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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.

Sunil moves from New Forest to take over as general manager of Lainston House Hotel near Winchester.

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Lainston House, part of the Exclusive Hotels and Venues group, has a new man at the helm with Sunil Kanjanghat replacing Gaius Wyncoll who has been promoted internally, as general manager.

Law firm Dutton Gregory to sponsor Southampton sailing event

Tuesday 16th April 2019

LAW firm Dutton Gregory has climbed on board for the Southampton Sailing Week event as this year’s Property Cup title sponsor.

Job opportunities as career and apprenticeship show at St Mary's

Monday 15th April 2019

LOCAL businesses are to showcase the life changing apprenticeship opportunities that they offer at a careers and apprenticeships show, taking place on the May 14 at St Mary’s stadium. Southampton City Council, working with the support of partner organisations (Southern Universities Network, Solent LEP, Southampton Solent University, Solent Apprenticeship Hub and The Careers Enterprise Company), will deliver the Careers and Apprenticeship Show supported by the Daily Echo and se1jobs.com.

New lease of life for city centre restaurant

Monday 15th April 2019

A SOUTHAMPTON restaurant located near one of the city's most famous landmarks looks set to receive a new lease of life.

Topping out ceremony held as first roof is completed at 200-home Hampshire development

Monday 15th April 2019

A TRADITIONAL "topping out" ceremony has been held at a housing development being built on a former Royal Navy air station.

Southampton insurance firm Portmore rebrand as Gallagher

Wednesday 10th April 2019

SOUTHAMPTON-BASED Portmore Insurance Brokers Ltd has announced a major rebrand following its acquisition last October by Gallagher, one of the UK’s largest insurers.

TheYachtMarket founder Richard is marine personality of the year

Wednesday 10th April 2019

THE founder of a Southampton-based yacht broker who made headlines round the world with his pioneering plan to develop a ship to fight plastic pollution in the oceans has been awarded British Marine Trades Association Personality of the Year.

Southampton firm unveils new design of catamaran for offshore wind sector

Wednesday 10th April 2019

A MULTI-MILLION POUND deal has been signed between marine firms on the Isle of Wight for the construction of a high tech catamaran designed in Southampton.

Park Gate financial firm taken over by Chichester accountants

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Chartered financial planning firm Lewis Brownlee Financial Services has announced the completion of its merger with Park Gate Insurance Services (PGIS).

South Coast Business Awards 2019 – Enter Now!

Tuesday 9th April 2019

South Coast Business Awards 2019 – Enter Now!

ABP in Southampton appoints new commercial manager

Tuesday 9th April 2019

ABP Southampton has strengthened its commercial team with two new appointments.

Business optimism crashes over threat of no-deal Brexit

Monday 8th April 2019

BUSINESS optimism has crashed to its lowest level since September 2012, when the UK economy was battling to fight off a double-dip recession, according to a new report from accountants and business advisers BDO.

Southampton-based property firm wants to expand its business

Friday 5th April 2019

A Southampton-based property development firm has launched a mini-bond to help it raise investment needed to expand its business, based on converting commercial property into affordable homes.

Your firm's tech know-how could take you to the top at Echo-backed awards

Thursday 4th April 2019

TECHNOLOGY has change all our lives – at home and at work.

Southampton brother and sister's lifejacket firm wins national marine award

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

A NEW Southampton company set up to save lives in the wake of a yachting tragedy has scooped a top industry award.

New Solent weather station will improve safety for pilots

Monday 1st April 2019

ABP Southampton has installed a new hi-tech weather station to give greater and more accurate assessment of conditions providing safer boarding for Pilots on vessels.

Living roof means port's new bike shed is extra green

Monday 1st April 2019

ABP Southampton marks the start of Ride to Work Week by opening a new bike shed with ‘living’ roof.

Toy firm signs deal with Southampton distribution firm

Monday 1st April 2019

DKL Marketing Ltd, renowned for distributing and marketing quality children’s products, has appointed Import Services as its logistics partner for the UK and Ireland markets.

Hampshire businesses call for action to avoid no-deal Brexit

Sunday 31st March 2019

THE Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has called for politicians to act now to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Hendy Group takeover of Westover creates £1 billion motor dealership network

Friday 29th March 2019

IT’S ONE of the biggest deals in region’s motoring history, creating a £1 billion dealership.

More than 1,000 attend tech entrepreneurs event at Ageas Bowl

Friday 29th March 2019

THE Ageas Bowl in Southampton welcomed more than 1,000 people today as Venturefest South returned for a third, and record-breaking year.

Eastleigh firm's seminar tries to offer some Brexit certainty

Friday 29th March 2019

AS THE Brexit negotiations continue, much of the country is on tenterhooks not knowing what to expect.

Hampshire Chamber joins the call for an orderly Brexit

Thursday 28th March 2019

A HAMPSHIRE business leaders have joined the clamour for a Brexit deal to be reached to end uncertainty.

Wine chain Majestic plans to axe stores ahead of Naked rebrand

Thursday 28th March 2019

MAJESTIC Wine, which has store in Southampton, is to embark on a store closure plan as part of a wider transformation that will see the group swallow extra costs.

