Workforce South

Leading the Way on People & Talent

Whether based in Southampton, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Portsmouth or Poole, the fact of the matter is that our businesses today are competing directly or indirectly in the global economy.

Workforce South aims to make a difference to Champions in the South by providing information and undertaking projects that would be beneficial to local businesses. We bring together Champions interested in their workforce and focus on the people agenda, attracting, retaining and supporting employees, whilst promoting the region as a great place to work.

Our key programme of work centres around:

Legislation & Knowledge

Through seminars and a half day annual conference
Closed LinkedIn page for advice and support

Business Ethics

CSR Toolkit
Responsible South – Sustainable Development Goals

Promoting the South region as a great place to work

Employment Pack

Shirley Anderson has over thirty years of experience in the HR industry. Earlier this year, she took up the role of Chair for our HR Forum which has recently been renamed ‘Workforce South’. Read the interview with the Chair here.


Responsible Business - Responsible South

Businesses are becoming far more aware of their social and economic accountability to their region, many already have implemented initiatives to this effect and Business South would like to help promote the good news stories around these and encourage new initiatives. Mark Smith, CEO of Southern Co-op is the Ambassador for the idea of ‘Responsible South’

A Champion only breakfast event will take place on the 5th October to discuss the idea further.

Mental Health MATTERS

Mental Health in the workplace is of massive concern to employers and employees and has most recently be seen as an important issue for businesses. In September 2018 we held a Mental Health workshop session run by Lee Loveless. Read the press release here.  


The ‘Attracting and Nurturing Talent’ Annual conference in May 2018 invited HR professionals to discuss issues facing their businesses.


Get Involved

Anna Hales, Action Group Lead

02380 381930


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