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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 Chamber of Commerce welcomes new president

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

ONE of Hampshire’s biggest business organisations has a new president.

Gallery celebrates 30 years

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A WINCHESTER art gallery is celebrating its 30th year in the city with a new exhibition.

Flat Whites expands

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

IT’S the popular Winchester coffee shop that provides artisan coffee and cakes from a quirky mobile pod in the city centre.

Budget: What tax changes will the Chancellor pull out of his red box this morning?

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

FACED with mounting electoral, political and fiscal challenges – and the prospect of a looming Cabinet reshuffle – today's Budget delivered by a Chancellor under pressure. So how will he react and what exactly can we expect in the red box? Commenting ahead of the Budget, Michelle Harris, regional head of tax at RSM in Southampton tries to predict what Mr Hammond might have in his red box...

The Cunard boss who has helped raise £2 million for charity

Tuesday 21st November 2017

A MANAGER at Southampton-based cruise ship line has received an award for her work to help her company raise £2m for a national youth charity.

New hampshire store has three lines – coffee, comics and games

Tuesday 21st November 2017

A new "haven for geeks" has celebrated its grand opening at The Brooks Shopping Centre, Winchester

Business leaders call for a budget for house builders and buyers

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Business leaders are calling support for the construction industry and house buyers in tomorrow's budget.

Two new investment managers for Brooks Macdonald at Fareham

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Investment manager Brooks Macdonald strengthens its Fareham office with appointment of new investment managers –Jennifer Carter and Johnathon Rivers.

Hampshire firm trials new hybrid coach which can cut fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent

Monday 20th November 2017

A HAMPSHIRE coach company has been chosen to trial the very latest hybrid vehicle technology.

Artisan Winchester coffee 'pod' Flat Whites moving to permanent shop

Friday 17th November 2017

A popular Winchester coffee shop that provides artisanal coffee and cakes from a quirky pod in the city centre will soon be opening a new outlet at a more permanent location.

Winchester firm Arqiva scraps floatation plans due to 'market uncertainty'

Friday 17th November 2017

A MULTI-MILLION pound provider of broadcast infrastructure services has scrapped its plan to float on the London Stock Exchange.

Hampshire nurseries ban kids from using glitter

Friday 17th November 2017

CHILDREN are to be banned from using glitter at a group of nurseries due to concerns about the damage it does to the environment.

Romsey family firm bought by investment company

Thursday 16th November 2017

Hampshire-based Haworth Castings has been acquired by Ilfracombe-based investment casting company Investacast, under the ownership of Expromet, for an undisclosed sum.

£30m South Central development in Test Lane, on the outskirts of Southampton, is taking shape

Tuesday 14th November 2017

A new £30m industrial development in Southampton is taking shape.

PHOTOS: Apprentice star helps company launch new service at luxury Southampton hotel

Tuesday 14th November 2017

MORE than 100 guests gathered to celebrate the relaunch of Eric Robinson Solicitors’ Corporate & Commercial Team as ‘ER Business’ at the Southampton Harbour Hotel.

New-look Hampshire health food shop creates three jobs

Monday 13th November 2017

HEALTH food chain Holland and Barrett, has re-opened its store on Above Bar Street in Southampton as a flagship ‘MORE’ store which showcases the latest concepts in specialist food, ethical beauty and sports nutrition.

Hampshire tech boss warns that criminals can use connected devices to connect to hack your business

Friday 10th November 2017

AS a new report warns that the use of connected devices in the home can be used to steal data, a Fareham business says it’s not just consumers at risk.

Hampshire telecoms bosses invest in mobile repair business featured on Dragon's Den

Friday 10th November 2017

A SUCCESSFUL Dragon's Den contestant has won backing from a Hampshire telecoms firm.

Back to the 1840s - building firm delivers by horse and cart

Thursday 9th November 2017

STEPPING onto a penny farthing and delivering by horse and cart.

Hampshire office building changes hands for £5.2m

Thursday 9th November 2017

PROPERTY firm The RO has completed a £5.2m purchase of a Southampton office building.

Southampton's 'lentil belt' could be broken up by steakhouse

Thursday 9th November 2017

IT’S been hailed the “lentil belt” of Southampton – but it could be broken up by a new steak restaurant.

Twitter's 280-character limit trial to be rolled out around the world

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Twitter's trial of a 280-character limit is to be expanded to users globally, the social media site has announced.

Hampshire air traffic controller wins 10-year London City contract

Tuesday 7th November 2017

LONDON City Airport has renewed its agreement with Hampshire-based NATS as its air traffic service provider for the next 10 years.

Southampton bus company Unilink appoints Kerrie Grant to take over day-to-day running of the firm

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Kerrie Grant is taking the wheel at Southampton bus company Unilink, parent company Go South Coast has confirmed.

Steve Miles is new non-exec director at Southampton-based construction consultancy Evolution5

Tuesday 7th November 2017

SOUTHAMPTON-BASED construction consultancy Evolution5 has appointed Steve Miles to its board as non-executive director.

