About O4B


CIC LogoOpen4Business (Dorset) CIC
is a Community Interest Company which has been set up to provide Dorset businesses with an inclusive and accessible Business to Business Festival with a variety of forums in which to gain and exchange information and learning on relevant and current business and economic issues.  Its activities will provide benefit to Dorset Businesses, SME’s paying business rates in the County of Dorset.

Businesses will benefit by having ready access to a business festival that is focussed on local issues and themes, with content rooted in, and directly guided by, the business community needs.  It will recognise and reward success and outstanding achievement amongst Dorset SME’s across all business sectors.

This enables businesses to become part of a strong, interlinked cross-Dorset business community, giving them a boost to their business confidence and increased level of exposure to local business opportunities.

The aims of O4B are:

  • To provide the South & West Dorset business sector with an inclusive and accessible business to business festival.
  • To provide South & West Dorset SME’s with a variety of forums in which to gain and exchange information and learning on relevant, current and forthcoming business and economic topics and issues
  • To recognise and reward success and outstanding achievement amongst local SMEs across all sectors
  • To showcase the thriving SW Dorset business sector to local and other businesses, and to the wider public and workforce