Wedding Expo

One-Day Wedding Expo at Lakeside

Sunday 21 January 2024


Lakeside is set to host Hampshire’s largest one day wedding planning event


  • Over 120 wedding professionals will be in attendance at the PMN Wedding Fayres Expo


PMN Wedding Fayres, Hampshire’s renowned producers of prestigious events and exhibitions are set to kick off 2024 with a grand celebration on Sunday, January 21, 2024.


Lakeside will play host to the largest one-day wedding planning event on the South Coast, building on the success of the 2023 wedding expo, transforming LNH’s campus into a wedding wonderland conveniently located under one roof.


The event will offer an opportunity for soon-to-be-weds and their loved ones to discuss ideas and inspirations with over 120 wedding professionals, covering all aspects of the big day – from dresses and transport, to venues and jewellery, helping couples to turn their dream wedding into a reality.


Amidst the bustle of wedding inspiration, guests can also look forward to a delightful array of entertainment options, including fashion shows and live acts that will make for a memorable day.


The event offers the opportunity to purchase exclusive Expo-Edition Deluxe Wedding Gift Bags, when reserving Free Tickets for the event, alongside fully stocked on-site cafes and eateries throughout, making the wedding expo a truly memorable day.


Paul Nother, Director PMN Wedding Fayres said: “Following the huge success of our January 2023 Hampshire Wedding EXPO, we are thrilled to bring the event back again in January 2024, to Lakeside, North Harbour.  This local landmark venue is ideal, with significant space and facilities, whilst light & modern, easily accessible and ample onsite parking. The venue team are also a huge support and we cannot wait to work together once more.


Simon Bateman, Asset Manager at Lakeside North Harbour said: “ Lakeside has always played an integral part in supporting local businesses –  hosting the South Coast’s largest wedding planning event is an absolute pleasure and a great opportunity to show the campus to a new audience. LNH has ample free parking spaces along with excellent transport links to ensure a smooth commute to and from the expo.” 


Visit PMN Wedding Fayres for more information and ticket details.


Current Job Vacancies

Looking for a great place to work?

Want to work at Lakeside?

Come and join our thriving business community here at Lakeside.  The onsite amenities at Lakeside – including a beauty salon, hotel with a fully equipped spa and gym, and five cafes and shops – offer convenience for our occupiers, whilst the landscape provides the perfect getaway from the office. And there’s parking for over 3,000 cars (with EV charging) plus a free shuttle bus into the centre of Portsmouth and local areas.

Here’s a selection of current jobs on offer with some of our businesses on site:


Talent Specialist

Business Development Manager

Senior Recruitment Partner

Recruitment Partner – Power Generation

Recruitment Partner – Solar Energy

Recruitment Partner – Renewable Energy

Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment Partner

Carrington West

Associate Consultant


Inbound Sales Executive
Sales Executive
Membership Retention Advisor

Complaints Investigation Specialist

Customer Service Coach

Customer Service Advisor

New Member Vetting Team Leader

Vetting Advisor

Credit Collections Officer

Call Quality Assessor

Staff Engineer

Data Analyst

Head of Engineering

Product Trainer
Senior Category Manager  
Senior Marketing Delivery Co-ordinator
People Business Partner
UX Product Designer

Dunstan Thomas

Senior Project Manager


Claims Operations Team Leader

Team Leader


Water Saving Initiative

Sustainability Project to Save Water on Site

New water conservation initiative results in significant savings…


A recent water saving project at Lakeside has resulted in a 50% reduction in water usage, saving 4,558,000 litres per annum, after implementing water efficient technologies across various areas of the campus in August this year.

Lakeside collaborated with H2OiQ to install its recent water saving system benefiting the campus and present occupiers. The project has demonstrated significant water savings and reduction in carbon footprint, taking a step towards sustainability and environmental responsibility as a business.

The installation of aerated flow restrictors for wash hand basins and dual flow outlets for kitchen sinks has reduced water consumption from an average of 7.3 litres per minute to 3.5 litres per minute. The cost effective air gap valves also feature a delayed filling mechanism that ensures only the required amount of water is used for each flush and has proven to save nearly 3 litres per flush, contributing to water conservation.

One of the key outcomes of the water project was the significant reduction in daily average water usage from 24,850 litres to 12,370 litres since its installation in August. The project is estimated to result in annual savings of over £12k, benefiting both Lakeside and its occupants through a return on investment.

Portsmouth Water Limited’s Jim Barker, Head of Water Resources, played an integral part in the project by contributing to the water conservation project at Lakeside by helping towards funding the scheme that has not only saved significant volumes of water but is estimated to also have reduced 4.74 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.


