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The Art of Small Business Delegation

Sometimes delegation can be tricky to manage. I am lucky enough to work with some high performing executives that have delegation down to an art, imagine only having 3-5 emails in your inbox at any one time as you have managed to delegate out the rest!

However often when we work with small business owners it can be more of a challenge for them to delegate, and as a small business owner myself believe me, I understand. Most small business owners have spent their...

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virtual

Why APARO Virtual?

APARO Virtual  is our Virtual Assistant product aimed at small business owners and consultants. It offers a Virtual PA service to give you admin and PA support with the flexibility you need.  Most people these days know what a Virtual PA is, but have you really thought about what the benefits of outsourcing could be to you and your business? Here are just a few of the top...

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Jimmys

Business in the spotlight

Jimmy's Iced Coffee is a well know Christchurch based brand of ready to drink British Iced Coffee. The company has come a long way since its humble beginnings! Launched by a Brother and Sister duo called Jimmy & Suzie Cregan, the product started life in a bedsit with limited resources, and yet it now includes a range of products and is stocked in over 3000 stores.

Jimmy originally came up with the idea for the drink after a dream holiday in Australia....

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priory

Where have we been?

The Priory in Wareham, Dorset is a stunning English country hotel steeped in history. Located next to the Lady St Mary Church, the Priory dates back to the Saxon era, many beautiful features have been retained, creating an enchanting atmosphere. It was used for 500 years as a residence for the Priory Monks, and before that, a Convent of Nuns. 

Set on the banks of The River Frome, there are endless riverside and countryside views, and a private mooring if...

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shooting

Business in the spotlight

The continual rise in the popularity of traditional country pursuits is showing no sign of slowing down, with people choosing to try outdoor sports that have always been synonymous with the great British countryside such as Fly Fishing, Shooting, Archery and Horse Riding.

Charles Holland Shooting, based in Blandford, Dorset is founded on a deep-rooted background in field sports. Charles began his shooting career at the age of two in the beating line of Hunnabbel...

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Where have we been?

We visited the award winning Renoufs on a damp, dark, autumnal night which made the candle-lit Cheese & Wine bar in Westbourne even more cosy and inviting. 

Renoufs is a welcome change from the usual restaurant concept as it specialises in cheese & charcuterie boards with an accompanying and extensive wine selection. The emphasis is on sociable dining in a relaxed...

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Preparing assets for winter

With winter and the colder months approaching we have our work cut out for us winterising clients properties and assets. However if you don't have a company like us to look after you our Property Director David has put together some top tips for protecting your home and assets from the cold weather. Keeping them functioning and in tip top condition all year round.   

Prepare your Home...

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til test

Business in the spotlight

The 'Living Gallery' at the Chewton Glen Hotel features stunning wire wildlife sculptures that blend perfectly with the surrounding English garden landscape. I decided to turn detective and find out exactly who had produced the many pieces of striking artwork and discovered Rupert Till. 

As one of the leading contempory wire sculptors in the UK, with a career spanning 28 years, he produces life-size commissions made from bronze and steel...

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test kook

Where have we been?

There has been a surge of cookery school openings popping up in and around Dorset and Hampshire so we thought that we would test one of the newest, The Kitchen at Chewton Glen Hotel. 

The Kitchen is a modern 2.6 million informal dining room and cookery school in the grounds of the existing and well-established Chewton Glen Hotel. It is set in its own beautifully landscaped garden and sun terrace, and houses a kitchen garden and Alitex Greenhouse - this...

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raymond

Business in the spotlight

We were lucky enough to meet and interview Raymond Blanc OBE at the opening of his latest Bournemouth based Brasserie Blanc. He had been looking for a sea view venue for almost four years and finally settled on the Marriott Hotel, with its cliff top panoramic sea views.

Raymond's passionate enthusiasm for all things food is contagious, his elaborate description of how to make the perfect cheese soufflé was mouth-watering and by the end of the...

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limewood

Where have we been?

Nestled in the heart of the New Forest, Herb House at Lime Wood is a spa designed to create a sense of serenity and well-being. From the moment of arrival, every day stresses were instantly forgotten! I was given a warm welcome, a friendly tour of the three-level spa and then allocated my own locker complete with robe, fluffy towel, water and flip flops.

Starting my day with good intentions, I headed straight to the state of the art Technogym, however this is not...

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langham

Business in the spotlight

The English wine industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, with wine producers in Britain planting a record one million vines in 2017, allowing growers to produce two million more bottles of wine a year in the south of a country which is not historically known for its Viticulture! 

These figures demonstrate that wine is one of the fastest-growing agricultural products in the UK. Over the last 10 years the number of acres planted with grapevines in...

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lobster

Where have we been?

The Noisy Lobster is a family run, seafood restaurant based a short drive out of Bournemouth to Avon Beach in Mudeford, but it is most certainly worth it! As soon as we arrived there was a real buzz in the atmosphere with a full restaurant of happy customers enjoying the beach views and happy vibe. This waterside spot is a secluded, peaceful, hidden gem, yet has a town centre ambience.

We were shown to our table (55) which had uninterrupted views of the Solent and...

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dorset

Business in the spotlight

This month we have been catching up with Jon Morgan from Dorset Cruises who is lucky enough to spend his days in command of The Dorset Queen. This special vintage vessel has an intriguing history. She was first commissioned in 1938 for a wealthy Scottish gentleman to sail privately around his local harbour. It was then requisitioned by the Royal Navy during WW2 to provide transport for troops, before being used as a public passenger boat. It has now been restored to its original glory...

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shell bay

Where have we been?

Shell Bay Seafood restaurant 

Named by The Times as one of the UK's Best Beachside Restaurants, Shell Bay can be found nestled at the end of Studland Beach, with stunning panoramic views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. In terms of location, Shell Bay is hard to beat, you can almost feel the sand between your toes as you sit and take in the surroundings.

You can reach Shell Bay via a...

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Where have we been?

May 2017

The Kitchen At The Chewton Glen

On a beautiful sunny day, it was finally time to test the much-anticipated new addition at The Chewton Glen - The Kitchen! Designed primarily as a cookery school with relaxed dining, it offers an alternative to the more formal dining options within the main hotel.

On arrival, we were offered a table with views of the open plan working kitchen or a table on...

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House Magazine Feature

Property Feature

We are very happy to be featured in this month's House Magazine. 

House magazine is Dorset's favourite local property magazine. Published fortnightly, House is available to pick-up free, in around 600 outlets throughout Dorset and in Hampshire.

The feature covers Aparo's property...

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Aparo Website Launch

New Website Launch

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

Aparo Life Management is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new website! 

Aparo offers Lifestyle, Property and Business Management services to a variety of clients and the launch of the new website allows users to find relevant information quickly, whilst mobile and tablet compatibility makes accessing and contacting Aparo easier than ever.

The client...

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