Island Businesses and Business Information

Commercial Land

Between 1994 and 2010 12 hectares of industrial land has been developed on Portland. The total area of land with permission or allocated in local plans is 56.2 hectares, of which 11.5 hectares are at Osprey Quay and 38h at Portland Port.


Industrial Estates

Osprey Quay (49 hectares), Portland Port (47 hectares), Immosthay (7.5 hectares), Tradecroft (6.5 hectares), Southwell Business Park (8 hectares), St George’s Centre Workshops (0.1 hectares)

 

Retail Profile (2005)

58 shops with 44,000 sq ft of retail space, plus Co-op and Tesco.

 

Main Employers

include Dorset County Council, HM Prison Service, National Health Service, Portland Harbour Authority Ltd, Albion Stone, Ceewrite Engineering, Drumgrange, The Heights Hotel, M&N Electrical and Mechanical, Manor Marine, Portland Engineering, Portland Port Ltd, Portland Stone, Portland Stone Firms Ltd, Southwell Business Park, Sunseeker International, Tesco

 

Employment (2012)

The total number of people working on Portland was 3,400.

 

Businesses (2009)

The total number of businesses on the Island (excluding the self-employed) was 290.

 

Work Pattern
Full Time
65%
Part Time
35%
 
Type of Employment
Public Admin, Education and Health
45%
Distribution, Accommodation and Food
22%
Production and Construction
21%
Other Market Services
9%
Finance, ICT and Other Professional Services
3%