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Portsmouth Pop Up shop to support business growth

In response to growing demand for business premises in Portsmouth, the council in partnership with Cascades and Flude have opened applications for a Portsmouth Pop Up shop scheme.  This scheme …

November 28, 2023
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Business opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and lower costs

An opportunity for Portsmouth’s businesses to reduce carbon emissions could be available for high consuming electricity businesses. The council is looking at the feasibility of installing solar PV panels for …

November 21, 2023
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HSDC sponsor Portsmouth’s Christmas Lights Switch On Parties

HSDC have been announced as the lead sponsor for Portsmouth’s 2023 Christmas Lights Switch On Parties. The festive family fun begins with the city centre Christmas Lights Switch On Party …

November 15, 2023
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Copnor business wins best Turkish takeaway award

Mehmet Kitchen in Copnor has been named Best Turkish Restaurant Regional at the Turkish Restaurant & Takeaway Awards 2023. Mehmet Ulucan the owner said: “It is great that we won. …

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Global cruise industry declares Portsmouth as “Best Port”

Portsmouth International Port has been officially recognised as the cruise industry’s Best Port and the Best Environmental Innovation, after scooping two major awards at the cruise industry’s Wave Awards. Dubbed …

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Businesses urged to consider installing male sanitary bins

Council group leaders are backing a call for Portsmouth businesses to consider installing male sanitary bins in their toilet facilities. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. 1 …

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Announcing a bumper magic Christmas in Portsmouth

The countdown to Christmas in Portsmouth’s main shopping areas will be officially marked with a range of magical events from Christmas Lights Switch On Parties, Christmas markets, a Victorian Christmas, …

November 1, 2023
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Funding up to £4,000 for sustainable travel improvements

Businesses and organisations in Portsmouth are invited to make sustainable travel improvements by applying for grants of up to £4,000 aimed at enhancing workplace travel options. The funding, part of …

October 31, 2023
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Portsmouth receives £1.1m funding package to grow creativity and culture

The people of Portsmouth are set to benefit from a £650,000 funding investment from Arts Council England. Award recipient Portsmouth Creates is a not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to growing the …

October 24, 2023
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Maritime UK Solent Award winners

Top awards for BAE and Port

The winners of the Maritime UK Solent Awards 2023 have been announced at a stylish ceremony held in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.  BAE and Portsmouth International Port were top winners. BAE …

October 11, 2023
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New warehouse at Portico opening

Portico have built a brand new warehouse. Located within Portsmouth International Port with direct access to the national motorway network, the new purpose built cargo warehouse is opening for business …

August 30, 2023
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Port opens sustainable passenger terminal

After 18 months of construction, Portsmouth International Port has opened its new sustainable passenger terminal and welcomed its first guests from Saga’s ‘Spirit of Discovery’ cruise ship.  The carbon neutral …

August 22, 2023
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Green light for largest solar project at Lakeside

Set to be one of the largest solar projects in the UK, work to install a solar PV and battery installation at Lakeside North Harbour has begun. This ground-breaking project …

August 21, 2023
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Griffon Hoverwork trials hovercraft ready for export to Japan

Local business Griffon Hoverwork is celebrating the culmination of two years’ hard work as a new 12000TD hovercraft is trialled in the Solent. Their latest hovercraft, Baien, is one of …

August 8, 2023
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Powering ahead to promote Portsmouth’s small businesses

Supporting Portsmouth’s small businesses by providing lower rents for office space and the chance to share ideas with like-minded firms forms a major pillar of Portsmouth’s plan to help drive …

August 1, 2023
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Peak Retreats scoops major travel award

Peak Retreats, a Portsmouth-based company is celebrating after being named Best Ski Operator at the Telegraph Travel Awards 2023. This is the second time they have won this award. The …

July 25, 2023
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BAE Systems donate £500,000 to boost Portsmouth’s youth services

