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Locals have their say on plans for Horatia and Leamington

The people living closest to two tower blocks Portsmouth City Council is replacing with hundreds of brand new homes have taken another chance to have their say on the latest …

July 15, 2021
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Southsea office for Griffon Hoverwork

Hovercraft maker Griffon Hoverwork has been given the green light for temporary new office space, next to the Hovertravel terminal in Southsea. Council members gave the project conditional approval this week. The …

April 30, 2021
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A first for the city as Virgin Voyages announces Scarlet Lady’s maiden passenger sailing

An exciting first for the city Virgin Voyages has announced Scarlet Lady’s first ever commercial passenger sailing will take place from Portsmouth this summer. At 277m this is the largest …

April 9, 2021
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Brits drawn to ‘dynamic and vibrant’ Portsmouth

According to an article in The News, thousands of people have moved from areas across the south to live in Portsmouth. Whether they moved for work opportunities, vibrant culture, a …

March 26, 2021
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New small business charter award for Portsmouth Business School

Congratulations to the University of Portsmouth Business School which has retained its Small Business Charter Award in recognition of its work to support students, small businesses and the local economy. …

March 17, 2021
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D-Day Story museum scoops award for excellence

The D-Day Story museum has received a Silver award for providing a highly accessible and inclusive experience for visitors. The Accessible and Inclusive Tourism award was presented online at the …

March 11, 2021
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Portsmouth once again listed as one of the best places to start a business

The News has reported that Portsmouth has been ranked as one of the best cities in the country to start a business. A study conducted by payment provider Dojo, part of …

March 9, 2021
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Success for the Solent’s ambitious £2billion freeport bid

The Solent’s ambitious bid for Freeport status has been confirmed by the government in the 2021 budget. This bid, led by the Solent LEP, includes both Portsmouth International Port, and also Dunsbury Park, a major …

March 4, 2021
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First Canadian trade mission “just the beginning”

Around 100 businesses from the Portsmouth area and Nova Scotia, Canada, attended a free mission last week that detailed a new investment, trade and educational relationship between Portsmouth and Halifax, …

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Calling all Southern Pioneers!

This March, we’ll be exhibiting at Innovate Local: Southern Pioneers. This is a two-day virtual event on 8-9 March 2021 for pioneers, entrepreneurs, businesses, support agencies and practitioners interested in …

March 3, 2021
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Local businesses invited to explore Canadian opportunity

Businesses in the Portsmouth and wider Solent area are invited to a free event that details a new investment, trade and educational relationship between Portsmouth and a new potential ‘sister’ …

February 19, 2021
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Portsmouth part of Solent Freeport bid

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the region’s lead for economic development, has submitted a Freeport proposal to government on behalf of a coalition of businesses, local authorities and other …

February 12, 2021
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WATCH: A new vision for Portsmouth’s future

A bold new vision for the future of Portsmouth has been unveiled by Imagine Portsmouth at this year’s Shaping Portsmouth Conference. The vision sets out what kind of city Portsmouth …

February 9, 2021
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Cities Outlook 2021 shows Portsmouth economy is strong

The Centre for Cities has published its annual study of the UK’s major urban areas – Cities Outlook 2021. There’s good news for Portsmouth, as we are shown to be one …

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Aspex gallery secures funding for ‘wider cultural ecology’

Portsmouth’s contemporary art gallery Aspex, which is supported by the council, has secured the support of Arts Council England for a series of new commissions and projects planned to celebrate …

January 22, 2021
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Mary Rose virtual tour ‘top ten for 2021’

The Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been included in The Guardian’s pick of ten of the best virtual travel experiences for 2021. The article praises the project …

January 15, 2021
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Portsmouth is one of the top cities for starting a business in the UK

An article in the News recently reported that Portsmouth is one of the most entrepreneurial cities in the UK – with hundreds of companies starting up in PO postcodes. Two …

January 4, 2021
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Lakeside North Harbour welcomes award-winning accountants

Award-winning accountancy firm, Smooth Accounting, has become the first accountants to sign an office letting agreement at Lakeside North Harbour. The Hampshire-based company has taken two office suites at the …

December 22, 2020
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Port unveils plans to increase cruise trade

Portsmouth port has unveiled its plans for how the cruise ship industry can boost the city’s economy over the next four years. The port plans to increase the amount of …

December 14, 2020
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Portsmouth’s old Royal Marines Museum to become luxury five-star hotel

Portsmouth is to get its first five-star luxury hotel at the former site of the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney. Hoteliers Grand Hotel Excelsior International Ltd have purchased the site …

November 27, 2020
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Lakeside property agency best in M27 corridor

Property agency Vail Williams has been ranked number one in the annual M27 Corridor offices league table for the second consecutive year, with 160,285 sq ft of office space sold …

November 26, 2020
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