Hi, I'm andrew.

For over 25 years, I have provided training for organisations of all sizes, from sole-traders to international corporations. Based in Weymouth, Dorset, I now provide training courses in social media, digital marketing and business leadership to clients worldwide. I'm also President of the Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce.

What is Dorset Social?

I set up Dorset Social to offer affordable, flexible, accessible training to support small businesses and sole-traders. 

Do you want to engage with your customers better?

Do you want to make more sales online and on your website?

Do you want more people to know about your business?

Then Dorset Social is for you! 

We offer public courses in Weymouth and Bournemouth, private coaching and training, online courses and a toolkit of resources for online marketing.

Take a look at our blog for advice on social media and digital marketing and success stories from local, small businesses.

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Meet the team

andrew knowles

As well as running Dorset Social, I am also a freelance writer and editor. When I'm not working, I can be found strolling the Weymouth and Portland sea front, spending time with my ever-expanding family of 4 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 2 grandchildren and snapping photos in glorious Dorset.

Rachel Knowles

My business partner is my wife, author and history blogger Rachel Knowles. Rachel is a very experienced user of Twitter and Facebook, having used these networks to build a strong presence as an author and history specialist. Much of her work is behind the scenes, although she does also deliver some blogging workshops.

Bee Phillips

The newest addition to the Dorset Social Team is design and technology whizz, Bee. She's revamped our website, upgraded our social media graphics and now has an online training course in the pipeline. She's usually running around after 2 kids and a dog but does squeeze in time to blog over at Beginnings Season.


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