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Lymington mum’s pocket money app hits millionth customer milestone

A LYMINGTON mum has seen the children’s pocket money app she launched hit its millionth customer milestone. Gohenry, which was founded by Louise Hill in 2012, had a turnover of £13m in 2019, and it...

The firms wetting whistles with special lockdown deliveries

TOP of many people’s lists of most-missed pleasures during the lockdown is savouring a glass of something chilled with friends at a local pub. But with the watering holes shut by the coronavirus, hostelries, off-licences...

Businesses given coronavirus advice via Chamber’s Zoom webinars

A SPECIAL online support service has been Zooming ahead to help guide businesses across Hampshire through challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis. Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has used popular video conferencing site Zoom to host...

Factory scoops ‘highest UK award’ for business success

A NEW Milton factory which supplies silicon products internationally for dairy and medical industries has scooped a prestigious national business award. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade – billed as the UK’s highest accolade...

Businesses facing ‘desperate situation’ as lockdown survey reveals closure fears

FIRMS are facing a “desperate situation”, the chairman of the New Forest Business Partnership has warned, after a survey revealed six out of 10 in Hampshire believe they are at risk of going under. Matthew...
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Jobs at risk at Lymington engineering firm

JOBS could be lost at Lymington Precision Engineers, which employs nearly 200 people, as the coronavirus crisis continues to bite local businesses. Bosses at LPE are currently in discussions with staff, a spokesman for parent company...

New £25,000 fund to help New Forest’s small firms get through coronavirus lockdown

A £25,000 grant fund has been created to help the survival of small New Forest firms which business leaders had warned risked “falling through the cracks” because they were ineligible for aid. Workers at some...

Paying April wages could finish off many New Forest businesses

COVERING April’s wage bill without government help could spell the end for many New Forest firms, business leaders have warned. Matthew Lawson, chairman of New Forest Business Partnership (NFBP), claims those not eligible for grants...

100 jobs at stake as bank refuses yacht builder £3m coronavirus loan

A YACHT builder could be forced to make redundancies from its 100-strong workforce after a bank rejected its bid for a £3m loan to help it through the coronavirus crisis. Marchwood-based Discovery Shipyard says it...

Up to 1,000 New Forest businesses still yet to claim free government cash

UP TO 1,000 New Forest businesses have not claimed free government financial help, it has emerged. Having already distributed £32m of grants to 2,565 local firms, the district council has written to those eligible but...
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