Top Dorset Families In Business

PUBLISHED: 08:13 25 June 2020

Top Dorset Families In Business

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From farms to retailers, manufacturers to jewellers, we applaud their contribution to both the economy and the diversity of our business landscape.

Family businesses are the backbone of the economy and of our communities. They come in all shapes and sizes and two-thirds of all businesses are family-owned.

Strong values also run through the family firms and family values passed on through generations.

We’re delighted to celebrate their success with you. From the old guard – of which there are many which have been trading for more than a century - to the bright new kids on the block, family firms are thriving!


Coastal Garden Buildings

At Coastal Garden Buildings we are passionate about creating amazing outdoor spaces - from perfect potting sheds to glorious garden rooms and everything in between. We offer our wide range of customers an expert hand in planning, constructing and installing the best quality garden buildings, built to last.

Based just outside Christchurch on the beautiful Dorset coast, we’ve established ourselves as one of the leading independent specialists of garden buildings along the South Coast. This is underpinned by over 40 years of experience and knowledge in the industry, and our commitment to give a unique and personal experience to each and every one of our customers. Stewarts Garden Centre, BH23 4SA / 01425 274000

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Coastal Garden Buildings,  Stewarts Garden Centre, BH23 4SA / 01425 274000Coastal Garden Buildings, Stewarts Garden Centre, BH23 4SA / 01425 274000



Kitchen Craft is one of Dorset’s most well-respected Kitchen and Bathroom companies. Brian Cookson took ownership in 1989 and has since gone from strength to strength. Kitchen Craft has a broad and loyal customer base and almost everyone knows someone with a Kitchen Craft installation. Most clients come through recommendation and a reputation for first class kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces including their popular range of home offices.

The customer’s wishes are at the centre of every installation. Together the expert designers and craftsmen create inspirational designs, meeting clients’ needs and budget.

Following the Coronavirus Lockdown many Dorset people have been working from home. Many adults and students working with makeshift space. Social distancing and home working are likely to continue for the foreseeable future, so Kitchen Craft offer a solution, creating bespoke office space. A team member will visit your home to discuss design or you can supply measurements to Kitchen Craft for their supply only service. Kitchen Craft will supply plans and quotation free of charge and deliver complete. 7A Cambridge Rd, DT4 9TJ / 01305 772014

Kitchen-Craft,  7A Cambridge Rd, DT4 9TJ / 01305 772014Kitchen-Craft, 7A Cambridge Rd, DT4 9TJ / 01305 772014


Extra Mile Chauffeur Travel

Mick Coles of Extra Mile Chauffeur Travel has over 40 years driving experience in the UK and Europe. They really do go the extra mile to ensure customers have a comfortable, safe, and stress-free journey providing the right chauffeur driven vehicle for your trip.

Based in West Dorset, they offer service from all Dorset towns to the entire UK with their fleet of luxury Mercedes E Class saloon and estate vehicles or an 8-seat vehicle. Mick and Julie have run the company together since 2004 with customer service at the very heart of the Extra Mile business for every customer on every trip.

Safety is very important and in these challenging times the company makes sure each vehicle is sanitised and clean after every trip. Passengers are provided with masks, gloves and hand sanitiser should they need it. Extra Mile provide a safe alternative to public transport. No journey is too much for Extra Mile. Weekend getaways, group travel, hospital appointments, visits to family and friends plus weddings, proms, special occasions and when allowed, they’ll be taking you to the airport again! 19 North Square, DT3 4DX / 01305 774629

Extra Mile Chauffeur Travel, 19 North Square, DT3 4DX / 01305 774629Extra Mile Chauffeur Travel, 19 North Square, DT3 4DX / 01305 774629


The Green Team (Garden Maintenance Specialists)

We are a local family run business with over 20 years gardening experience. Working across Dorset and Hampshire, services include but are not limited to:

- Regular Garden Maintenance, Garden Clearance, Turfing and Planting, Hedge and Tree Work. 52 St Lukes Road, BH3 7LU / 07812 821959

52 St Lukes Road, BH3 7LU / 07812 82195952 St Lukes Road, BH3 7LU / 07812 821959


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