Meet The Team

Ipswich Office

Tony Blackman – Managing Director

Founder of Port Side Solutions back in 2014 with 20 years’ experience in the recruitment and logistic industries, his wealth of knowledge has stood Port Side in good stead.

Tony is a devoted father to 4 children. Who he is extremely proud of.

A keen golfer with a 15 handicap and also has a passion for boxing.

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Miles Powell – General Manager

Miles joined Port Side in May of 2019, with previous Logistic experience as an operator for a well-known logistics company.

With nearly 10 years’ experience Miles heads our Ipswich branch dealing with drivers, customers and employees.

Miles is a father of 1 year old Ted and Husband to Jasmine.

Playing at a semi-pro level for nearly 12 years. Miles has played football since a young age and had stints at Norwich and Colchester academy.

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Matt Brown – Recruitment Consultant

Matt joined Port Side in September of 2020, with 8 years of previous recruitment experience and will be heading our industrial and permanent placement desk. 

Matt is married with 2 children, with a passion for Hockey & Running.

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Southampton Office

Steve Hims – Branch Manager

Steve is head of our Southampton branch, with a wealth of knowledge in recruitment and logistic industry, Steve back this up with nearly 20 years’ experience.

Happily married for 20 year to devoted wife Zanthie and is father to Darcy the Golden Labrador.

Playing off a single figure handicap, golf is Steve’s main hobby. He also has a keen interest in motor sport especially Formula 1.

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Sally Pritchard – Accounts Manager

Sally heads the account department for the company, with 25 years’ background in accounting. joining the team in November of 2019 on a part time basis.

Yoga and Gardening are the 2 passions in which she shares with her husband Mick.

They are proud parents of 2 daughters 1 son and grandparents to young Simon and Thomas.

Sally also is parent to 3 Persian cats.

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Get in touch today

How to get in touch with us if you have a question or query.



01473 276128 - Ipswich



07503 694101 - Southampton





Epsilon House
West Road

Cumberland Place
Grosvenor Square
SO15 2BG


Working Hours


08.00 - 17.00

Monday - Friday