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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 »

Stroke survivor Dave thanks Southampton Uni’s e-textiles team for ‘life-changing’ rehabilitation glove

Eight years ago, 54-year-old Dave Lea from Chandler’s Ford suffered a major stroke which left him paralysed on his right-hand side. But an invention from the team at... READ MORE »

Tasty treats as fast-growing confectionary brand Flapjackery chooses Hampshire for its tenth shop

A fast-growing confectionary brand known for its gluten-free flapjacks and sweet treats has chosen Hampshire for its tenth shop. Flapjackery launched its latest store at... READ MORE »

CBD oil helped army veteran Farard cope with his injury - now it’s at the centre of his £5m business

From boyband starlet to Green Beret Commando, 45-year-old Farard Darver’s journey into business has been an unlikely one. Farard was serving in Afghanistan when his... READ MORE »

‘Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated!’ says Mary as Munch CIC launch their first cookbook

What started off with community cooking workshops for the local community has now blossomed into a full-blown cookbook with the launch of Munch Lunch & Dinner... READ MORE »

‘ADHD is my superpower’ says Lucy as her kitchen renovations business marks its first anniversary

2022 brought about two major changes in Lucy Goffin’s life – she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and soon after she launched her... READ MORE »