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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.

We need more women in constructions, say Bovis Homes' new Hampshire-based build manager

Saturday 19th January 2019

A newly appointed build manager in Hampshire, who started out as a painter and decorator, says women are ripping up the rulebook in the housebuilding industry – but that there is still a long way to go.

Fareham mayors tours Saab Seaeye factory

Friday 18th January 2019

THE Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Susan Bayford made an official visit to the world’s leading manufacturer of underwater robotic vehicles, Saab Seaeye.

Promotions and new appointments at Ampfield planning firm Pro Vision

Tuesday 15th January 2019

PLANNING, architecture and urban design consultancy Pro Vision has appointed Louisa Jones as new head of ecology, promoted Christine Knowles to director and Kirstin Sullivan to associate director.

Emma Rudd goes back to her recruitment roots with Bond Williams at Ocean Village, Southampton

Monday 14th January 2019

Bond Williams Professional Recruitment has welcomed a fourth consultant to its Southampton team.

Mackoy wins contract for groundwork at Bellway Homes' Fair Oak development

Thursday 10th January 2019

CHANDLER'S Ford-based firm, Mackoy, has been appointed by Bellway Homes Wessex to conduct the groundworks for a new 34-home development in Fair Oak .

Growing Hampshire builder on course to hit target of 100 employees

Thursday 10th January 2019

Winchester based Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge) has celebrated a year of success, growing to a team of more than 80, well on the way to the target of 100 staff members by 2020.

Eastleigh's African Adventures named Best Volunteering Organisation at national awards

Tuesday 8th January 2019

AN Eastleigh company was awarded Best Volunteering Organisation at the 2018 British Youth Travel Awards.

Amiri awarded contract to build Fareham College's new civil engineering campus

Tuesday 8th January 2019

FAREHAM College has appointed a local firm to build its new Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC).

Small Business Commissioner calls for traffic light system to flag up big firms who pay late

Monday 7th January 2019

ALMOST a third of invoices issued by small businesses in the south east are not paid within the recommended time period of 30 days.

Hampshire-made submarine to start work in Norway

Monday 7th January 2019

A HAMPSHIRE-made unmanned sub is being used to monitor the level sediment build-up in Norwegian harbours.

Hendy automotive group buys out rival dealership in Portsmouth

Friday 4th January 2019

SOUTH coast automotive group Hendy has rounded off a successful 2018 with the acquisition of Hampshire based Seward Group.

New nail business sets up shop in town centre

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

A NEW nail business has set up shop in a town centre unit in Eastleigh.

Southampton van specialist joins forces with conversion experts

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

TWO commercial vehicle specialists have joined forces to provide a one-stop-shop conversion service for customers from Salisbury to the south coast.

Wickham couple launch luxury line of baby products

Tuesday 1st January 2019

A HUSBAND and wife team from Wickham has launched a premium baby toiletries brand.

Peppa Pig dubbed a global super brand as she conquers China

Wednesday 26th December 2018

SHE'S the pink British icon who has conquered the world and put a Hampshire theme park on the map.

Christmas close-down can throw some businesses into financial strife

Wednesday 19th December 2018

The Christmas close down is great for many employees but can leave some businesses in financial trouble.

Southampton's Daniel Scognamiglio named Travel Claims Lawyer of the Year at Legal Awards 2018

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Southampton-based lawyer Daniel Scognamiglio has been named Travel Claims Lawyer of the Year at the Legal Awards 2018.

Fareham fitness firm win at Uk awards for the third year running

Tuesday 18th December 2018

A Hampshire fitness firm has been honoured for th third year running at a national training awards.

Southampton team win flexible workspace of the year award.

Tuesday 18th December 2018

UBC is delighted to have won ‘Group Flexible Workspace of the Year 2018’ for its Enterprise House business centre in Southampton.

Teenager's initiative impresses the boss at Totton logistic firm

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Totton-based logistics firm Europa Road has welcomed its first school leaver, whose initiative impressed the regional manager.

Hampshire firm celebrates opening of its 60th Starbucks store

Monday 17th December 2018

A HAMPSHIRE business has just opened its 60th Starbucks store.

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.