The impending announcement of the appointment of a Minister for Portsmouth has certainly got people talking in the office here at Orange Pixel.  As a web design company based near Portsmouth we work almost exclusively with local businesses and it is fair to say that a lot have been struggling to stay afloat over the last few years.  Marketing and websites are often ignored when times get tough but here at Orange Pixel we have spent a lot of the last few years supporting local businesses by giving them an affordable but high quality web presence to help them stay a step ahead of their competitors.

The end of shipbuilding in Portsmouth will have massive ramifications throughout the city and local area but we are certainly hoping that a Minister for Portsmouth will be able to help attract investment and help us further in supporting the creation, growth and development of small to medium sized businesses in the area.

It is clear that the government have taken a good look at the knock on effect of closing shipyards in Portsmouth because appointing a minister for a town is a very rare step to take.  In fact the last time it happened was in 1981 when Michael Hestletine was given the unofficial title of Minister for Merseyside following the Toxteth riots – his brief? To kick start the regeneration of the area.

When starting or growing a business the website is critical but often left to the last minute and this is usually because it falls into the realm of “technical” and therefore scary, expensive or just plain frustrating!  There are many web design companies in Portsmouth and we pride ourselves on being one of the best because our service is built for the businesses we support – no jargon, no sharp intakes of breath and no empty sales patter – we crack on and make a great website and then, perhaps most importantly, we keep it serviced and up to date – for ever.  See more about our web design packages here.

Michael Fallon could well prove to be a great choice to hold the position of Minister for Portsmouth with his known and proven specialisms in regeneration, economic development and business enterprise skills. We are certainly very excited about the opportunities that it presents.

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