Dorvil Lite

From September to December 2021, Dorvil Lite will be at The Cabin in The Trading Post, opposite George Albert Hotel 1st Friday each month from 7.45am to 9.00am

Dorvil will return

Save the date for Friday, 2nd July 2021 – 7.30am to 8.30am

After a very difficult 2020, Dorvil is set to return.  We’ve mixed networking, not to mention the delicious full English served at the George Albert Hotel.  2021 will see Dorvil rise from the ashes of 2020 and come back even better in 2021 and beyond! 

January News

Dorvil Meeting Place

There was a Special Dorvil Meeting Place on Tuesday, 15th January 2019 with businesses joining us for a special Dorvil networking breakfast.

The focus was on purely networking with facilitated tables and a table move – no speaker.

An attendance list was circulated prior to the event and 10 minute 1:1 meetings set up by mutual consent for any attendees that would like to link up.

All were welcome to bring marketing collateral to display on tables,

October News

The Xmas Dorvil this year on 7th December will be “A Casterbridge Christmas” with short performances from Casterbridge Speakers.
“Let us entertain you”.

April News

Sarah Young, from Porter Dodson did a great presentation on GDPR.
Are you GDPR ready?  How will it affect your business? Simplifying the legislation to provide a check list for businesses for when the rules apply from 25th May. If you would like the a copy of the slides to help answer these questions, please email

March News

“Healthy Connections”HealthyConnections

Join us on Monday, 9th April 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.00pm at The Gamekeeper in Charminster.

Step out from your business and meet like-minded people that want to discuss and find out more about incorporating a healthy lifestyle and mindfulness into every day.  The session will finish with a light, healthy meal.

Book your place here or contact for more information.


ALSO If you missed Zenna’s Mindfulness, Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace and Beyond workshop last month, there’s another chance to attend in Taunton Through a combination of exploring the latest research, practical tips and interactive activates, this workshop will give you the tools  you need to create and sustain positive habits, reduce stress, improve resilience and enhance emotional wellbeing.

To book or information and to book online, please visit here.

Dorvil November 2017 News


Xmas shopping

The Crystal Courtyard are delighted to invite you to join them for their Christmas Shopping Evening on Thursday 9 November from 4pm – 8pm.
Why not use it as the perfect excuse to get together with friends and come along and join us for an evening of shopping, whilst enjoying a glass of mulled wine and nibbles.

They will have a wide range of gifts and gift vouchers available this year, to suit most budgets.

Let them know you will be attending by visiting their Facebook page and mark yourself as attending on the event.

The Crystal Courtyard, Spa at the George Albert Hotel

Dorvil October 2017 News


Dorchester Chamber for Commerce will be holding a Learning Lunch on Thursday, 26th October 2017 at Borough Gardens House, Dorchester from 12.30pm to 2.00pm will be on health and wellbeing in the workplace – an introduction to mindfulness at work.
Verity Woodgate from The Resourcery & Zenna will guide us on how to practice mindfulness at work. 

For further details, and to book online visit here!

Dorvil August 2017 News

You are invited to join us for a special open event at the George Albert Hotel on Friday, 15th September 2017 between 12.00pm-8.00pm.

Here are just some of the treats in store

*Steam RoomSpa
*Spray Tanning
*Nails and Pedicures
*Body Treatments

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas, pampering or just to take a peak, we hope you can join us on this fun occasion.

 You’re welcome to bring a friend … but please RSVP on 01935 483435 or by email to to make sure there’s enough Prosecco and canapes for everyone.

Dorvil May Breakfast 2017 

Richard Howes from Kontrolit gave an informative talk about how to develop an online presence and increase sales online through strategy and branding.

The GA Hotel have also announced a new spa facility that will be opening in July, available for all to book and make us of. See website here and for further details of services and treatments.


Dorvil April Breakfast 2017

The Hon Henry Digby about the history of Minterne Estate and what will be happenng there this year, particularly with the beautiful Himalayan gardens. Dorvil attendees can receive a free tour of the gardens, which are well worth a visit! There are now refreshments available on sunny days, a perfect retreat to relax over the weekend and holidays. 


To find out more about Minterne Estate and Gardens, visit their website here. There some stunning photos, a sample of what you can expect from a walk around the grounds! 

 B2B Events

We are pleased to announce the following events from Astara Training, powered by The Resourcery.

Have a look at our schedule of events taking place over the Spring, where you can mix and match any breakfast and/or workshop topic that would be of interest!

Visit here for an overview of breakfast and workshop topics. All events are held at The Royal Chase Hotel, Shaftesbury. If you,d like to join us for one (or more!) events, you can book online here. astara b2b thursdays (2)

Dorvil March Breakfast 2017

Guy Kerr, from the Jurassic Coast Trust gave a fascinating account of Dippy the Dinosaur, who is due to leave The Natural History Museum and go on tour across the country! Dippy’s first stop is the Dorset County Museum, where he is set to arrive in Feb 2018.


The arrival of Dippy will be a great opportunity for local businesses to get involved via sponsorship. If you’d like to find out more about sponsorship, or have any ideas you’d like to discuss with Guy, you can contact him on;
Mob: 07766 112724 
Special thanks to Caroline Swaine, of Mr Lee’s Noodles for treating us to some free samples of their delicious gluten free healthy Noodle pots. 



Dorvil February Breakfast 2017

Mandy Childs presented a cheque to the Dorset Air Ambulance at the February breakfast.  
Through various foundraising events, The George Albert hotel have managed to raise £3,500 for the charity which was formally presented at the Dorvil breakfast on Friday 3rd of February. 
A big thanks to all those who helped to raise this donation!

Dorvil December Breakfast 2016 

PSX_20161206_092922A special thanks to Lesley and Sue for a very entertaining and informative presentation. The event was a tremendous success, and everybody had a wonderful time!

Additional thanks to Porter Dodson for sponsoring the event, together we helped to raise £165  for Weldmar Hospicecare.
Lesley very kindly donated £5 for every book sold at the event too.
Recipes from the morning can be downloaded from the website here and for those who want to treat their loved ones to an extra Christmas pressie, recipe books and gift vouchers are available from the shop at