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 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

Portsmouth City Council has been successful in a bid for £3.1 million of grant funding to assist with the installation of energy efficiency measures in up to 300 additional households across Portsmouth and Gosport. The funding will form a
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, Portsmouth has now moved to Tier 4 from midnight on Saturday, as part of changes affecting London and the South East. Tier 4 restrictions and guidance must be followed from Sunday 20th December, in
As Covid-19 case numbers and pressures on local hospitals both continue to rise, Portsmouth is set to move in Tier 3 from after the Government review announced yesterday. Cases of coronavirus infection across Portsmouth have risen by 42% since
Portsmouth City Council’s Energy Services team have received further recognition for their work at the 2020 Energy Managers Associations (EMA) awards. The team were highly commended in the Energy Management Team of the Year Award (Public Sector), whilst energy