Economic Development, Culture and Leisure Scrutiny Panel - Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith CCDS Tel: 9283 4057  Email:

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Apologies for absence


Declarations of Members' Interests


Minutes of Previous Meeting - 16 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 183 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the previous EDCL Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 16 November 2018 be approved as a correct record, to be signed by the Chair.


Review of Portsmouth International Port pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Witnesses at this meeting will include:


i)             Mike Sellers Port Director and Ian Palacio, Business Development Manager at Portsmouth International Port regarding the business development plans at the port


ii)            Jane Singh, Visitor Services and Development Manager, PCC and Rachel McMinn, Corporate Communications Officer PCC


Jane Singh manages the PCC Visit Portsmouth team who work to the PCC Visitor Marketing Strategy 2017-20. The key priorities are:

·         Support and grow the visitor economy

·         Develop Portsmouth to become a European city break destination with world class attractions

·         Improve the quality of the visitor experience

·         Marketing and promotion of the city as a destination, promoting its distinctive strengths and specialisms

·         Develop the Portsmouth the Great Waterfront City brand to facilitate a unified and strong marketing message as a national, European and global destination, improving the perception of the city.


The cruise market, as part of the international market, is one of the key primary target markets in the strategy. Jane will give an update on current marketing activity as regards cruise and the International Port in general.


An article produced by Rachel McMinn for Flagship magazine is attached which also promotes cruises from Portsmouth.



iii)           Stef Nienaltowski Director of a Community Interest Company - Shaping Portsmouth whose main aim is to enable Business, Education and Communities in the City of Portsmouth to work together across 12 separate programmes with the aim to increase and enhance Portsmouth as a City where support is freely given to those in need and to help create a place that people want to live, work and visit.  Stef is currently Chair of the Shaping Portsmouth Cruise Passenger Programme and along with a number of key partners the team have built eight world class multi centre tours of the City for the 19 Tourist Ships who are due to stop in Portsmouth in 2019 to use. 





Date of next meeting

It is proposed that the next meeting take place on Wednesday 27th February at 4.30pm in the Civic Offices.