Richard Butler, Business Director at H2OiQ, said:

“This project was a great example of working together to achieve what most would think impossible, achieving a 50% reduction in water consumption with a rapid 11 month payback. The importance of preserving our precious resource is now being recognised and we are proud to showcase what is achievable. There are literally 100s of thousands of water inefficient buidlings out there that need to action water consumption reduction.”


Jim Barker, Head of Water Resources at Portsmouth Water Limited, also commented on the initiative:

“With pressures coming from climate change and population growth, water is a resource that is under more stress than ever before. As part of our commitment to the environment and to developing sustainable water supplies for the future, we were happy to support this initiative – and have been impressed by the results. This project clearly demonstrates that consciously managing water use is not only good for the environment, but also makes solid economic sense.     


Simon Bateman, Asset Manager at Lakeside North Harbour, added:

We have recently invested in another initiative on campus that conserves water while reducing our carbon footprint showcasing our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility as a business. The water efficient technologies installed will benefit all of us in the long run and is a crucial step towards a more sustainable future.”


To find out more about our sustainability on site please follow this link.

Cup Recycle Campaign

Join the Lakeside Cup Recycle Movement

Launch Date 7 November

Did you know….

Only 0.2% of the 2.5 billion cups used annually in the UK are recycled!

At Lakeside over 2,000 cups are used in a week, and now we’re making it easier for you to recycle your cup.

On Tuesday 7 November, we launch the #LakesideCupCycle movement, in conjunction with our site clearning company Eco Drift.

Here’s Antoni from Eco Drift to explain more on ‘how to recycle your cup at Lakeside’.

You’ll see we’ve placed cup recycle bins around the site and their team will also be on hand to encourage you to use these.

We’re offering free hot drinks vouchers to the first ten people to recycle their cups.  Please share a picture and tag @lakesidenorthharbour #LakesideCupCycle on instagram or RSVP and comment on this post.

Help us to make our site more sustainable and join the #LakesideCupCycle movement today!

Current Job Vacancies

Looking for a great place to work?

Want to work in the Workplace of the Year?

Lakeside campus recently won this prestigious award at the South Coast Property Awards 2023, and was recognised for being an innovative working environment, with fantastic amenities and inclusive work culture.

Come and join our thriving business community, here’s a selection of current jobs on offer with some of our occupiers on site:


Onboarding Coach – Sales
Account Executive/Cross Sales
Inbound Sales Executive

Customer Service Advisor

Membership Retention Advisor

Vetting Advisor

New Member Vetting Team Leader

Income Officer

Customer Service Quality Assurance Analyst

Onboarding Coach

Data Analyst

Product Trainer

Senior Data Scientist

Senior Software Engineer

Head of Product Service

Product Manager

Data Engineer


Pet Claims Assessor

Insurance Partner

Meet The Occupier

Introducing Hewitt Matthews

Meet the Occupier – Hewitt Matthews

We asked Carl Hewitt, Co-Founder and CEO of agency Hewitt Matthews, why Portsmouth and what it means to work at Lakeside…

Tell us about Hewitt Matthews

Hewitt Matthews is a Portsmouth and London based Paid Media Marketing and Web Services agency, recently shortlisted at the European Agency Awards 2023 and UK Dev Awards 2023.

Hewitt Matthews works with a number of brands including the NHS, Carnival UK and BOXPARK to build websites and drive revenue.

What makes you unique?

We exist to help bring people together and enjoy life, however they choose to do so!

That means getting more people doing the things they truly love.

Whether that’s booking a skiing holiday, going on a cruise, having a meal out or simply going for a bike ride. Our agency live to facilitating people’s enjoyment of life through the promotion of the products/services that support it.

Why Lakeside?

My business partner, Reece, and I were both born and raised in Portsmouth. It was always our aspiration to have our office based in Lakeside. The atmosphere at Lakeside is friendly, supportive and full of energy, and we’ve collaborated with many companies also based on the premises – the community was ideal for us. As two young entrepreneurs, looking to continue developing and to grow our business, the people you can meet here are incredible.

The building itself is great – Clients often comment on how much they like our office. But it’s the proximity to nature that makes the location really special.

The lake is right on our doorstep, and we often see wildlife, including rabbits, running around – we’ve had days where we’ve been stressed, and it’s been helpful to have options to get out into nature.

Why Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is a great place to build a positive business reputation – if you do a good job and are a good person, word travels fast. Businesses are rewarded for doing good work, more so than in other cities.

