We’re looking forward to attending the annual Opportunities Fair – the Opps Fair 2015 – at Portsmouth Guildhall again in October.
The extravaganza is held for pupils aged 10 to 13 - and their families - to showcase the exciting opportunities and wide range careers on offer in the city when they leave school.
We had a great time last year and we are pleased to be able to join other like-minded businesses at the event this year on Saturday October 10 from 10am to 3pm.

We recently saw the true face of Islam when we were invited to the Jami Mosque in Portsmouth.
We were among the guests along with the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Frank Jonas and headteachers in the city.
Our managing director Bill McAndrew and director Ian Lee were among the group invited to join in the visit.
Members of the mosque wanted to share the Ramadan ceremony of Iftar Mahfil which breaks the daily fast.
They offered the invitation to show that the terror attacks in Tunisia were not what Islam stands for.

We had a great night on our annual trip to Goodwood last night for its final 'Three Friday Nights' extravaganza of the summer.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner in the Horsewalk restaurant and also enjoyed a flutter on the six races, with mixed results...
It was a glorious summer evening which came to a finale with a DJ set by actor and musician Idris Elba.

It’s a racing certainty that we’re going to have a great weekend : we’re off to Goodwood.
We’re heading off to the racecourse on our annual trip to enjoy one of its popular ‘Three Friday Nights’ evenings.
It includes a dinner in the Horsewalk restaurant followed by six races and then music with a from a top DJ. This year our night will feature Luther actor Idris Elba, who is also an accomplished musician and DJ.
He’s also starred as Nelson Mandela in the Long Walk to Freedom as well as in Thor and Prometheus; he’s also been tipped to be the next James Bond.

Our newly professionally qualified chartered surveyor Bruce Scott is in a story in the Portsmouth News today.
The article on page two of the Property guide includes a picture of Bruce and our director Ian Lee at our offices on the Fairway Business Centre in Portsmouth.
It tells how Bruce has become a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) after successfully passing his final Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

Congratulations to our graduate surveyor Bruce Scott who has become professionally qualified.
Bruce has become a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) after successfully passing his final Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
He joins our ranks of RICS professionals and follows in the footsteps of chartered surveyor Lee Sargeant who started with us as a trainee and passed through the our exacting training programme.

We want you to join our friendly and expert team at McAndrew Martin.
As part of our ambitious expansion plans for 2015, we’re seeking 10 new employees to help us move the business into its next phase of growth.
Demand for our property-related services – including a wide range of comprehensive surveys – has continued to soar as we approach the midpoint of the year.
We’re looking for the right people in various positions to bolster our manpower and expertise.

A £1m deal is set to be struck for the Spinnaker Tower to be sponsored by airline giant Emirates.
The Dubai-based company and the city council are expected to finalise the deal for the next five years.
According to the Portsmouth News, the arrangement will mean the landmark being repainted in Emirates colours - perhaps red is not the best colour in a 'blue' city - although it's not clear whether the tower will be renamed or not.

New figures out show that inflation has dropped so far, we’re now into ‘deflation’ or negative inflation.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), inflation fell to -0.1% in April; the first time it has been so low since 1960 – basically meaning prices have fallen compared with this time last year.
One way of looking at it is to compare a shopping trolley of goods. If it cost £100 last April, it will now only cost £99.90.
Falls in air and sea fares, partly fuelled by oil price drops, as well as supermarket ‘store wars’ have helped drive prices down.

Excitement is growing ahead of the big America’s Cup races off Portsmouth in the summer.
Organisers say that 50,000 tickets were snapped up in just 48 hours after going on sale this week.
The races – one of the most spectacular sights in the sporting world – are taking place in the Solent in a four-day extravaganza from July 23 onwards.


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