The BV Magazine (the digital Blackmore Vale magazine) is delighted to work closely with an array of local businesses across the area.
Below are some of those we have close partnerships with, who support us and enable us in turn to support the wider community.
We are excited to be working with the Dorset County Show team to produce the Dorset County Show Magazine. The Dorset County Show will be held on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 2023 at Dorchester Showground. The Show is expected to welcome 60,000 visitors through its gates and receive over 8,000 entries including the largest vegetable to a prize cow.
This year we are pleased to again be working with the G&S show team to produce the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show magazine. It’s one of the largest one day agricultural shows in the south, held on the Turnpike Showground in North Dorset. For the first time, this traditional show is becoming a two-day show in 2023 – see you there!
Proud sponsor of our Community Pages
Based near Blandford, Wessex Internet is a local, independent and award-winning internet provider, committed to delivering ultrafast full fibre broadband to countryside towns, villages and hamlets across the Blackmore Vale and beyond.
From Cranborne Chase to the Dorset coastline, and out to rural South Somerset, Wessex Internet is proud to offer its customers broadband the way it should be – fast, reliable and affordable.
With packages starting from just £29 per month, say hello a connection you can depend on, with no annoying disruptions. Check your address at wessexinternet.com to see if we can connect you.
Dorset Food & Drink (DF&D) is a member-based organisation that sits within the suite of projects overseen by the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It represents Dorset’s food, drink, and hospitality community, bringing a strong and vibrant sector together under one banner and celebrating their connection to the county, by supporting and showcasing members and their businesses, and bringing top quality food and drink to visitors and local consumers here in Dorset and beyond.
But they also get out and about, hosting their own events, food fairs, pop up markets and festivals, where they encourage consumers, members, and visitors to feel it, live it, eat it, shop it, relax, holiday in it, and be proud to ‘shop’, ‘eat’ and ‘buy’ local seasonal Dorset Food & Drink.
Dorset Food & Drink Food and Drink community interest company limited by guarantee and not-for-profit.
Showcasing the best food & drink Dorset has to offer, with Dorset’s largest directory of independent food & drink businesses, restaurant reviews & recipes.
Heather’s interactive & searchable Food & Drink producer map of Dorset is a thing of useful beauty:
Thorngrove Garden Centre sponsor our gardening pages naturally!
Thorngrove Garden Centre is a traditional garden centre in the heart of Gillingham for over 50 years. One of the very few garden centres who have the pleasure of growing the vast majority of their plants on site, meaning the very best quality at the very best prices. As well as a fantastic selection of home grown plants, pots and large gardening selection they also have The Secret Garden Café offering yummy snack and drinks and of course their fab Garden Shop stocked full of gifts.
Dorset Mind charity educates, challenges mental health stigma and inequality, and encourages recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience.
Their 1-2-1 and group support includes counselling, mentoring, support groups, active monitoring and an accredited befriending service. These help people regain social skills and develop resilience.
The charity also delivers educational wellbeing programmes for schools and workplaces and provide volunteer opportunities across all areas of the organisation.
For more details, see dorsetmind.uk.
“Ferne has provided refuge to unwanted and abandoned animals for over 80 years and is home to over 300 domestic and farm animals. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals which through no fault of their own, find themselves in need of some care, attention, and a safe helping hand. We are passionate about animal welfare and want to encourage others to help us make a difference, whether that’s through becoming a regular supporter or volunteering time to help us continue our vital work.
The sanctuary is open to the public, and we offer a range of educational activities for children and adults, including guided tours and educational workshops. We also have an onsite café and gift shop where visitors’ contributions directly support the wellbeing and care of our animals.”
We are proud to be official media partners of the Cheese Festival Sturminster Newton: Since 1999 celebrating all that is great about local producers and artisans.
For more detail visit – https://www.cheesefestival.co.uk/
We’re proud to be the official media partners for the Love Local, Trust Local Awards.
These awards are to recognise and celebrate small, independent businesses – including farmers and fishermen – that genuinely support and embrace everything “local” in their food & drink production. Companies entering these awards must source their main ingredients from within 30 miles of their Dorset location.
The Exchange: Arts centre, business venue, and community hub in Dorset.
The Exchange is the culmination and the focal point of a remarkable community initiative to take the lead in the regeneration of the historic market town of Sturminster Newton. The Exchange provides a social centre, a cafe, a place for markets, a home to charity and community events and above all else a performance space in North Dorset for local, national and international performers of a standing that belies Sturminster’s location and population.
A one day community festival in the heart of our Semley. Over nine hours of live music, a wide range of stalls offering food, drink and crafts with lots of free activities for children.
We’re proud to be the official media partners for the Sherborne Business Awards: Celebrating & promoting the vibrant, thriving mixture of culture, shopping & hospitality in Sherborne where independents rule!
Free to enter, originally launched in Nov 2020
We are proud to be the official media partners for the Shaftesbury Business Awards.