Category: Business

Stoke Park pupils enjoy ‘Magical Woodland’

Children at Stoke Park Infant School in Eastleigh are enjoying the first phase of a new ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’, thanks to a donation from house builder Linden Homes. The donation of £500 was gifted to Stoke Park Infant Association, which has been fundraising for the project. The creation of the ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’ will promote…

Wessex Swim School move venue

Eastleigh-based Wessex Swim School has expanded its portfolio of pools with the addition of a brand-new location in Bishop’s Waltham. It brings the number of locations Wessex Swim School operates to five and gives people even better access to the company’s popular services. Wessex Swim School, headquartered in Market Street in Eastleigh, was established in…

New HR start up has solutions for local SMEs

She’s spent nearly two decades travelling around the UK with high-flying corporate HR jobs, but Deborah Witcomb has brought professional life home to Hampshire. The 45-year-old HR practitioner has set up her own business, providing outsourced HR advice and support for SMEs in Southampton, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Romsey, Totton and Waterside. Her new company is…

Eastleigh based tourism company wins top international award

Eastleigh based company Tourism South East (TSE) successfully overcame opposition from VisitScotland and London & Partners to win a prestigious award for its marketing of South East England to overseas visitors during 2016. The award was presented at the UKInbound Gala Dinner in Plymouth. UKInbound CEO Deirdre Wells OBE, commented: ‘We were delighted to name…

Local landscapers win customer service award

An Eastleigh landscaping firm are celebrating seven years in business today with the news that they been awarded the title of “Best Customer Service” by a leading home renovation and design website. Aural Landscapes, who are based in West End, were chosen by members of the Houzz.com online community of home building, home improvement and…

MP hails latest job figures

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has welcomed  news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate since records began, and that unemployment remains at its lowest level for 11 years – down over 900,000 since 2010. In Eastleigh, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 1377 since…

Film Expo South ‘A big hit’

Dalek

The second Film Expo South event took place at Ageas Bowl last Friday bringing together practitioners and experts from every level of film making under one roof making it a one-stop-shop for film makers. Theoretically, it would have been possible to walk in with an idea for a film, pitch it and walk out later…

Don’t risk DIY recession warns PM

Cameron and Osbourne

The two most powerful men in the country, the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, were in Eastleigh on Monday morning to reveal the findings of the latest HM Treasury analysis of the short term effects that leaving the EU would have on the UK. Both men are usually very busy with lots…

Liz Truss ‘impressed’ by local farm food shop

Customer paying at shop counter

A local farm food shop made a big impression of Food and Farming Minister when she dropped by recently for a recent visit. Liz Truss was at J S Gourmet Foods at the recommendation of Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies to see for herself just how popular locally sourced and produced organic food is with shoppers.…

Local legend becomes comic book hero

Southampton’s legendary icon Sir Bevis of Hampton is to become a comic book hero for the first time, thanks to a collaboration between emerging writer Matt Beames and Tec Hub’s Marcus Pullen of Blue Donut Studios. Marcus, one of the founding members of Eastleigh’s digital business hub, will design and draw the illustrations based on…

New toy store opens in Swan Centre

A new toy shop will officially open in the Swan Centre on Saturday- just in time for Christmas and will be celebrating with special promotions and a charity trolley dash The 3,000 sq ft store is the latest branch of The Entertainer chain of toyshops. Throughout the day and there will be  special appearances from…

Jobs Minister dismisses ‘part-time myth’

Employment Minister Esther McVey has described claims that job growth is being fueled by part-time and temporary work as “scare stories” and “a myth.” The jobs Secretary was in town to record an episode of BBC Question Time and prior to the recording visited G W Martin engineering works accompanied by the Conservative candidate for…