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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.

Plans unveiled for new workspace in Marlands shopping centre

Monday 16th July 2018

PLANS for ‘Network’, Southampton’s new flexible work space, have been unveiled at a hard hat tour of the site on the second floor of the Marlands shopping centre.

PHOTOS: Celebrating the best in the business at awards ceremony

Saturday 14th July 2018

A family-run construction business which has grown from one-man band to a firm employing 180 with turnover of £90m was named Trethowans Business of the Year at the Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards 2018.

Southampton-based Oyster sells first yacht since coming out of administration

Friday 13th July 2018

Southampton-based Oyster Yachts has delivered its first yacht since being saved from going under by gaming tycoon Richard Hadida.

£60m regeneration project which unlocks more than 100 new homes in Southampton is handed over

Friday 13th July 2018

A £60M Southampton regeneration scheme celebrated a major milestone this week as more than 100 new homes were officially handed over.

England World Cup hero to be guest of honour at awards night

Thursday 12th July 2018

GUESTS at tomorrow night’s Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards will be able to discuss England’s World Cup performances with hero of 1966 Sir Geoff Hurst.

New bank to open in Southampton city centre

Thursday 12th July 2018

AS the UK’s big name banks shut down hundreds of high street branches one firm is bucking the trend.

Accountancy firm with major presence in Hampshire merges with top 20 rival

Wednesday 11th July 2018

ONE of the UK’s fastest growing business advisory groups, Baldwins, part of the CogitalGroup, is expanding into Southampton for the first time after joining forces with local firm, Wilkins Kennedy.

Supermarket to close doors early if England make World Cup Final

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Some supermarkets are to close their doors early amid signs of a quiet Sunday afternoon on the High Street if England make it through to the World Cup final.

Southampton woman's family card game massive hit

Tuesday 10th July 2018

A Southampton woman's family card game has become a best seller on Amazon since its release in October.

Ten firms chosen to for Hampshire's first space cluster

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Ten space-related innovation projects have been selected from a field of nearly 70 to receive a comprehensive package of incubation support worth more than £12,000 each over the next six months.

Refurbished New Forest office complex now fully occupied

Tuesday 10th July 2018

A NEW Forest office centre is now 100 per cent occupied.

Hampshire telecoms firm picks up Vodafone award

Monday 9th July 2018

Hampshire telecoms firm Onecom has been named Total Communications Partner 2018 at the Vodafone partner awards held at County Hall in London.

Southampton ship repair sign major deal at Seawork

Thursday 5th July 2018

Southampton ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS is aiming to expand into international markets after signing a deal at this week's Seawork commercial marine exhibition and conference.

EY names new managing partner for its Southampton office

Thursday 5th July 2018

EY has appointed Dave Hales as the new office managing partner in Southampton.

Hampshire firm hits the mark with £15k raised at shooting event

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

HOT shots at a sponsored clay pigeon shoot helped raise £15,00 for a cancer charity.

Eastleigh firm's clay pigeon shoot is on target for breast cancer charity

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

HOT shots at a sponsored clay pigeon shoot helped raise £15,00 for a cancer charity.

New specialist recruitment agency comes to Southampton

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

A HUGE shortage in IT and cyber security experts in the region has prompted a specialist recruitment agency to open a new office in Southampton.

Team from Hampshire insurance firm make 180-mile cycle ride for charity

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

TWENTY-FIVE members of staff from Southampton-based investment business, Old Mutual Wealth cycled to Paris in memory of their colleague Simon Field, who died last year of Muscular Dystrophy.

Southampton set to welcome one of the world's biggest maritime events

Monday 2nd July 2018

THE world of work boats will be focussed on Southampton this week for one of the biggest maritime trade shows in Europe.

Port of Southampton to run public drop-in sessions to explain its clear strategy

Friday 29th June 2018

THE Port of Southampton will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions for the public to find out more about owner ABP's clean air strategy published last week..

Telecoms firm expands offices

Wednesday 27th June 2018

A Hampshire telecoms firm has a new home in the heart of Southampton.

Telecoms firm moves into new premises in heart of Southampton

Wednesday 27th June 2018

A HAMPSHIRE telecoms firm has a new home in the heart of Southampton.

Angharad Tye-Reeve joins Southampton office communications agency Grayling

Tuesday 26th June 2018

SOUTH coast communications agency, Grayling, has expanded its team with the appointment of senior account manager, Angharad Tye-Reeve.

Southampton ad agency wins four awards in one week

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Southampton-based marketing communications agency, Carswell Gould, is celebrating after winning four awards in one week.

