SME

‘Small batch, giant heart’ - Mettricks Portswood brewery & coffee roastery to return after big refit

Independent café-bar group Mettricks are set to relaunch their flagship Portswood location, Ascapart, with a new on-site brewery and coffee roastery. The group, which... READ MORE »

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 »

Matrix IT take on new apprentices Josh and Kayleigh in bid to address regional skills gap

The team at Fareham-based Matrix IT have welcomed support technician Josh Francis, 21, and operations administrator Kayleigh Tozer, 19. Josh and Kayleigh are the 18th and... 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 »

Griffon Hoverwork secure cross-the-pond contract to help Canadian Coast Guard update their fleet

The Canadian Coast Guard have called on Southampton’s Griffon Hoverwork to help update their current air cushion vehicle (ACV) design. With a fleet of four ACVs, the... READ MORE »

New investment group to support Hampshire businesses launched by Rockwater

A new business investment group has been launched with up to £350,000 available to early-stage companies showing strong growth. Rockwater Angels is the brainchild of... 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 »

Luke steps up to support Portsmouth’s SMEs & startups as Barclays Eagle Labs ecosystem manager

Back in 2022, the University of Portsmouth partnered with Barclays Eagle Labs to launch Innovation Connect, a hub for local businesses and entrepreneurs. Now the team... READ MORE »

‘When businesses thrive, communities thrive’ - PCC Donna Jones joins the Hampshire Chamber board

Donna Jones, police and crime commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, has joined the board of Hampshire Chamber as non-executive director. She’s set to work... READ MORE »

20 years on the bounce for loyal local firm Allied Office Machines backing Winchester Rugby Club

Romsey’s Allied Office Machines have been backing Winchester Rugby Club since 2003, and they’ve just renewed for another year. For two decades now the firm has helped... READ MORE »