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Mobile phone retailer Prestige Telecom Group is tapping into an untapped market

At the turn of the millennium, mobile phone shops dominated the high street as the consumer and B2B markets approached their peak. Then came a period of consolidation... READ MORE »

Ellen’s exhibition business is the go-to choice for what3words as her stand turns heads in Vegas

Back in 2017, Ellen Stokes from Fordingbridge launched Be Exhibitions, designing and building stands on behalf of brands for conventions and expos. Six years on she’s... READ MORE »

Restoration of historic locomotive is on the right lines thanks to new donation & top volunteer Sam

It’s full steam ahead for the restoration of a 100-year-old locomotive thanks to a donation from global real estate advisor, CBRE. Ropley-based Urie Locomotive Society... READ MORE »

From Kensington Palace to the V&A, Twilight Trees have been lighting up places & faces for 10 years

It all started with a single light-up tree back in 2014, but Susie Reid Thomas always had big ambitions for Twilight Trees – her bespoke installation business. “I... READ MORE »

Egg-celent news for student startups as Winchester Hatchery opens its doors to budding business ideas

Higher education has never been big on entrepreneurship – but that could be about to change at the University of Winchester. Their West Downs campus is now home to the... READ MORE »

World’s first foldaway toilet frame puts architectural engineer Monty in line for top award

It all started when Monty Ravenscroft, an architectural engineer from Selborne near Alton, was working on a tiny property in southeast London. He had to get creative in... READ MORE »

PT pair Alfy and Tom open new Winchester gym, with 150 signed up already!

After tucking in to one too many mince pies over Christmas, many of us turn to gyms in January. Winchester residents now have a new option, after personal trainers Alfy... READ MORE »

For fitness coach Marek, progress isn’t just about the 3 hours a week in the gym – it’s the other 165

Marek Downing makes the most of his time with clients on the gym floor. One day that might be weight training – the next, simply helping a sedentary 75-year-old get up... READ MORE »

Natalie transforms houses & lives through home staging, a little-known concept with big impact

In the summer of 2019, Natalie Evans was getting stuck into her first major undertaking as a new business owner. “It was just me and a white van – building furniture... READ MORE »

Everything’s clicking into place at Bees.Keys, the Andover business spicing up desks across the world

Between mice and mousemats, monitors and headsets, computer enthusiasts have plenty of options to personalise their setups. But if there’s one particular bit of kit... READ MORE »