More than 20 Hampshire suppliers would be affected by Airbus quitting UK post-Brexit

Tuesday 26th June 2018

More than 20 firms in Hampshire face uncertain future from the Airbus Brexit threat to quit the UK warns a South East England Labour MEP

Gary Whitear appointed general sales manager at Pete Cooper's Hedge End showroom

Tuesday 26th June 2018

GARY Whitear has been appointed as general sales manager at Prestige Cars by Peter Cooper in Hedge End.

Paul moves from KPMG to Grant Thornton

Monday 25th June 2018

Accountants Grant Thornton has announced the appointment of Paul Holland as assurance director across the Southampton and Thames Valley region.

Law firm celebrates 200 years

Monday 25th June 2018

ONE of Hampshire’s oldest law firm celebrated its 200th anniversary at the 02 Guildhall in Southampton.

Hampshire law firm celebrates 200th birthday in style

Sunday 24th June 2018

ONE of Hampshire’s oldest law firm celebrated its 200th anniversary at the 02 Guildhall in Southampton.

Southampton professor honoured for her work to reduce carbon footprint of hairdressing industry

Sunday 24th June 2018

A SOUTHAMPTON professor who has helped the hairdressing industry save billions by cutting energy and water use has been honoured with a national award.

Southampton ranked as top consumer ‘powerhouse’, new report shows

Friday 22nd June 2018

SOUTHAMPTON and Bournemouth's consumer sectors are among the fastest growing in the UK, according to a new report by Irwin Mitchell which has also reveals how Portsmouth is struggling to match the performance of its rivals on the south coast.

Hampshire property firms clash at annual touch rugby tournament

Friday 22nd June 2018

A HAMPSHIRE commercial property firm raised £2,000 to help tackle cancer with its annual touch rugby tournament.

New flights from Southampton to Mama Mia island take off next month

Thursday 21st June 2018

A NEW air service linking Southampton to the holiday isle of Skiathos makes its debut next month.

Hampshire Chamber make some changes

Thursday 21st June 2018

HAMPSHIRE Chamber of Commerce is set to strengthen its lobbying clout and member services following a strategic review of operations.

New commercial property team unveiled following south coast merger

Tuesday 19th June 2018

THE largest commercial property transactional team in the Solent region has been unveiled following the merger between Vail Williams and Hughes Ellard.

Flybe reports another year of losses but they are a substantial improvement on previous figures

Tuesday 19th June 2018

AN airline which operates several services out of Southampton has reported another years of losses but the company is much closer to getting back into the black.

High-profile data breach is stark reminder for Hampshire businesses to shore up their card payment security

Tuesday 19th June 2018

A HAMPSHIRE company which specialises in card payment solutions, is warning businesses to strengthen security in the wake of one of the UK’s biggest data breaches.

Solent ferry firm appoints its first environment officer

Tuesday 19th June 2018

MARINE Environment Science specialist Nicola Craig has joined Wightlink as the ferry company’s first Environmental Officer.

South coast commercial property firm Lambert Smith Hampton takes on new surveyor

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Commercial property firm Lambert Smith Hampton LSH) has strengthened its office advisory team on the south coast with the appointment of Oliver Hockley.

After more than 90 years Hampshire transport firm appoints its first female director

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Hampshire coach firm Lucketts has bolstered it board with the appointment of Sally Wassall as HR director.

Clydesdale agrees takeover of Virgin Money to create UK's sixth largest bank

Monday 18th June 2018

CYBG which owns Clydesdale Bank has reached a takeover deal with Virgin Money that values the bank at £1.7 billion but is likely to lead to more than 1,500 job losses.

First of futuristic train fleet arrives in Southampton

Monday 18th June 2018

THE first locomotive of a futuristic new fleet made its debut appearance in the UK at the port of Southampton.

Milk firm's multi-million pound investment in eco-vans

Friday 15th June 2018

BRITAIN’S largest doorstep milk delivery service, is rolling out its quietest and most-environmentally friendly delivery vehicles to date on the south coast.

PHOTOS: City restaurants named among top ten in country

Friday 15th June 2018

TWO Hampshire restaurants have been named among the top ten nationally, according to a leading bookings website.

Hampshire firm teams up with Uber to help start-ups

Tuesday 12th June 2018

StartUp Disruptors is partnering with Uber to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship along the south coast.

Hampshire construction firm's new site manager arrives by motorbike

Tuesday 12th June 2018

EXPANDING Fareham-based Amiri Construction has appointed Simon Pervin as a senior site manager.

New high speed Solent ferry enters the water for first time

Friday 8th June 2018

Red Funnel’s new Hi-Speed passenger catamaran Red Jet 7 has entered the water for the first time in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Newspaper boss joins board of rescued yacht company in Southampton

Thursday 7th June 2018

A FORMER newspaper boss has joined the board of a Hampshire yacht firm recently rescued from administration.