HIVE Portsmouth Hub

A Place For Portsmouth’s Voluntary Sector To Share, Collaborate And Grow.

About Us

We understand that community is just as important as productivity. Our two HIVE Portsmouth Hubs, in the north and centre of the city, offer co-working, hot-desking, desk rental and charity incubation services.

They’re spaces which give local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector groups and organisations the opportunity to share facilities, reduce costs and collaborate on projects.

These hubs have been made possible by a generous donation from BAE Systems.

What our users love

The flexibility. There are a range of options for membership, desk space rental, and booking meeting rooms, starting with a simple sign-up for membership.

The support. Both of our hubs have sector experts on hand to offer professional advice, and provide a range of mentoring and support services, both free and paid for.

The community. There are so many creative people in Portsmouth, all working to improve the lives of those who live here. Come together and be inspired.

Choose the right plan for you

Virtual Office Space

£10
per month


Post box and registered address

24 hour access

Google listing

Meeting room discount

Sign up

Hot Desk Membership

£50
per month


Multiple desks to choose from

24 hour access

Post box and registered address

Meeting room discount

Sign up

Dedicated Desk rental

£120
per month


Own dedicated desk

24 hour access

Post box and registered address

Meeting room discount

Sign up

Meeting room booking and Day desk rental

£15
per hour


12 seat boardroom available

Tea and coffee making

Professional working environment

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Events

Testimonials
Charla Grant, The Grateful Arts Club
 
My experience with the team has been fantastic. Every step of the way I have felt like I’ve been part of a team. Setting up on your own is nerve wracking, but working with HIVE Portsmouth has meant that I haven’t felt alone.
Helen Barter, Stand Up Portsmouth
 
Signing up for the HIVE Portsmouth Hub has given me the ability to find some headspace when I need it and to have a dedicated desk for all of the paperwork. It’s much-needed and it’s helping our charity to really grow.
Cat Sidwell, HomeStart Portsmouth
 
The HIVE Portsmouth Hub is a great space from which to run Portsmouth Parent Voice. We have everything we need at our fingertips and having our own dedicated space within the Hub has meant that the space really feels like our own. 
Bernadette Donnelly
 
Chris Evans
 
 
 
 
 

Meet the Team

The people behind the coworking space

 
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Andy Pringle
Business mentor for The HIVE Hub

Andy loves to work with anyone running their own business or who is thinking about doing so. Having experienced both the highs and lows of enterprise, as well as spending the past 20 years as a business adviser and mentor, he would love to help you in any way that he can. If you are thinking about selling Christmas trees door-to-door or importing Teenage Ninja Turtle figures, Andy is definitely your man! If not, please do still get in touch.
 
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Sandie Davis
Voluntary and Community Sector Support Team Lead 

Sandie has a passion for connecting people and groups to each other to improve services and communication. Promoting social and community improvement has been a thread throughout her working life. She supports individuals and groups who want to start up a new service or develop an area of work, offering guidance with setting up a community business or charity registration. Sandie can assist with governance, policy and funding information and works with groups and organisations to encourage the development of small social enterprises and for existing organisations to be more entrepreneurial to foster independence and resilience.
 
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Alison Caudwell
Ali has a background in social care and a passion for community and providing quality services. Her experience is around coaching people to be the best they can and believe they really can make a difference to their community work. Ali has a wealth of experience in writing grants and tenders, which combined with her love of working alongside people in an enabling way, makes her working life with the HIVE a pleasure. Ali can help and support groups, organisations, and individuals to work through their goals and missions and prepare funding bids.

Where to find us

HIVE Portsmouth Hub is located on the ground floor of Aggie Weston House, in Edinburgh Road. There are a range of long and short stay car parks near by.

There is no onsite parking. We are open 24/7, however if you are a non-member you will need to contact us to arrange a visit in person.

 

Meet the Team

The people behind the coworking space

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Jo Pearse
Voluntary and Community Sector Development Officer

Jo supports the development of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise in Portsmouth, from small groups who are just starting out to larger national organisations operating within the city. With many years of experience working in the voluntary sector within a grassroots organisation in the city, Jo has a background in charitable governance, impact reporting, HR and recruitment, policies and procedures, marketing, social media, working with a board of trustees and fundraising. She is also responsible for facilitating the Portsmouth Community Lottery.
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Sandie Davis
Voluntary and Community Sector Development Officer

Sandie has a passion for connecting people and groups to each other to improve services and communication. Promoting social and community improvement has been a thread throughout her working life. She supports individuals and groups who want to start up a new service or develop an area of work, offering guidance with setting up a community business or charity registration. Sandie can assist with governance, policy and funding information and works with groups and organisations to encourage the development of small social enterprises and for existing organisations to be more entrepreneurial to foster independence and resilience.