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Hotel Prospectus

The hotel prospectus provides interested hotel developers and investors with an initial insight into the city’s hotel market and its future growth potential

Business Support Bank opens!

The Shaping Portsmouth group has created a new facility for any business or start-up enterprise in Portsmouth that is looking for a few hours of free advice to help them move forward or overcome a problem. The help is provided free of charge by another local business who has donated their time and expertise to the Business Support Bank.

Launch of New Solent LEP Growth Fund

The new £2M Solent LEP Growth fund has been launched to new businesses, existing SMEs and small businesses. Applications are avaiable for grants, loans, forward funding or equity share.

Babcock expands at Lakeside North Harbour Portsmouth

FTSE 100 company, Babcock International Group (Babcock), the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation, is expanding its presence at 1000 Lakeside North Harbour Portsmouth, taking 55,000 sq ft on the first floor of this landmark location. Around 400-450 staff will be relocating initially; including Babcock’s Information Services department (the IT department), with capacity to grow to over 700 personnel.

SeaWays Proves to be First Class

The SeaWays Group have gained accreditation for their Tug Master training programs from a major Classification Society, ClassNK. This achievement is an industry firs within the towage sector and ensures the highest of standards and outcomes.

NOC Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase, 14th-18th November 2016, Southampton

Join the National Oceanography Centre for their marine autonomy and technology event which will showcase world-leading platform and sensor developments, engaging many stakeholder groups from both the private and public sector, all united around the benefits that can be achieved from development and use of marine autonomy for ocean observation. The NOC has been pioneering in the development of Marine Autonomous Systems for nearly 20 years now, developing platforms that have collected data from the most challenging environments,transforming our understanding of the ocean. Their world-leading thinking has also been shared with companies operating in this sector, and they continue to build an impressive portfolio of collaborative projects with industry partners that will develop the next generation of marine autonomy going forward.

Business Rates are changing

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA), an Executive Agency of HMRC, is responsible for assessing all rateable values across England and Wales. The Government has undertaken a revaluation of business property rates. Go online to review your draft rateable value before the new values come into effect on 1 April 2017 and find out about the new appeal process - Check. Challenge. Appeal

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