History of the PPA

History of the PPA

Delving into the archives, we are pleased to be able to share some of the history of the PPA, with memories shared by some the PPAs members – being both local residents and long time established businesses.

“Formed in 1920 by partners of established firms as “The Portsmouth, Gosport and District Auctioneers, Estate Agents and Valuers Association”; membership was restricted to partners to uphold standards of the leading property professional bodies”

David M Nesbit JP, FRICS FCIArb – PPA Chairman 1973 – PPA Centenary booklet, march 2020.

Centenary Dinner – 2020

In 2020, the PPA celebrated it’s centenary; just before the full impact of covid-19 took hold and the nation was put into lockdown, the Centenary Dinner was held at the Portsmouth Guildhall with guest speaker Kevin Keegan. Read about this in the blog.

Centenary Booklet – the PPA 1920 to 2020

For the dinner, Rob Marchant compiled a special commemorative booklet, showcasing the history of the PPA, the history of the city of Portsmouth, memories and insights, as well as other articles from members who contributed. We’d be happy to share extracts as well the booklet itself – you can find it here as an e-book.

Most recent Past Chairman’s Charities


Portsmouth Foodbank

Portsmouth Counselling Service Children and Young People

Homestart Portsmouth

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust – Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic

Tonic Music for Mental Health

Planets Cancer Charity