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

Wild engineering the future

One of the county’s leading recruiters is urging youngsters to consider a career in engineering because companies are crying out for them. Michelle Stewart, managing director of Wild Recruitment in Portsmouth, said that last year’s opening of the University Technical College in the city is an important step.

Demand sharpens for Help to Buy

Demand has increased for Help to Buy properties in the first months of 2018, according to a Portsmouth firm of chartered surveyors. McAndrew Martin Ltd recorded the rise in surveys and valuations in a strong start to the year for its general practice directorate. The uplift in demand comes as a recent report based on Office for National Statistics (ONS) … Read More

McAndrew Martin rated among top UK building consultants

A Portsmouth-based firm with nationwide reach has been rated as one of the leading property consultants in the UK. McAndrew Martin has risen up the rankings in the industry’s Top 150 Consultants for 2017, published by Building magazine. The company has broken into the league table’s top 100 places for the first time at 97 – up from 108 in … Read More