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Portsmouth joins Central South and Team UK at MIPIM 2023

Portsmouth will join business leaders from across the Central South region to promote opportunities to invest at the world’s leading and most influential property event MIPIM. MIPIM 2023 offers an …

March 7, 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 …

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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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Portsmouth and Halifax, Nova Scotia sign to become sister cities to progress trade opportunities

Portsmouth and Halifax Nova Scotia in Canada have formalised their “sister city” agreement to expand on both cities’ work to develop opportunities for business.  The agreement was signed by Mayor …

January 18, 2023
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New clothing store opens in Drayton

Exchange Boutique a new clothing store, owned by Jennie Woodfine, has opened in Drayton.  The shop in Havant Road, which is taking the place of Aroma Cafe before it expanded …

January 17, 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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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 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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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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One of the UK’s most sustainable sports centre is set for opening

The University of Portsmouth’s new Ravelin Sports Centre opens this weekend to new members of the public. Facilities include an 8 court sports hall, 25m swimming pool, 175 station fitness …

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Lakeside secures major lettings deal with NHS Property Services

Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth’s leading workspace, has announced a major letting deal with NHS Property Services which sees the Government-owned company lease around 3,100 sq ft of space. Lakeside is …

August 25, 2022
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City Centre plans unveiled

Plans to create a more vibrant, welcoming and greener city centre that has the flexibility to evolve with the time, have been unveiled.  Residents and businesses are invited to get …

August 15, 2022
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Plans to redevelop former Knight and Lee site approved

Latest plans for the long-awaited redevelopment of the former Knight and Lee building in Southsea have been approved. Planning permission has been granted for the revised THAT Group scheme for …

August 10, 2022
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Airbus Portsmouth’s key role in keeping MOD project on track

Airbus’ facility in Portsmouth has helped the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) next secure military communications satellite, SKYNET 6A, reach a key development stage. The aviation specialist has achieved a key …

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Octopus Story receives match funding as part of crowdfunding campaign

Octopus Story, an exciting Arts Council project taking place across Portsmouth later this year has been awarded £2,500 match funding from Portsmouth City Council’s CIL Transformation Fund as part of …

August 1, 2022
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Lakeside secures major lettings deal with SCIENION

Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth’s leading workspace, has announced a major lettings deal as SCIENION, a leading manufacturer of next-generation technology for use in diagnostics and life sciences, leases 10,600 sq …

July 29, 2022
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Portsmouth businesses to benefit from share of £30m energy fund

A new £30 million low-carbon projects energy fund has been approved by the council.  This investment in renewable energy could help businesses across the city improve their energy efficiency. Funding …

July 27, 2022
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Portsmouth green spaces keep up winning record

Three of Portsmouth’s much-loved open green spaces have picked up top awards once more. Green Flag awards, given annually by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, have again gone to Southsea …

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Work set to start on trio of Solent Freeport units

Construction is set to begin next month on a trio of units at Dunsbury Park, representing the first new facilities of this type to be built within the Solent Freeport. …

July 26, 2022
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Brewhouse and Kitchen wins Best Pub Brand of the Year

Portsmouth’s Brewhouse and Kitchen has been named ‘Best Pub Brand of the Year’ at the National Pub and Bar Awards 2022. Matt Preisinger Marketing and Brand Director of Brewhouse and …

July 13, 2022
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New designed garden for summer at Queens Hotel

A new designed garden complete with outdoor kitchen has opened at the Queens Hotel in Southsea.  A new garden menu and extensive drinks list have been devised to make the most …

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Portsmouth Distillery Co. at Southsea Food Festival

The Portsmouth Distillery Co. will be showcasing their first rum, an authentically aged expression 1812 3 year Old Rum at Southsea Food Festival 22. Hear what their operations director had …

July 11, 2022
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Bangladesh Foreign Minister visits Portsmouth

Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister and High Commissioner to the UK was officially welcomed to Portsmouth this week during a visit to boost business, education and cultural links. The visit, organised by …

June 30, 2022
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New facilities generate income for Portsmouth Enterprise Centre

Facilities at Portsmouth Enterprise Centre on Quartremaine Road have been improved to support local businesses. The reception area has been redesigned to include a new accessible business hub and events …

June 22, 2022
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Citrus first to supply staff with uniforms made from plastic bottles

Portsmouth family business Citrus Facilities Management is saving 7,000 plastic bottles a year from landfill by kitting out staff in uniforms made from recycled plastic. first to kit staff out …

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Creating Central South’s cities as ‘galleries without walls`

The Regenerate South Annual Conference, organised by Business South, attracted delegates from across the Central South region including Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth. Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Gerald Vernon …

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Largest UK solar PV project at Lakeside is unveiled

Plans to install a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage system at Lakeside North Harbour have been unveiled. The ground-breaking project will include roof-mounted solar PV arrays across five …

June 15, 2022
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Queens Hotel prepares for Southsea Food Festival

The Queens Hotel is preparing for Southsea Food Festival on 16 and 17 July.  Head of Pastry Chloe Barter loves the alchemy that results from mixing simple ingredients to create …

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Portsmouth’s ‘integral’ role in Solent Freeport status

Featuring the first approved tax site in the Solent Freeport area at Dunsbury Park, Portsmouth is a key location to establishing full Freeport status, which was announced at the ‘Solent …

June 8, 2022
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