Cruise Passenger Programme looking for Meet and Greet Support Volunteers

Our Cruise Passenger programme is looking for volunteers to join and help support the team, led by Sarah Bell. The two roles will support the programmes Meet & Greet events, where a team will be on-hand as passengers disembark from visiting cruise ships to greet them and provide local information. Details of the volunteer roles are below. […]

Portico welcomes leading shipping industry members to join board

Portico, Portsmouth’s international cargo terminal, welcomes new board members Camilla Carlbom Flinn and Justin Atkin, following a reorganisation of the company’s governance structure. Camilla and Justin boast extensive shipping knowledge, holding senior leadership roles in the industry. Steve Williams, Managing Director of Portico said: “I’m delighted that Camilla and Justin have joined the board as we […]

Shaping Patron, Wightlink wins a top business award to recognise its achievements in sustainability

Wightlink is celebrating winning The News Business Excellence Award for Sustainability 2022. The achievement recognises the successful introduction of Wightlink’s new flagship Victoria of Wight, England’s first large ferry powered by hybrid energy, and the ferry company’s campaigns to cut carbon emissions and operate as sustainably as possible. Initiatives include improving recycling, installing EV charging […]

The UK’s first net-zero training hub launched by City of Portsmouth College in partnership with leading specialists NetZero Training

  Based at Highbury North Harbour Training Centre in Portsmouth, the new government-funded facility is dedicated to training and upgrading skills in sustainable technologies. It’s already attracting much attention from businesses, tradespeople, and suppliers who attended the launch event. City of Portsmouth College Interim Principal & CEO Graham Morley said: “Climate change, government decarbonisation targets […]

Hilsea electrical recycling firm reaches 200 tonnes of e-waste

An electrical recycling firm has hit a milestone with a whopping amount of tech saved from going to landfills. Hilsea-based Southern Electrical Recycling (SER) Ltd has just surpassed 200 tonnes of electronic waste recycled. The SER team collected the e-waste from businesses, charities, schools and organisations around the South coast up to as far as […]

Portsmouth says “Guten Tag!” to a new German visitor

Monday, marked another landmark moment for Portsmouth’s cruise ambitions, as the major German cruise line AIDA made a maiden call to the city. Since 1996, the fleet of AIDA Cruises has discovered the world. They put a signature German twist on cruising, with a casual, family-friendly atmosphere which attracts guests of all ages, including many […]

Solent LEP seeks Business Leaders to shape economic future for the region

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced it is looking for local business leaders to join its Board of Directors and welcomes applications from all parts of the Solent region, and from all backgrounds.  The LEP is a business-led partnership tasked with driving the economic success of the Solent area and those joining the […]

Santander launches free UK-Wide online introductory digital skills course

New research by Santander has revealed that the average UK worker believes it’s too late to change careers by the age of 45 – because they can’t keep up with technology. A study of 2,000 adults found one in five (21%) would like to retrain and start a new career, but worry they are ‘too […]

2 Start Ltd helping rough sleepers to Choose Employability

A homeless forklift truck driver is back on the road to restarting his career thanks to a new initiative launched by Shaping Portsmouth. Gustas Pipyne had 18 years of driving experience but when his licence expired in the middle of the Covid pandemic, he found himself unable to pay the large fee to redo his […]

Electric buses are coming to Portsmouth

For the first time, residents will see electric buses on Portsmouth and Hampshire roads. Portsmouth City Council has been awarded £6.5 Million as part of the National Bus Strategy, for the funding of zero emissions buses as part of their partnership with First Solent and Hampshire County Council. This Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) […]