(Above) Guests at the rural breakfast at the Kingcombe Centre by Amy Brice
The Kingcombe Education Centre, situated on a beautifully unspoilt Dorset Wildlife Trust nature reserve in Toller Porcorum, Dorset, hosted the first Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rural Business Breakfast on Tuesday 4 March 2014.
From insurance brokers and solicitors to charities and not-for-profit organisations, more than 30 people attended the facilitated networking event from around Dorset, including Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester. The log fire roared while business-men and women enjoyed a breakfast of sausage, bacon and eggs sourced from the nature reserve.
The peaceful rural setting is an ideal place to focus
Nick Tomlinson, centre manager, explains: “We were thrilled to be the first to host a Rural Business Breakfast for the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and to see so many businesses come from around the county. The peaceful rural setting is an ideal place to escape the distractions of the office and focus on the task in hand.”
Kathryn Sutcliffe, events manager at the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, adds: “The Kingcombe Centre was a wonderful place to kick off the Rural Business Breakfasts for 2014. It was a great turnout and we look forward to hosting another breakfast there in the near future.”
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The Kingcombe Education Centre is situated in the beautifully unspoilt Dorset Wildlife Trust Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve in Toller Porcorum, Dorset. This hidden treasure, which feels miles from anywhere, is not only a welcoming oasis for wildlife, but a place of utter peace and quiet for people to visit with no charge at all for entry.
It’s the perfect place to escape the constant day-to-day interruptions, stresses and electronic ‘bleeping’ of daily life. The Kingcombe sounds are of buzzing, bird song and rustling leaves and occasionally splashes as pond dipping gets underway. Open for anyone to visit, for an hour or two of utter peace and quiet, followed by a good coffee in the garden, basking in the simple pleasures that the countryside has to offer. It’s a place where wild-flower meadows are untouched. Where children can get up close and personal with mini beasts, go pond dipping and collect twigs, sticks and branches.
The Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve is free to visit and is open every day of the week and all year round and it’s worth finding and adding to your list of wildlife-rich experiences.
The café is good too home-made and lots home-grown and open between 10am and 4pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from February to November, and all week during the Dorset school holidays, excluding Christmas holidays.