Our Partners

The Blackmore Vale 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.

Ward Goodman sponsor our charities page, allowing us to provide the space for small local charities to have a voice. We’re also incredibly grateful they they stepped in and covered the costs with the production of the Lockdown Supplement of local businesses still operating through November.

Your success is our business. We identify your financial issues and our team of highly trained Chartered Accountants and Financial Planners will provide you with bespoke solutions.
Your financial plans could start our conversation…let’s talk.

The Blaxckmroe Vale Partners

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:

Clayesmore is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for 7-18 year olds in the beautiful Dorset countryside.  In Sept 2021, Clayesmore & Clayesmore Prep launches LEX, a progressive and powerful re-envisioning of a thoroughly modern education. 
LEX is a vibrant weekend programme of exploration, excursions and experiences designed to be memorable and transformative whilst equipping Clayesmore pupils with the competencies and confidence they will need for life.


Tel: 01747 813 111

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.


Blanchard Bailey – Proud sponsor of the ‘Love Local Trust Local’ pages

Blanchards Bailey are a Dorset based law firm specialising in commercial and private law. Recognised by the Legal 500 as one of the top firms in the south west they are renowned for their personal expertise,excellentclient service and active role in local communities.


Local trusted property advisors covering Shaftesbury, Sturminster, Blandford and surrounding areas with a uniquely refreshing approach to Estate Agency.


Contact Susie For Blandford on 01258 690553 / 07570 357553 Susie.p@meyersestates.com

Contact Brad for Shaftesbury on 01747 352007 / 07814 962161

love local trust local awards dorset

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.


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, launched Nov 2020


The perfect inspiration-finder: collecting a wide range of handmade products, drinks and food, lovingly made by small businesses across Dorset. You might find the perfect Christmas present for a loved one here or just a treat for yourself. With over 600 products ranging from Greeting cards through to a handmade Kitchen Table, you’ll find what you didn’t know you were looking for…