High streets are moving

Retailers deserting high streets can increasingly be found in storage units, with hundreds taking space in Store & Secure’s premises over the last five years.

Fax the way we like to order in our groceries!

A family-owned grocers in the South has seen a boom in orders thanks to a blend of old-fashioned personal service and online technology. Fifth-generation Dike & Son has bucked the retail trend by not having to furlough or lay off any of its 75 staff during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Ship ahoy!

The first Geest Line ship has docked at Portsmouth after the firm announced it would be returning to the Hampshire port.

Geest in line for Portsmouth return

Eastern Caribbean shipping firm Geest Line is returning to Portsmouth two years after relocating to Dover. The company moved its cargo handling operation to the Kent port due to scheduling difficulties at Portsmouth, which have now been resolved.

Business boom in Boscombe

A row of retail units in Boscombe built by DWP Housing Partnership is now completely occupied – and boosting the local economy. The development also included 51 residential apartments which were snapped up earlier in the year, and now the commercial element is thriving too. The businesses include a board game café, chiropractic clinic, bicycle sales and repair shop, gift … Read More

Chambers are talk of town

BUSINESS leaders from across Dorset joined forces for the county’s first Town Chamber Conference in Dorchester. Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) staged the event at Kingston Maurward College as bonds continue to grow between the business groups. DCCI, the voice of business in Dorset, welcomed speakers from the county’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Dorset Councils Partnership … Read More

Why business will survive Brexit

Business in Hampshire will survive and prosper whatever the outcome of the UK’s Brexit negotiations. That’s the message a high-flying company executive will give to hundreds of the county’s business leaders at a special conference this autumn.