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Business Area

Welcome to the business section of the website. This section includes resources for businesses in Dorchester and the surrounding area to use to help promote Dorchester.

It is also a section where you can find out more about the work of the Dorchester Tourism Partnership.

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Changing and adding information and events to the Discover Dorchester Website

If you are a local business user here’s a short video explaining how to use the Discover Dorchester website to manage your business  record, add an Event or an Offer. If you do not currently have a log in to be able to manage your business  record, add an event or an offer please use the contact form below and we can set you up with one.

A video showing how to edit your page and add events is here

The log in page for businesses is here

A Guide editing your accessibility information on Discover Dorchester can be downloaded here

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Dorchester Tourism Partnership

The Dorchester Tourism Partnership meet every three months and work together to try and increase tourism in Dorchester. The current chair of Dorchester Tourism Partnership is Kirsty Schmidt from The Kings Arms. Previous Chairs include Directors of Dorset Museum and Shire Hall Museum.

Restaurants, museums, attractions, hotels, landowners, tour guides, local media, BID, Chamber of Commerce, council officers, Councillors and more are all represented on the Dorchester Tourism partnership to ensure that the work is industry led and in touch with the situation on the ground in Dorchester.

Matilda Manley, Dorchester Tourism Development Officer, is employed by Dorchester Town Council and is the lead Officer delivering the work of the Dorchester Tourism Partnership.

The work of the Dorchester Tourism Partnership is steered by the Dorchester Heritage Tourism Committee which was created by the Dorchester Joint Heritage Committee. The Dorchester Tourism Partnership work together to plan and deliver campaigns and projects that help to ensure that tourists feel welcomed when they arrive in Dorchester, have access to information they require and have an enjoyable experience here. The campaigns and projects also work to attract more visitors to Dorchester and raise the profile of our wonderful historic town.

If you would like to find out more about the Dorchester Tourism Partnership or would be interested in joining the partnership please contact us using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Press and Media

The Dorchester Tourism Partnership is keen to help spread the word about our town and celebrate it in lots of different ways. If you are a journalist, content creator, producer or brand that would like to feature Dorchester please get in touch and we will be able to help you with tailored advice to assist you.

Pitch us an idea if you think it would be a good way for us to showcase our town. We can also help put you in touch with landowners for filming permissions too.

Please contact our Tourism Development Officer using the contact form below

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