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A Message from the Chairman and Committee of Segensworth Business Forum

Voting is now taking place on the Segensworth Business Improvement District (BID) proposal and we would ask  you  remember to cast your vote.  

All indications are that support is strong for the BID but we are taking nothing for granted. To gain the benefits the BID will deliver, it is important that every business continues to support the process and votes positively in the poll. Remember, many of our achievements over the last 10 years will stop or be lost if the BID is not renewed.  

You or your company should now have received your voting slip. The ballot paper must be returned to the Deputy Ballot Holder in the envelope supplied to arrive not later than 5pm on 19 July 2017.  

Please cast your vote if you have not already done so. All positive votes make a difference. 

If you have any further questions regarding the BID proposal, the voting arrangement or if you are not sure about who has received the voting paper, please do not hesitate to contact Martin O’Rourke on 01489 883396. 


Digi Team

Digi Toolbox, a Segensworth based IT, Telecoms and Web Design company, is a national finalist for the FSB and Worldpay UK Business Awards 2017, for the category of Employer of the Year. 

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has joined forces with Worldpay, a global leader in payments processing technology - to celebrate innovation, diversity and social responsibility within the UK small business community, and recognises the crucial role that these companies play in the wider economy.  

Now in their fourth year, the FSB Worldpay Business Awards, will take place in London on May 10th, where the 11 national category winners and the overall Business of the Year 2017 will be announced by Tim Campbell MBE.  Tim is founder of the Bright Ideas Trust and winner of the BBC’s first series of ‘The Apprentice’. 

Digi Toolbox Owner – Mark Viccars comments “At a time when much of the news is focused on the uncertainty of being a small business in the UK, I think that it’s great to be a part of an event that celebrates the hard work of those who have taken the big step of running their own business.” 

Digi Toolbox Ltd has already beaten competition from other Southern companies in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category to go through to be national finalists for Employer of the year. Owner Mark Viccars explains “Our staff are absolutely the heart of our business and their happiness and satisfaction is reflected in how they work with our customers.” 

Digi Toolbox believe in Inclusion and equality and in January 2017 became involved in Portsmouth City Council’s ‘Transitional Employment Programme’ This initiative supports long term unemployed people to get back into the workforce and gain vital work experience whilst being mentored by their staff. Mark explains “We believe in looking beyond the usual employment avenues that other companies use and because of this we have been able to utilise a wealth of resources that many employers overlook.” 

Digi Toolbox has a belief that fostering a culture of creativity will produce happier, more motivated employees who are more loyal and productive. Our staff are highly talented and creative and they are encouraged to follow their pursuits and passions out of the office and working hours can be adapted to ensure they can do this. 

The FSB and WorldPay Awards will take place in London on Wednesday 10th May. For further details of the awards or Digi Toolbox’s range of products and services, please contact Mark Viccars on: 01489 297070

A27 Improvements (Segensworth to Titchfield)

Hampshire County Council will be starting work to widen the A27 between Segensworth Roundabout and the Titchfield Gyratory to two lanes in each direction on Monday 24th October 2016. This £10 million scheme has been designed to improve journey times, reduce congestion, improve safety and provide better access to local homes and businesses. These improvements form the next phase of investment by Hampshire County Council to improve access to Fareham and Gosport. 

Mildren Construction have been appointed for the main works contract for this scheme. It is anticipated that work will continue for 18 months with completion expected in early summer 2018. 

For more detailed information and regular updates about this scheme please visit:

Defibrillators for Public Use

In partnership with a number of companies, The SBF have arranged for defibrillators to be paced at strategic points around the estates. They are  located on external walls, easily accessible and available for public use 24 hours a day.

For more information, dowload the link below.

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A27 St Margarets Roundabout

Work is continuing at St Margarets Rundabout with the traffic signals planned to be switched on at the A27 roundabout on Tuesday 31st May.

Detailed information can be found at /a27-st-margarets-roundabout. 

The improvements at the roundabout are planned to be completed later in the Spring 2016.