A POOLE venue has renewed a partnership it says will ‘support the arts at the heart of the community’.

Lighthouse Poole has announced it has renewed its partnership with Ocean Automotive.

Ocean Automotive operates in Dorset and Somerset, representing the Audi and Volvo brands through Poole Audi, Yeovil Audi and Volvo Cars Poole, along with two accident repair businesses, Poole Accident Repair and Yeovil Accident Repair.

Lucy Funnell, corporate development executive at Lighthouse, said: “We’re really excited to be working with such a well-known and highly regarded Poole business.

“This continued partnership will enable Lighthouse to deliver even more opportunities for people in the local community and wider region to experience world class arts and culture on their doorstep.

“As a creative charity that plays an integral part in the delivery of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s arts strategy, support from corporate partners is invaluable.

“Corporate partnerships at Lighthouse focus on hospitality, enhancing brand awareness, engagement with our customers and supporting the work we do with Dorset’s communities and schools.”

Dave Tindall, head of marketing, added: “As a locally owned business, it’s a pleasure to support Lighthouse.

"Our shared values of sustainability and supporting the local community make this a perfect partnership and I look forward to continuing our work together between Volvo Cars Poole, Poole Audi and Lighthouse.”