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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.

Solent could be set for water taxi fleet

Thursday 22nd June 2017

THE Solent may well see its own fleets of riverboat and water taxi services if the area’s economy continues to expand.

Firm takes on first female undertaker

Thursday 22nd June 2017

A ROMSEY funeral directors has praised an employee after she became its first female undertaker.

Firm becomes first to move into Southampton site after £2m transformation

Wednesday 21st June 2017

AN AUTOMATION software development company is the first occupier at a Southampton city centre building which has undergone a London-style HQ transformation totalling more than £2m.

Family firm takes top prize at awards

Tuesday 20th June 2017

THEY were the big winners at this year’s Winchester Business Excellence Awards.

Port terminal operators set to take over BMW centre

Monday 19th June 2017

PORT terminal operators SCH have diversified further by taking over the management and operation of pre-delivery inspection and modification centres preparing BMW vehicles and imported motor cycles for the UK market.

Students win £30,000 in Dragons Den-style event

Friday 16th June 2017

A GROUP of students has secured a £30,000 investment in a Dragons’ Den-style event.

Hampshire man elected president of accountants institute

Thursday 15th June 2017

A HAMPSHIRE man has been elected president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for 2017-18.

Hampshire coach firm splashes out £400K on luxury vehicle

Thursday 15th June 2017

A HAMPSHIRE coach firm has splashed out £400,000 on a luxury vehicle.

When it comes to self-storage container supply Hampshire firm is the leader of the pack

Wednesday 14th June 2017

A SOUTHAMPTON company is fast establishing itself as the UK leader in the supply of self storage containers.

Former Olympic champion to appear at business awards ceremony

Wednesday 14th June 2017

The race is on to find the winners of this year’s Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards and waiting at the finishing line is an Olympic medallist.

PHOTOS: Seawork 2017 opens doors to thousands of visitors

Tuesday 13th June 2017

EUROPE’S leading marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, has opened its doors to thousands of visitors.

PHOTOS: Law awards handed out at St Mary's ceremony

Tuesday 13th June 2017

JUST under 300 guests attended the Hampshire Law Society annual dinner and awards ceremony at St Mary’s Stadium.

New development set to bring jobs after planners give the go-ahead

Tuesday 13th June 2017

PLANNERS have given their consent for a new industrial development close to the M27 that developers claim will bring jobs and investment to the Fareham area.

Election could have a silver lining for businesses

Monday 12th June 2017

ALTHOUGH the surprise election result has caused uncertainty, which businesses hate, experts believe it may bring long-term benefits for the economy.

Firm’s 25th anniversary celebrations are Bang on

Thursday 8th June 2017

A WELL-known Winchester firm celebrated 25 years of business in the city in style.

New Forest office block nears completion

Wednesday 7th June 2017

THE first new speculative office building in the Solent region for a decade is close to completion

Top businesses shine at industry awards

Tuesday 6th June 2017

IT was a night to remember for business owners, managers and employees at this year’s Winchester Business Excellence Awards.

Bus firm celebrates 30 years

Tuesday 6th June 2017

SOUTHAMPTON played host to a special celebration of one of the region’s leading bus operators.

Ian and Graham are latest recruits for Hampshire construction company

Monday 5th June 2017

Segensworth-based Amiri Construction has added two new industry professionals to its team.

Oil spill company to run test flight over the Solent

Monday 5th June 2017

THE world’s largest oil spill response organisation will be showcasing some of its specialist aircraft in an exercise over the Solent next week.

Hampshire property firm named as one of the fastest growing in the south

Friday 2nd June 2017

THE company behind one of Southampton’s biggest regeneration projects has been named as one of the top fast-growing property businesses in the South.

America's Cup win could see £140m boost for Hampshire

Friday 2nd June 2017

A VICTORY in the America’s Cup by Sir Ben Ainslie could generate as much as £140 million for the Hampshire economy.

Work completed on New Forest industrial estate

Friday 2nd June 2017

MILDREN Construction has completed work at the Cobham Gate Industrial Estate in Ferndown.

Solent partnership up for top award

Friday 2nd June 2017

A UNIQUE cross-Solent freight partnership is up for an award.

‘Boatrooms’ firm bids to rule waves with French takeover

Thursday 1st June 2017

A HAMPSHIRE firm has established itself as the world's leading boat accommodation after taking over a French rival.

