Category: Unemployment

B&Q axe 220 local posts

A year after B&Q opened their new 300,000 square feet head office in Chandler’s Ford they have announced they will be sacking 220 staff. Today’s announcement follows the news that profits at the DIY retailer had fallen by £30 million after another typical British summer had caused sales of hosepipes to plummet by 25 %…

Construction commences at Ageas Bowl

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Work has commenced on the new hotel, conference/hospitality and media facilities at the Ageas Bowl, in West End, Eastleigh. Performing the official “Ground-Breaking” ceremony today were the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council Cllr Keith House and The Ageas Bowl Chairman Rod Bansgrove. Representing the Contractors, Denizen, were the SW Area Manager Howard Pearson and the Project Manager…

Comet sold off for £2!

Electrical retailer Comet, who have a superstore in Woodside avenue, has been sold today to a private equity company for just £2 leaving employees to face an uncertain future. French parent company Kesa were anxious to offload the struggling chain after revenues dived by 22%. The bad news comes days after it was announced that…