AN expanding business support organisation in Dorset has stepped up its services with a double appointment.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has recruited Vikki Southern and Melissa Jones.

Vikki is the new events co-ordinator and Melissa has joined as a membership sales advisor.

They bring the total staff number of staff to 18 and comes hot on the heels of Anne Warner’s appointment as membership services manager.

Chamber chief exec-utive Ian Girling said: “Vikki and Melissa will play important roles in developing our operations and providing a first class service.

“They are high-calibre appointments who bring fresh ideas, expertise, experience and professionalism.

“We already have a great team here and their appointments further strengthen the Chamber as we move forward.”

The appointments come as the chamber, which represents comp-anies employing 37,000 people across Dorset, develops its services and support for businesses.

It has nearly 700 members.