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21 November 2017

Winchester City Council joins Business South in the Year of the Champion

Winchester City Council is the latest local city council to join the network.

Business South was established in 2007 to be the independent representative of businesses in the South of England.  To unite businesses, to gain strength from this collaboration, and to use it to make a difference to both individual organisations and to the wider economy. 

In the last decade, countless business connections have been made, and the Champions programme has grown to 200 members. 85 per cent of Champions are making connections and doing business as a result of being a Champion.

Beyond making connections between individual businesses, the Champions programme and the strength that such an influential group of organisations represents, has achieved a huge amount for the region.  Together, the Champions have promoted the area, demonstrated the importance of their sectors, provided invaluable thought leadership, influenced policies and investment decisions and delivered on a range of projects.

Winchester City Council is the latest local city council to join the network. Councillor Rob Humby, Portfolio Holder for Business Partnerships, is pleased to be part of Business South, stating:

 “Winchester City Council is working with businesses to make sure our local economy continues to thrive and grow. Being a Business South Champion enables us to forge better links with major organisations within the district, and share best practice across the region. 

“It opens up opportunities to showcase all that Winchester has to offer as a hub for local and regional business activity.”

Leigh-Sara Timberlake, Champion Director at Business South said:

“We are delighted to welcome Winchester City Council as our newest Business South Champion. The influence of Business South is made possible due to the high calibre of our Champions, including local government organisations who work to help grow our local economy. It is the collaboration between them that has, and will continue to achieve a real difference for our region.”

Business South was established in 2007 to be the independent representative of businesses in the South of England.  To unite businesses, to gain strength from this collaboration, and to use it to make a difference to both individual organisations and to the wider economy.

In the last decade, countless business connections have been made, and the Champions programme has grown to 200 members. 85 per cent of Champions are making connections and doing business as a result of being a Champion.

Beyond making connections between individual businesses, the Champions programme and the strength that such an influential group of organisations represents, has achieved a huge amount for the region.  Together, the Champions have promoted the area, demonstrated the importance of their sectors, provided invaluable thought leadership, influenced policies and investment decisions and delivered on a range of projects.

Winchester City Council is the latest local city council to join the network. Councillor Rob Humby, Portfolio Holder for Business Partnerships, is pleased to be part of Business South, stating:

 “Winchester City Council is working with businesses to make sure our local economy continues to thrive and grow. Being a Business South Champion enables us to forge better links with major organisations within the district, and share best practice across the region.

“It opens up opportunities to showcase all that Winchester has to offer as a hub for local and regional business activity.”

Leigh-Sara Timberlake, Champion Director at Business South said:                           

“We are delighted to welcome Winchester City Council as our newest Business South Champion. The influence of Business South is made possible due to the high calibre of our Champions, including local government organisations who work to help grow our local economy. It is the collaboration between them that has, and will continue to achieve a real difference for our region.”


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