Business

Town Centre Management work with local businesses to bring markets and events to the local shopping areas. The videos below document and showcase some of these events.

Southsea is a thriving shopping area and benefits from a range of individual, niche, boutique-style, specialist and national chains together with two good department stores.

The restaurant and café offering is strong and the area enjoys a vibrant nighttime economy. There is good reason to feel confident about the future of Southsea and its positive plans for growth and investment.


Southsea Retail Sales Index

We work with Springboard Research and Southsea businesses to gather information on sales in the area and to compare local sales information with national figures. If you run a retail business in Southsea and would like to contribute to this fact gathering, please contact Becci Coghlan by calling 07904 436310 or emailing rebecca.coghlan@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

Total sales in Southsea for April 2014 were up +4.4% on the same month last year.  Sales nationally in April 2014 were up +0.5% on an annual basis (BRC UK Retail Sales Monitor).

Footfall in Southsea in April 2014 was down -6.6% on the same month last year. Footfall nationally was down -0.9% on an annual basis (Springboard’s UK High Street Index).