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                                                              Nearly 100 new UK businesses created
                                                              every hour in first quarter of 2021

                                                              New research has revealed that more British businesses have been set
                                                              up at the start of this year than any first quarter in history.
                                                               The study by cloud accounting company Ember found that from
                                                              January to March this year, 211,368 companies were incorporated at
                                                              Companies House. That equates to 2,349 brand new businesses each
                                                              day, or 98 every single hour.
                                                               It marks the first time that the opening quarter of a year has seen more
        The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) has announced   than 200,000 companies created in the UK.
        that it is making £500,000 of funding available to help workers who
        have been furloughed, made redundant or become unemployed.  High streets are moving
          The IOE&IT is the UK’s leading professional body for those involved
        in international trade and it stands ready to help companies with skills
        shortages and those facing a change in circumstances as a result of the
        Covid-19 pandemic.
          In recognition of the end of the furlough scheme, the IOE&IT has
        developed a new ‘Step into International Trade’ training programme.
          Marco Forgione, Director General of IOE&IT added, ‘This is the perfect
        opportunity to forge a new career path. With 50,000 customs specialists
        needed to handle post-Brexit documentation, let our expert trainers
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                            HEATING SERVICES                  Lucy and Sophie Maidman
                                                              Retailers deserting high streets can increasingly be found in storage
                                                              units, with hundreds taking space in Store & Secure’s premises over
                                                              the last five years. Since Covid struck, the number moving into the
                         FOR ALL YOUR                         company’s huge sites in Bournemouth and Basingstoke has risen
                PLUMBING & HEATING NEEDS                      dramatically. The family-run firm is making it possible for the UK to once
                                                              again become a ‘nation of shopkeepers’.
                                                               With the lockdowns making online purchasing second nature, many
                                                              retailers have moved their businesses online only. Almost a third of
                Swan Heating Services is an established       all retail sales are now made over the internet and it is a figure that is
             business based on the south coast of England.    predicted to grow.
             We specialise in keeping your home warm and       Lucy and Sophie Maidman run the multi award-winning business that
                  servicing all your plumbing needs.          opened its first branch in Yeomans Way, Bournemouth, in 2010.
                                                               Lucy said, ‘The growth in this part of the business has been dramatic
                                                              and we will be able to help lots more online retailers and start-ups when
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                                                              New Forest Walking Festival
            Guy Chapman                                       The New Forest Walking Festival is set to return this autumn and has

                   07497 029 381                              announced Hoburne Bashley holiday park in Sway as its new sponsor.
                                                               This year’s Festival is set to be bigger than ever before, taking place
                   guy@swanheatingservices.com                over three weeks from 16th October to 7th November 2021.
                   www.swanheatingservices.com    627879       To incorporate the autumn half term, the Festival will feature guided
                                                              walks suitable for families of all ages.
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