Pre-school’s future is secured

A Portsmouth pre-school has secured its medium-term future thanks to a commercial sponsorship deal. Jack and Jill in Milton has joined forces with local company Bladez Toyz, a UK market leader in radio-controlled toys and gadgets. Faced with a steep hike in rent, cuts in funding and increased staff costs, for the first time in its three-decade history the pre-school … Read More

New HQ for expanding technology company

A growing high-tech firm specialising in creating loadbalancing hardware and software has purchased a new £1.4m global corporate headquarters at Compass House, Portsmouth. Loadbalancer.org recently completed the move from the Portsmouth Technopole and founder and managing director Malcolm Turnbull is pleased with how the relocation has progressed. He said: “There are always a few problems when moving to a new … Read More

Law firm enjoys triple audit success

An expanding law firm in Hampshire is celebrating a hat-trick of quality mark successes. Biscoes has been reaccredited with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and had successful Lexcel and Legal Aid Agency (LAA) audits within in a few weeks. Similar to kite marks of excellence, they provide professional assurance to customers that the law firm has trusted quality standards. Biscoes, … Read More

Warm welcome for Sam

Chartered surveyors McAndrew Martin are mapping out the next phase of expansion with the appointment of a new operations director

Law firm urges public to protect estates

  The death of pop legend Prince has raised the thorny issue of whether enough people in Hampshire are providing for their loved ones after their death. Official figures show that six out of 10 of us die without leaving a will, causing confusion and distress to families. Tim Gamester, a wills specialist at Biscoes in Hampshire said: “The high-profile … Read More

Dozen charities to benefit from property link-up

Twelve charities are to benefit from a link-up between Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) and the city’s former Lord Mayor. For the PPA has linked with Cllr Frank Jonas, whose term of office ended on May 17, to continue his charity work. Cllr Jonas had a list of almost 30 Portsmouth-based charities and voluntary groups for whom he was fundraising. He … Read More

Law firm wins coveted award in Portsmouth

A Portsmouth-based law firm emerged triumphant from the Hampshire Incorporated Law Society (HILS) annual awards ceremony. Biscoes scooped the prestigious HILS award for Firm of the Year (small) at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard event, beating off hot competition from a shortlist of Hampshire law firms. Managing director Alison Lee said: “We are delighted to have won this award. It is a … Read More

Surveyors on the road with branded cars

A leading independent firm of chartered surveyors is getting on the road with newly-branded cars. Portsmouth-based Chandler Hawkins now has its logo emblazoned on the firm’s two vehicles Partner Neil Hawkins said: “The name of Chandler Hawkins is well known for surveying and valuing – now the cars will be recognisable too. “We thought it was time to fly the … Read More

Property Association banks on chairman for second year

Banker Steve Cripps has been named as Chairman of the Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) for a second successive year. Steve, just the second person in the last 65 years to hold the role for two consecutive years, is presiding over a record PPA membership of around 170 people. The 59-year-old SME (small and medium enterprises) Relationship Manager for the NatWest … Read More