University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School

Portsmouth Business School was founded in 1985, and was later integrated into the Faculty in 1994. Our school is located in the historic waterfront city of Portsmouth, on the South Coast of England. Portsmouth is recognised as one of the most entrepreneurial cities in the UK*. Since the start of lockdown in March 2020 to the end of December 2020, 1,970 new businesses have been registered in the Portsmouth area. We are ideally placed to link with small businesses and start-ups based across the Solent Region.

The Small Business Team was established in 2016, they actively engage with small businesses to understand their needs and look for ways to work together to solve problems. They work alongside colleagues in Innovation Connect and Careers and Employability, as well as key stakeholders in the region, such as Portsmouth City Council, The Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, and the Solent LEP. 

Collaboration: is key to the team, they have adopted an “outward in approach” with their business contacts, which allows for a two way relationship. This has resulted in our highly successful Entrepreneurs in Residence Scheme, with 31 entrepreneurs who offer support and guidance to our students, academics, and businesses.

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Past Events

Pure Networking

Portsmouth Business School

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Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm Part of the ‘Pure Networking’ series of FREE networking events spread around the county. A selection of complimentary networking events for Hampshire…

Postgraduate and part-time undergraduate Open Evening

Portsmouth Business School

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We hold open evenings throughout the year at Portsmouth Business School for those interested in our part-time undergraduate degrees, full and part-time…

The Institute of Leadership & Management – Developing the corporate athlete

Portsmouth Business School

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Join us for this free event! Sports and business are both quintessentially high performance environments sharing the same requirements for leadership, teamwork and a high…

Business Advice

Tapping into Student Talent

Every autumn, thousands of students descend on cities and towns across the country to study at university. Armed with their academic timetables, one of the first things they will…


Case study: An effective career-enhancing initiative for students

900 Students, 61 Workshops, 31 Business Presenters, highlights of the University of Portsmouth’s successful IMPACT week 2017 From time to time I am challenged by businesses as to…

South coast business schools collaborate to support small businesses during COVID-19

Business Schools at Solent University and the University of Portsmouth are collaborating to support regional businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. With regional economies…

Success Stories

CRUNCH and Small Businesses – collaborative research beyond business and management

What if small businesses were active collaborators in projects across a range of disciplines, such as sustainability? Portsmouth Business School demonstrates how such projects can…