South Coast Business Awards backs achievement of fastest-growing companies

Wednesday 31st May 2017

ALL small businesses hope to grow into big ones.

Former Saints boss opens new-look business

Wednesday 31st May 2017

FORMER Saints boss Harry Redknapp opened a new-look business - by using a mini chainsaw to cut the ribbon.

Southampton Airport sees record number of passengers

Wednesday 31st May 2017

SOUTHAMPTON Airport has passed a major milestone – for the first in its history two million passengers have passed through the terminal in a 12-month period.

Kate Whiles promoted to commercial director at Hampshire civil engineering company R&W

Tuesday 30th May 2017

KATE Whiles is the latest person to crash through the ‘glass ceiling’, having just been promoted to the board and named Commercial Director at the R&W Group.

Hampshire firm launches new internet service for small businesses

Tuesday 30th May 2017

A HAMPSHIRE firm is launching a new broadband service in a bid to provide more efficient connections in the county.

Hotel chain set to bring 100 new jobs to Hampshire

Sunday 28th May 2017

ONE of Britain’s biggest hotel chains is creating more than 100 jobs across Hampshire as part of a national recruitment drive.

Travel and tourism student Ryan sees how 'cruise capital' works during two-week work ex stint at port of Southampton

Saturday 27th May 2017

TRAVEL and tourism student Ryan Tanner got a flavour of why Southampton is the cruise capital of Northern Europe when he joined the operations oeam for a two-week stint

Government adviser visits port to talk connectivity with ABP

Saturday 27th May 2017

PORT connectivity was the topic of much discussion in Southampton when Sir John Randall made a visit this week.

Hampshire firm crowned national champions

Friday 26th May 2017

A TWO-YEAR-OLD Hampshire business has scooped winning titles in a national competition.

Elliotts say farewell to director Tony after more than 40 years with the company

Thursday 25th May 2017

Hampshire builders merchants will say farewell to one of its longest-serving employees tomorrow.

New cruise holiday offer for armed forces community launched in Hampshire

Thursday 25th May 2017

A COMPANY which specialises in employing ex-service people has launched a new venture to provide cruise holidays to members of the armed forces community.

Celebrating the South's sustainable businesses

Thursday 25th May 2017

TODAY our of profiles of the Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards comes to a new category with a new sponsor.

Firms celebrated for their commitment to Hampshire

Wednesday 24th May 2017

TODAY we look at the companies shortlisted for the Commitment to the Region Category in the Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards.

Former Hampshire bank building to become Chinese restaurant

Wednesday 24th May 2017

A DISUSED former bank premises in Southampton is to become a Chinese restaurant.

Celebrating firms going the extra mile for customer service

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

NO BUSINESS can survive without customers.

Hampshire-based insolvency practice increases its turnover by more than a fifth

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

RESTRUCTURING and insolvency practice Quantuma has delivered turnover up by 21 per cent in the year ending March 31, 2017.

Accountants Xebra move from Segensworth to Fareham

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

AN EXPANDING firm of Hampshire accountants is moving offices.

Office suite in heart of Eastleigh comes on to the market

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

A SELF-CONTAINED, first floor office suite in Eastleigh town centre has come on to the market.

Celebrating small businesses on the south coast

Monday 22nd May 2017

SMALL businesses are the lifeblood of the economy and its years South Coast Busines Awards has a new category Owner Manager Business, which is sponsored by accountants Moore Stephens, newcomers to the awards.

New store to open in Westquay

Sunday 21st May 2017

A FAMOUS photography brand, revived by a celebrity tycoon, is set to open in Southampton bringing more than 15 jobs to the city.

Developer fined thousands for illegally removing trees after being spotted by residents

Sunday 21st May 2017

A HOUSING developer and tree surgeon have been ordered to pay more than £11,000 for cutting down protected trees in Southampton.

Supermarket chain set to open new outlets and create hundreds of jobs

Sunday 21st May 2017

A SUPERMARKET chain is looking to open several new stores across south Hampshire, creating hundreds of jobs.

Home ownership among young plummets in a generation

Saturday 20th May 2017

Home ownership among young people in Southampton has plummeted in the space of a generation, according to a new survey.

Carnival UK to support Southampton-based charity in new partnership

Saturday 20th May 2017

A MARKET leader in the cruise industry is the new the charity partner of a Hampshire charity.

Top employers up for local business award

Friday 19th May 2017

A BUSINESS is only as strong as its staff.