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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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PV canopy at Portsmouth International Port

Business opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and lower costs

An opportunity for Portsmouth’s businesses to reduce carbon emissions could be available for high consuming electricity businesses. The council is looking at the feasibility of installing solar PV panels for …

November 21, 2023
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HSDC sponsor Portsmouth’s Christmas Lights Switch On Parties

HSDC have been announced as the lead sponsor for Portsmouth’s 2023 Christmas Lights Switch On Parties. The festive family fun begins with the city centre Christmas Lights Switch On Party …

November 15, 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. …

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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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Businesses urged to consider installing male sanitary bins

Council group leaders are backing a call for Portsmouth businesses to consider installing male sanitary bins in their toilet facilities. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. 1 …

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Announcing a bumper magic Christmas in Portsmouth

The countdown to Christmas in Portsmouth’s main shopping areas will be officially marked with a range of magical events from Christmas Lights Switch On Parties, Christmas markets, a Victorian Christmas, …

November 1, 2023
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Cycling to work

Funding up to £4,000 for sustainable travel improvements

Businesses and organisations in Portsmouth are invited to make sustainable travel improvements by applying for grants of up to £4,000 aimed at enhancing workplace travel options. The funding, part of …

October 31, 2023
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Shaping Portsmouth Conference – 26 January 2024

Shaping Portsmouth have announced “Shaping Our Future” as the theme of their annual conference in January 2024.  This event will also be CEO Stef Nienaltowski’s final conference before his retirement. …

October 24, 2023
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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 …

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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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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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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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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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Powering ahead to promote Portsmouth’s small businesses

Supporting Portsmouth’s small businesses by providing lower rents for office space and the chance to share ideas with like-minded firms forms a major pillar of Portsmouth’s plan to help drive …

August 1, 2023
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Portsmouth and South Coast Business Week 2024

Following fantastic feedback, Portsmouth and South Coast Business week will be back on 19 – 23rd February 2024.  The last two years have welcomed over 2,000 business delegates to over …

July 25, 2023
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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 …

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VentureFest We are a VFS23 Partner

Free tickets for Venturefest South-16 November

Portsmouth City Council is a partner for VentureFest South 23. Now into its sixth year, this leading event for innovation has gone from strength to strength and it’s the perfect …

July 20, 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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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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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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Green Lightbulb

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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Jubilee fountain City Centre

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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Lightning Bolts display at Armed Forces Day

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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North harbour road in Portsmouth showing the new occupied unit

Portsmouth is the top choice for growing paper and printing businesses.

Graphics supply company G3S Group Limited, has relocated its head office and nine of its businesses from across the UK to Portsmouth. The company has moved into its new manufacturing …

June 1, 2023
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Carrington-West, aerial view of their building

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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Buckwell Southsea's award winning window display

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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Partners for Southsea Food Festival in front of a Lexus car and hovercraft

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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Close up of kebabs at Southsea Food Festival

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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Caribbean kebabs

Eat the Island

For all local food and drink producers and independent retailers and hospitality venues in Portsmouth and the South Coast region, Eat the Island, was a SOLD OUT exclusive food and …

May 2, 2023
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Southern Electrical Recycling Team

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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