Fort follies all at sea

Three historic forts built in the Solent in the 1860s are being sold by entrepreneur Mike Clare who founded Dreams, the bed company.

Property specialist Gurdeep joins Vail Williams

Property consultancy Vail Williams LLP has further expanded its Solent team with the appointment of associate Gurdeep Virdi. Gurdeep joins the property asset management team from Vine Property Management LLP in Southampton, where he worked for 16 years as management surveyor. The new role at Vail Williams includes helping occupiers, landlords, developers and investors achieve the best possible outcomes in … Read More

Adventurous sailing firm charts course for success

A Hampshire sailing company is on course to build on its continued success as it works to satisfy the demand for a range of navigational and practical classes for amateur sailors. First Class Sailing, based in Shamrock Quay in Southampton, has experienced year-round appetite from the public for its classes and sailing holidays – including city workers seeking to escape … Read More

Rise, fall and rise of Gerald Ratner

Colourful entrepreneur Gerald Ratner will be telling the story of his rise, fall and rise to the south’s business leaders at the Solent Business Growth Summit 2016 next month.