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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.

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.

South Coast Business Awards 2019 – Enter Now!

Wednesday 20th March 2019

South Coast Business Awards 2019 – Enter Now!

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.

Romsey office tech firm to sponsor Hampshire motocross team Cab Screens Racing

Tuesday 26th February 2019

ROMSEY office technology supplier, DEOS Group, has raced to the aid of a motocross team, as they aim for a podium finish in this year’s British Championships.

Alastair Craig from Romsey-based WFBA is new chairman of regional engineers organisation

Tuesday 26th February 2019

A ROMSEY-BASED firm has supplied the new chairman of the Southern Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Funding to help University of Southampton turn bright minds onto AI

Tuesday 26th February 2019

THE University of Southampton will be at the forefront of developing the next generation of experts and leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI) thanks to its share of £100m investment from UK Research and Innovation.

Southampton smart energy provider Igloo raises more than £600,000 from crowdfunding campaign

Monday 25th February 2019

SOUTHAMPTON-BASED smart home energy service Igloo has raised more than£600,000 thanks to a campaign on the equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

Hythe's Meercat wins contract to build new workboat for Guernsey Harbours

Monday 25th February 2019

Hampshire based multi-role workboat builder, Meercat has been awarded a contract to build a new vessel for Guernsey Harbours.

Lymington Marina buys out two marine firms run by father and son team

Thursday 21st February 2019

LYMINGTON Marina has bought two New Forest marine businesses run by a father and son team.

Leonardo staff in Southampton fly the the flag for LGBT month

Wednesday 20th February 2019

SOUTHAMPTON engineering firm Leonardo is displaying a rainbow flag outside its site to show its support for the LGBT community and as symbol of its aim to attract and retain an increasingly diverse workforce.

Borough council buys Chandler's Ford retail park for £12.8 million

Wednesday 20th February 2019

A HAMPSHIRE retail park has been acquired for almost £13 million by a local council.

Troubled Flybe turn down alternative offer for the business

Wednesday 20th February 2019

TROUBLED regional airline Flybe has snubbed a rival rescue proposal from investors including US airline Mesa Air Group and backed by former Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler.

New food store opens on Hampshire retail park, creating 30 jobs

Tuesday 19th February 2019

A NEW food store has opened on a Hampshire retail park today creating 30 jobs.

Southampton firm which made the Bake Off tent is expanding its factory

Tuesday 19th February 2019

THE Southampton-based manufacturer of the Great British Bake-Off tent, has expanded its production facility to include a new factory.

Top Hampshire lawyer qualifies as business coach

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Partner at Southampton law firm Blake Morgan partner, Alison McClure, has graduated as an executive business coach after 18 months of study.

Hythe yacht firm recruits its new commercial director from classic car brand

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Luxury British boat builder, Fairline Yachts, has welcomed Dennis de Roos aboard as commercial director.

Hampshire warehouse sold for £6 million

Tuesday 19th February 2019

A HUGE Hampshire warehouse has been sold for £6 million.

Flybe reassures customers after airline collapse

Monday 18th February 2019

AIRLINE Flybe, which operates services in and out of Southampton, reassured customers after a rival operator filed for administration.

Totton-based Logistic firm Europa buy warehouse and contact centre from Menzies Response

Monday 18th February 2019

Logistics operator, Europa Worldwide Group, which has one of it 15 UK branches at Totton has acquired some of some of the trade and assets of Menzies Response – an end-to-end fulfilment and warehouse management service.

Troubled cake shop chain saved by Irish investment firm

Thursday 14th February 2019

CAKE CHAIN Patisserie Valerie, which has a branch in Winchester city centre still trading, has been bought out of administration by an Irish private equity firm, safeguarding nearly 2,000 jobs.

Winchester Business Excellence Awards set for launch next week

Thursday 14th February 2019

THE launch of the 2019 Winchester Business Excellence Awards (WBEA) is taking place next week.

Gaming tycoon recruits Hampshire experts to launch new marine venture

Thursday 14th February 2019

A GAMES and tech tycoon has assembled a crew of Hampshire experts to launch a new marine project.

Stars of Southampton hotel and hospitality sector honoured at new awards night

Wednesday 13th February 2019

STARS of the local hospitality sector were singled out at the first Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association Hospitality Awards, sponsored by Cab My Ride.

British American Tobacco signs deal with McLaren racing

Wednesday 13th February 2019

BEFORE a ban on tobacco advertising, cigarettes and Formula 1 were synonymous. Remember the Marlboro McLaren and the John Player Lotus?

Hampshire firm to supply robotic subs to nuclear waste facility

Tuesday 12th February 2019

SELLAFIELD Ltd has selected Tiger robotic vehicles, built by Fareham-based Saab Seaeye to work in one of the most hazardous environments on the planet.

Education centre moves into former bar premises in Southampton

Tuesday 12th February 2019

A VACANT high street premises has been leased to an education centre.

Eastleigh sheltered housing fitted with new Internet of Things water and fire safety sensors

Tuesday 12th February 2019

A Hampshire sheltered housing scheme is employing cutting edge Internet of Things (IoT) to improve safety.

Danny is the new charity champion at Totton offices of logistics firm Europa

Monday 11th February 2019

LOGISTICS firm Europa Worldwide Group has appointed senior account manager Danny Silver as its Charity Champion for its Totton office.

Flybe bosses say company will be wound up if sale is not agreed

Friday 8th February 2019

FLYBE, which operates several services out of Southampton, has warned its shareholders that the company will be wound up if they do not back a sale to a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic, haulage firm Eddie Stobart and US private equity firm Cyrus Capital.

Start-ups in Southampton have risen since Brexit vote

Friday 8th February 2019

IT'S been widely claimed that Brexit uncertainty has damaged business confidence but in Southampton, which voted to leave, there has been a rise in start-ups.

The Romsey Advertiser will hold digital advice seminar at its Redbridge offices

Thursday 7th February 2019

DIGITAL marketing is a key way for any business to raise its profile and attract new customers.

Expanding Hampshire coach firm takes on two new depot managers

Thursday 7th February 2019

One of Hampshire's biggest coach firms has appointed two new depot managers as it continues to expand across the south.

Hampshire lawyer says Brexit need not mean paralysis in the employment market

Thursday 7th February 2019

WITH just 50 days to go until Britain leaves the EU, Brexit is continuing to cause uncertainty among many businesses. However, one local employment and immigration expert says it needn’t mean paralysis.

Osprey and Modulift team up to lift 72 tonne catamaran into the water at Wight Shipyard

Wednesday 6th February 2019

A Southampton firm which specialises in moving and lifting abnormal loads were moving into uncharted waters when asked to lift a 72 tonne catamaran.