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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.

John is the new MD of developer behind 6,000-home garden village for Hampshire

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Buckland Development Ltd (Buckland), the Hampshire-based development company behind the 6,000 home Garden Village of Welborne in Fareham, has appointed Grainger PLC’s John Beresford as managing director. Having worked on large development projects including Wellesley in Aldershot, and Berewood, Waterlooville; John brings in-depth experience and best practice knowledge relevant to the creation of a large new community such as Welborne.

Serviced apartment association chooses Southampton for its first ever south coast networking event

Tuesday 20th February 2018

AROUND 40 members of the serviced apartment industry came together for its first south coast networking event at Tapas Barcelona in Southampton.

Southampton student block bought in £10m deal

Tuesday 20th February 2018

A SOUTHAMPTON student block has been acquired in a multimillion-pound deal.

Hat-trick of promotions at Hampshire law firm

Tuesday 20th February 2018

A HAT-TRICK of promotions at leading south coast law firm Churchers Solicitors has created two new partners and a new associate.

Irwin Mitchell in Southampton announces two new senior associates

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Irwin Mitchell in Southampton has announced that Nicola Maier and Rob Coleridge have been promoted to senior associate.

Works begins on £9m mega showroom

Sunday 18th February 2018

WORK has started on an expanding Hampshire car sales company’s £9m mega dealership.

Get ready for a month of disruption on the M3

Saturday 17th February 2018

OVERNIGHT closures will be imposed on the M3 for nearly a month to allow for resurfacing work.

Former Southampton bank will be turned into multi-million pound student flat complex

Saturday 17th February 2018

A NEW multi-million-pound student flat development has taken a step closer, with the architects celebrating winning planning permission.

Small business owners 'may have to retire later

Friday 16th February 2018

OWNERS of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across the region may have to retire later, new figures show.

Solent ferry operator Red Funnel buy British with £10 million order for new ship

Wednesday 14th February 2018

A CROSS Solent ferry operator has announced a new order for a £10m vessel to be built by a British yard.

Hampshire lawyer takes on role with CBI

Tuesday 13th February 2018

A Hampshire lawyer has been elected by CBI members to join the South East Regional Council.

High demand for industrial space drives up rents

Tuesday 13th February 2018

STRONG demand for industrial units and office space in the Solent region are driving up rents, according to a recent report.

City architects celebrate 18 years of designing with new book

Tuesday 13th February 2018

A BOOK marking nearly 20 years of practice by an architect firm had its charity launch in Winchester.

Business park sold in £20 million deal

Monday 12th February 2018

A FAREHAM business park has been sold in a multi-million-deal by one of the UK’s biggest asset management companies.

Hampshire coach firm takes part in trial aimed improving safety of commercial vehicles

Sunday 11th February 2018

Hamshire's Coliseum Coaches has joined an elite group of organisations - including John Lewis, BT and Sainsburys - in new trial designed to make the roads safer.

Honour for Hampshire's new waterfront hotel

Thursday 8th February 2018

Southampton's newest hotel has been awarded five-star status.

Administrators appointed for part of Oyster Group – which has just two employees

Wednesday 7th February 2018

ADMINISTRATORS have been appointed for a small part of the foundering Southampton yacht builders Oyster.

Hampshire law firm team bed down in cathedral in aid of charity

Wednesday 7th February 2018

A TEAM of staff from a Hampshire law firm braved freezing temperatures to take part in a charity sleep out in aid of homeless forces veterans.

Southampton primary pupils enjoy visit to construction depot

Wednesday 7th February 2018

YOUNGSTERS from a Southampton primary school were given an insight into the world of work when they spent the day with a top construction firm.

Haulage firm brings management from all over the globe to conference

Tuesday 6th February 2018

TOP brass from logistics firm Europa Worldwide Group’s 12 sites come together to celebrate successful year.

Expanding mortgage brokers moves to larger offices in Southampton

Tuesday 6th February 2018

A NATIONAL firm of mortgage brokers is expanding its presence in Southampton.

Processional services group LCBSG extends its operation to Hampshire

Tuesday 6th February 2018

A PROFESSIONAL services group has expanded its national operation with the opening of an office in Southampton – it's fifteenth in the UK.

A Hampshire telecoms firm has taken 3,000 of a rival's customers

Monday 5th February 2018

A HAMPSHIRE telecoms firm has acquired 3,000 new customers in one hit.

Making the south an even better place to do business

Monday 5th February 2018

INDUSTRY leaders will join forces to thrash out how the south can become an even better place to do business next month.

Two charities receive more than £3,500 each thanks to Echo-backed property association dinner

Monday 5th February 2018

TWO charities have received more than £3,500 each thanks to an Echo-backed business event.

Southampton port 'brings in £2billion' to the region's economy

Monday 5th February 2018

A RECORD breaking two million cruise passengers visited the Port of Southampton in 2017 bringing around £2billion into the regional economy.

