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.

This year we are pleased to 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. This traditional show is always held on the third Wednesday in August and regularly has an attendance of over 24,000 people.


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:

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.


Trethowans – Proud sponsor of our farming pages

Trethowans is a UK Top 150 Law Firm and one of the fastest growing law firms in the South. No egos. No waffle. No cut and paste advice. At Trethowans, everyone of our team is clearly focused on you – your unique challenge or opportunity, your business or family. Our legal teams and leading individuals are widely recommended in the leading independent directories – Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and Legal 500.

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.  

We are proud to be official media partners of the Cheese Festival Sturminster Newton 2021: Since 1999 celebrating all that is great about local producers and artisans.

For more detail visit – https://www.cheesefestival.co.uk/

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.


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.


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