Category: Business

Local car dealer helps Charity for injured servicemen

    Local car dealership Hendy Kia is helping injured  servicemen and women by continuing its support of a leading sailing charity. The Leigh Road based retailer is supporting ‘Toe in the Water’ by providing the local charity with a Kia Sportage SUV. Toe in the Water is an initiative that aims to inspire men and…

Residents speak out about nuisance neighbour

Residents living near the GE Aviation Factory in Hamble have been telling Eastleigh News about their nuisance neighbour… The factory, which covers a 62 acre site, has been through several changes of ownership over the years. It was built in 1937 for British Marine, was later owned by Folland, then by British Aerospace and now…

Winter draws on…

With the warmest weekend of the year (so far)  predicted, with the sun set to shine on Hedge End Carnival on Satuday (6th July), on Eastleigh Mela and the Mayor on Sunday (7th July) and with Hants Fire & Rescue warning about barbecue safety, elsewhere in the Borough of Eastleigh, staff at Southampton airport have been thinking ahead…

Magna workers edge closer to industrial action

Workers at Magna Seating on the airport Industrial estate have voted to ballot for industrial action after the company failed to reach an agreement with them despite five months of negotiations. The company which employs around 30 people supply seats for the Ford Transit plant next door but Ford have decided to close the plant…

Dave tells Maria “You can do it”

    The Prime Minister paid a flying visit to Eastleigh yesterday when he dropped into the B&Q headquarters in support of Maria Hutchings by-election campaign. It had been known that the PM was planning a visit to the constituency but the exact destination was kept a secret until the last minute. The retail giant…

Chancellor slams local development plans

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as added his voice to the row over the Council’s housing plans for Eastleigh by saying that they are in the ‘wrong areas’. The Chancellor was speaking as he accompanied Conservative party Candidate Maria Hutchings around the Prysmian factory in Bishopstoke. By-election Lib Dem rival Mike…

Eastleigh Uncut joins Starbucks protest

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UKuncut activists from Eastleigh joined forces with other anti-cut protestors from around the South Coast to stage a demonstration outside the Southampton branch of Starbucks yesterday (Saturday December 8)  – Part  of a nationwide protest being held that day at over 50 Starbucks coffee shops The action was intended to highlight an alleged £25 billion…

Online shoppers in Cyber Monday Xmas spree

  Web based retailing giant Amazon is anticipating the biggest internet spending spree of the year this evening  during what is dubbed ‘Cyber Monday’ as Christmas shoppers get ready to avoid crowds and town parking charges by maxing  out the plastic on high tech goodies – often cheap compared to high street prices. The first…

Magna Dispute: A worker speaks out

Workers at Magna, the  plant on the airport industrial estate that supplies Ford with  seats for the Transit, are pondering whether to vote for a strike ballot as they wait to discover if the company will improve their redundancy package. The workforce have been told they will be made redundant as their only customer, the Ford…

Not in our backyard! B&Q say no to tip

DIY retail giant B&Q are one of a number of local businesses and investors who say  they could move away if Eastleigh Borough Council pursue plans to build a new Waste Recycling Centre next door to their headquarters on Stoney Croft Rise off Chestnut Avenue. Eastleigh Borough Council have submitted a planning application to Hampshire…

48 Comet jobs to go from Hedge End

The administrators for stricken electrical retailer Comet has announced its latest job cuts which will see the closure of their Hedge End Home delivery depot with the loss of 48 jobs out of a total of 603 delivery hubs across the country. Only three weeks ago Comet were advertising vacancies locally for £7.79 ph delivery…

Huhne backs Hedge End’s innovation

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne, and Hedge End Town Council, have formally announced on their websites today, the news that Hedge End has been awarded “a £10,000 Government boost to help local traders in the Town”  As previously reported by Eastleigh News, in Hedge End also a Town Team Partner, the money has been awarded as part of the Dept…

“Why manufacturing matters”

Bill Ford, the Executive Chairman of Ford and a great-grandson of the Company founder Henry Ford believes that vehicle manufacturing is a major contributor to the economy and has described the damage to local communities when factories close. As Ford workers from the Transit Plant at Swaythling and Barton Park in Eastleigh meet today to…

New routes to boost Southampton Airport

Latest  passenger numbers have continued to remain depressed at Southampton Airport but its Managing Director David Lees has told Eastleigh News the airport is weathering economic headwinds far better than other regional airports and is optimistic that new routes for 2013 will lead to growth. A report to the Joint Airport Consultative Committee which met…