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Maritime UK Solent partners with Canada to promote maritime business investment

Maritime UK Solent has joined forces with Canada’s Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) to support economic growth on the international stage. The organisations on the 11 March 2024 …

March 12, 2024
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Quattro Foods, CTS Europe and Positive Eats win big at the News Business Excellence Awards

At the end of a jam packed Portsmouth and South Coast Business Week, Portsmouth Guildhall buzzed with anticipation as businesses, large and small, came together to celebrate at the News …

February 28, 2024
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Charles Taylor relocates to Lakeside

Charles Taylor, a global insurance services provider, has relocated its 50-year-old Assistance business from Chichester to a new central location at Lakeside. This strategic move is driven by the company’s …

February 7, 2024
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Airbus awarded major contract to work on a UK-led climate satellite mission

Airbus UK has been awarded nearly £95 million through the UK Space Agency’s membership of the European Space Agency (ESA), to deliver the next phase of the TRUTHS mission.  The …

January 10, 2024
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Council announces a new business grant to support growth

Portsmouth City Council have announced today the Portsmouth Match Fund which is a new business grant to support businesses to start and existing small businesses to develop. This grant along …

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Dates revealed for Southsea Food Festival 2024

The council has confirmed that the popular Southsea Food Festival will return on the 20 and 21 July 2024. Food businesses and traders are invited to register their attendance for …

December 12, 2023
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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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Council supports HSDC’s creative enterprise students

HSDC has partnered with the council, who will be supporting this year’s Creative Enterprise UAL Level 4 Diploma class by giving each student a financial contribution to further support the …

October 18, 2023
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Wanted! Your views on business support in the city

As part of the council’s priority to grow Portsmouth’s economy, the council’s Economic Development & Skills team run a business support service.   We are passionate about helping businesses to survive, …

October 11, 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 …

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Lakeside welcomes Effective Energy Group

Effective Energy Group, a leading organisation dedicated to empowering individuals and promoting sustainable choices, has become the latest business to move to Lakeside North Harbour. Effective Energy Group has secured …

September 26, 2023
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Bridge Centre purchase unlocks new opportunities for Fratton 

Portsmouth City Council have bought the Bridge Centre in Fratton to unlock new opportunities for businesses and residents.  This purchase is a key part of the council’s long-term regeneration plans …

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New restaurant opens in city centre

A brand-new independent restaurant has opened in the heart of the city at Catherine House in Stanhope Street and is already proving popular. This is the second outlet for Baja …

September 20, 2023
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Launch of innovative business support service

This week Solent Business & Skills Solutions (SBSS)  launched an innovative new business support service in Portsmouth which will offer a range of FREE, impartial support to empower SMEs across …

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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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Wendy’s opens in Portsmouth’s city centre

American hamburger brand, Wendy’s has opened in Portsmouth’s city centre.  The new restaurant is owned and operated by franchisee NFH Restaurants and is located in the heart of the high …

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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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Harbour Vets opens new £1m practice

Harbour Vets has opened its new £1m million practice in Southsea, following the £1m relocation of Harbour Vets Havant site in February.  The Southsea practice has been relocated two miles …

July 12, 2023
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Plan for £45M revamp at Gunwharf Quays revealed

Multi-million-pound plans to revamp Portsmouth’s waterfront Gunwharf Quays shopping centre have been revealed.  Owners Landsec said the £45m investment would include new flooring, lighting and decor upgrades. Landsec said the …

June 28, 2023
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Work starts on new city centre enterprise space

Work has started on creating a new enterprise centre in the heart of Portsmouth.  City Buildings will offer space for 14 new offices and a co-working space in Commercial Road …

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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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Business, teaching, and adult care are most popular apprenticeships

The Community Learning Service based at The Learning Place in North End, is celebrating another successful year for their apprentices and adult learners. The most popular apprenticeships of the year …

June 20, 2023
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Business with Portsmouth’s twin city Duisburg

Would your business like to work with Portsmouth’s twin city Duisburg in Germany? Described as interactive and innovative, Duisburg is a city in Germany’s Rhineland, the fifth largest in Germany’s …

June 14, 2023
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Lakeside win Workplace of the Year

Portsmouth’s leading workspace, Lakeside North Harbour, has been named Workplace of the Year at the South Coast Property Awards 2023. The campus scooped the major award in recognition of its …

June 13, 2023
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Quattro Foods committed to achieving Net Zero

Company Quattro Foods has been recognised by Greentech South for their commitment to Portsmouth achieving Net Zero. Following a free energy survey, funded by EMphasis3, the company have upgraded their …

June 7, 2023
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American fast food chain plan to open in city centre

American fast food chain Wendy’s is planning to open a new outlet in Commercial Road, in Portsmouth’s city centre at the former Burton’s store opposite the Jubilee Fountain. The burger …

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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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Carrington West named best places to work

Carrington West has been named by The Sunday Times as one of the UK’s top ten medium sized businesses in their “Best Places to Work” list. The Sunday Times list …

May 24, 2023
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Buckwells of Southsea wins UK’s best sausage award

Buckwells of Southsea have been commended for its outstanding sausages which now are officially the best in the UK. The butchers in Osborne Road is run by John and Helen …

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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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Eddie the Eagle soars at annual charity dinner: Portsmouth Property Association

Michael ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards was guest speaker at the 101st annual charity dinner held at Portsmouth Guildhall by Portsmouth Property Association (PPA). A total of £6,600 was raised on …

May 3, 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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QinetiQ secures letting to Metaverse VR

QinetiQ has let the final office space at the National Maritime Systems Centre Innovation and Collaboration Hub, on Portsdown Technology Park in Portsmouth, Hampshire to Metaverse VR. Metaverse VR, which …

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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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Solent Freeport announces first Chief Executive

James Hassett will be joining the Solent Freeport as its first Chief Executive in June 2023 driving forward the Freeport to become an established hotbed for innovation, a national hub …

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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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Lawrence Arms launches “Borrow a Barperson” scheme

Businesses in Portsmouth are able to ‘borrow a barperson’ from the Lawrence Arms while the pub is closed for repairs. The Lawrence Arms, Southsea was badly damaged when a car …

March 21, 2023
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