Travel agent shows faith in 'bricks and mortar' shops with plans for a new store in Southampton

Friday 2nd February 2018

ONE of the UK’s largest independent travel agents is investing more than £2 million in a new branch in Southampton city centre.

Marine mail order supply firm opens its first branch in Hampshire

Thursday 1st February 2018

ASAP Supplies, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of marine components and equipment, is to open new branch in Hampshire – the first step in a major expansion programme.

Law firm with offices in Hampshire to merge with rival and neighbour.

Wednesday 31st January 2018

A HAMPSHIRE law firm has announced a merger with a rival.

Irish giant takes over Forest cooling firm

Monday 29th January 2018

A HAMPSHIRE based cooling and air conditioning company has been purchased by Irish industrial manufacturing giant Ingersol-Rand.

Anger as "profitable" Hampshire firm shuts with loss 50 jobs

Monday 29th January 2018

A HAMPSHIRE business has shut without warning with the loss of more than 50 jobs.

Fate of stricken burger chain to be decided

Sunday 28th January 2018

THE FATE of stricken burger chain Byron, which has a restaurant in Southampton, is set to be decided next week.

ABP buys huge waterfront site

Sunday 28th January 2018

DISAPPOINTMENT has been expressed that a waterfront area earmarked for housing and retail could now become an extension to the Port of Southampton.

Time to sign your business up for free Daily Echo digital marketing seminars

Friday 26th January 2018

TIME is running out to sign up for free digital marketing advice seminars run by the Daily Echo.

New Canadian coffee shop to open in Southampton city centre creating up to 15 jobs

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

CANADIAN chain, the Second Cup Coffee Company is to open its first outlet in Southampton next month, creating up to 15 jobs.

PHOTOS: Winchester Business Excellence Awards back with 2018 launch party

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

THE launch of the 2018 Winchester Business Excellence Awards got underway with a drinks and canapes reception for the district’s best and brightest business people at the Holiday Inn.

Southampton manufacturer invests £3 million in new jobs and expansion

Monday 22nd January 2018

A SOUTHAMPTON marine manufacturer has made a multi-million-pound investment and expanded its premises creating new jobs.

Westquay are advertising a Jamie Oliver restaurant - but it may never open

Saturday 20th January 2018

UNCERTAINTY hangs over a celebrity chef’s plans to open a restaurant in Southampton.

Number of Southampton companies in 'distress' up by a third due to 'perfect storm' of economic pressures says new report

Thursday 18th January 2018

Financial distress amongst businesses in Southampton shot up sharply in the final three months of 2017 compared to the same quarter of the previous year, new figures have shown.

Shares in construction firm Interserve plunge after it is revealed the government has put in 'on watch' in wake of Carillion collapse

Wednesday 17th January 2018

SHARES in building firm Interserve, which has offices in Nursling, have plunged amid reports that the Government is keeping a close eye on the outsourcing giant's financial health following Carillion's collapse.

South Coast proves attractive hotspot for hotel investment

Tuesday 16th January 2018

The SOUTH East is a goldmine for investment in the hotel industry, new figures show.

Three new trainees join Churchers solicitors

Tuesday 16th January 2018

South coast law firm, Churchers Solicitors, has employed three new trainees as the firm continues to grow and expand across its six Hampshire offices.

Southampton cargo handlers enjoy a record year thanks to growth in car exports

Tuesday 16th January 2018

LEADING roll-on/roll-off handler SCH saw its volume of cargo handled through the port of Southampton grow by over 25 per cent last year.

Businesses 'disappointed' as 500-room student block in 'prime' Southampton space gets go-ahead

Tuesday 16th January 2018

TWO giant student tower blocks set to be built in the heart of city’s business district have been labelled a “disappointment” by the chairman of Southampton Property Association.

South Coast Business Works 2018: Here's everything you need to know

Monday 15th January 2018

SOUTH Coast Business Works 2018 is nearly here!

New airshow role for former Saints Boss Gareth Rogers

Monday 15th January 2018

THE FORMER boss of Saints football club has been appointed to the helm of Hampshire's biggest business airport.

South East office take-up tops 3m sq ft in 2017 following strongest Q4 since 2007

Friday 12th January 2018

TAKE up in the South East office market reached a record level in 2017, according to a new report.

PHOTOS: Get a sneak peak inside Eastleigh's new restaurant

Wednesday 10th January 2018

A NEW restaurant is to open in Eastleigh in a bid to offer residents “something different”.

City centre furniture shop closes its doors

Wednesday 10th January 2018

A FURNITURE store is the latest to close its doors in Winchester.

Top award for Winchester bathroom retailer

Wednesday 10th January 2018

A WINCHESTER bathroom retailer has won a prestigious national award.