Transforming Portsmouth Together

Shaping Portsmouth

Conference 2022

Join us to celebrate the People of our City at Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday 28th January 2022

Shaping Portsmouth

The best city in the UK to invest,
learn, live, work and visit.

The best city in the UK to invest,
learn, live, work and visit.


Our mission is to create sustainable collaborations and innovative programmes which make Portsmouth Britain’s premier waterfront city in which to invest, live, learn, work and visit.

We run programmes covering three areas managed by our part-time staff and nearly 200 volunteers:

Business: We facilitate inclusive growth across the entire city, making sure we represent every facet of the diverse groups that make up our Business community, and promote the successes of the city so we can continue to demonstrate that Portsmouth as a vibrant place to start and grow a business.

Education: We work collaboratively with city partners and employers to deliver a range of inspiring programmes that enable residents of all ages to explore their future, develop their skills and be connected to Portsmouth’s diverse labour market.

Community: From veterans to care leavers and beyond, we’re giving Portsmouth’s citizens the support they need to succeed, and also encouraging residents to give back to the city they call home. 

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

Find out more here.


The Care Leaver Covenant is a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers aged 16-25 to live independently.

Find out more here.


By bringing Business, Education and the Community together we are delivering real change.

Working in the City since 2010, we are the only organisation with the leadership and all-round experience required to be responsible for delivering the programmes required by our communities.

We can evidence our results, and the benefits to our communities from the improvements we have made.

With 803 businesses, 650 local Ambassadors and 175 active volunteers working with and for us, we are confident that the City needs us to continue working to realise our vision.

We have a three-year plan that lays out our priorities and activities to ensure we continue to deliver the growth the City needs.


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