Key agencies combine forces to inspire young people in Portsmouth to explore their futures

A new initiative launches today, Friday 14th May 2021, as key organisations across the Portsmouth area combine forces to provide the ‘Explore Your Future’ scheme to young people across the city. The brainchild of Shaping Portsmouth, the scheme aims to inspire those aged 14-19 through direct engagement, networking, practical activities, and hearing real-life experiences from […]

Regional ports are helping navigate the route to national growth

Throughout the pandemic, regional ports such as Portico in Portsmouth have provided capacity and expertise to keep goods moving. As the UK now looks to the future, regional ports also have a key role to play in the economic recovery. The past year has been tumultuous for everyone, with the world having to adapt rapidly […]

Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance launches Mental Health First Aid Kit for Portsmouth SMEs

The Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance has launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing First Aid Kit as a resource to support managers and employees of SMEs in Portsmouth. This short, concise Kit has been developed with busy business owners in mind. As part of Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance’s response to National Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th […]

boxChilli on why you should never use a website builder.

boxChilli work with businesses of all shapes and sizes to get them online or ensure that they see the best return from their website and marketing investment, hailing from just outside of Portsmouth, they give some valuable advice on how to improve your website and also your business: If you are selling a product or […]

Global smart city leaders show what Portsmouth can gain from full fibre

Across the world, data and technology is being harnessed to solve some of the biggest challenges of city life – from traffic and pollution, to overpopulation and public safety. As our towns and cities get smarter, they become more responsive, easier to navigate and ultimately, more enjoyable places to work and live in. For the […]

Victorious Festival is helping to Shape our city

We are very pleased to welcome Victorious Festival, The UK’s biggest metropolitan music festival, to the Shaping Portsmouth family after becoming a Patron. Victorious will return to Southsea Seafront this August Bank holiday weekend (27th-29th August), and is set to be the biggest festival weekend in the South this Summer, having announced a line-up brimming […]

Big Mouth Comedy Festival returns for a monumental year!

After what has been one of the most challenging years in the history of Portsmouth Guildhall and for us all, the Big Mouth Comedy Festival is set to return on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th September 2021, marking the start of what will be a packed Autumn/Winter season of events at the city’s iconic venue. […]

Here’s TEU the latest empty container milestone at Portico

Portico, the international cargo terminal based at Portsmouth International Port, have helped move 10,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) of empty containers back to where they need to be. There has been a glut of empty containers across the UK and a shortage in the major manufacturing regions in Asia. This has been caused by the […]

The Careers and Apprenticeship Show returns to support young people’s future ambitions

During a year of unprecedented change for young people, a new online event seeks to support career ambitions and job prospects in Portsmouth. With many employers pausing recruitment for apprenticeship schemes, young people have been the worst affected group nationally when it comes to finding jobs. While the outlook continues to remain uncertain for many, […]

Commuters return to Wightlink’s FastCats

Wightlink’s foot passenger service connecting Portsmouth Harbour with Ryde Pier Head started running again yesterday morning, 29th April 2021, in line with the easing of the Government’s Covid-19 travel restrictions. The first FastCat sailing of 2021 was the 05:15 from the mainland, the first return trip from Ryde at 05:45 had 16 passengers on board. […]