Tag: Business

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…

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.…

Local printer beats recession

Fair oak print and design

Despite the recession, business looks rosy for Eastleigh based Fair Oak  Design & Print Ltd. As part of their expansion into high quality digital printing, they have recently invested in a state of the art Xerox. Printer Charles Prewitt, with his wife Joy as financial manager, started the  family business in 2006 using a single…

Subdued Retail Sector Weighs on Town Centre

As the recession continues to bite, business lettings in Eastleigh remain languishing in the doldrums as the recent consultation paper on the Eastleigh Town Access plan acknowledged, describing the Town Centre as ‘Underperforming’. A report issued last week by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said economic growth in the third quarter was “considerably” slower…

“We prefer to live next to a dump”

Snooty councillors on the Conservative dominated Chandlers Ford and Hiltingbury local Area Committee have put the kibosh on a Co-op convenience store opening on Hursley road. Planning permission had been sought to convert the derelict Forum garage, fast becoming an eyesore, into a late night supermarket but the committee backed almost 600 residents who had…

The Russians are coming…

The shutters were down at the Monks Brook filling station on Chesnut Avenue yesterday prompting fears that the Total garage had been sold to Russian state owned gas and oil giant Gazprom. It transpired that the Passfield Avenue station had to close its doors when a technical problem affecting their tills left them unable to…