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Here you'll find links to some of the breaking news stories affecting Eastleigh and the surrounding area. All articles are provided by the Daily Echo and are for informational purposes only. They do not reflect the official position of Eastleigh Borough Council or Wessex House Business Centre.

Hampshire women celebrate their impact in engineering

Tuesday 24th April 2018

SENIOR leaders at the Institution of Engineering and Technology are calling for "urgent action" to address the shortage of women in UK engineering as only nine per cent of the UK’s engineering workforce - while 63% of UK engineering employers do not have gender diversity initiatives in place.

Kuti's Brasserie remains closed after fire

Tuesday 24th April 2018

A POPULAR restaurant in Southampton remains closed after it was struck by a fire last week.

Building consultants celebrates ten years in the region

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Winchester based Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge) has celebrated its 10th anniversary in the region.

Laser firm set to create 50 jobs in the Solent

Sunday 22nd April 2018

A HEDGE End company is to expand - creating 50 new jobs.

Hampshire law firm continues its support for heart charity

Friday 20th April 2018

A HAMPSHIRE law firm well known for its owl mascot has taken a medical charity under its wing for another year.

Two new cruise ships to make their debut in Southampton next week

Friday 20th April 2018

THE Port of Southampton will welcome two new cruise ships in the next seven days.

Coach operating firm buys out another rival

Thursday 19th April 2018

A GROWING coach operator has acquired another Hampshire transport firm.

Southampton Marathon could bring £1million into the city

Wednesday 18th April 2018

SOUTHAMPTON could be set for a £1million boost when runners hit the streets this weekend to compete in this year’s ABP Marathon.

Hampshire firm De La Rue drops appeal over losing passport contract to European firm

Wednesday 18th April 2018

British firm De La Rue has said it will not appeal against the Government's controversial decision to choose a Franco-Dutch company to make the new blue UK passports after Brexit.

Shim and gasket manufacturer takes units at New Forest business park

Wednesday 18th April 2018

A firm involved in the manufacture of shims and gaskets has taken space at a business park in Fordingbridge.

Growing business recovery specialists buy out Hampshire rival

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Corporate recovery and business advisory firm Quantuma has acquired a south coast insolvency practice.

Huge Hampshire industrial unit back on the market after deal falls through

Tuesday 17th April 2018

A HIGH-QUALITY detached warehouse and industrial unit built as part of a major redevelopment project on the Walworth Business Park in Andover is back on the market after negotiations with a prospective occupier fell through

Stadium events bids to connect young talent with employers

Tuesday 17th April 2018

ST MARY'S Stadium in Southampton, hosts the second Opportunity Meets Talent event on April 26.

Solent ferry operator celebrate certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor

Tuesday 17th April 2018

SOLENT ferry operator Red Funnel is celebrating its fifth consecutive certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel review site.

Manufacturing firm marks one million sales

Monday 16th April 2018

An award-winning Fareham manufacturing firm has passed the one million mark in sales of engineering products worldwide.

Builders merchants in Romsey nominated for top national prize

Saturday 14th April 2018

A ROMSEY builders merchants has been nominated for a national prize.

New Forest holiday park adds two more sites to its portfolio

Saturday 14th April 2018

A New Forest holiday park firm has added two more sites to its portfolio.

New £2.5million Co-op store set to open in Southampton

Friday 13th April 2018

The Co-op is set to serve up its newest food store this month April 26 following a £2.5M investment.

Arrival of Toolstation means Southampton Trade Park is now full

Friday 13th April 2018

Nationwide tools and accessories supplier has opened a new trade counter at Southampton Trade Park - bringing the park to full occupancy.

Hampshire law firm staff have golden ticket to luxury hotel

Friday 13th April 2018

FIVE staff at Hampshire law firm Paris Smith LLP are off to one of the UK's top hotel after winning a Willy Wonka golden ticket.

Specialist provider takes on new PA franchise for New Forest

Thursday 12th April 2018

A specialist provider of executive personal assistant serviceshas appointed a New Forest-based franchisee.

Hampshire telecoms firm joins campaign to get more women into technology jobs

Wednesday 11th April 2018

A Hampshire telecoms firm has joined forced with other organisation in a bid to raise the number of women taking up technology roles in the UK.

South Coast Business Awards: Honouring kings of customer service

Wednesday 11th April 2018

In business the customer is king.

Celebrating small giants of business

Wednesday 11th April 2018

MORE than 90 per cent of the UK's businesses are classified as small businesses so they are crucial to the economy.

'Bidding war' expected for piece of military history

Wednesday 11th April 2018

THEIR purpose was to safely store military munitions, containing any explosion in bunkers surrounded by moats and five acres of woodland.

