Record number of business partners at Dorset Chamber of Commerce

Growth | South West

Digital security giant ESET has gone platinum with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The company, which has its UK base in Bournemouth, has joined the top tier of membership at the county’s leading business support organisation.

It has become the Dorset Chamber’s record 31st business partner. The success comes hot on the heels of all other business partners agreeing to continue their membership for another year.

Malcolm Tuck, managing director of ESET UK, said: “It makes perfect sense to become a Platinum Business Partner. It gives us the opportunity to build closer relationships with many like minded businesses while actively contributing to continuing success of the Dorset Chamber.

“We’re ambitious about growing our position as the largest anti-virus software provider in Europe and fifth greatest globally, and see Bournemouth as perfect location from which to achieve this.”

ESET, which has its global head office in Slovakia, relocated its UK operation from Charminster to Holland House in Oxford Road at Lansdowne in Bournemouth in the spring of 2018. It now employs more than 60 people in the town.

The company supplies online security, threat detection software and anti-virus solutions for businesses and home users, with more than 110 Million customers in 200 countries.

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: “ESET is a tremendous addition to our Business Partner programme. Their ambition, drive for excellence and willingness to contribute to the business community matches that of our existing partners. Furthermore, I am delighted to say that we have recorded a one hundred per cent renewal rate from our business partners this year which shows just how valued the programme is.”

The Dorset Chamber – the county’s voice of business – launched its business partner programme for members which wish to become more involved in the organisation’s activities and the business community generally.

Platinum Business Partners include A-One Insurance Group, Blue Sky Financial Planning, Bournemouth Airport, the Bournemouth and Poole College, Bournemouth University, Deep South Media, HSBC, ITSB, JP Morgan, Meggitt and Sunseeker.

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