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Business Mentors

EBP South are looking for 15 business mentors to support students at Henry Cort Community College.

Can your business help?

For more details, click on the link below.

 

 

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2017 BID Vote Positive

Dear Segensworth Business, 

As you may already know, the Segensworth Business Improvement District (BID) vote took place in July. As a result, the businesses on the Segensworth Estates have given us the mandate to carry on and to implement our business plan over the next 5 years. This is excellent news with 100% of voters giving a “Yes” vote in the Winchester part of the estates and 75% giving a “Yes” vote in the Fareham part. 

I am now writing to update you on the way forward. 

The demands for the BID Levy will be sent out in October 2017 with payment due by the end of the month. Under the terms of the BID every business in Segensworth is entitled to membership of SBFL. If you are not already on our circulation list, and would like to be, contact Martin O’Rourke, SBFL BID Manager on 01489 883396, martin.orourke@sbfl.co.uk.

Our executive group and project teams meet regularly and are made up of volunteers from businesses on the estates. They have given freely of their time and worked hard to make significant improvements to the area over the last ten years. 

If you would like to play an active part in any of these teams as we move forward, you would be most welcome. For more information, please contact Martin.  

We are all really looking forward to the coming five-year term. The business plan sets out a whole host of projects to put into place, and we will do all we can to make Segensworth an even better place to do business. Over the next few months we are planning to introduce several new initiatives. These include the installation of outdoor benches and tables throughout the estates, the introduction of a legal helpline service, locally based first responders, improved broadband and additional events and training courses. 

Thank you for your support and we now look forward to getting down to the task of delivering the business plan. 

 

Steve Adamson

Chairman, Segensworth Business Forum

AWARD-WINNING SEGENSWORTH IT FIRM UP FOR NATIONAL ACCOLADE

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:  

www.hants.gov.uk/a27-dual-carriageway-works

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.

Defibs
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