Business Programmes

These Programmes support all stages of Business within the city, from skills training, to start-up, to further development.

With the Covid-19 lockdown hitting in mid-March, we unfortunately had to suspend our programmes and plans. We are now working towards getting these programmes safely up and running again, and they will be added below as they restart.

Shaping Portsmouth’s Future Together

A new action group formed of key organisations in the city working together to help the city recover as quickly as possible from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Go Safe, Go Local

A new Portsmouth City Council project, led by Shaping Portsmouth, to help high street businesses to operate safely and profitably and to help residents return confidently.

Chamber of Solutions

Portsmouth Chamber of Solutions is a series of free events addressing all needs of business start-up, reskilling and growth strategies.

Crowdfund Portsmouth

Crowdfund Portsmouth provides a crowdfunding platform for people and organisations in the Portsmouth area.

Cyber Safe City

The Portsmouth Cyber Safe City project is empowering owners and employees of small businesses across the region to make smarter security decisions.


Offering a six-month work placement to those between the ages of 16 and 24, and claiming some form of Universal Credit.

Business News

Wightlink is investing more than half a million pounds in essential maintenance and improvements to its FastCats ready for the 2021 season. Wight Ryder 1 has already been lifted out of the water at the Trafalgar Shipyard drydock in
The team at AboutMyArea Portsmouth, the interactive news and information website, recently launched a new social media brand Island City Living as part of their ambitious plan for growth. Co-owner Peter Hopkinson (former Head of The Portsmouth Grammar Junior
Local community radio station Express FM has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards. The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than 460 entries from 90 stations from every corner of the