A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the Shaping Portsmouth Digital Conference was held online on Friday 29th January 2021.
If you weren’t able to join us on the day, or missed any of the event, the videos are available below.
Lord Mayor Cllr Rob Wood joined us to officially open the event.
Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Steve Pitt, was our first guest speaker for the day. Cllr Pitt gave an update on PCC activities, and then was joined by Pam Hamilton, Managing Director of Paraffin, to launch the Imagine Portsmouth 2040 project.
Led by Mark Pembleton, Shaping Director for Business and Economic Growth Manager at PCC, the panellists discussed business growth opportunities, and the exciting future of the business community within the city.
Joining Mark on the panel were Tristan Samuels, Director of Regeneration at Portsmouth City Council; Kate Cloud, Local Programme Manager at Solent LEP; and Nicky Bailey, Federation of Small Businesses Development Manager for Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight.
Helen Atkinson, Director of Public Health at Portsmouth City Council, spoke with Shaping CEO Stef Nienaltowski about the health of the city in general, and specifically on the road out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clare Martin, Director of Pompey In The Community, led our Community panel, talking supporting the vulnerable in our community during COVID-19 with Julie Hawkins and Sandy O’Neill from The Hive Portsmouth, celebrating the women of Portsmouth during COVID-19 with Roni Edwards, Director of Pamodzi Creatives, and supporting our Armed Forces Community with Andrew Gibbs, South East Regional Employer Engagement Officer at SE RFCA.
The annual Shaping Portsmouth Awards are kindly sponsored by Southern Co-Op.
We celebrated the amazing work being done in the city in the fields of Business, Education, and Community, as well as recognising Shaping’s Volunteer of the Year, and Stef Nienaltowski presented his CEOs Award.
This year also saw the first presentation of the new Veteran’s Award, in association with the Armed Forces Covenant.
The final panel of the day, looking at Education, was led by Shaping’s Director for Education and Managing Director of Unloc, Hayden Taylor. This panel focused on engaging employers in the conversation about skills during and after COVID-19, and how they can support young people to navigate career pathways in the new normal.
Joining Hayden on the panel were Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council; Simon Barrable, Principal of Portsmouth College; John Lomas, Head of Enterprise and Personal Development Learning at Springfield School; and Richard Hutchinson, Head of Resourcing at CityFibre.
The Education Panel also included three 5-minute briefings on the Kickstart Scheme presented by Jane Lamer, Business Manager at Portsmouth City Council; Connecting Employers with Schools and Colleges presented by Amanda Percy, Post-16 Commissioning Manager at Portsmouth City Council; and Lifelong Learning and Adult Education presented by Tom Lloyd, Vice Principal at Portsmouth College.
Shaping CEO Stef Nienaltowski finised off the event with a brief look back at 2020, and then set out the path for the year ahead.
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10:00 – Welcome & Opening Remarks
– Stef Nienaltowski, CEO Shaping Portsmouth
10:20 – Update from Portsmouth City Council
– Cllr Steve Pitt, Deputy Leader Portsmouth City Council
– Pam Hamilton, Managing Director of Paraffin
11:00 – Panel Discussion: Business
– Led by Mark Pembleton, Economic Growth Manager PCC
11:40 – Public Health & The Road out of Covid
– Helen Atkinson, Director of Public Health PCC
12:15 – Networking Hour
13:15 – Break
14:00 – Panel Discussion: Community
– Led by Clare Martin, Director of Pompey In The Community
14:40 – Shaping Portsmouth Awards
– Sponsored by Southern Co-Op
15:10 – Panel Discussion: Education
– Led by Hayden Taylor, Managing Director Unloc
15:50 – Looking Forward to 2021
– Stef Nienaltowski, CEO Shaping Portsmouth
For 2021, rather than bringing everyone together at Portsmouth Guildhall, we will instead be broadcasting a Digital Conference directly to you!
We are pleased to announce the full line up of our annual conference, this year being held online for the first time.
The event will take place on Friday 29th January, starting at 10am and concluding at 4:10pm. Being an online event, delegates have the option to stay for the full day or dip in and out for the individual items.
The morning session will begin with a welcome from Shaping Portsmouth’s CEO Stef Nienaltowski, followed by a look back at what Shaping achieved in 2020.
Our first guest speaker will be Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Steve Pitt.
Cllr Pitt will be giving an update on PCC activities, and then will be joined by Pam Hamilton, Managing Director of Paraffin, to launch a new project.
Steve will be followed by our first panel discussion of the day, which will be focused on Business. Led by Mark Pembleton, Shaping Director for Business and Economic Growth Manager at PCC, the panellists will be discussing business growth opportunities, and the exciting future of the business community within the city.
Our next guest speaker will be Helen Atkinson, Director of Public Health at PCC, who will be talking about the health of the city in general, and specifically on the road out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will be concluding the morning with our Networking session. This will see delegates divided into themed breakout rooms of up to 10 people to meet, introduce themselves, and network. Information on how delegates can state their room preferences, which will be filled on a first come first served basis, will be distributed in the coming weeks.
After a break we will be back for the afternoon session, with Clare Martin, Director of Pompey In The Community, leading our Community panel. The panellists will be discussing such subjects as Care Leavers support and the importance of volunteering in Portsmouth.
The annual Shaping Portsmouth Awards will follow, where we celebrate the amazing work being done in the city. This year we will also be launching our Veteran’s Award in association with the Armed Forces Covenant.
Our final panel, focusing on Education, will be led by Shaping’s Director for Education and Managing Director of Unloc, Hayden Taylor. This panel will be focused on engaging employers in the conversation about skills during and after COVID, and providing some helpful briefings on beneficial schemes such as Kickstart, apprenticeships, and adult education.
Stef Nienaltowski will then return to finish off the day, by setting out Shaping’s path for 2021 and beyond.
Stef said “I am looking forward to welcoming you all to this years Shaping Portsmouth Conference. Whilst the current restrictions mean that we will be joining virtually, the content on offer is exciting and interesting. I firmly believe that there is something for everyone with the agenda we have built. Whether you join for a hour or more please do register and find out what our City’s achievements have been and what exciting opportunities lie ahead for us all.”
Join us – let’s make a difference together!
The Shaping Portsmouth Conference,
Friday 29th January 2021.
General Admission £6.00