Here’s What the Champions Have to Say

Rather than blowing our own trumpet here’s what some of the South’s business leaders have to say about us

Dawn Baxendale"When we want to speak to the business leaders of the city we turn to Business South" - Dawn Baxendale, Chief Executive, Southampton City Council.


John Eynon"Business South is the business organisation that puts you in contact with a really broad range of businesses – and they are the businesses you want to talk to" - John Eynon, Managing Director, Import Services.


Kerry Howard “Vector Aerospace wanted to be part of Business South as it makes sound commercial sense.  Having the ability to network and potentially work with other businesses in the Solent region really appealed to us as an organisation as well as being able to support the HR Forum," - Kerry Howard, UK HR Director, Vector Aerospace.


Mel Rankine“University Hospital Southampton is proud to be a member of Business South.  As one of the largest organisations in Southampton it is important that we maintain close contact with the local business community and Business South provides that vital link. 

"Their meetings are always informative, provide great networking opportunities, and the Trust has formed some excellent relationships with local companies as a direct result of membership,” - Mel Rankine, Commercial Director, Uuniversity Hospital Southampton.


Chris Shephard"Business South creates an ideal coming together of leading businesses, education and the public sector that encourages proactive and positive activity to happen which drives economic growth across the region," - Chris Shephard, Head of Economic Development & Sustainability, Bournemouth Borough Council. 


Mark Pearson “Developing new ways of having conversations with business is important, the Business Champion programme in Surrey widens these opportunities,” Mark Pearson Director of Business Growth, Surrey County Council.


Professor Les Carr"Business South represents the industrial pull and we represent, I hope, the advanced skills, innovation and expertise" - Professor Les Carr, University of Southampton


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