Trethowans is proud to act as headline sponsor of The News Business Excellence Awards 2020, for its fourth year.

The law firm has been a leading figure in the region’s legal sector since it was founded more than 150 years ago and supports thousands of businesses and individuals, providing advice and support on a wide range of legal issues.

But while national success has been abundant, Trethowans has stayed true to its roots and works with a wealth of businesses in Portsmouth and the wider Solent area, offering trusted advice on everything from mergers and acquisitions to data protection, employment law and licensing, as well as offering personal advice to those individuals behind the businesses.

Corporate Partner Lucy Gleisner says: “Portsmouth has a thriving business community. There are countless examples of local companies achieving great things and making the entire region proud. It’s important to recognise these achievements and come together to celebrate them.”

To find out more about Trethowans visit www.trethowans.com
Portsmouth College is the number one sixth form education choice for the majority of 16 year olds in the Portsmouth area. It boasts an impressive range of both academic and vocational courses as well as an apprenticeship programme and opportunities for adult learners. 'Make it Happen' at Portsmouth College.
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Portsmouth City Council is once again excited to be sponsoring the Medium Business of the Year award.
A top priority of the council is to support the growth of the Portsmouth economy.

Our economic growth team provides many services for businesses including research and information on the economy, information on employment and recruitment, a property search facility, updates on development sites, business premises, support for the retail sector and high quality business support, including a dedicated website at investinportsmouth.co.uk.

For more information on any of these services please contact the economic growth team at business@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
The Guildhall Trust is proud to sponsor the Portsmouth Business Excellence Awards and for Portsmouth Guildhall to be the host venue for this prestigious evening. We look forward to welcoming the most outstanding and dynamic businesses in our region and hope they enjoy a very special evening with us.
Havant & South Downs College is one of Hampshire’s leading providers of Apprenticeship recruitment, learning and development. For over 40 years, we have delivered a wide range of training to meet the needs of employers and individuals.
Trusted by employers large and small, we work with businesses to identify their training needs and deliver flexible, high quality training programmes, with high levels of employer and learner satisfaction.
Innovation Connect manages University’s rentable office and desk space, providing home to local start-up and SMEs. We offer a range of training events, workshops and social gatherings to support various aspects of business and contribute to our members’ success, creating a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.
The Portsmouth Business School produces graduates with the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to make lasting positive impacts on local and global economies, societies and the lives of individuals. The School also supports small and medium enterprises, governments and big business to find solutions to the challenges they face through research.
On the subject of awards, Verisona Law has been doing rather well over the past year, adding to its collection of accolades for the firm’s work in conveyancing, property and specialist historic abuse cases. At the time of writing, the firm is also thrilled to have been shortlisted for ‘Best Professional Service Business Serving Football’ at the national Football Business Awards.

‘We are very proud to be sponsoring the ‘Overall Business of the Year category’ at the News Business Excellence Awards for the fifth year,’ says Managing Director, Sue Ball. ‘‘We can speak from personal experience, when we say that the value of awards should never be underestimated. They represent outside recognition of hard work, serve as a badge of honour that staff are always proud of, and are a real talking point, both in the local community and a business’ existing network.’

‘From commercial property and trade agreements to mergers and acquisition, we know through supporting and working with our corporate clients, there have been a great many exciting projects and success stories in Portsmouth recently, and The News Business Excellence Awards is the biggest event of the year in which to celebrate them.’
‘To have had the opportunity to read entries from companies that showcase all they have achieved in the past twelve months has been both fascinating and inspiring. We wish all companies and individuals who enter the very best of luck, and a successful 2020 for all.’
For advice or support on any legal issue call 023 9298 1000 or visit www.verisonalaw.com
Giant Leap Video have been producing documentary style films for business, for the last 14 years.

Their productions can be found throughout the UK, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria and America.
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If you are interested in learning more about the various opportunities to get involved please email helen.watt@jpimedia.co.uk for further information.
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