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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.

Hampshire pump and plant hire firm Selwood moves into new premises

Thursday 13th December 2018

AN EXPANDING Hampshire pump and plant hire firm has opened new purpose-built premises near Verwood.

Burley marquee firm relocates to Fordinbridge

Tuesday 11th December 2018

A MARQUEe and equipment hire firm has acquired an industrial/warehouse unit on a popular business park on the fringe of the New Forest.

Fareham hotel appoints new general manager

Tuesday 11th December 2018

The Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham has appointed, George French as general manager.

Accountants HWB add to growing team at Chandler's Ford

Tuesday 11th December 2018

LEADING accountancy practice HWB in Chandler's Ford has further strengthened its business advisory and tax team with two key appointments as the firm continues to grow.

Hampshire's Hendy Group win Used Car Dealer of the Year Award

Monday 10th December 2018

SOUTH coast-based Hendy Group – which has dealerships in Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester and Eastleigh – has been named Used Car Dealership of the Year.

Long-term Winchester independent store could become a new restaurant

Friday 7th December 2018

PROPOSALS have been submitted to turn a former Winchester independent store into a restaurant.

Energy firms hold more than £45M of small business' cash in the south east

Tuesday 4th December 2018

ENERGY companies are holding more than £46 million belonging to businesses int he south - seriously impacting vital cashflow.

Green Halo partnership meets at Ordnance Survey HQ in Southampton to discuss 'green capital'

Tuesday 4th December 2018

A PARTNERSHIP looking to boost the natural environment by putting it at the heart of decisions about the environment, economy and communities has marked its first anniversary.

Winning innings with cricket club

Monday 3rd December 2018

THERE was a double celebration in Winchester recently as The Peter Cooper Motor Group celebrated a successful five year partnership with St Cross Symondians on the back of the cricket club’s league title winning season.

Southampton's DP World named as Port Operator of the Year

Friday 30th November 2018

DP World in the UK has won the Port Operator of the Year Award at this year’s Global Freight Awards in London.

National award for Solent Stevedores

Friday 30th November 2018

Solent Stevedores has scooped the prestigious People Development in Cargo Handling award at this year's International Bulk Journal Awards which celebrates excellence in the Maritime Bulk industry.

Hampshire business seminar hears that employment tribunals have increased by 90 per cent since fees were abolished

Thursday 29th November 2018

Employers are more likely than ever to be faced with defending legal claims from disgruntled staff, a Hampshire business seminar has heard.

Old friends reunited at Romsey engineering consultancy WFBA

Thursday 29th November 2018

The introduction of Patrick Fisher as senior engineer to Romsey consulting civil and structural engineering company WFBA, makes him the sixth recruited from the same national competito.

Hampshire tree surgeon Tom axed from The Apprentice

Wednesday 28th November 2018

A HAMPSHIRE based tree surgeon battling it out to become Lord Sugar's latest Apprentice has been give the chop.

Southampton taxi wins award for scheme which gets students home safely

Wednesday 28th November 2018

A SOUTHAMPTON taxi firm has carried home a national award for its scheme developed to keep student passengers safe.

Here's how the Echo can help create your business website

Wednesday 28th November 2018

DAILY Echo publisher Newsquest has launched a new service creating websites for small businesses.

Hampshire firm leading the charge to provide power points for electric cars

Tuesday 27th November 2018

As the race to ensure the UK is prepared for an increasing number of electric vehicles, hots up one Hampshire firm is celebrating installing 200 rapid chargers in a year.

Maddy's discount card business comes up trumps at Hampshire Women's Business Awards

Tuesday 27th November 2018

THE winners of the first Hampshire Women’s Business Awards have been announced.

City centre newsagents sold

Tuesday 27th November 2018

A WINCHESTER newsagents has changed hands after its owners decide to ‘pursue other business interests’.

KPMG at Chandler's Ford expands its team with 15 new recruits

Friday 23rd November 2018

THE South Coast office of accountancy firm KPMG at Chandler's Ford is going through a period of growth– with 15 promotions and 15 new staff hired.

Chandler's Ford IT technician Alex Wiggins wins award for improving building site safety

Tuesday 20th November 2018

IT technician Alex Wiggins, from Chandler's Ford, has received a special award for an initiative that is improving safety on construction sites.

Southampton hovercraft firm unveils its new model in South America

Tuesday 20th November 2018

SOUTHAMPTON hovercraft builder Griffon Hoverwork to launch its latest model at a trade fair in Chile.

Architect Christian Morris joins Pro Vision at Ampfield as associate director

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Christian Morris has joined planning, architecture and urban design consultancy Pro Vision as associate director.

Fareham's Barnbrook takes on engineering graduates after attending jobs fair

Tuesday 20th November 2018

A FAREHAM manufacturing firm is driving innovation with newly appointed electronic engineering graduates.

Civic chief's rates relief aim for businesses

Monday 19th November 2018

WINCHESTER City Council is aiming to help businesses with rate relief from mid-March, a meeting was told.

