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Benefex Employee Benefit Solutions wins £4.2m Business Growth Fund Investment

October 11, 2011 by J Wade

Exciting news for Beneflex and Southampton job hunters. Beneflex have won a £4.2 million investment award from the Business Growth Fund which they plan to use to expand their business and hope to create 100 new jobs in Southampton to facilitate their expansion plans. 

Champagne & Lace Bridal Lounge Under Investigation

October 4, 2011 by J Wade

Fraud officers are currently investigating the unexpected closure of the Southampton bridal store Champagne and Lace Bridal Lounge. It closed in July and left many brides-to-be out of pocket and without a dress.

Champagne and Lace Bridal Lounge was on Southampton High Street on the junction with Bernard Street.

Southampton Software Developers Five One Two build new systems for eFlorist

September 8, 2011 by J Wade

Southampton based software development company, Five One Two, managed to beat some strong competition from software giants IBM and Microsoft to win the contract to build a new order system for eFlorist. eFlorist is the UK’s largest network of florists with 1,800 clients and is based in Romsey.

Dragon’s Den Investor Backs Local Entrepreneurs

September 7, 2011 by J Wade

Duncan Bannatyne has made an investment in Freckles and Gilbert, a new business set up by a Hampshire entrepreneur Jenna Rayer and her business partner Sam Charles. Jenna and Sam are costume design graduates from The Bournemouth Arts Institute.

Southampton Centre for Biomedical Research Awarded £17m for Nutrition and Respiratory Research

August 23, 2011 by J Wade

Great news for medical research in Hampshire this week as the University of Southampton has received £17 million of government funding towards its nutrition and respiratory research and the Southampton Centre for Biomedical Research (SCBR)

Moss Marine Win £1.5 Million Contract With Gardline To Boost Our Ship Building Industry

August 1, 2011 by J Wade

Excellent news for Southampton based Moss Marine - they have won a £1.5 million contract to build and fit out the accommodation quarters on a new Gardline geo-survey ship.

Southampton Airport Ambassadors Now Equipped With iPads

July 11, 2011 by J Wade

Southampton Airport’s dedicated customer service team have equipped themselves with Apple iPad tablets to enable them to provide the highest quality service to passengers.

£800,000 Project To Improve Southampton's Oxford Street

June 23, 2011 by J Wade

Great news for Southampton’s residents and businesses as Southampton city council have announced plans to give Oxford Street a major makeover.

Oxford Street is home to many restaurants and public houses such as The Grand Cafe, Scoozi, Le Esquina and The Grapes. There are also many businesses such as Equinox, Rothmans Chartered Accountants and Mint Casino.

Southern Cross Healthcare Homes Threatened By Closures

June 8, 2011 by J Wade

Southern Cross Healthcare are facing further financial problems and they have announced job cuts and possible care home closures. Southern Cross are the biggest care home provider in the UK and run 14 care homes in Hampshire.

The Island Technology Park Gets Go-Ahead

April 12, 2011 by admin

The Isle of Wight will soon play a more important role on business as the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has secured planning permission to build a new state of the art technology park in Whippingham, East Cowes. The park will contain offices as well as industrial units and warehouses.

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