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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 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.

Accountancy giant EY increases its UK revenue by 2.7 per cent

Tuesday 30th October 2018

ACCOUNTANCY giant EY has increased its UK revenue by 2.7 per cent in the financial year ending June 30, 2018, from £2.35bn to £2.41bn with a five-year compound annual growth rate of seven per cent.

Hampshire business leaders call for rates reform and investment to promote growth from today's budget

Monday 29th October 2018

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond is expected to deliver a boost for struggling high street businesses in today's budget in the shape of rates relief but business leaders have warned that the measures do not go far enough

Questions raised about county-wide community bank scheme

Monday 29th October 2018

QUESTIONS have been raised about the viability of a county-wide community bank project after a councillor questioned whether it was right to continue backing it.

Foreign Affairs Select Committee visit the port of Southampton

Friday 26th October 2018

MEMBERS of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee visit the port

Red Funnel boss flies the flag for area in New York - aboard Britain's new £3bn aircraft carrier

Thursday 25th October 2018

Britain's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, acted a flagship for the nation's maritime sector when it visited New York this week.

RSM named busiest mergers and acquisitions financial adviser in the South East

Thursday 25th October 2018

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has been named the busiest mergers and acquisitions financial adviser in the South East according to the latest Experian/MarketIQ report.

Dock firm creates new office out of old shipping containers

Wednesday 24th October 2018

A striking new office complex has been unveiled at the Port of Southampton by ECOsubsea, the hull-cleaning company.

Hampshire law firm takes on 12 new trainees

Wednesday 24th October 2018

A HAMPSHIRE law firm has welcomed 12 new trainees to its team.

Southampton insurance firm bought out by global competitor

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

A SOUTHAMPTON Insurance firm has been bought by a global rival.

Driving service with a winning name comes to south Hampshire

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

A driving service which takes its named from an academy award-winning film has arrived in south Hampshire.

Poor tax advice is costing businesses thousands, warn E3 at Eastleigh seminar

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

POORLY-advised businesses in the South are missing out on government-backed tax relief relating to the life cycle of commercial and certain residential properties.

Hampshire translation gains foothold in Europe pre-Brexit

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

A FORWARD-LOOKING Hampshire business has secured a foothold in Europe with the acquisition of a Polish translation company.

Steve Powell is new head of Begbies Traynor's Southampton office

Monday 22nd October 2018

CORPORATE recovery specialist Begbies Traynor has bolstered its growing team in Southampton with the

Oil firm moves to office in the heart of Southampton

Monday 22nd October 2018

RAPIDLY-GROWING national oil and fuel distributor WP Group has moved its head office operation from Hythe to the heart of the Southampton.

Housing minister addresses Solent Business Forum

Monday 22nd October 2018

BUSINESS representatives met with Housing Minister Kit Malthouse MP to discuss government policy and local business issues.

Hampshire-based air traffic control centre wins national transport award

Friday 19th October 2018

NATS, the UK air traffic management service, based at Whitely, has been recognised for its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.

Ever wondered what the 'cloud' looks like? Well, this is part of it....

Friday 19th October 2018

DATA centre provider ServerHouse has added another facility to their portfolio as businesses across the South embrace the need to improve their security and data management, while bringing the cloud to the customer.

Tom's dodgy doughnuts don't impress Lord Sugar

Thursday 18th October 2018

SOUTHAMPTON Apprentice candidate Tom Bunday narrowly escaped being fired after his team were responsible for developing some disgusting doughnuts in the third episode of the reality series.

Southampton firm completes refit of Britanny ferry

Thursday 18th October 2018

Southampton-based ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS has completed its second major high speed craft refit in France.

Hampshire firm named Start up of the Year at British Engineering Excellence Awards

Wednesday 17th October 2018

A HAMPSHIRE electronics and software design company has been named Start-up of the Year at the British Engineering Excellence Awards.

Work starts on new £3.4m office block

Wednesday 17th October 2018

FAREHAM-BASED Amiri Construction have started work on a £3.46m three-store office block at Whiteley.

Hampshire accountancy firm doubles in size overnight

Tuesday 16th October 2018

A HAMPSHIRE accountancy firm double in size from taking over new business

Wealth managers to open new office in Winchester

Tuesday 16th October 2018

ONE of the UK’s leading wealth managers is to open a brand-new office in Winchester.

Bonded warehouses could deliver post-Brexit bonanza for landlords

Tuesday 16th October 2018

INDUSTRIAL property specialists are predicting more demand for warehouse space post-Brexit, delivering a potential economic and employment boost for the South.

New owner has big plans for Hampshere garden centre

Tuesday 16th October 2018

THE new owner of a Hampshire garden centre has big plans for its future.