Category: Business

Clegg blasts Eastleigh Ukip

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has accused Ukip of pretending that blaming foreigners can solve problems in Eastleigh. Deputy Prime Minister Clegg made the remarks while on a visit to the Prysmian factory in Eastleigh to celebrate 100 years of cable making in the south by the company that was formerly owned by Pirelli and…

Britain’s Best Pharmacist is in Bishopstoke

The small village of Bishopstoke might seem an unlikely setting to find Britain’s best pharmacist but Sultan Dajani , who runs Wainwrights chemist at Riverside, has just won the title in a competition organised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in conjunction with Woman’s Weekly magazine. Sultan, also known as Sid to his customers, is just…

Local Pub in D-Day door dispute

An Eastleigh publican has described online rumours that he won’t serve military veterans as “nonsense”. Chas Stone, the owner of Stones, was responding to social media messages that were posted following an incident on Friday night – the day of the D-day commemorations- when a group of ex-servicemen were turned away from the popular High…

Free mentoring package for local firms

  Local firms active in aviation, marine and engineering are in line for free mentoring and coaching under a dedicated package of help from WSX Enterprise thanks to a new government backed scheme. The Fareham-based, not-for-profit support organisation has been appointed to deliver a government-funded programme in the South East called Air, Land and Sea.…

Cable’s £3 million boost to local green economy

Business secretary Vince Cable has announced  £3 million pounds worth of Regional Growth Funding for the “Future Solent Green Growth Programme” while visiting their inaugural conference at the Ageas Bowl on Friday. Future Solent is a partnership of local business leaders, politicians and green tech experts who are trying to stimulate sustainable economic growth while…

Hampshire Chamber to deliver start-up support

A partnership service signposting business start-ups in the SO postcode area to expert advice and help is launching with help from Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. Southampton Business Start-up offers a package of practical steps designed to put budding entrepreneurs in touch with an extensive and well-qualified support network. The service, which has the backing of…

Factory bosses promise action on resident concerns

  Disgruntled residents in Hamble’s Cliffe Avenue who say they are fed up  with noise, traffic and litter from the nearby GE Aviation factory  have been assured by the plant’s US bosses that their concerns are being taken ‘seriously’. In Eastleigh News last week Ray Turner told of a series of complaints from locals which included…