Digital Enablement programme wins Teach Portsmouth Partnership Award

On Thursday 5th July our Bridging Portsmouth’s Digital Divide programme, which is led for Shaping by Hasmukh “Husky” Patel and delivered alongside Portsmouth City Council, The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, and The Hive, won the Partnership Award at the Teach Portsmouth Awards 2021. The award recognises two or more organisations who have worked together on […]

Fareham College becomes a Shaping Patron

We at Shaping Portsmouth are very pleased to announce that Fareham College has joined us a Patron. Fareham College first came on board to support our successful 100 in 100 campaign, also the first time all four local colleges collaborated with us on a single project, and we’re looking forward to working with them on […]

Smarter shopping – what Full Fibre means for the future of retail

For some time, we’ve been hearing about the decline of physical retail, spurred on by the digital age and our growing preference for the online marketplace. In the 10 years between January 2010 and January 2020, for example, the UK lost over 50,000 shops. Despite that, physical retailers still hold much of the market share. […]

The News joins the Shaping Team

We at Shaping are very pleased to welcome The News as the latest local organisation to become a Patron. Since the very start of Shaping’s formation The News has been a great supporter of our work and has helped us with both news coverage and Editor Mark Waldron’s personal commitment and activity on a number […]

Could an Apprenticeship or Traineeship be part of your Roadmap to a Career?

Our vision to offer our next and future generations a pathway to their future has been branded Roadmap To A Career. A vital part of that vision is our Skills & Employability strategy which launched with our 100 in 100 campaign, in partnership with the Solent Apprenticeship Hub, Portsmouth City Council, the University of Portsmouth, […]

Fancy a tipple? Portsmouth Cathedral launches new gin with The Portsmouth Distillery Co.

Portsmouth Cathedral continues to collaborate with local businesses on innovative and unique products, being one of the first Cathedrals in the UK to launch their very own gin! The Dean’s Tipple gin has been produced in partnership with the award-winning local distillery The Portsmouth Distillery Co. with funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund for […]

School Streets trial expands

Hot on the heels of the first School Streets trials set to launch in Portsmouth, more schools will join what has been described as ‘a revolution at the school gates’ as the second phase gets underway. Portsmouth City Council are pleased to announce on Clean Air Day that two additional schools are to be included […]

CityFibre on full fibre and the future of streaming

Earlier this year, Ofcom published some new research on our entertainment habits which revealed a staggering generational divide with under-35s moving away from terrestrial and cable to streaming services. Streaming is already huge business and, with so many platforms, it can feel as though we’ve hit a saturation point. However, the reality is we are […]