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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.

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.

Winchester Motor Group expand into Petersfield

Tuesday 5th February 2019

FAMILY-RUN Winchester Motor Group (WMG) has taken a new 10 yea-lease for its sixth car sales showroom as the business continues to expand across Hampshire.

Prominent building in Winchester city centre goes up for auction

Tuesday 5th February 2019

A PROMINENT commercial building in the heart of Winchester is to go under the auctioneer’s hammer.

Hampshire science park to host world trade summit

Tuesday 5th February 2019

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) is to host its first ever South of England World Trade Summit in Hampshire.

Hendy Group honours top performing Hampshire staff at sales awards hosted by comedian Rob Beckett

Tuesday 5th February 2019

SOUTH coast based Hendy Group began 2019 in style by honouring sales and support staff at car and truck dealerships in Hampshire for their contribution to a record year at an annual awards ceremony hosted by comedian Rob Beckett.

Daisy Wholesale's Lauren McManus, based at Chandler's Ford, up for national marketing award

Tuesday 5th February 2019

A HAMPSHIRE woman is the running for a national marketing award.

Lauren returns to commercial property sector with Keygrove in Southampton

Tuesday 5th February 2019

KEYGROVE Chartered Surveyors in Southampton has recruited Lauren Udall to assist with commercial agency and property management.

Senior stylist Yasmin Harris joins Misho at Stockbridge

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Misho Hair Studio in Stockbridge celebrates its first birthday in January by expanding its team to three with the arrival of experienced senior stylist Yasmin Harris.

Wine expert Adam Wilson is the new general manager Burley Manor restaurant and rooms in the New Forest

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Adam Wilson is the new general manager at Burley Manor,a restaurant and rooms, in the New Forest .

Romsey-based consultants WFBA expands its civil engineering team with flooding and drainage experts

Tuesday 5th February 2019

The Civil Engineering team at Romsey-based consulting civil and structural engineering company WFBA, has been expanded.

Southampton's Seawork expands as marine engineering expo comes aboard for 2019

Monday 4th February 2019

One of the region's biggest maritime trade events is set to expand this year.

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Go!Southampton agree to work more closely to promote city's businesses

Monday 4th February 2019

Two major business organisations have teamed up to promote Southampton.

Hampshire MasterChef winners to judge county's first street food awards

Friday 1st February 2019

TWO MasterChef winners are among the judges for the first street food awards in Hampshire.

Sixteen Southampton port staff qualify as mental first-aiders

Thursday 31st January 2019

Thanks to a training course held by MHFA England at Ocean Gate there are now 16 newly-qualified Mental Health First-Aiders at the Port of Southampton.

ABP in Southampton adopts stroke charity for 2019

Thursday 31st January 2019

Different Strokes Southampton has been announced as ABP Southampton’s Charity of the Year for 2019. The local charity offers support services to stroke survivors across Southampton and the surrounding areas and was chosen following a vote by ABP employees.

Southampton port firm invests £1 million in fleet of all-electric forklifts

Thursday 31st January 2019

Solent Stevedores has recently taken delivery of 33 fully electric counter balance fork lift trucks from STILL Materials Handling in preparation for the 2019 cruise season at the Port of Southampton.

Fareham cladding firm says it's primed for expansion after buyout by private equity firm

Wednesday 30th January 2019

THE firm that helped clad the extension to Southampton's Westquay shopping centre says its is preparing to accelerate its plans for growth after being acquired in a private equity deal.

Office project take shape at former allotment site near Rownhams

Tuesday 29th January 2019

New build courtyard barn style offices at Nursling Street, near Rownhams, have been released onto the market by by agents Primmer Olds B.A.S and Keygrove.

Property investors will be looking for 'bed's and 'boxes' in 2019

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Global real estate advisor CBRE has published its 2019 UK Real Estate Market Outlook report, which foresees a turbulent political scene, driven by Brexit uncertainty, causing hesitation and delay for property markets, businesses and consumers alike.

Southampton marketing agency bandv re-brand as Breckenridge in a return to firm's roots

Tuesday 29th January 2019

IT'S back to the future for Southampton marketing agency bandv.

New grocery delivery app launches in Southampton

Tuesday 29th January 2019

A NEW app that claims to be able to deliver more than 500 grocery items in under 28 minutes has launched in Southampton.

Karl Lovatt and Andy Barron join Whiteley-based business recovery specialist Portland as senior case administrators

Monday 28th January 2019

Following a rise in enquires and appointments, Hampshire and Dorset based Business Recovery and Cashflow experts, Portland has welcomed Karl Lovatt and Andy Barron to the team as senior case administrators.

Warsash academy open day promotes a career on the ocean wave

Monday 28th January 2019

Adventure, good pay and excellent career prospects - those are the selling points of a maritime career, say the organisers of an open day this weekend.

Deadline nears for entries for the first Southampton Star Awards for the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors

Monday 28th January 2019

PROFESSIONALS working across the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors have until midnight on Thursday to enter the inaugural Southampton Star Awards.

Solent businesses welcome government's new strategy to drive growth in maritime sector

Saturday 26th January 2019

A NEW government strategy to drive growth in the UK's lucrative maritime sector post-Brexit has been welcomed by business leaders in the Solent region.