Portsmouth Business

Support Service

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Our priority is to grow Portsmouth’s economy. The Portsmouth Business Support Service (PBSS) is a new opportunity, ready to help your business to start, grow and thrive.

We recognise that there is a lot of free advice for business and organisations, but it is often difficult to know where to look or where to start. We can help you to find the right advice, whatever stage your business is at.

We offer a wide range of services from mentoring on business and finance planning to digital marketing and access to funding, data, and training. We also work to identify solutions to meet the needs of local business.

PBSS is a new initiative led by Portsmouth City Council and Shaping Portsmouth with support from partners Business South, FSB, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Solent Business and Skills Solutions, Solent Partners, University of Portsmouth and WSX Enterprise.

Call the business telephone helpline (Mon-Fri): 023 9284 1641 
Email: business@portsmouthcc.gov.uk


  1. Provide best-in-class business support to businesses in Portsmouth. 
  2. Increase access to current business support offerings from both Portsmouth City Council and Shaping Portsmouth. 
  3. Create a cohesive set of partnerships to support sustainable business development in Portsmouth. 


  • More than 40 enquiries have come through to PBSS
  • 25 business start-ups matched with mentors or in the process of being matched
  • 29 mentors have signed up from local businesses


Want to know more about this programme? Contact us.