Despite being densely populated, Portsmouth has a fantastic close-knit community. Everyone knows each other – there is always someone willing to pick up the phone and willing to help.

If you’d like to locate your business at Lakeside, Portsmouth’s premier business campus, click here to view our spaces.


Site Sustainability

Making our site greener and more sustainable

Update our latest new inititiatives

Site sustainability is one of our top priorities…

And caring for the environment is also one of Lakeside’s core values – from creating the right atmosphere for our occupier community, to driving sustainability and efficient use of our valuable resources.

Recent activity on site has included;

  • Starting work on a major solar project – one of the largest of its kind in the UK, with solar panels covering the buildings and car parks, plus a large battery storage facility, enabling us to generate green power for the site and save occupiers money!
  • Providing bird and wildlife habitats – working in partnership with The Hampshire Wildlife Trust, we’ve put up a considerable number of bird boxes, insect hotels and hedgehog houses around the site, as well as creating a special bird viewing seating area for occupiers to enjoy.
  • Planting more trees – over the last year we’ve planted 25 trees, which not only enhance our environment and provide pollen for our bees who live in their hives on site.
  • Offering more sustainable travel options – occupiers can now choose to travel to work by either our free shuttle bus service, Voi electric scooters or Beryl bikes and we’re also planning to launch a car share scheme soon too!

Over the last year we’ve undertaken many new initiatives, to ensure our site is sustainable and environmentally friendly – you can read more about our work and future plans here.


Meet The Occupier

Introducing Carrington West

Lakeside occupiers for over ten years

Meet the Occupier – Carrington West…

We asked Amanda Ansell, Head of Marketing at Carrington West, what it means to work at Lakeside and she summed this up for us by saying…

Being close to nature helps our people to thrive.

Tell us about Carrington West

Carrington West is an award-winning recruitment company providing high-calibre technical talent in the built environment sector.

What makes you unique?

As part of our mission to continuously raise industry standards and deliver excellence, our consultants are experts in the sectors they service. Staff wellbeing and learning and development is at the heart of our “people first” culture. We are Investors In People platinum accredited and a top 10 (medium company size) Sunday Times Best Company to Work For.

Why Lakeside?

We have been based at Lakeside for ten years. We started as a small team and currently have 100 members of staff based at on site, with room to continue to grow.

Carrington West’s founders wanted to offer employees what they would want for themselves – beautiful surroundings, the convenience of high-quality on-site facilities, good transport and commuting links and free parking – and Lakeside perfectly suited our needs and company philosophy of looking after our staff.

We believe the quality and atmosphere of our office space is crucial for wellbeing and good physical and mental health. At Lakeside, we are surrounded by an abundance of green space and pockets of rugged woodland, and the lake is only a stone’s throw away. We encourage staff to hold meetings around the lake, and to step away from the desk to spend time outside in nature.

Lakeside is a friendly, collaborative business environment and we have had the opportunity to work with other businesses located at the premises. We have worked with previous occupiers Giant Leap for corporate photography, and used Portsdown for an office refit, we also have a good relationship with The Portsmouth News who are based at Lakeside.

Why Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is a young, vibrant city, and well-connected for travelling further afield for meetings. We are proud patrons of a not-for-profit organisation called Shaping Portsmouth that brings together businesses, educators and local government to promote the city as a place to work, study, live and visit. Our location has been great for recruitment – we are within in a large catchment area for recruiting local talent, including talent from near-by colleges and universities, University of Portsmouth, Southampton University, Solent University and the University of Chichester.

Carrington West are one of the many long standing members of the Lakeside thriving business community, if you’d like to find out more and join them please click here.



New Occupier

Welcome to our latest new occupier

Effective Energy Group

Lakeside North Harbour proudly announces the arrival of Effective Energy Group,

a leading organization dedicated to empowering individuals and promoting sustainable choices, as its newest occupier.


Effective Energy Group has secured 3,596 sq ft of prime workspace at Lakeside North Harbour, reflecting the increased demand for its services as environmental and sustainability concerns continue to grow among businesses and individuals. With a nationwide presence of 14 offices, the organization has experienced substantial growth and is expanding its workforce, necessitating the search for new premises.

Established in 2008, Effective Energy Group has been instrumental in assisting companies in meeting their carbon-saving obligations and facilitating the implementation of energy-saving measures. Over the years, they have supported over 70,000 homes, securing funding of more than £200m for energy-saving initiatives.

