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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 team receiving Workplace of the Year awards 2023

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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Clare Seek

Clare Seek’s mission for a sustainable Portsmouth

Clare Seek is on a mission for a truly sustainable Portsmouth in 50 years’ time.  She recently launched Portsmouth Library of Things and Repair Café Portsmouth at Cascades shopping centre …

June 6, 2023
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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 …

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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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Sarah Roads

Starting up with SLR Recruitment Solutions

Please tell us about yourself and your company   My name is Sarah Roads, and I founded SLR Recruitment five and a half years ago. I decided to start my own …

May 3, 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 …

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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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Mark Cann founder of HYYPA

HYYPA is hyped up for its business’ future

HYYPA is a video-based e-learning company whose goal is to support the growing number of adults with ADHD in the UK waiting on a diagnosis and lacking treatment. They aim …

March 23, 2023
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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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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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Traybake cake

A little bit extra to start up a new business

Caron Howe has a passion for baking and customer tastes and trends. She shares her story of starting up a new business in Portsmouth and how our business support programme …

January 13, 2023
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Portsmouth Business Support team

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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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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Restaurant 1865 Queens Hotel

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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Billy Willet Portsmouth Market trader

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 at Dunsbury Park

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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Business Growth YTKO

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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Three industrial units under construction

New Solent Freeport units out of the ground at Dunsbury Park

Three new state-of-the-art industrial and manufacturing units are out of the ground at Portsmouth City Council-owned Dunsbury Park with frames up, cladding and fit out underway. Totalling 77,000 sq ft …

December 7, 2022
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Fries Love food

The best fries in Portsmouth. Fries Love share their story

Portsmouth independent business Fries Love opened a restaurant in Portsmouth’s city centre earlier this year. From starting up in 2018 with a potato shaped food trailer and inspired by the …

November 30, 2022
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Drone view of Commercial Road

Solent Sky Services from start up to sky’s the limit

Passionate about video production and drones, after 15 years working in the surveying world, Mike Woods traded in his company car and big salary for a drone and went on …

November 29, 2022
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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 …

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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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Shops in Castle Road Portsmouth

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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Jack Rose - the Bagel Man

Starting up South Coast Bagel Company

32-year-old Jack Rose aka @doyouknowthebagelman started South Coast Bagel Company just as the country was coming out of national lockdown and 18 months later has become one of Southsea’s hottest …

November 22, 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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We Shine Victoria Park Rainbow

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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Sustainability at Tops Nursery

Sustainability leads to business success

Sustainability has led to business success for Cheryl Hadland, managing director and founder of Tops Day Nurseries and recent winner of the Queen’s Enterprise Award for Sustainable Development 2022.  She …

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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 Victoria Park Rainbow

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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Ross McNally Chief Executive Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

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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