Category is great opportunity for small businesses to get noticed

Thursday 28th March 2019

SMALL businesses are the backbone of the economy and in Hampshire their number continues to grow.

Hampshire firm ioLight bids to break into the microscope market with its pocket-sized tech

Thursday 28th March 2019

A HAMPSHIRE firm is hoping to break into the microscope market with its patented a pocket-sized digital microscope that displays high-resolution images on a mobile phone anywhere from the Amazon to Antarctica at a fraction of the price of the laboratory-based incumbents.

Cruise conference looks at ways of attracting more tourists to Southampton

Tuesday 26th March 2019

AROUND 50 delegates attended the first Cruise Business Seminar in Southampton.

Future of ocean technology to be discussed at Southampton conference

Tuesday 26th March 2019

THE future of ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries will be debated at a special conference to be held in Southampton next month.

Southampton mobility store Ableworld takes top franchise award

Tuesday 26th March 2019

THE Southampton branch of Ableworld has been named the company’s ‘Franchise of the Year 2019’.

Work starts on new factory for growing Hampshire aviation firm

Monday 25th March 2019

Fareham MP Suella Braverman underlined the importance of the UK’s aviation industry as she officially launched construction of multi-million-pound new premises for Percival Aviation.

Daily Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards are now open

Friday 22nd March 2019

THE Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards, complete with new logo and new categories, were launched yesterday at St Mary’s Stadium, home of Southampton Football Club.

A new Aston Martin dealership is set to be built in Southampton

Wednesday 20th March 2019

A NEW dealership selling the luxury car Aston Martin is set to be built in Southampton.

Romsey freight forwarding firm moves itself to bigger premises in Nursling

Wednesday 20th March 2019

A HAMPSHIRE logistics company has moved into bigger premises to expand its services.

Whitley telecoms firm wins national award ahead of national rivals

Tuesday 19th March 2019

A HAMPSHIRE-BASED business telecoms firm has picked up a top customer services award ahead of big-name national rivals..

New £1 million pound car repair centre opens in Southampton

Tuesday 19th March 2019

A MOTOR firm has opened a huge, new one-stop accident centre in Southampton capable of repairing 100 cars a week.

Fareham construction firm's new division turns over £1 million in first nine months

Tuesday 19th March 2019

The introduction of its special works division in June has added £1 million to the turnover of Fareham based Amiri Construction.

Expanding Southampton solicitors takes on five new lawyers

Tuesday 19th March 2019

LAW firm, Paris Smith LLP, which has seen consistent growth over recent years at its offices in Southampton and Winchester, has attracted five new lawyers.

Use our IQ to help you with switch to digital tax returns

Monday 18th March 2019

WITH just weeks to go before its planned introduction, new research suggests nearly one in five businesses above the VAT threshold still know little or nothing about Making Tax Digital (MTD), according to the British Chambers of Commerce.

Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards returns with new sponsor

Thursday 14th March 2019

THE Daily Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards are back with a new main sponsor – law firm Dutton Gregory.

Fareham coach company lands contract with Hampshire Cricket Club

Monday 11th March 2019

A Fareham-based coach firm has been entrusted with Hampshire Cricket’s most precious cargo - its players.

Solent LEP conference offers expert Brexit advice

Friday 8th March 2019

SMALL and medium sized businesses from across the Solent are being offered face-to-face guidance on preparing for Brexit at conference next week.

New Forest marina named Coastal Marina of the Year

Friday 8th March 2019

IT BOASTS 115 berths, more than 300 moorings - and one of the first female harbourmasters in the UK.

Whiteley business recovery firm thriving but that means more companies are experiencing money problems

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Hampshire and Dorset-based business recovery and cashflow experts Portland has experienced a record 12 months of appointments, which has seen it double the number of solvent liquidations where all company creditors are settled and the remaining balance paid to shareholders.

Flybe shareholders accept 1p offer from Virgin Stobart consortium

Monday 4th March 2019

The shareholders of troubled airline company Flybe, which operates more than 30 routes out of Southampton Airport, have voted to accept a rockbottom offer from consortium including Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Aviation.

New director to lead powerhouse vision

Monday 4th March 2019

A START-up expert and mentor has been appointed as the new director of the University of Southampton’s start-up accelerator Future Worlds to pursue a vision of Southampton as a global powerhouse of tech start-ups.

LocaliQ can help your business get noticed above the "digital noise" of the 21st century

Thursday 28th February 2019

REPRESENTATIVES from local businesses heard more about how the publishers of the Echo can help them to improve their digital reach.

Chandler's Ford fire safety firm buys out rival

Thursday 28th February 2019

A HAMPSHIRE fire safety firm has taken over a smaller competitor.

Southampton cruise seminar seeks to land more passenger pounds for the city

Wednesday 27th February 2019

SOUTHAMPTON is to host is first cruise business seminar this week in a bid to make the city more of a destination than an embarkation point for the million-plus passengers who use the port each year.