BAE Systems has donated £500,000 to boost Portsmouth’s youth services by creating a new educational facility in Stamshaw. The donation has been given to Portsmouth City Council for the design, …

June 27, 2023
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Businesses show their support for Portsmouth’s Armed Forces Day

BAE Systems has been announced as the title sponsor for Portsmouth’s 2023 Armed Forces Day celebrations. The event will return to Southsea Common on 17 June to salute the city’s …

June 6, 2023
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The driving forces behind Southsea Food Festival

The popular Southsea Food Festival, organised by Portsmouth City Council, will return on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2023, packed with over 50 stalls offering goodies from some of …

May 18, 2023
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Eat the Island: a new opportunity for local food industry.

A new food industry networking event, Eat the Island will take place on Thursday 8 June from 3 – 6pm at the Queens Hotel in Southsea for local food and …

May 10, 2023
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Southern Electrical Recycling to expand their great project for schools

Southern Electrical Recycling LTD, based in Hilsea are looking to expand a recycling project that they piloted last year with local schools. The company has reached out to local schools …

April 25, 2023
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New interactive cinema experience Dive The Mary Rose 4D opens

Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum have opened Dive The Mary Rose 4D, an impressive new interactive experience. The immersive once in a lifetime adventure will help visitors re-live the untold story …

March 31, 2023
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Portsmouth’s sustainable sports centre officially opens

The former university student, sports scholar and Paralympic legend Lauren Steadman MBE has officially opened one of the UK’s most sustainable sports centres, the University of Portsmouth’s Ravelin Sports Centre. …

March 22, 2023
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Carrington West celebrates growth

Portsmouth company Carrington West have celebrated their latest growth and expansion into a larger office space at Lakeside. Carrington West is an award-winning technical recruitment company.  The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth …

March 7, 2023
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Portsmouth to host Olympic kite foiling racing

Portsmouth is to showcase super-fast Olympic kite foil racing in the countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympics when the RYA hosts the 2023 Formula Kite European Championships. The world’s best …

February 21, 2023
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Food & Drink businesses wanted for Southsea Food Festival’23

The popular Southsea Food Festival will return on the 15th & 16th July 2023. Food and drink businesses and traders are invited to attend this celebration weekend which attracted crowds …

February 8, 2023
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Portsmouth & South Coast Business Week set to ‘inspire and celebrate’

Business leaders and a range of partners are gearing up for a week of free events at the third annual Portsmouth & South Coast Business Week.  The popular ‘festival of …

January 24, 2023
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Meet the Business Support team

The Business Support team at Portsmouth City Council have announced a programme of face-to-face events across the city for small businesses throughout January, February and March. The programme of business …

January 11, 2023
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Lakeside secures three new lettings

Following a year of rapid growth, Portsmouth’s leading workspace, Lakeside North Harbour, has secured three new lettings reflecting the growing demand for office space after the COVID-19 lockdowns. The new …

January 4, 2023
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City centre hotel approved at former Post Office site

A 200-suite hotel earmarked for the former Post Office in Portsmouth’s city centre has secured planning approval. The ground floor would contain an entrance lobby, main reception area meeting area, …

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Crowdfunder partnership renewed to support business and community projects

The partnership between Crowdfunder UK has been renewed for another year by Portsmouth City Council to support business and community projects over the next year. The partnership helps to make …

December 21, 2022
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Queens Hotel Restaurant 1865 in top 10% worldwide

Positive reviews from satisfied diners have helped Restaurant 1865 at The Queens Hotel to secure a major accolade from Tripadvisor.  Every year the online review site celebrates restaurants that consistently …

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Billy Willet Portsmouth Market trader

Market trader’s 10th anniversary feeding the lonely and homeless on Christmas morning

Portsmouth Market trader Billy Willett and Alison have been opening up their burger van in Commercial Road on Christmas Day morning for the last 10 years to feed the lonely …

December 20, 2022
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Inside Pitt Street Skatepark

