We're proud to announce a partnership with Snows BMW Portsmouth, a car dealership in Portsmouth located on the Eastern Road.
The deal will give us a financial boost to continue investing in the local economy through the streets markets we're known for, which take place on the first Saturday and Sunday of every month in Palmerston Road.
The markets are known for giving local independent traders, from artists and makers to creatives and food traders, the chance to thrive, whilst also increasing footfall figures by an average of 3,000 for brick-and-mortar shops in the Palmerston Road high street.
In return, we'll be utilising another of our core strengths — one of the biggest social media presences in the city of Portsmouth — to promote a chosen car.
We've chosen the electric BMW i3 as the car of choice, due to its high suitability to a city environment such as Portsmouth.
Louise Whitmore, founder and owner of Love Southsea, says: “It’s very exciting that a branch of a large firm such as BMW is investing in and partnering with a small independent venture such as ours.
“The deal will give us a boost in growing our street markets, offering employment opportunities not just for market managers we hire, but also for the hundreds of local traders who are seeking opportunities to turn their crafts and talents into a living, or a second income.”
The BMW i3 is also renowned for its environmental credentials, emitting 0% CO2 while driving when green electricity sources are used.
The car also boasts economic benefits, with considerably lower running costs thanks to an 80 – 90% efficiency compared to the 30 – 40% efficiency of non-electric cars. Maintenance costs are also decreased by a Brake Energy Regeneration system, minimising brake wear.
We'll be highlighting the benefits of the i3 to Portsmouth residents who frequently travel around the city by car.