGuildhall Tavern

French seafood restaurant in the heart of Poole’s old town.

01202 671717

Harbour Heights Hotel

Few restaurants can offer the splendour of the 2 AA Rosette Harbar Bistro at the Harbour Heights.

01202 707272

The Haven Hotel

The La Roche Restaurant on the water’s edge at Sandbanks offers an exquisite choice of menu and spectacular views.

01202 707333

Hotel Miramar

Hotel Miramar in Bournemouth is the perfect venue for weddings and conferences. With exceptional dining and banqueting facilities.

01202 556581

The Kitchen

Stylish waterside restaurant overlooking Poole Park lake.

01202 742842

The Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant

In the former Highcliffe Castle grounds, Lord Bute offers 5-star boutique guest accommodation, sophisticated dining and a unique wedding setting – licensed for civil ceremonies.

01425 278884

The Museum Inn

Enjoy first class food, drink and accommodation at this superb 17th-century pub with rooms on Cranborne Chase.

01725 516261

The Old Granary

Riverside bar & restaurant on Wareham’s historic Quay.

01929 552 010

The Olive Branch

A beautiful, elegant pub-restaurant in Wimborne

01202 884 686

QuayInnThe Quay Inn

A friendly pub with B&B rightly known for good food on Wareham’s popular Quay.

01929 552 735

The Rose & Crown, Lytchett Matravers

Enjoy home made food (including vegetarian and gluten-free) in pleasant surroundings with friendly service.

01202 625325

The Saxon Inn

Hidden away but well worth finding for bed and breakfast and eating out.

01258 860310

Seventh Wave, Swanage

Exciting and contemporary British cuisine, located in a stunning cliffside setting above the waves.

Tel: 01929 421111

House & home

BathroomInspirationsBathroom Inspirations

Transform virtually any room into a place of tranquility where you can relax, unwind and recharge.

01305 259996

countryimage2Country Image

For a complete local design and installation service or ‘supply-only’ for your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom.

01258 454821

Curtain Fabrics

Curtain Fabrics offer a huge range of services for those who appreciate the finer things of life, from ‘the store where service counts’.

01202 740459

DodgeInteriorsDodge Interiors

Professional, knowledgeable advice on soft furnishings and interior design means you can choose with confidence.

01935 818150

DorchesterblindsDorchester Blinds

Vertical, Venetian, roller, Roman, pleats or perfect-fit… For blinds, visit the showroom on the Grove Trading Estate.

01305 265555

ADouchA Douch

Professional interior or exterior painting and decorating.

01258 451045

Dunkley Tiles

Quality wall and floor tiles.

01202 526206

Feathered Nest

Soft furnishings, lighting and all types of blinds

01258 860847

FromeValleyKitchensFrome Valley Kitchens

Your dream kitchen realised, also bedrooms and home offices.

01305 264490

Hale&MurrayHale and Murray

Quality custom made kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and office furniture.

01202 678431

HartsHarts of Stur

The Sturminster kitchen superstore and online retailer of cookware, kitchenware and kitchen electrical appliances.

0800 371 355

JustShuttersJust Shutters

The complete range of plantation shutters including solid wood for all window shapes and conservatories.

01202 240769

Kitchen Craft

We design, manufacture and install fitted kitchens, bathrooms, and studies; and fitted furniture in general.

01305 772014

NewDawnInteriorsNew Dawn Interiors

Quality fitted furniture at factory prices.

01202 681818

StantonStanton Garage Doors Ltd

A long-established family-run business specialising in installation, repair and automation of all types of garage doors.

01305 789883

SydenhamsSydenhams Kitchens & Bathrooms

A variety of classic or contemporary styles to suit your needs.

01202 397454


NFU Mutual

Insurance, investments, commercial, farming and retirement. Branches throughout Dorset.

0800 316 4661

NFU Mutual Wareham Branch

Whether you need a simple car or home policy, or more complex business insurance we can tailor cover to meet your requirements.

01929 498342


Horrocks & Webb

Fine diamond and gemstone jewellers.

01258 452618

JordansJordans Jewellers of Dorchester

Jewellery that’s different, special, unique!

01305 250413

Memorials & Stone

DorsetStoneDorset Stone Memorials

Individual hand-carved memorials, hearths, plaques and other items in natural stone and slate.

01747 811602


ActiveMobilityActive Mobility

Mobility vehicle and living aid sales, hire and service in Weymouth and Dorchester.

01305 774422


Classic Eyes Eyecare Centre

A bespoke service incorporating professional expertise, the latest technology and stylish eyewear.

01202 317313

Raxworthy Opticians

Quality eyecare and stylish eyewear for all the family.

01202 484888

Party Suppliers

PeeksPeeks Party Store

Family-owned supplier of Christmas, themed and party decorations, fancy dress and fireworks.

01202 489361


Healthy Pets (Blandford) Ltd

Natural, additive-free diets for your pet.

01258 459066



R Samson & Sons Removals

Personal service by a family-run business ensuring your move goes smoothly.

01202 896766

Residential Parks

LonePineParkLone Pine Park

Bespoke homes in an exquisite, secure environment.

01202 894438



Beautiful shoes and boots that combine style and comfort. Available from stockists in Dorset.

01992 710330



Specialists in design and installation of a wide range of renewable energy technologies.

01202 736812


Coles Miller Solicitors LLP

Providing a personal, efficient and cost-effective legal service for both the private individual and the business client.

01202 293226

TrethowansTrethowans LLP (inc Dickinson Manser)

Leading law firm in the South of England providing a comprehensive range of services for business and individuals.

01202 673071

Harold G Walker Solicitors

Legal service that is friendly, straightforward, and professional.

01202 203200


storeReady Steady Store

Stores across the country, providing customers with top level service and 24-hour accessible storage.

01202 023 900


Hoburne Golf

Bulbury Woods & Crane Valley Golf courses – two ideal wedding reception venues in Dorset.

01425 277661

Larmer Tree

A unique and informal setting for a relaxed and quintessential English Country Garden Wedding.

01725 516225


Wimborne BID

Wimborne Business Improvement District – working to make Wimborne great!

01202 888992


Diamond Home Improvements

Renowned for their professional and caring approach since 1989, Diamond are the first choice for windows, doors and conservatories.

01202 733775

Dorset Windows

Combining the best in modern products for windows, doors, conservatories and roofline with old-fashioned customer service.

01202 825225 / 686844

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