Portsmouth’s first indoor skatepark and community hub opens

It was a dream in the making since he was a teenager but after years of planning and many obstacles overcome, Jacob Stanley was proud to have finally opened the …

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Fat Face at Dunsbury Park

Fat Face report increase in profits thanks to record sales last year

Fashion retailer Fat Face’s pre-tax profits jumped following a record sales performance last year that helped profitability return to pre-pandemic levels. In accounts covering the 52 weeks to 28 May, …

December 13, 2022
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More business support available through council’s online cost of living hub

We know times are tough currently. We’re here to help business through the cost of living crisis, to survive, grow and thrive, by providing advice, support, access to funding, data, …

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CityFibre network rollout to bring major economic boost to Portsmouth

A new report commissioned by CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has identified that Portsmouth and Havant stand to be huge beneficiaries from the rollout of future-proof infrastructure …

November 29, 2022
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Mountjoy builds future with new HQ in Portsmouth

Mountjoy, a building maintenance company which provides services to local authorities, universities, housing associations, schools and the NHS, is relocating its headquarters within Portsmouth. In a deal through property consultancy …

November 24, 2022
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Call to shop local and celebrate Portsmouth’s small businesses

Portsmouth’s small businesses are celebrated in the run up to the national Small Business Saturday with the mission to support and shop local on 3 December. Local independents from Yarty, …

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High street Christmas campaign partners with We Stand Together

The council’s 2022 Christmas campaign to support local high street businesses has partnered with the We Stand Together project to provide a supportive environment for those who have experienced sexual …

November 10, 2022
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Portsmouth company wins third Queens Award for Enterprise

Auto Integrate, a Portsmouth based company located at Lakeside North Harbour,  has received its third Queen’s Award for Enterprise, securing the award for International Trade for outstanding growth over three …

November 1, 2022
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A sparkling line up for Christmas in Portsmouth

The countdown to Christmas in Portsmouth’s main shopping areas will be officially marked this month with a range of sparkling events from Christmas Lights Switch On Parties, the We Shine …

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Defibrillator installed in hotel at the heart of Southsea

In the wake of Restart a Heart Day, a worldwide initiative where countries around the world promote the importance of learning how to save lives using CPR and a defibrillator, …

October 25, 2022
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Nosh Box opens in city centre

A new street eatery has launched in Portsmouth’s city centre. Nosh Box located opposite Portsmouth and Southsea railway station is a new pop up serving fantastic brunch burgers, loaded hash …

October 18, 2022
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We Shine Portsmouth Art and Light Festival returns

Witness Portsmouth shine once again this Winter. Following a successful launch last year, Portsmouth Creates is bringing back the popular event We Shine from Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th November …

October 12, 2022
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Christmas in Portsmouth

Plans to showcase Portsmouth’s high streets and local businesses are underway as part of a new Christmas campaign to shop local. Christmas Lights Switch On events will take place as …

October 11, 2022
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Lakeside Wins South Coast Property Awards

Lakeside wins Business Park of the Year at the South Coast Property Awards 2022

Portsmouth’s leading workspace, Lakeside North Harbour, has been named Business Park of the Year and Workplace Environment of the Year at the prestigious South Coast Property Awards 2022. The Business …

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Business to benefit as Hampshire Chamber wins skills contract

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has won a major government contract designed to equip businesses with the skills they need to grow and prosper. Ministers have designated the independent business membership …

September 21, 2022
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An artist's impression of what the new city centre green space could look like

Planning application submitted for city centre north regeneration

An outline planning application for the regeneration of Portsmouth’s City Centre North has been submitted. The proposals include new homes, a large public green space alongside space for new community …

August 31, 2022
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Two of Portsmouth’s popular restaurants win national awards

Two of Portsmouth’s popular restaurants have won top awards. Natty’s Jerk in the city centre is the South East regional winner at the Uber Eats Awards 2022.  The Akash in …

August 30, 2022
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