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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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Portsmouth Enterprise Centre

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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Cash injection for SME business growth projects

Solent and Portsmouth based businesses can get a share of £700,000 grant funding from GetSet Solent to support business growth projects.  Eligible projects with costs between £4,000 up to £100,000 …

June 7, 2022
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Pioneering plastic-eating enzyme centre opens to industry

The University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI) has opened its new Industrial Engagement Hub (IEH).  This pioneering research centre is creating solutions to the global plastic pollution problem.  The …

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Portsmouth sandwich shop wins at national awards

Portsmouth’s André’s Food Bar won two headline categories at the Sandwich & Food To Go Industry Awards (The Sammies) ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London; ‘Best UK Independent …

May 25, 2022
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Work starts on port’s terminal extension

Portsmouth International Port’s terminal transformation has begun on a new carbon neutral terminal extension. This project is one of the UK’s first Levelling Up projects to get underway and will …

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Ofsted give glowing report on city’s Community Learning Service

A “Good” rating and praise has been given to the passionate teachers, managers and leaders at The Learning Place, run by Portsmouth’s City Council, in a new Ofsted report.  Ofsted …

May 24, 2022
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Research at the University of Portsmouth is rated as world-leading

Research at the University of Portsmouth is rated as world-leading in the latest national assessment of the quality and impact of research in UK universities. 77 % of research submitted …

May 18, 2022
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Royal Maritime Hotel wins service excellence award

The Royal Maritime Hotel & Club in Portsea was presented with a Visit England Rose award for service excellence, at an awards ceremony in Luton earlier this month. It was one of …

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the cookie queen

New bakery opening boosts Cosham High Street

Cosham High Street received a boost last week when The Cookie Queen  made its highly anticipated opening last week.  Customers queued out the door and along the street to sample New York style …

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Portsmouth Distillery Co. launches a rum

The Portsmouth Distillery Co. are launching their first rum, an authentically aged expression 1812 3 year Old Rum. With the launch of this rum The Portsmouth Distillery Co. makes history …

May 11, 2022
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Southsea Community Cinema

Southsea Community Cinema to open

The Southsea Community Cinema and Arts Centre is set to open in the heart of Southsea with an Open House on 19 May from noon – 5 pm. The opening …

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New £7m Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality opens

The University of Portsmouth’s new £7 million Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality (CCIXR) opened last week and is the UK’s first purpose-built facility to bring together a whole …

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Which? tourist survey names Southsea as a top seaside destination

Holidaymakers have named Southsea among some of the UK’s top seaside destinations this year – giving it a top score for visitor attractions.  In this year’s Which? survey, 4,300 people …

May 4, 2022
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City’s Economic Growth Manager wins lifetime achievement award at Business Excellence Awards

Mark Pembleton, recently retired Economic Growth Manager at Portsmouth City Council, was given the Lifetime Achievement award at The News’ Business Excellence Awards in recognition of a long and distinguished …

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Portsmouth’s Tops Day Nurseries wins prestigious Queen’s Award

Portsmouth based Tops Day Nurseries has been awarded the The Queen’s Award  for Enterprise for sustainable development. Cheryl Hadland, founder of Tops Day Nurseries, said she was thrilled at scooping The …

April 26, 2022
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Hampshire Chamber backs week-long ‘festival of enterprise

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with a range of partners to champion a week-long celebration of business. The second annual Portsmouth & South Coast Business Week takes place …

April 25, 2022
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Royal Navy’s new mega barge which will revolutionise fleet repairs

Typhoon 3000 is a modern, moveable jack-up barge and semi-submersible dry dock, with a maximum payload capacity of 3000 tonnes, making her the biggest jack-up barge on the South Coast.  …

April 13, 2022
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BAE Systems set to spur voluntary sector recovery

BAE Systems are set to spur voluntary sector recovery in Portsmouth by funding two new hubs. £250,000 funding comes as research highlights one in ten voluntary sector organisations in the …

April 12, 2022
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Lakeside North Harbour marks The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with tree planting

Portsmouth’s leading workspace, Lakeside North Harbour, has planted 10 new trees as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative. Created to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the QGC invites …

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Portsmouth buses get £48 million investment

Lower bus fares, free fares for small business Saturdays and reduced journey time by bus are just a flavour of what’s to come thanks to a funding boost to Portsmouth’s …

April 5, 2022
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Southsea sees new restaurant growth

Southsea has seen a rapid new restaurant growth since the pandemic.  Research shows that since Covid-19 the UK’s casual dining fare is no longer just about big brands.  Independents are stepping …

March 30, 2022
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Portsmouth City Council supports greening projects

Two city areas have been transformed into new Green and Clean community spaces to improve greening, air quality and health for residents with funding from Portsmouth City Council’s CIL Neighbourhood …

March 24, 2022
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Crowdfunder upgraded coaching offer

Crowdfunder have upgraded their coaching offer to provide better support for community project owners and to help get the message out.  Online courses are available, from introductory courses to get …

March 23, 2022
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