Ben Williams, a representative from Effective Energy Group, expressed enthusiasm about the move:

“The growth of Effective Energy Group and the increasing demand for our services has created the need for expanded premises for our team. Lakeside’s location is exceptional, offering a fantastic environment to work in. The additional campus facilities are a great benefit for our team members.”

Situated amidst picturesque natural surroundings, including wooded areas and a scenic lake, the Lakeside campus is renowned for its commitment to environmental preservation. It provides wildlife walks and ample outdoor space, while organizing occupier-led events that promote engagement with nature, enhancing employee well-being and productivity.

This recent occupancy at Lakeside follows a series of successful deals, including high-profile organizations such as Totaljobs, NHS Property Services, Fair Ways charity, Equinix global investor and developer, Markerstudy Broking insurance broker, and Scienion life sciences and diagnostic equipment manufacturer.

Simon Bateman, Asset Manager at Lakeside North Harbour, remarked,

“Environmental sustainability lies at the core of Lakeside North Harbour’s values. Our commitment to sustainability, encompassing key pillars such as environment, transport, well-being, and wildlife, aligns perfectly with Effective Energy Group. We look forward to collaborating with their team and witnessing their continued growth.”


To find out more about space at Lakeside – click here.


Image shows L to R – Simon Bateman Asset Manager, Portsmouth City Council & Ben Williams Effective Energy Group.

Works Start on Largest Solar PV Installation

Green Light for Solar Project

Works Start at Lakeside

Set to be one of the largest solar parking canopy projects in the UK, the solar PV and battery installation has been confirmed to go ahead on site.

This ground-breaking project will put roof-mounted solar PV arrays across five buildings, solar car park canopies in 3 car parks with battery storage installed alongside.  

The works will consist of:  

  • 1,820 roof-mounted solar PV panels across 5 buildings   
  • 7,105 solar PV panels installed above existing car parking spaces, creating solar canopies  
  • Electric vehicle (EV) charging points with infrastructure to install additional charging points as demand increases   
  • 2MW battery installation to store excess solar energy, to be used at peak periods during the day and provide services to the local electricity network at times of high demand 

The Solar PV system size is 4.462 megawatts (MWp), with 910 kilowatts (kWp) on the 5 buildings and 3,552kWp of Solar Car Park Canopies.   The Solar PV system will generate more than 4 million kWh’s per annum which is the same as powering 1,300 homes (average 3-bed house) for a year and is projected to save more than 860 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being emitted each year.   

The Solar PV and battery installation started on 21 August 2023 and will be completed by Autumn 2024.   

Lakeside will consume just over 64% of the generated power which equates to 37% of the site’s electricity requirements, the same as over 1,000 homes’ annual electricity consumption.  The battery will provide additional power to the site.   

The battery storage will be controlled to ensure it maximises the benefit to Lakeside North Harbour. In times of high power prices, the battery will discharge to Lakeside to minimise consumption from the grid.  During grid peaks and troughs the battery will discharge/charge, take part in other grid services with any unused power exported to the grid.  

Custom Solar, a Mitie company, will be installing the solar panels, solar canopies, 2MW battery and EV chargers alongside the council’s in-house energy services and building projects team who will be managing and funding the installation.  

Councillor Kimberly Barrett, Cabinet member for Climate Change and Greening the City said:  

“We are constantly aiming to improve our solar power in Portsmouth, and to begin working on possibly the largest solar canopy project in the UK is a great step in coming closer to our goal of Net Zero by 2030 and using greener energy in the city.”   

Simon Bateman, Manager at Lakeside said: 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Lakeside businesses to benefit from the council’s 2030 net zero target at no direct cost to them.  This solar project will enable us to have a 100% green electric supply for all 55 businesses at Lakeside. The environment is a fundamental core value at Lakeside – from creating the right atmosphere for our occupier community, to driving sustainability and efficient use of our valuable resources.”

Gary Sucharewycz, Sales Director of Solar and Storage Solutions, Custom Solar, a Mitie company, said:  

“This latest solar project at Lakeside North Harbour continues Portsmouth City Council’s trailblazing approach to decarbonise and diversify energy sources in the city which will also benefit the many businesses based at the business park. With this unique project we’ll be bringing together expertise from across Mitie to deliver a broad range of technology solutions, including rooftop solar and solar car ports, battery storage, LED lighting, electric vehicle charge points and electrical infrastructure services. We’re extremely proud to have been awarded this contract and look forward to continuing our support of the Council and its drive to achieve its net zero goals.”

Over the last year we’ve undertaken many new initiatives, to ensure our site is sustainable and environmentally friendly – you can read more about our work and future plans here.