THE next phase of an initiative to promote Bournemouth town centre businesses during the coronavirus crisis is being launched today.

The Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) scheme in partnership with LOCALiQ, the Daily Echo’s digital marketing solutions brand, has already focused on a range of outlets offering takeaway and delivery services and other retailers operating only online for the moment.

Now the second stage launched online, in print and through social media channels.

It will promote the office sector in the town centre including estate agency/lettings, legal, accountancy, recruitment and finance, marketing, PR, advertising and digital media firms.

Here are the first lot of businesses that we’re promoting.

This is not an exclusive list so please contact the Town Centre BID if you are a Town Centre BID levy payer. If you are not, email or


Citizens Advice Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is an independent charity providing free, impartial and confidential advice on rights and responsibilities to anyone who needs it. Additionally, we will always value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. You can talk about your issue with a trained adviser. We’ll try to help you solve your problem or make good progress towards it. Advice services including: benefits, housing, consumer issues, employment, debt and money advice, family and relationships, legal and immigration. Speak with an adviser by calling the BCP Adviceline - 03444 111 4444, or by using our online form:


Whether you are in need of employment advice on the furlough scheme, Covid-19 guidance for businesses, help with a property dispute or more personal matters such as relationship advice or drafting a Will, Laceys Solicitors are maintaining a full service adapted to the current circumstances and can advise on all your legal needs. To contact us, please use the email addresses and direct telephone numbers listed in each of our lawyers’ profiles on the ‘Meet the Team’ page of our website,, or if you are unsure of who to contact, please send your enquiry to and it will be forwarded to the relevant person. Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. 

Hays Recruitment

Hays Specialist Recruitment are experts at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across the private and public sectors. All 20 of the company’s specialist divisions are fully operating with staff working from home. These include accountancy and finance, marketing, office support, digital technology, construction and property and social care. There is brand new content on our community hubs Inspire Me Remotely and Hays Thrive, which are designed to help job hunting or recruiting remotely, as well as offering free online courses on remote working, wellbeing and health and safety during the coronavirus outbreak. for up to date relevant content, online learning and advice. for all UK jobs. Please contact 01202 048611 or 07872 158536. Email


At ITSB we have a plan to get business IT to its intended and optimum level. COVID-19 has seen us working with current and new clients on their remote working solutions, internet security as well as planning of infrastructure and more. As part of our mission to help, we are offering six months of Office 365 completely free so organisations can stay connected with Microsoft Teams, as well as three months free use of our exclusive training portal. Speak with one of our experts by calling us on 01202 016072 or by email

Mploy Staffing Solutions

A leading recruitment agency in the South West working from seven offices across the region with a team of 60+ employees. We offer a wide range of services for clients and candidates and a strong relationship with partners, supplier and the community. We currently support a significant number of key operations and have key workers available across a variety of sectors including healthcare, cleaning, food production, distribution, engineering and customer. We are working from home offering a full range of recruitment advice and services. Email address: Website: Call: 01202 558635

Harold G Walker Solicitors

Your Friend-In-Law for over 70 years, HGW continue to offer our full range of legal services, including:

  • Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Probate
  • Out-of-hours Will appointments for NHS staff
  • Employment Law
  • Residential and Commercial Property
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Divorce and Family Law

For more information: Email: Tel: 01202 881454 24-hour bereavement helpline: 0330 332 8233 Web:


An independent recruitment agency specialising in temporary, permanent and contract office staff at all levels in a variety of industries including IT, engineering, legal, finance, insurance and public sector. Directors Frances and Tracey working from home keeping in contact with clients and candidates. We still have temporary staff working and have temporary workers tried and tested available for work. Offering clients assistance with redundancy, providing an outplacement service, as well as helping with restructuring in addition to our normal recruitment service. Free guidance and upskilling training for candidates. Call 01202 674488. Email

Christopher Shaw

We are a residential estate and letting agency based in Yelverton Road. We’re independent and offer a full range of property services including sales, lettings and property management. We are currently working from home to fully service our clients and tenants and staying connected in a number of ways. This includes through our video channel where we have been sharing insights with experts (legal and financial) about how to manage the current situation. Call 01202 554470 and select the option you need or email us through the website,

Rawlins Davy

Rawlins Davy continue to offer a full range of legal services to existing clients and new. Whilst our offices on Richmond Hill are closed to the public, our team are home working and able to help over the telephone, and via email and video conferencing.  Where necessary to provide essential legal services such as wills we can still ensure these are properly witnessed within government guidelines. Get in touch on 01202 558844 or


Strange is a leading digital marketing and web agency open for business supporting our clients and also providing  pro-bono consultancy for companies impacted by the shutdown.  Alongside helping clients achieve their digital marketing goals, we use leading web platforms (Drupal, Magento and Shopify) to deliver ‘best in class’ CMS and ecommerce  websites. We are celebrating our 20th year of business and are focused on the South. This makes us a very experienced team for your next web or marketing  project.Please contact Paul Honey on 01202 203160 or see ​​ for more details.  

Steele Raymond

Steele Raymond is supporting businesses and individuals with legal issues during turbulent these times. Our legal teams have extensive knowledge and sector expertise in commercial contracts, employment law, commercial property, residential property, family matters and wills, probate and estate administration. We have launched a dedicated Coronavirus Hub updated regularly with up-to-date insights and guidance to help manage the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak both now and in the future. Our teams  continue to work remotely and are available to you via email, video or telephone conferencing services. Telephone: 01202 294 566. Visit:

House and Son 

Independent estate agents offering residential sales and lettings, surveys and property management to the local community. Staff from offices on Christchurch Road, Lansdowne and Wimborne Road, Winton have been working from home to continue to provide full services to our clients, landlords and tenants. Our Lettings Department is carrying out virtual video tours of properties, so you can still find the perfect home to rent. We are contactable via phone, email or through our website. Bournemouth 01202 242000, Winton 01202 244844

Foxes Lettings 

Foxes Sales & Lettings are an independent agent with 25 years of experience in the local property market. Our expert team provides a professional, personal service to vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants. Whether you're looking to sell your property, manage a rental portfolio or find your next home, we're here to help. During this difficult time do you just need someone to speak to? Do you have queries regarding property sales, property auctions, lettings or property management and would like some free friendly advice? Please contact us on 01202 299600, email or visit and we will help where possible.