Dorset Chamber rolls out red carpet

Frettens Solicitors managing partner Matthew Fretten, left, with DCCI chief executive Ian Girling, right
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Businesses are in the frame for a series of ‘behind the scenes’ videos to shine the spotlight on Dorset success stories. The Dorset Chamber is producing the new Business Insights films to follow firms with an interesting or unusual story to tell. It aims to inspire other companies and help them see the bigger picture when it comes to business.

Sixty-strong Frettens Solicitors, based in Christchurch, has become the first firm to be featured.

Stuart Dixon, Dorset Chamber head of marketing and communications, said: “Our new Business Insights videos will tell the unique stories of successful Dorset businesses. Through the experiences of others we can all learn and be inspired to grow and thrive, and our goal is to provide valuable video content that can connect with our audience.  

“We are very grateful to Matthew Fretten and his team for our first Business Insights video and we look forward to evolving the series going forward.”

Dorset Chamber, the county’s voice of business, will screen the videos on its website, social media and in the reception of its head office at Acorn Office Park in Poole.

Frettens’ film traces the family-run business’s evolution from its foundation by Ian Fretten as a one-man legal practice in 1978 to a Legal 500 firm today.

Managing partner Matthew Fretten, who is Ian’s son, said: “Although a strong belief in traditional customer service is at the heart of Frettens, we’re also a modern people-focused firm. It’s an honour to be the first Dorset Chamber member to be feature in a Business Insight video. I hope that sharing our experiences will be of interest and use to our many fellow businesses in Dorset.”

The Business Insights initiative comes after the Dorset Chamber, which is the county’s leading business support organisation, recently re-launched its website.

Chief executive Ian Girling said: “The Chamber continues to innovate and modernise to deliver the best services for business and help drive the local economy.”

Visit to see the Frettens video and contact Stuart Dixon on 01202 714810 or email for more details.

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