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Dorset-based challenger to Amazon eyes unicorn status after raising £35m

Poole-based online marketplace OnBuy.com has announced the closing of £35 million in series A+ funding through VC and strategic technology investors.

Since its inception in 2016, OnBuy has existed to disrupt the status quo around e-commerce, taking on the industry giants that currently dominate the market. With its 'level playing field' offering, OnBuy has attracted more than 7,000...

Broadband Provider Championing Connectivity for Rural South West through Rebrand

An independent internet provider that delivers ultrafast broadband to rural areas, has announced a different look.

Wessex Internet, which connects Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and South Somerset is hailed as a champion of connectivity by communities that had previously been relying on satellite and 4G to get online.

On its website, it says: "We work with communities to find...

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Dorset company named fifth-fastest growing in Europe

A software engineering company co-founded and run by a Dorset-based entrepreneur has been named by the Financial Times one of the fastest-growing in Europe.

Spryosoft, which was co-founded in 2016 by Andrew Radcliffe, a former government technology advisor and Head of Development at Ordnance Survey, ranked fifth on the annual list. Top of the charts was London’s Bulb Energy....