Lasting charity legacy for former PPA chairman

When Tom Holloway stood down as chairman of Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) after a successful two-year tenure he could feel justifiably proud of what had been achieved during his time in the high-profile role. Tom, who is a director at the independent chartered surveyors and commercial and industrial property consultants Holloway, Illife & Mitchell said his vision for his chairmanship was simple: “I … Read More

Recruitment business has Excellent partner

One of the largest recruitment businesses in Portsmouth has become a ‘silver’ partner of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC). Wild Recruitment has been working in the town since 2001 and has found employment for hundreds of service veterans.

Queens Hotel’s D-Day tribute in Southsea

Queens Hotel marks D-Day in style: Residents are invited to go and see the Queens Hotel mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a stylish, patriotic salute to veterans. On Wednesday June 5 from 9.30pm you can see the Queens Hotel in Southsea as you have never seen her before, when she is lit-up to honour the D-Day veterans. The hotel in … Read More

Data custodian uploads growth at Technopole

A specialist in information and communications technology (ICT) is to grow its footprint at a thriving business centre in Portsmouth. Curatrix Technologies, led by Managing Director Martyn Randell, moved their IT support team into a four-person office at Portsmouth Technopole six months ago before relocating their data protection and telecoms specialists to the centre in February. Curatrix has plans to … Read More

Property group chairman optimistic over future

News that Debenhams will close its store in Southsea in 2020, has been greeted with cautious optimism by Portsmouth Property Association. The demise of the store, only weeks after it was announced the neighbouring Knight and Lee department store was also to close, is a sign of the shift to online shopping but the changes could lead to an exciting future for … Read More

New chairman as Portsmouth Property Association celebrates century

Three charities are to benefit as the new chairman of Portsmouth Property Association takes the chain of office in its centenary year. Chris Green, 44, was officially handed the reins by predecessor Tom Holloway at the PPA, which was founded in 1920 and has a 130-strong membership. Samantha Marsh at law firm Glanvilles was elected vice-chair. Poignantly, two of the three charities … Read More

Warm welcome for Will at Chinneck Shaw

A Hampshire estate and lettings agency has strengthened its team with a new recruit. Chinneck Shaw has given a warm welcome to Will Hutchings at its office at Copnor Bridge in Portsmouth. The appointment comes as the firm progresses its business development plans in Hampshire and west Sussex. Will, 21, is working in Chinneck Shaw’s residential sales and lettings departments … Read More

James marks decade of success at McAndrew Martin

Director James Bengree marked his tenth anniversary at a growing South firm by welcoming the next generation of employees. He celebrated ten years at leading multi-disciplinary practice McAndrew Martin where he has risen from graduate trainee to director of architecture. James was presented with engraved crystal tumblers at a lunchtime reception in recognition of his long service and to officially … Read More