NFBP – Business Support and networking in the New Forest

Business breakfast brings together marine businesses

On Tuesday 10 February nearly 40 businesses attended NFBP’s first Marine Sector business breakfast at The Haven Café & Bistro at Lymington Yacht Haven.

Guest speaker, Andy Hindley, Chief Operating Officer of Ben Ainslie Racing gave a fascinating insight into the preparations being made by the team to challenge for the 2016 America’s Cup.  During his presentation Andy identified that a comprehensive cross section of world class marine businesses within a 20 mile radius was one of the key reasons behind the team’s choice of the Solent as its base. The debate which followed Andy’s presentation also picked up on this theme of the New Forest’s maritime business culture and exceptional local skills base.


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10th February 2015

by Sarah Willats

Business Breakfast Showcase: Chewton Glen Hotel – Thu 19 Mar

Chewton Glen Showcase Business Breakfast

Thursday 19 March 2015 7:30am – 9:30am

Chewton Glen, New Milton  BH25 6QS

Book now – £5 NFBP members; £15 non members (includes breakfast) join now to get members price and save on future events

Join us for a networking breakfast, a talk & showcase tour of the prestigious Chewton Glen’s facilities to see what this fabulous NFBP Member business has to offer!


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4th February 2015

by Matt Callaghan

Businesses discuss the future of Broadband in the forest

Over 200 people attended the Brand New Forest Community Broadband Event at Minstead Hall on 28 January including a wide range of local businesses.

Throughout the evening, attendees heard about the plans for the current and future phases of government funded improvements and how many premises these are likely to reach.

A presentation by New Forest Hotels outlined the critical importance of broadband to their business and representatives from the Brand New Forest Broadband Development Group gave a perspective about how poor speeds impact the lives of local residents as well as highlighting ideas about how the community can work together to offer private solutions. (more…)

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2nd February 2015

by Matt Callaghan