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The Grand Opening of the Network Enterprise Complex took place on the 11th May 2018 and proved to be a great success. In attendance was the South Dorset MP, Richard Drax and the Weymouth and Portland Mayor and Mayoress to cut the ribbon and officially open the Network Enterprise Complex.

Bournemouth University, business and development manager Mark Painter came along as did the Weymouth College, head of apprenticeships, Dean Spearing and his colleagues. all of whom were encouraging business networking, careers, growth and success. To help make the complex a success with the redevelopment, contractors and suppliers made an appearance as did the Natwest bank, Simon Barrett and the Natwest media.

The Network Enterprise Complex business tenants were also out in force as were friends and family to celebrate the grand opening.


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Wessex FM team with Carl Ashwin made the day really special with their live coverage of the grand opening, music and pod casts of this special event. Sam Beamish from the Dorset Echo was on top form covering the story which made the Dorset papers the following week with an outstanding feature putting the Network Enterprise Complex firmly on the map and the business's who reside there.

The day was enjoyed with a buffet of light refreshment and champagne, courtesy of Kayleigh Harrisons hard work, dedication and attention to detail.



Business and Enterprise Managing Director Calvin Samways commented "It was a very special day indeed, I'd like to say a big thank you to all those involved who helped make the Network Enterprise Complex a roaring success, it was a privilege to meet South Dorset MP Richard Drax in person who thrives on business and enterprise, he is passionate about job creation, business success and the promotion of business's and the revenue it can bring to the local economy, the Mayor and Mayoress of Weymouth and Portland, such down to earth and charming people who genuinely embrace growth, new start up's, SME's and business to the borough, a personal special thanks to Tim Sharpe, Calvin Stone, Anthony Shergold, the Sea-NC team and Simon Barrett from the Natwest bank who believed in my vision to make all this possible. Special thanks also to Laura McManus from the Wessex FM team working behind the scenes to make the day a special and memorable day to remember. The Network Enterprise Complex is now officially, Open for Business 4 Business"


NEC Portland Dorset Mayor



Weymouth & Portland: Mayor & Mayoress   MP: Richard Drax   Enterprise Director: Calvin Samways


Media coverage of the special day.

Carl & DJ Owen from Wessex FM will be attending an afternoon of celebration between 1- 4pm on the 11th May 2018 to unveil the brand new B2B Network Enterprise Complex at Southwell Business Park on Portland!


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South Dorset MP Richard Drax helps open The Network Enterprise Complex on Portland

NEC Portland Dorset Echo


Wessex FM portfolio gallery of the Network Enterprise Complex Grand Opening


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South Dorset MP Richard Drax helps open The Network Enterprise Complex on Portland

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