Announcing the Portsmouth Pop Up shop to support business growth

In response to growing demand for business premises in Portsmouth, the council in partnership with Cascades and Flude have opened applications for a Portsmouth Pop Up shop scheme. This scheme enables local entrepreneurs and small businesses to trade in a high street location without the commitment or cost of a longer-term lease. As part of […]

Kings at the Queens

The Kings Theatre and The Queens Hotel are joining forces for a special Christmas cabaret in the Winter Lodge in aid of Spark Community Space on Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm. The evening will be compered by Pompey Panto favourite Jack Edwards with performances from cast members of Hook, this year’s panto, including Shaun Williamson, […]

Solent Sky Services partner with Shaping Portsmouth

We would like to give a huge thank you to our new Partners Solent Sky Services for providing our new video at the top of our website homepage. Michael Sanders Woods and Sara Woods have been big supporters of Shaping Portsmouth over the years and we’re glad to have them officially on board. Sara said “As Portsmouth Ambassadors we’re proud […]

Shaping Portsmouth Is Disability Confident

Shaping Portsmouth are delighted to have signed up to be a Disability Confident committed organisation. Similar to our work on the Armed Forces Covenant and the Care Leavers Covenant, we are committed to showing our Patrons and Partners, as well as all Portsmouth Businesses the benefits of employing people with Disabilities. Nothing demonstrates this more, […]

Shaping Portsmouth’s Cruise Passenger Programme Presents Portsmouth Cruise Business Event 2023

Building upon the success of last year’s inaugural Cruise Business Event, Shaping Portsmouth is proud to announce the resounding success of this year’s event, held on November 23rd at the D-Day Story Portsmouth.   This invitation-only event provided a platform for local tourist industries including hospitality and night-time economy, and city-wide attractions to gain insights into […]

SMEs learn to control their carbon footprint with the NetZero 360 workshop

We are thrilled to announce that we successfully concluded our NetZero 360 workshop yesterday. This FREE two-part workshop, organized by our Business Climate Action Group programme in collaboration with Solent Business & Skills Solutions, provided businesses with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate achieving net zero sustainability. Tailored specifically for SMEs, the NetZero […]

Shaping Portsmouth and Spinnaker Tower bring Explore Your Future to Portsmouth Academy

On Thursday 9th November, our Shaping Portsmouth Education coordinator Kirsty Hill and Volunteer Programme Lead Chloe Bolton delivered an Explore Your Future Business Workshop session at Portsmouth Academy with Tony Sammut, the general manager from the Spinnaker Tower. We had an opportunity to spend a couple of hours with 25 Portsmouth Academy students across year […]

Shaping Portsmouth welcomes Fair Ways

Shaping Portsmouth are pleased to welcome Fair Ways as our newest Patron. Fair Ways is a leading Portsmouth based children’s services charity, delivering Fostering, Education, Residential, Health and Family services, and operating in Southern England and Wales. Mac McHugh, Fair Ways CEO, said “Fair Ways are passionate about making a difference for children, young people […]

Explore Your Future Business Breakfast is coming to Trafalgar School

Shaping Portsmouth’s first official Explore Your Future – Business Breakfast is due to take place on 2nd November at Trafalgar School. We are thrilled to announce this session will be delivered in collaboration with Southsea Coastal Scheme and their representative, Site Agent Robert Stevens-Hoare. We are sure that the young people of Trafalgar School will […]

The Directors of the Present meet the Directors of the Future

On the evening of Wednesday 18th October, Managing Directors, CEOs, and other senior level executives sat down with fourteen students at the HSDC Catering Centre for the Directors of the Future dinner, organised in partnership with Shaping Portsmouth and Business South. The dinner was an opportunity for the students, the entrepreneurs of the future, to […]