Meet the Team
Joined Business South in 2008
Best bit about my job: Very excited about the Central South UK Global Gateway agenda, after many years we have a chance to push aside personal agendas and really promote all that is great about the Central South collaboratively.
Everyone stands to benefit from us having a joined up message for central gov, the rest of the UK and indeed the world.
What you don’t know: I have twin daughters and we are a horse mad family competing most weekends all over the South of England.
Joined Business South in 2017.
Business South is THE organisation led by businesses to bring all of these together, to discuss, debate and identity solutions.
What you don’t know: I love cycle touring! After cycling 50 miles down the volcano in the morning, we quickly changed and got married at the last sunset of the Millennium!
Champion Director – Surrey
Joined Business South in 2016.
Best bit about my job: Creating and maintaining connections between major corporates, large SMEs, Higher and Further Education and Government that supports economic growth.
Best Business South event: Our Director’s Dinners are fantastic opportunities for our Champions to meet future customers and collaborators.
What you don’t know: I love the theatre, walking my two dogs and supporting Reading FC.
Joined Business South in 2021.
Best bit about my job: When looking after the Solent Business Centre and Fareham Enterprise Centre I get to work with such a variety of different businesses and people.
What you don’t know: I am an avid vinyl collector and part time DJ.
Business Support Executive
Joined Business South in June 2015.
Best bit about my job: My favourite agenda is Workforce South, as within the HR header we are able to tackle so many different topics that can resonate to all levels of employees in the workplace.
What you don’t know: I have an A-Level in Photography and before Business South I spent 10 years in the hospitality industry, and within that time, 8 years as a Deputy Manager of a Hotel.
Joined Business South in 2013.
Best bit about my job: How lucky am I to work with so many owners of wildly varied businesses? Some of the business ideas have been truly extraordinary! I really love being a small part of their business’ progression. As a Business Adviser I am often ‘in’ at the very start but have had the pleasure of seeing so many of our clients go on to really flourish!
What you don’t know: As a teenager I used to do ‘sponsored swims’ in aid of the British Legion. In the second year some friends and family capped their donations and refused to sponsor me by the length as I did 100 in my first year and some had quite a lot to pay up! But such a good cause.
Shirley Wynne Jones
Joined Business South in 2010.
Best bit about my job: Delivering such brilliant events with great speakers, sponsors and brilliant delegate engagement. Each and every event is delivered with team work. Every team member at Business South has a role to play and working together to make events a success is very rewarding.
What you don’t know: I grew up overseas in Germany with my family and moved to the UK in 1989. I am a Southampton Football Club supporter and enjoy getting to the matches at St Marys. My favourite music is R&B.
Joined Business South in 2021.
Best bit about my job: Promoting all of the exciting projects and events that Business South is leading on – as well as getting to work with so many amazing businesses across the Central South.
What you don’t know: Enjoy running, especially along the fantastic coastline we’re lucky to have on our doorstep in this region. I am also a huge football fan – Southampton Football Club season ticket holder.
Solent Business Centre
343 Millbrook Road West