Parents will increasingly demand flexible working options from employers to enable them to spend more time with their family, new research from workspace provider Regus suggests. The survey found that 85% of British working parents would forfeit other benefits to take up flexible working, with 81% surveyed believing the top benefit is a better work-life balance.
Southampton Airport has launched a six-week public consultation seeking feedback on its draft Master Plan which sets out its long-term vision for growth. The Master Plan details how the airport plans to grow and continue to support the region over the next 20 years.
HSBC UK has launched a £250 million lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in south Hampshire and Dorset, as part of its broader commitment to helping British businesses realise their ambitions for growth.
Retailer John Lewis has completed on the pre-let of Unit 3 at South Central, Southampton, at £9 per sq ft, on a 15-year lease, from Peel Logistics and Rockspring. The 46,353 sq ft build-to-suit warehouse facility within South Central will enable John Lewis to deliver a new customer delivery hub service, with additional capacity to service Southampton and the wider south coast region.
A development of new homes in Romsey is helping to support local businesses as it’s being built. The Kings Chase development, from Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, is bringing 275 homes to the town. And as well as providing new homes for local people, the development is also supporting local businesses, who are reaping the benefits of the major project.