Invest in Dorset Ambassadors

Dorset is home to a wealth of internationally competitive companies, many of whom are headquartered here. There is a strong culture of enterprise and innovation within the area and employers have access to a skilled and well-qualified workforce with labour rates below the national average.

The local environment provides the opportunity of living and working in one of the most desirable locations in the UK, featuring the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, vast areas of outstanding natural beauty and award winning sandy beaches.

Dorset’s locational advantages derive from its strategic position at the centre of the South coast of England. It has excellent road and rail links to London, two commercial ports and the growth of Bournemouth Airport for business and leisure travel all add to the location’s ease of connectivity within the UK and abroad.

Promoting Dorset as a great place to do business

Invest in Dorset Ambassadors are business people from all sectors across Dorset, who are passionate about being located and doing business in Dorset. They share a belief that further economic growth, more high quality jobs, and improved skills are good for Dorset and its residents.

Ambassadors are prepared to volunteer their valuable time, by highlighting the opportunities that arise from doing business in Dorset, to help grow the economy and increase prosperity locally. Ambassadors are vital in supporting our vision to make positive changes in our County.

Invest in Dorset Ambassadors will:

  • Promote Dorset as a great place to do business both in the UK and Internationally
  • Support our young people to fulfil their ambitions
  • Lobby Government for infrastructure improvements to ensure Dorset is a more connected place

For further information about the Invest in Dorset Ambassadors scheme please contact Joanna Rufus at or call 01305 224797 

A list of companies involved in the Dorset Ambassadors scheme is available to download here.


Dorset Ambassador briefing notes

The following information sheets cover general and key sector information for Invest in Dorset Ambassadors to use. 

Advanced engineering manufacturing sector

Creative and digital sector

Dorset's Statement of Intent

Dorset's Economic Ambition

Dorset Horizon 2038

Aerospace MRO

5G Ecosystem



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