Markets & events
I have just spent the weekend selling my prints on the Love Southsea Market — it was amazing. The community of sellers makes for such an enjoyable experience, with a huge footfall of people, mostly wanting to buy from local traders. We all had a successful weekend. I personally wish to thank Louise Whitmore, who tirelessly works to give us the best market in Portsmouth and Southsea on a regular basis. Louise is a really bright star of our community, and should be lauded for her community commitment to giving us such a fantastic market.
— Johnny Black, photographer and trader
Love Southsea bring a constantly professional approach both devising and supporting innovative events which maximise the opportunities for creative entrepreneurs and small businesses both in Portsmouth and the surrounding region.
We are always excited by their approach to partnership working which, combined with the energy and enthusiasm they bring, ensures the delivery of a high quality event.
— Stephen Bailey, Head of City Development and Cultural Services at Portsmouth City Council
Louise and her staff at Love Southsea are brilliant to work with on events, with their hard work and dedication to the local community! They put on well-organised successful events.
— Heather Birch, Marketing Executive at 103.2 Capital FM and Heart FM South Coast
We have worked with Love Southsea for the past couple of years and loved every moment of it. Love Southsea is a fun, vibrant, creative concept with love of the city and its people at its heart.
— Cheryl Buggy, Station Director/Project Director at Express FM and Shaping Portsmouth
We always look forward to working with the Love Southsea team. They are extremely professional with inspiring ideas, and a great understanding of exactly what people want.
— Darren Gamblen, Marketing Manager and Radio Producer at Express FM
Love Southsea promote my business in a very fun and relaxed way. Their daily interactions with us on social media have won us many new friends, fans and followers and has gained us masses of new business! Love Southsea is a very respected brand that locals trust, therefore any interactions with them will benefit your business greatly. I highly recommend working with Love Southsea and Lulu is an absolute pleasure to work with!
— Soraya from Ultraviolet Flowers
We’ve been open just over a year. Around 20% of all our enquiries in the first six months were a direct result of Love Southsea. The reach fits the demographic of our clients. Love Southsea are professional, have a brilliant awareness of branding and marketing, and a great contact book!
— SWEAT Southsea
My name is Julie Mainstone. I am the Account Manager of Dior at Knight & Lee Southsea. I started working for Dior back in October 2015.
Part of my job is to create new contacts and draw new business on to my counter. When I started on Dior the counter was very quiet and it had lost its sparkle and sales were down. I had to think of ideas on how to revive it. One of my customers recommend I go to a networking meeting in Southsea.
That is where I met Louise Whitmore (Lulu) from Love Southsea. We clicked straight away. She had some fantastic ideas on how to bring customers to my counter.
Firstly she helped me set up an Instagram account called @Dior_Southsea. She showed me how to get some great photographs of products and showed me how to get a wider audience to see my products. Every week she comes in to take photographs of my products and posts them on her site.
Since Lulu has been helping promote my products, my counter has flourished and has gone on from strength to strength. I have far more clients now since linking up with the Love Southsea website. Also I have doubled my followers on Instagram.
he has given me a lot advice and has guided me over the last few months on how to make my business grow. I have learnt a lot from her PR skills.
— Julie Mainstone, Dior at Knight & Lee Southsea
Since Love Southsea has promoted our bespoke jewellery boutique and workshop we have found an increase in our social media followers, especially Instagram. We have also had several new customers telling us they have found out about us through Love Southsea. Lou is very supportive and the marketing package provides good value for us.
— Charlotte Cornelius Jewellery Design
Working with Love Southsea has been simple and highly effective in raising our profile within a new audience. Lulu’s posts are creative, eye-catching, and unique, and have helped increase our social media followers. So far so good!