The 19th Open Art Exhibition opens at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington this weekend, showcasing pieces by 105 talented, local artists. Last year the Open exhibition made a successful transition to the new gallery spaces and an online entry method.
Steve Marshall, Curator of the Open Exhibition said “This year there were 428 entries for the exhibition and since the overall quality was so high the judges had a very difficult time…
I have been a homeopath for 15 years and I am still, at times, blown away by its power. Sometimes someone comes for an appointment visibly, palpably looking and feeling a whole new person. A fresh spring in their step, new-found energy, full of positivity and plans, a huge smile on their face. I have experienced it myself. When my homeopath has given me a good remedy it has…
Looking for an excellent restaurant, cosy bistro, foodie pub or café where you can have a great meal out? We really are spoilt for choice in the New Forest, with a huge number of fantastic eateries offering a broad variety of gastronomic delights, with prices to suit all budgets. So, whether you are looking for fine dining for a special occasion, a family friendly treat, a good lunch…
Nowadays grandparents are playing an ever increasing role in their grandchildren’s lives. But what legal rights do grandparents have to see their grandchildren, particularly if mum and dad decide to separate?
The latest in the Lester Aldridge Life Matters series, this article written by Rosemary Sharp, Partner with Lester Aldridge, offers some comfort and advice to an increasing number of grandparents who only want to do the best for their grandchildren at…
Tony Mills calls himself a “Soul Whisperer”.
When you meet him you soon learn why and what he means.
If you often or just sometimes feel depressed...
...if you have niggling aches and pains wherever they are in your body...
... if like most of us from time to time you just have that feeling that things are not right with you, you don’t feel good about yourself and you’re somehow not dealing with things as you’d like, you don’t know why…
Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa has welcomed a new general manager. Steve Woodrow, 44, has over 25 years’ experience in the hotel industry, having worked for premier 4* and 5* hotels both in the UK and abroad.
Steve comes to Careys Manor from the Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham, where he was general manager for five years, overseeing a 117-bedroom hotel, 13 meeting rooms, and a 1 rosette restaurant and bar and spa. Steve
Hassan Hicks is a long established private business. It’s a family owned, traditional ophthalmic and dispensing optician and contact lens specialist which also markets fabulous top quality spectacles, and has always been based in Lymington. NHS sight tests and private eye examinations are carried out by fully qualified staff using the most modern equipment and a warm welcome is always extended to new patients.
Unusually, this isn't intended as a promotional article! In fact because they…
Social enterprise companies Belu Water, Rubies in the Rubble and From Babies with Love all led by women are striving to make a difference in a troubled world whilst also making healthy profits. They serve as fantastic examples of how businesses can lead the way in many directions.
First there were fizz and delicious non alcoholic cocktails accompanied by delicious canapés, and lots of interesting chat as the…
No more decisions to make about which brand to buy, no more heavy loads of pet foods to carry home. Buying Oscar makes life easier all round, as well as making healthy sense for your pet.
There have been four much loved Springer Spaniels in the Boettger Family over the last 13 years, and they’ve all dined happily on Oscar. As the latest in the lineage mum Aero and her daughter…
Luxury New Forest brand SenSpa, part of the historic Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst, was recognised at the Beauty Shortlist 2019 Awards, winning won four international awards for its natural beauty products and brand.
The spa was named Best Value Spa Brand and won both the Best Body Butter and Best Scalp Care Shampoo categories. SenSpa’s Himalayan Bath Salts also won the Wellbeing Editor’s Choice category.
Perfect to use after a long soak in the bath, the Relaxing Therapist Touch
New Forest Business Partnership Business Breakfast
New Forest Business Partnership hosts a wide variety of activities, including training, business meetings and social events. All events are at cost for New Forest Business Partnership members, and normally you will cover the cost of a year’s membership within five breakfast meetings.
Non-members are also welcome to attend.
Breakfast meetings normally run from 7.30 to 9.30 am. Please see individual event details for location.
The New Forest Business Partnership (NFBP) is a partnership between business and the public authorities in the New Forest. It was originally established to improve relations between commercial organisations and local government to promote better business-to-business relationships, build a stronger economy and bring greater prosperity to the local community.
The Partnership acts as a forum for local business people to express their views, share their knowledge and experience, network with potential clients and suppliers, and help make changes that will benefit their business.
NFBP arranges a wide ranging programme of events and has a busy, interactive website that provides valuable information and services to members.
As a member of NFBP you enjoy member at cost rates at a wide range of training events and networking opportunities as well as preferential exhibitor rates at the New Forest Business Show.
If you attend just five breakfast events you will have normally covered the cost of your membership in the savings gained.
The NFBP Board includes representatives from all major business sectors and areas of the New Forest as well as Brockenhurst College, New Forest District Council, New Forest National Park Authority, Hampshire County Council and Totton College.
There is a members only area on the website which gives you an opportunity to profile your business and access additional content including presentation slides for events whether or not you were able to attend them, and member only blog posts.
You can also showcase your business by demonstrating your knowledge and services by headlining a business breakfast and/or facilitating training workshops.
• Great range of events throughout the year
• Themed business breakfasts including networking
• Training workshops
• Annual Business Show (this year at New Forest Show)
• Brilliance in Business Awards
• Annual Golf Day and BBQ
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