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Brightest businesses get boost at Inspire Business Awards 2015

Spirits were high as the awards finalists gathered in Hook to learn who had scooped this year's prizes

Inspire Business Awards 2015: iWaste aims for Small Business of the Year Award

Eversley company has made a name for itself disposing of business electrical equipment

Inspire Business Awards 2015: DCSL Software MD Nick Thompson goes head to head for Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Having started Farnborough software company aged 17, Nick Thompson is now up for a top award

Inspire Business Awards 2015: CV-Library founder Lee Biggins could be Entrepreneur of the Year

Lee Biggins dominates the recruitment industry, but will he come out on top at Inspire Awards?

Inspire Business Awards 2015: CV-Library hopes to be Business of the Year

Fleet business is known nationally and is in with a chance of scooping the top award at this year's Inspire ceremony

Inspire Business Awards 2015: Jay Archer florist can smell Young Business Person prize

Odiham florist aiming to be named the top young business person of the year at awards ceremony

Inspire Business Awards 2015: Whitbread's Window Cleaning looks to scoop Young Business Person prize

The company Marc Whitbread founded as a teenager has seen him nominated for Young Business Person of the Year

Inspire Business Awards: Finalists announced for 2015

After a stellar year for Hart and Rushmoor businesses in the 2014 awards, another 12 are bidding for similar success this year

Poundland set to buy 99p Stores in £55m deal that sends shares soaring

The merger was under investigation amid concerns it would have an impact on retail competition

John Lewis and Waitrose close in on Basingstoke store openings

With the new stores set to open this autumn, there has been a flood of job applications

What is the 'punniest' business in Britain?

From Alan Cartridge printer supplies, to the Codfather fish & chip shops and hair salons calling themselves a Cut Above The Rest, there are plenty of creative business names out there!

Poundland store

Poundland buys up 99p Stores and extends discount shopping presence in Surrey and north-east Hampshire

Discount store adding to its portfolio in our region and across the UK

North Hampshire companies mean business at Farnborough event

North Hampshire Means Business will be held in Farnborough for the first time, with hundreds of business representatives set to attend and network


'Serious concerns' over planned closure of high street bank

'Serious concern' over NatWest's plans to close its Hartley Wintney branch in March 2015, after a 30% drop in branch transactions since 2010

Farnborough Airshow 2014 was a very successful event

Farnborough Airshow exhibition space for 2016 selling well following record-breaking year

The next Farnborough Airshow will also coincide with 100 years of Boeing and discussions on marking the milestone are underway

Videos & Photos

Fleet teenager jailed for four years for setting fire to 'beautiful church' and leaving it to burn

Watch: Full-size Silverstone racetrack recreated on frozen Arctic lake

Panto stars join lively street party to switch on Fleet Christmas lights



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