Hampshire energy provider's massive merger thrown into doubt

Wednesday 14th November 2018

A HAMPSHIRE energy provider has cast doubt over plans for a massive merger with a rival company.

Praise for success of new business park at Southampton's former Ford site

Wednesday 14th November 2018

THE second phase of a massive project to redevelop the former Ford factory on the outskirts of Southampton has moved up a gear.

Yacht repair firm moves up the Hamble to new Swanwick base

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Yacht refit and repair company Vortec Marine has opened a new workshop in Hampshire.

Senior Surveyor Luke Mort joins JLL in Southampton from Portsmouth's Holloway Iliffe & Mitchell

Tuesday 13th November 2018

PROPERTY consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) has expanded its South Coast Industrial agency team with the appointment of Luke Mort.

Bishops Waltham card shop and Fordingbridge farm shop on shortlist for national award

Monday 12th November 2018

A SPECIALIST card shop in Bishop’s Waltham and a New Forest farm shop are on the shortlist of retailers to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2018.

Fareham firm helps Netherlands flood defence project

Monday 12th November 2018

Fareham-based Walcon Marin has supplied specially-made pontoons to a flood management project in the Netherlands.

Bid to replace long-standing independent store with kitchen showroom rejected

Sunday 11th November 2018

PLANS to open a kitchen showroom where one of Winchester’s long-running independent store once stood have been thrown out by city council planners.

Work starts on £12m upgrade of Southampton's Ocean Terminal

Friday 9th November 2018

WORK on a £12m upgrade of one Southampton's cruise terminals has started.

Hampshire telecoms giant appoints new chief executive

Friday 9th November 2018

A HAMPSHIRE telecom giant has a new man at the helm day to day.

Now win an Aston Martin in £3m mega home competition

Thursday 8th November 2018

A COUPLE who are raffling their dream £3m house have thrown in a runner’s up prize – a brand new Aston Martin worth £160,000.

Freight firm rename one of their locosin honour of Armistice centenary

Thursday 8th November 2018

IN THE lead up to Armistice Day, a rail freight firm has renamed one of its locomotives Lest We Forget.

Southampton rated the third best place in the UK to live and work

Thursday 8th November 2018

SOUTHAMPTON is among the top three places to live and work in the UK, according to accountancy giants PwC (Price Waterhouse Cooper).

Southampton forklift firm taken over by Hull rival

Wednesday 7th November 2018

A LONG-ESTABLISHED Southampton firm specialising in the rental and sales of new and reconditioned sideloaders and forklift trucks has been bought out by a rival from Hull.

Paula Barnes to join personal injury team at Lester Aldridge's Southampton office

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Law firm Lester Aldridge has welcomeed Paula Barnes, who will be joining as a partner in the Personal Injury team in January 2019, based in the Southampton office.

Colden Common accountants merge with Andover business

Tuesday 6th November 2018

A COLDEN Common firm of accountants, tax and business advisers has joined forces with another Hampshire firm.

Expanding PR agency Briscoe takes three new staff for its Sarisbury Green office

Tuesday 6th November 2018

PR agency, Briscoe PR, has recruited three new people to its Hampshire team as part of an expansion and brand refresh.

Coach firm named best in the country

Monday 5th November 2018

FAREHAM-BASED coach firm Lucketts Group has been named the best in the country after winning one of the industry’s biggest national awards.

Iconic Southampton hotel sold for £29 million – and it's set to get a new name too

Saturday 3rd November 2018

A LANDMARK hotel in Southampton has been sold for £29 million.

Southampton tax firm teams up with the company behind one of the country's most famous signs

Friday 2nd November 2018

A HAMPSHIRE tax expert has helped a leading property company make significant tax savings over the refurbishment of an iconic London landmark.

Hampshire law firm wins two conveyancing awards at the Estate Agent of the Year Awards

Friday 2nd November 2018

South coast law firm, Churchers Solicitors, picked up two awards at this years Estate Agent of the Year Awards (ESTAS).

New executive director of Winchester BID leaves in shock departure

Thursday 1st November 2018

UNCERTAINTY surrounds the shock departure of the new boss of Winchester Business Improvement District.

Hampshire yacht firm to create 100 new jobs

Thursday 1st November 2018

A HAMPSHIRE boatbuilder has launched a recruitment drive for 100 new staff.

Business recovery firm Portland move into new premises at Solent Business Park in Whiteley

Thursday 1st November 2018

BUSINESS recovery and cashflow experts Portland have moved to new premises at Solent Business Park in Whiteley.

Winchester brewery raies a glass to its new home

Wednesday 31st October 2018

WINCHESTER'S Alfred's Brewery has celebrated its relaunch in larger premises.

Hampshire insolvency experts warn taxman could be pushing creditors further down the pecking order

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond's budget announce that HMRC would become preferential creditor when firms go bust could be a 'retrograde' step warns a Hampshire insolvency expert.