Dead in the water

A unique and historic ship that helped tug the Mulberry Harbour pieces to the French coast following D-Day will be cut to pieces unless a new owner is found by the end of the month. Tug Tender Calshot is languishing in a berth at Southampton dock – far removed for her glory days transporting the most famous people in the world to luxury liners that arrived in the port.

Business Innovation South expo proving popular

Businesses across the central south region are signing up to exhibit at the first ever Business Innovation South expo on September 12, 2019. The event, which will be held at Chilworth Manor Hotel near Southampton, is proving popular with businesses across a broad range of sectors. The brainchild of businesswoman, Lara Bull, the expo will bring together established companies from the … Read More

Double awards boost for property tax specialists

An expanding Hampshire firm of property taxation specialists has gained more national recognition. Southampton-based E3 Consulting has been shortlisted in the prestigious Accounting Excellence Awards 2019. The Ocean Village headquartered independent firm has been named as one of just five finalists in the Specialist Team of the Year category. This follows E3 Consulting also being selected as a finalist earlier … Read More

Charity cheque boosts centre’s vital work

A Hampshire charity that supports adults and children with neurological conditions from seven counties in central southern England has received a £2,000 donation from the Southampton office of Smith & Williamson following a number of fundraising events. The Rainbow Centre in Fareham was voted for by staff of the local office of Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and … Read More

Four more companies grow at Southampton business hub

Four companies at a flourishing business hub in Southampton have upsized on site due to expansion. James Fisher Prolec, Provision Events, Benz Travel and Foresight Data are the latest businesses with additional floor space at Ocean Village Innovation Centre (OVIC). The thriving business hub is now almost full, with 92% of space taken up by 46 innovative early-stage companies. OVIC … Read More

Awards joy for property tax specialists

A Hampshire firm of property tax specialists has been shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious national award. Southampton-based E3 Consulting is a contender for the Best Independent Tax Consultancy Firm prize at the Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2019. E3, which this year is concluding its 15th anniversary celebrations, is one of just five finalists for the sought-after award. It is … Read More

Silver lining to tough new green energy regulations

Commercial property landlords are being warned they face fines of up to £150,000 if they do not comply with the government’s tough new energy efficiency regulations. But a Southampton-based independent property tax specialist says there is a silver lining to the strengthened Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) legislation. Landlords are no longer able to let energy-inefficient commercial space – those … Read More

Cheers as law firm thanks clients

A fast-growing law firm challenging the traditional way legal services are supplied to businesses and entrepreneurs has staged a thank you event with a difference for clients. Southampton-based Hybrid Legal took over the popular Dancing Man Brewery at the medieval Wool House on the city’s Town Quay for an informal beer tasting event. Hybrid Legal, founded nearly five years ago … Read More