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From road view of City Buildings Enterprise Centre

First business moves into new city centre Enterprise Centre

Citrus Service Group, the first business to take premises in Portsmouth City Council’s new enterprise centre has moved in. City Buildings Enterprise Centre is located in Commercial Road on the …

April 10, 2024
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Jordan Richards with HSDC Principal Mike Gaston

HSDC student is first ever apprentice to be promoted in company’s history

Jordan Richards, who is studying a Laboratory Technician Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship course at HSDC’s South Downs Campus whilst working at Wickham Micro Ltd in Fareham is the first ever …

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Students at Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays’ refresh “Made in Portsmouth”

Gunwharf Quays has re-launched its ‘Made in Portsmouth’ initiative to encourage young people to help shape the future of retail. The brief for students invites participants to reimagine and repurpose …

March 27, 2024
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Attendees at the Portsmouth Green Tourism Awards

First Green Tourism Award winners

To mark English Tourism Week, the first Visit Portsmouth Green Tourism Awards have been awarded to businesses that are able to demonstrate they are working sustainably and responsibly. Awards are …

March 20, 2024
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Mary Rose Hull at the Mary Rose Museum

Historic Dockyard listed in top 3 most visited attractions

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been named in the top forty UK visitor attractions according to The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) figures for the third year in a row. …

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Halifax Nova Scotia

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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Business representatives for Central South UK at MIPIM 2024

Business led contingent to promote the region at UK MIPIM 2024

The business led consortium representing the Central South UK will be the strongest yet with 25 partners joining forces to promote the region at the world’s leading and most influential …

March 6, 2024
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Award winners of The News Business Awards

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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Hampshire FA partners with Lakeside to support new football complex

Hampshire FA partners with Lakeside to support new football complex

Hampshire FA have announced a partnership with Lakeside to compliment the opening of the new and improved King George V Football Complex. The partnership presents Hampshire FA with an opportunity …

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Portsmouth Pop Up shop opens

The first Portsmouth Pop Up shop has opened in Cascades, during Portsmouth and South Coast Business Week, with local business Goly Natural who produce and sell natural organic skin care …

February 21, 2024
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Portsmouth’s first Pop Up shop Q&A with Goly Natural

Portsmouth’s first Pop Up shop with Goly Natural   Portsmouth’s first Pop Up shop business is local business Goly Natural who sell a range of natural organic skin care products.   Goly …

February 14, 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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New restaurant opening in Old Portsmouth

New business owners Caitlyn Odin and Jordan Thompson have made the decision to combine their skills to create a new venue in the city. Taking over the former site of …

January 31, 2024
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Announcing first business for new Portsmouth Pop Up shop

The first Portsmouth Pop Up shop will open on Wednesday 21 February in Cascades with local business Goly Natural who produce and sell natural organic skin care products. Stef Dogan, …

January 24, 2024
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Two new restaurants to join Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays has announced that two restaurants will join its food and beverage line-up. Award-winning independent gastropub, Tap & Tandoor, is set to open this week, and authentic American-style restaurant …

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Two new tenants sign up for Dunsbury Park

Two businesses have signed leases for new warehouses at Dunsbury Park in Havant, Hampshire, a Solent Freeport tax site.  Inchcape, an EV service centre and Percussion Play, musical instrument manufacturing …

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From T level to apprentice site manager

Macey Blackman from Portsmouth has become the Degree Apprentice Site Manager at Morgan Sindall, working on their current development in Cosham. Macey began her journey with Morgan Sindall as a …

January 17, 2024
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Crowdfunder success leads to new business The Pole Coven opening

Chloe Hood has finally witnessed her dream of opening her own pole studio, The Pole Coven, become a reality following two Crowdfunder campaigns and eight years of working from home.  …

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Announcing a new Portsmouth Business Support Service to grow Portsmouth’s economy

The council in partnership with Shaping Portsmouth have launched today the Portsmouth Business Support Service (PBSS) to help the city’s businesses grow and thrive. This is a new opportunity that …

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TRUTHS satellite by Airbus

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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Port set for its busiest cruise season yet

Following the release of their latest cruise schedule, 90 ships are expected to visit Portsmouth International Port this year, making 2024 the busiest cruise season to date.    Featuring ten …

January 2, 2024
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Space South Central going beyond for business

Space South Central is the UK’s largest regional space cluster, and their base is here in Portsmouth. Dr Louise Butt, Director of Space South Central Enterprise Network, explains how businesses …

December 13, 2023
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Palmerston Road during Southsea Food Festival 2023

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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David and Jayne Mugridge owners of Yarty

Yarty on growing from kitchen table to exporter

Yarty is a small business now based in Portsmouth that has grown from the kitchen table to exporter of premium cordials, vinegars and oils. Owners Jayne and David Mugridge handcraft …

December 5, 2023
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Nattys Jerk in Portsmouth's Commercial Road Market

From market stall to shop via Love Southsea

The story of the inspiring journey of local Love Southsea market traders who transformed their passion from market stall into thriving shops or restaurants. Once upon a time, in the …

November 27, 2023
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inside Southsea Deli

Why being small and independent is the secret behind Southsea Deli

As the only independent classic deli in Southsea, Southsea Deli brings another dimension to the food industry on the south coast with the creation of simple, yet delicious food made …

November 22, 2023
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Lamb kebabs

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. …

November 15, 2023
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Saga Spirit Overs

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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Portsmouth Creates and founding partners

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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HSDC sign in front of the Havant campus

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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Simon Bateman and Ben Williams

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 Fratton

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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aerial view of Portsmouth

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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Aerial of Portico new warehouse

Portico warehouse

Portico have built a brand new, purpose-built general cargo warehouse located within Portsmouth International Port with direct access to the national motorway network. The main section of the warehouse has …

September 1, 2023
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Aerial of Portico new warehouse

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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Passengers walk through to new terminal extension

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 Portsmouth

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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Simon Bateman andBen Williams

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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Iain Kirby behind the bar at Shenanigans

Secrets behind Shenanigans in Southsea

As the only Irish bar in Portsmouth, Shenanigans brings a little bit of Ireland and a pretty good pint of Guinness to Southsea. Owner Iain Kirby shares some secrets behind …

August 9, 2023
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Chief pilot Ben Avery from Griffon Hoverwork

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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View of ski slopes

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 Southsea

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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Gunwharf-Quays

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 and Portsmouth City Council staff working on the Stamshaw youth project

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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