THE entrepreneur behind the board game Destination Portsmouth says she is overwhelmed with the response from people ahead of the 10th anniversary edition.
Companies across the city have been signing up to sponsor the award-winning game, which sees players compete to race through the streets of the city in a minicab.
Ex-taxi driver Rachel Lowe, who created the game, is releasing a 10th anniversary version and companies including The News, the Spinnaker Tower, the Blue Reef Aquarium and Portsmouth International Port have signed up.
Rachel said: ‘It’s been amazing. I’ve been overwhelmed with the response that we have had from people. Not only have we got lots of previous sponsors which have re-booked, but we have got some new ones too. I’m proud to be part of the city. It’s a good representation for Portsmouth.’
The city’s park-and-ride scheme has also been included.
A string of independent businesses have registered to be involved in the game including record shop and cafe Pie & Vinyl and toy shop U-Need-Us.
I am really proud to be part of the city. It’s a good representation for PortsmouthRachel Lowe, founder
‘It’s a unique way of marketing your business,’ Rachel added.
‘We don’t want it to be purely business, it has to represent the city.
‘It has to include all the attractions that make the city what it is.
‘It’s great to be able to involve independent businesses to have their place on the board. They contribute to the city’s economy.’
Rachel said she feels the 10th anniversary game will be the best yet.
‘I’m so excited,’ she said. ‘This time round we have lots of really big-name high street stockists who already want it which is brilliant.’
The closing date to be part of the game is this Friday, August 7. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Reef Aquarium
The Coffee Cup
Cascades Shopping Centre
1000 Lakeside Business Complex
Scope Body Shop
University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth Grammar School
Portsmouth High School
In partnership with Portsmouth City Council:
Portsmouth International Port
Southsea Shopping (Palmerston & Osborne Road)
Commercial Road Shopping
Park & Ride
Portsmouth Harbour Station
Portsmouth & Southsea Station
U-Need-Us Toy Shop
Broadway Creative Printing
Pie & Vinyl