Business

The Shaker Box Maker Exporting To The States From Shaftesbury

The Shaker movement reached its peak in the Victorian era. The sect, famous for their beautiful woodworking, migrated to the USA from Northern England. They considered that making simple, perfectly handcrafted furniture was an act of worship. You might be surprised to learn that a Shaftesbury craftsman is creating both cotemporary and tradition Shaker-inspired wooden boxes. And he’s exporting them to The States.

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A Loading Bay On Bell Street Could End A Blockage

Joshua Ritchie appears very relaxed, considering he’s had to address Shaftesbury Town Council over a yellow-line road issue that would make most residents see red.

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Shaftesbury’s Newest Estate Agent Says The Town Is In Demand

Estate Agent Matt Boatwright’s name is now splashed across his Bell Street offices. Matt shared his opinion with ThisIsAlfred.com about the new housing estates planned for Shaftesbury, why the town remains popular and why he’s decided to re-brand his business.

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Shaftesbury Designer Offering Sustainable Christmas Tips

A Shaftesbury designer will show you how to cut Christmas gift and decoration costs and add creative sparkle.

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Why BV Dairy’s Success Has Been Celebrated

Perhaps it’s been easy to overlook the huge role that BV Dairy plays in Shaftesbury life. Few people venture past the company headquarters, tucked away where Wincombe Lane ends. Read More

The Shaftesbury Sundials Putting Others In The Shade

In these digital, hi-tech times you might be surprised to learn that Shaftesbury-made sundials are selling well all over the world.

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Charity Shops Were ‘Tough’ says Shaftesbury Window Contest Winner

The Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce ‘Odd One Out’ window display competition has been won by Lisa Mullins.

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Exciting New Events Announced For Christmas In Shaftesbury

Dazzlingly decorated doorways, a magical climbing beanstalk and the county’s largest festive market are just some highlights of Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Countdown. Read More

Unique Beauty Product Made In Shaftesbury Has Star Appeal

A Shaftesbury business has received A-list celebrity attention following the launch of a unique beauty product created from North Dorset-grown flowers and herbs. Read More

New Manager At Shaftesbury’s Historic Grosvenor Arms Hotel Is Looking To The Future

If you watch TV programmes like ‘The Hotel Inspector’ with Alex Polizzi, you’ll know that many hotels struggle to remain solvent, with only around 20% of their rooms booked. That’s something that Shaftesbury’s iconic Grosvenor Arms Hotel doesn’t have to worry about. Read More