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News for businesses in Portsmouth

Nov 2018

A fantastic seafront opportunity

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We're offering  people a chance to rent Lumps Fort – a site with huge potential for a commercial venture. Between the Rose Gardens and Canoe Lake, it's comprised of two large open spaces along with several smaller ones. Go online to see the tender documentation and more information. 

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Free gigabit-speed fibre event

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Companies involved in providing a full fibre network infrastructure in Portsmouth are hosting a free event at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower on Wednesday 14 November. It's an opportunity to ask industry professionals about what a gigabit-speed fibre network could mean for local businesses.

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Also in the news...

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Website alert

Jobcentre Plus are making local firms aware that a website called is nothing to do with them. The website charges to advertise vacancies, but Jobcentre Plus is a free-to-use government service provided by the Department for Work & Pensions.

Contact Jobcentre Plus

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Protect your staff

A flu outbreak can put great strain on your business and leave your employees very unwell for several weeks. Encourage those who are eligible to receive a free vaccination, or you could think about purchasing a voucher for staff which they can redeem at participating pharmacies.

More on vouchers

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Get HR support

Portsmouth City Council provides great value learning & development training and HR support. Our team is made up of highly qualified HR professionals with a wealth of experience across a number of industries, and services are provided on a cost-neutral basis.

Get in touch

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Networking night

Meet businesses from all sectors across the region. Discover why business should work with universities to deliver growth and success while championing young talent, diversity and creative leadership. Speaker: Karen Blackett, chancellor of the University of Portsmouth.

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Tax tips by email

HMRC has a new service to help businesses get their tax affairs right. As well  providing services such as online guides, YouTube clips and webinars, it is now sending out automated email updates. If your company would be interested in receiving these bulletins, just let HMRC know. 

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Help young people

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership is establishing an Enterprise Adviser Network. These match schools and colleges with a volunteer from business, giving young people an insight into the world of work and encouraging educational bodies to build their employer networks..

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Our networking events are informal and for businesses of all sizes. Find out more about First Fridays or our Business to Business meetings.

Meeting space

Hire a meeting or training room at one of our enterprise centres:  £10 per hour or £60 per day. Please call 023 9282 6225 for more details. 

More information

Find out how we can help your business or check out more sources of funding and support. Also see local investment opportunities

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