Key agencies combine forces to inspire young people in Portsmouth to explore their futures

A new initiative launches today, Friday 14th May 2021, as key organisations across the Portsmouth area combine forces to provide the ‘Explore Your Future’ scheme to young people across the city. The brainchild of Shaping Portsmouth, the scheme aims to inspire those aged 14-19 through direct engagement, networking, practical activities, and hearing real-life experiences from […]

Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance launches Mental Health First Aid Kit for Portsmouth SMEs

The Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance has launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing First Aid Kit as a resource to support managers and employees of SMEs in Portsmouth. This short, concise Kit has been developed with busy business owners in mind. As part of Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance’s response to National Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th […]

Global smart city leaders show what Portsmouth can gain from full fibre

Across the world, data and technology is being harnessed to solve some of the biggest challenges of city life – from traffic and pollution, to overpopulation and public safety. As our towns and cities get smarter, they become more responsive, easier to navigate and ultimately, more enjoyable places to work and live in. For the […]

Victorious Festival is helping to Shape our city

We are very pleased to welcome Victorious Festival, The UK’s biggest metropolitan music festival, to the Shaping Portsmouth family after becoming a Patron. Victorious will return to Southsea Seafront this August Bank holiday weekend (27th-29th August), and is set to be the biggest festival weekend in the South this Summer, having announced a line-up brimming […]

College merger to support workforce of the future

The proposed merger between two colleges is on target to achieving its vision of “One City, One College”, working to empower individuals, communities and employers to grow and succeed. Highbury College and Portsmouth College plan to combine their complementary skills to form a single new institution – City of Portsmouth College. Both Colleges believe Portsmouth […]

Joining up Resources to help Portsmouth Citizens

A partnership between some advice, education and training organisations in Portsmouth is in development to find synergies and combine initiatives to provide a more holistic service for people who are likely to need continuing help in resolving their problems. The partnership will be formed by Citizens Advice Portsmouth, The Learning Place, Highbury College, Portsmouth College, […]

Blake Morgan on why Portsmouth will grow back stronger

With its strong roots in the Portsmouth region, law firm Blake Morgan‘s Managing Director, Mike Wilson, explains why the firm is a long term supporter of Portsmouth and why he believes the City is so well placed to come out of the Covid crisis stronger than before the pandemic. With a large number of business […]

Shaping Portsmouth is joining forces with the Federation of Small Businesses

Shaping Portsmouth are pleased to announce that the Federation of Small Businesses has joined us as an Associate partner, and that we have become a member of the FSB. Emma Weatherstone, the FSB Membership Advisor in the Portsmouth Area, said “At FSB, our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. We are proud […]

Centre Director Yvonne Clay on reopening Gunwharf Quays

Having spent several years in retail marketing, Yvonne’s passion has been to put the customer at the centre of everything she does. This customer centricity has been present during Yvonne’s time as a retail management graduate at Boots, to working for Virgin in product development and ecommerce, through to her current role. Having joined Landsec […]

Small business confidence rebounds as shops re-open in England and Wales

Close to two thirds (58%) of small businesses expect their performance to improve this quarter, and fewer than one in three (31%) expect theirs will worsen, according to the latest FSB study of almost 1,700 business owners. With trading restrictions easing across England and Wales today, the business group reports that its UK SBI confidence […]