We take the hard work out of finding new connections, with so many bright minds all in one place. Our informal coffee mornings and relaxed, open spaces mean building up your contact list is easier than you’d think. We love seeing our customers collaborating, so if you need a little extra help, our Innovation Director or centre team are happy to make the introductions.So whether you’re looking for advice, have something to share or just fancy a chat, there’s always somebody keen to listen just a few steps away.

Also, as we're owned by The University of Portsmouth, there are no end of networking opportunities to take advantage of, and a wealth of expertise and support available to give your business the competitive edge.


Meet the people that could change your businesses future.

Robin Sheppard
Centre Manager

Robin joined the Technopole team in June 2018, coming with wealth of experience in operational delivery and customer service from both private and public Sector. As Centre manager Robin has taken the lead in in enhancing the daily operations and performance at the Technopole and working on building an innovative community in which our customers can thrive and grow.

Richard May
Innovation Director

Richard comes to Oxford Innovation with a wealth of business and senior management experience gained in the Technology, Marketing and Consulting departments of leading global companies like Credit Suisse, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen. He established and grew a successful start-up business in the Middle East.

Sophie Pittman
Assistant Centre Manager

Sophie re-joined the Technopole team in 2007 after a short sabbatical organising a previous client's business. She now spends her day organising the conference rooms, responding to IT and telecom requests, dealing with accounts queries and helping the customers with any issues or requests.

Sarah Neal
Centre Support Assistant
Sarah joined the team in 2004, and can be found meeting and greeting visitors in reception. Her duties include responding to conferencing enquiries, switchboard call handling and providing admin support to clients.
Poppy Hedeker
Centre Support Assistant
Poppy joined us Summer '17, and can be found meeting and greeting visitors in reception. Poppy's duties include switchboard call handling, visitor meet and greets, and providing admin support to clients.

Work among our many inspiring companies at the forefront of business.

We work with our clients to identify their goals, both personal and business, and then provide them with the financial reporting and systems to achieve them.

Abacus is an award-winning Software as a Service (SaaS) provider with unique proprietary Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Digital eXperience Platform (DXP) offerings. We help brands and communities improve revenue and engagement with personalised digital experiences and offers.

An Africa-centric company that focuses on providing bespoke market entry solutions, creating platforms for connections, and generating value for stakeholders, partners and clients with interest on the continent. Core activities are primarily in the publishing and consulting sectors. We are publishers of African Leadership magazine, Africa Energy & Infrastructure magazine and the Amazons Watch magazine.

Contact Associates provide a nationwide assessment service for students who have applied for Disabled Students Allowances. We aim to offer appointments within 2-3 days from the time you get in touch with us, and can often offer next day appointments. We have a network of DSA-QAG accredited centres located across England, of which our Portsmouth City Assessment Centre is one, and a fully equipped centre in Northern Ireland.

Asher Design and Print offer a short run, fast turnaround digital printing service as well as  experienced graphic designers all at reasonable rates.

Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally
In Portsmouth, Shaw Trust helps people facing disadvantage to find work, gain skills and take control of their futures. As one of the UK’s largest third sector providers of employment services, we support people towards employment through Work Programme

Independent Private Counselling Practice with experienced BACP Registered Counsellors. We offer Counselling and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Individuals and Couples. We also work with small to medium sized businesses who are looking to offer their employees some short-term, solution focused therapy (both for personal and work related issues). Daytime and evening appointments are available on a short term and open ended basis

City EV is a UK designed and supported AC fast electric car charging system, with EV charge points for home use, for new and existing commercial premises and for public installations.

GBS UK Immigration has been established by Victoria Girsa, Ashley Bayles and Joanne Sullivan. Together we have over 30 years’ experience in UK Immigration Law. We are passionate advisers and pride ourselves on our ability to provide flexible, honest and reliable fixed fee immigration advice.

BladezToyz specialise in the design, development and manufacture of innovative toys.

Hampshire Hypnotherapy is run by Lorraine Gleeson and Pete Bateman who both have strong therapist backgrounds, they run a number of sessions with clients for personal as well as work related problems.

Holland Accountancy are a tax specialist company based in Portsmouth Technopole.

Superpowa brings wireless power to business and commercial spaces. They provide wireless pads for meeting tables or desks and portable wireless devices etc.

Connect and share with the greatest innovators in your area.

Leilah Woods
Director at Purple Marketing
Roger Davenport
Director at Purple Marketing
Lisa Gardner
Director at Purple Marketing
Edward Snape
Director at Purple Marketing
Daniel Aldridge
Director at Purple Marketing
Susan Bradgate
Director at Purple Marketing
Steve Mayer
Director at Purple Marketing
Mark Fielding
Director at Purple Marketing

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Success Stories

How other founders have flourished.


Skore’s success has come from merging on-site consultancy with software created by Colin and Craig, who both have a background in technology development and business consulting. […]

Bladez Toyz

Bladez Toyz has been a permanent fixture at the 20,000 sq ft (1,858 sq m) Technopole since the start-up firm began, taking on additional serviced office space for each new growth phase. […]


How a specialist in retail software which touches the daily lives of all of us has expanded its footprint here at Portsmouth Technopole. […]