Property firm toasts new home

Monday 6th November 2017

A SOUTH coast property firm celebrated a move to a new office and a successful year with a rooftop drinks reception for clients and guests

Japanese trade delegation visits Hampshire

Thursday 2nd November 2017

A TRADE Mission from Japan has visited Southampton to learn more about the workings of the port's cruise and container operations.

Hampshire accountant goes from working from home to business premises in just one year

Wednesday 1st November 2017

A HAMPSHIRE firm of accountants which started from its founder's home just a year ago has opened its first office to keep pace with the growing demand from its client base

'Netflix for jewellery' wins Hampshire leg of national pitching competition

Wednesday 1st November 2017

THE UK’s first jewellery rental subscription service has been crowned the Winchester winner of a national pitching tour.

'Netflix for jewellery' wins Hampshire leg of national pitching competition

Monday 30th October 2017

THE UK’s first jewellery rental subscription service has been crowned the Winchester winner of a national pitching tour.

Hampshire lawyer urges company bosses to be aware of gig economy rulings

Friday 27th October 2017

A RECENT spate of high-profile legal cases could spell trouble ahead for business who treat regular workers as self-employed service providers, a Hampshire lawyer has warned.

New tug comes into operation at Hampshire port

Thursday 26th October 2017

A NEW tug has been introduced to the Svitzer fleet of five in the Port of Southampton.

Jobs hang in the balance as boatbuilder enters administration

Wednesday 25th October 2017

DOUBT hangs over the future of 15 jobs after a Hampshire boatbuilder went into administration.

Student homes boom 'will change the face of Southampton'

Tuesday 24th October 2017

A BOOM in student housing and the rise of co-living will change the face of towns and cities along the south coast over the next 10 years, says property consultancy JLL.

Hampshire builder secures £26m package to finance expansion plans

Tuesday 24th October 2017

A FAMILY OWNED care home company is set for further expansion after agreeing a £26 million financing package with its new banker.

Maverick tycoon to speak at Hampshire business summit

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Maverick entrepreneur Sir John Timpson will be offering insights into his unique management style to the South’s business leaders at the Solent Business Growth Summit 2017.

Hampshire airport hosts launch event for new airline for winter sports market at new hotel

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Southampton Airport celebrated the launch of new airline, powdair, which will flying to Sion, Switzerland from December 15.

Southampton comedy nights cancelled as firm goes into administration

Monday 23rd October 2017

A COMEDY club chain which holds nights in Southampton has gone into administration.

Plans to 'force out' Southampton businesses are approved - but opponents label scheme 'disastrous and wasteful'

Wednesday 18th October 2017

CIVIC chiefs have approved controversial plans to take over three businesses in Southampton to bring forward a multi-million pound regeneration project.

Reckon you're a good inventor? Then you have a chance to win £50,000...

Wednesday 18th October 2017

THE search is on to find and help hidden inventors.

'Remarkable' design could see flying submarine take to the seas

Wednesday 18th October 2017

IT’S an idea straight out of James Bond or the sixties puppet series Stingray but the idea of a flying submarine, developed by a Hampshire firm, has impressed defence experts.

Home businesses could provide extra £4.3billion for economy

Tuesday 17th October 2017

AN EXTRA £4.27 billion in revenue could be generated for the economy across Southampton and the South if home businesses could grow and move into commercial premises.

'Ticking timebomb' in boardrooms of businesses

Tuesday 17th October 2017

THERE’S a ticking timebomb in the boardrooms of many small businesses, warns a firm of accountants.

Cruise ship set to leave Southampton for the last time

Saturday 14th October 2017

A CRUISE ship is to make its final voyage from Southampton this month.

Hundreds of Hampshire jobs to be lost at defence firm

Tuesday 10th October 2017

BAE Systems is planning to cut almost 2,000 jobs in its military, maritime and intelligence services under moves to streamline its business and have a "sharper" competitive edge.

PHOTOS: Demonstrators take to Southampton city centre in double-decker bus

Monday 9th October 2017

DEMONSTRATORS took to the streets over the weekend in a campaign bus as they battled to save a Southampton respite centre.

Hampshire woman drives off in new Fiesta after winning competition

Monday 9th October 2017

A hampshire woman has driven off in a brand new Ford Fiesta after winning a competition with a motor dealership.

Revealed: Retail giant scraps plans to develop Southampton city-centre site

Sunday 8th October 2017

A SUPERMARKET giant has pulled out of the race to build a new city centre store on the site of one of Southampton’s biggest regeneration projects.

Yoga lover Laura opens studio from scratch

Thursday 5th October 2017

ORIGINALLY it was only meant to be a dream.

TV star hosting business celebration party in Southampton

Wednesday 4th October 2017

A Hampshire law firm will be celebrating a year of rapid expansion and the relaunch of its commercial department.