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Success for the Solent’s ambitious £2billion freeport bid

The Solent’s ambitious bid for Freeport status has been confirmed by the government in the 2021 budget. This bid, led by the Solent LEP, includes both Portsmouth International Port, and also Dunsbury Park, a major …

March 4, 2021
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First Canadian trade mission “just the beginning”

Around 100 businesses from the Portsmouth area and Nova Scotia, Canada, attended a free mission last week that detailed a new investment, trade and educational relationship between Portsmouth and Halifax, …

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Calling all Southern Pioneers!

This March, we’ll be exhibiting at Innovate Local: Southern Pioneers. This is a two-day virtual event on 8-9 March 2021 for pioneers, entrepreneurs, businesses, support agencies and practitioners interested in …

March 3, 2021
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Local businesses invited to explore Canadian opportunity

Businesses in the Portsmouth and wider Solent area are invited to a free event that details a new investment, trade and educational relationship between Portsmouth and a new potential ‘sister’ …

February 19, 2021
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Portsmouth part of Solent Freeport bid

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the region’s lead for economic development, has submitted a Freeport proposal to government on behalf of a coalition of businesses, local authorities and other …

February 12, 2021
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WATCH: A new vision for Portsmouth’s future

A bold new vision for the future of Portsmouth has been unveiled by Imagine Portsmouth at this year’s Shaping Portsmouth Conference. The vision sets out what kind of city Portsmouth …

February 9, 2021
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Cities Outlook 2021 shows Portsmouth economy is strong

The Centre for Cities has published its annual study of the UK’s major urban areas – Cities Outlook 2021. There’s good news for Portsmouth, as we are shown to be one …

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Aspex gallery secures funding for ‘wider cultural ecology’

Portsmouth’s contemporary art gallery Aspex, which is supported by the council, has secured the support of Arts Council England for a series of new commissions and projects planned to celebrate …

January 22, 2021
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Mary Rose virtual tour ‘top ten for 2021’

The Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been included in The Guardian’s pick of ten of the best virtual travel experiences for 2021. The article praises the project …

January 15, 2021
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Portsmouth is one of the top cities for starting a business in the UK

An article in the News recently reported that Portsmouth is one of the most entrepreneurial cities in the UK – with hundreds of companies starting up in PO postcodes. Two …

January 4, 2021
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