Business owner campaigning against rates rises says: ‘rates relief doesn’t go far enough’

FOLLOWING the government’s decision to provide funding for firms hit with rising business rates, some local owners are saying the grants aren’t enough.


Firm wins Sustained Business Performance award

A LOAD monitoring technology firm has collected a sustained business performance award.


Kendall will ‘continue to flourish’

CONSTRUCTION materials supplier Aggregate Industries has acquired a fellow aggregate and ready-mix concrete supplier.


WATCH: Friends taking over Portsmouth pub say: ‘We’re just three lads trying to make it’

THREE friends from Portsmouth are embarking on a new venture by taking ownership of an historic pub.

Employer of the Year Award Winner Digi Tool Box. Picture: Vernon Nash

WATCH: The News Business Excellence Awards highlight reel

A glittering event attracted over 400 professionals to Portsmouth Guildhall in February.

Alan Mak, MP, with Sam Fulcher and Derek Burton of Cougar Automation

Job fair graduate leads firm’s technological drive

A GRADUATE who found work at a Havant jobs fair has been spearheading a project to develop cutting-edge, new technology.


55,000 firms set up by entrepreneurs in South

THE Office for National Statistics has reported that some 55,960 new businesses have been set up by entrepreneurs in the South East.


Regional prize for financiers

A FAREHAM-based financial firm has been named as a regional winner.

Coach firm goes for gold''David James (National Express), Mark Jordan and Dave Allen of Lucketts and Janet Burke (National Express)

Coach firm celebrates more Golden Spanner success

FOR a third year running, Lucketts Group has picked up National Express’s Golden Spanner award.

Chloe Smith, Minister for the Constitution with, from left, Gosport BC returning officer Michael Lawther and council leader Cllr Mark Hook

Top-level welcome for voter ID trial

A TOP minister has thanked Gosport Borough Council for taking part in a national trial for voting.

The Skills Minister Anne Milton MP, hosted by Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage, has visited Cemast at Lee-on-the-Solent where she spoke to apprentices and staff. 'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (180223-1)

Tech school praised by skills supremo

IN a week of many minister visits, the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP came to CEMAST in Fareham to witness innovative and unique skills training.

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Mayor of Winchester Cllr David McLean, left, with Corinne Seely and Fred Langdale from Exton Park

Staff lose eight hours sleep a week to stress

A NEW report has revealed that the average employee in the south east loses over eight hours sleep a week due to work concerns.

Mayor of Winchester Cllr David McLean, left, with Corinne Seely and Fred Langdale from Exton Park

Mayor takes tour of Meon Valley vineyard

THE MAYOR of Winchester recently paid a visit to a local vineyard.

Carol Chapman, HIOWAA volunteer, hands collection boxes to Lauren Bennett, Garsons assistant manager

Centre works to keep air ambulance up in the sky

AWARD-winning garden centre, Garsons of Titchfield, has chosen Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance as its charity of the year.

Julie-Ann Harris has appointed JJulie-Ann Harris to its Family team Picture by Sam Stephenson / VERVATE

Law firm appoints family specialist to growing team

COFFIN MEW has appointed a new partner in its Family team.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, gestures, as he delivers his first spring statement in the House of Commons

A mixed reaction to chancellor’s spring statement

BUSINESS leaders have had a mixed reaction to the chancellor’s spring statement.


MP attends malaria event

PENNY Mordaunt MP demanded immediate action and investment at a charity event in London last night.

The Biscoes team celebrates a double merger

Solicitors kicks off the year with two mergers

A LAW firm is celebrating completing mergers with two local companies.

Laura Bennett creating her bespoke jewellery

‘Firms should be flexible in these progressive times’

A RECRUITMENT expert is leading the way for women in business.

Darren Cooper accepting his award from Volkswagen MD, Alison Jones

Volkswagen presents top award to Hampshire man

ONE of Europe’s biggest car manufacturers has presented a Hampshire businessman with a top award.

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