Hampshire logistics firm celebrates export achievement

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Export Business of the Year is one of two new categories at this year's Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards.

Romsey structural engineering consultants take on three new recruits

Tuesday 10th April 2018

THREE new team members have been appointed at Romsey-based consulting civil and structural engineering company WFBA.

More than 160 attend ICAEW dinner in Southampton

Tuesday 10th April 2018

More than 160 chartered accountants and guests gathered at the Harbour Hotel, Southampton for the first annual dinner since their district society, serving Hampshire, Dorset, part of Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight, was rebranded as ICAEW Southern in May last year.

Hampshire nursery firm sells out to larger rival

Tuesday 10th April 2018

A FIRM which runs 12 children's nurseries in south Hampshire has been bought out by a large rival.

Country pub sold for £900,000

Monday 9th April 2018

THE Hunters Inn in Swanmore, has been sold to pub company Heartstone Inns for £900,000.

Port container firm invest in new fleet of Mercedes vehicles

Monday 9th April 2018

SOUTHAMPTON-BASED container specialist Pentalver has invested in a new fleet of 26 Mercedes-Benz tractor units.

'I am very sad': Businesswoman says cafe could have stayed open with financial help

Monday 9th April 2018

THE founder of a Hampshire cafe and art gallery that has been forced to shut has bemoaned the lack of financial help.

Fareham coach driver lifts national award

Friday 6th April 2018

A HAMPSHIRE coach driver has picked up a top award from National Express.

Tech company start-ups in South East jump by 40 per cent

Wednesday 4th April 2018

The number of new tech companies being set up in the South East rose by 40 per cent in 2017 according to new analysis by RSM.

A building has been given a £3million revamp - and now it's full for the first time in decades

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

ONE of Winchester’s most prominent buildings is to be fully occupied for the first time in nearly a decade after a £3 million refurbishment.

Fleet of underwater sea vehicles ordered

Monday 2nd April 2018

THE first in a planned fleet of underwater electric robotic vehicles has been ordered by a leading company in the sector from a Hampshire firm.

Bank helps garage recover from blaze

Wednesday 28th March 2018

HSBC has helped a family-run car garage near Winchester get back on its feet after a serious fire destroyed its premises in 2015.

Here's how people with medical conditions are being helped back into work in Southampton

Tuesday 27th March 2018

A SCHEME aimed at helping people with medical conditions find work has just registered its 1,000th participant.

One of the world's largest container vessels hits city

Monday 26th March 2018

CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery, the flagship of their fleet and only launched in January, made her maiden call at the Port of Southampton and caused quite a stir.

Cheers! Two awards for Flack Manor Brewery at national event

Sunday 25th March 2018

A Romsey brewery has won two awards at a national beer ceremony.

Car firm drives off with top service award

Friday 23rd March 2018

A ROMSEY car firm has won a national prize for customer service.

Romsey director backs payment after being listed in minimum wage row

Wednesday 21st March 2018

THE director of two Romsey businesses named by the government as failing to pay workers the national minimum wage has blamed HMRC for its calculations.

Former supermarket CEO to host Winchester Business Awards

Wednesday 21st March 2018

The former CEO of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, The RT Hon the Lord Price CVO will be presenting 7 awards at the ceremony for the Winchester Business Excellence Awards Friday, June 1.

Openreach to take on 80 new trainees in Hampshire

Tuesday 20th March 2018

MORE than 80 trainee engineers will be hired across Hampshire as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by telecoms firm Openreach, formerly part of BT.

Two office units available at Hedge End

Friday 16th March 2018

SAVILLS has been appointed by the owners of Berrywood Business Village to let two small office buildings on the established estate, just off Junction 7 of the M27 at Hedge End.

Hampshire architect in line for national award for its waterfront centre design

Thursday 15th March 2018

A HAMPSHIRE firm of architects has been shortlisted for an award for its work on a waterside shopping and leisure complex.

Southampton Uni Kebab shop wins British Kebab Award category for customer satisfaction

Thursday 15th March 2018

A SOUTHAMPTON kebab shop, which includes Saints player among its regulars, has won a national award.

It's a golden spanner hat-trick for Fareham coach company

Thursday 15th March 2018

Hampshire coach firm Lucketts has been presented with National Express’s ‘golden spanner’ award for the third year running, after excelling in its annual engineering audit.

New coffee shop opens in Southampton city centre

Thursday 15th March 2018

A Southampton franchisee has launched the city’s first Second Cup café, a speciality coffee chain hailing from Canada, after securing a start-up finance package from HSBC.

PHOTOS: More detail revealed on dialled down Station Approach vision ahead of public exhibitions

Thursday 15th March 2018

A MAJOR redevelopment in Winchester is evolving to be smaller in size.