Business and Financial Services
Pounds and Pence with Legal Sense
Hampshire is one of the largest contributors of overall £s of economic output that is generated by the financial and business services sector in the South East of England.
The Finance and Business Service sector is the largest GVA earner for Dorset, generating 35 per cent of the GVA in the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership area and employing almost 37,700 people.
The Surrey economy is large and prosperous. It has grown by almost 14% in the last four years, has one of the highest employment rates in the country and a highly skilled workforce. Globally significant innovations are happening in the county, which provide new opportunities for businesses. Developments in niche sectors, such as 5G technology, cyber security and gaming, are building on the county’s long heritage of major research and development activity based in our universities and research institutions. They are further cementing the county’s position as one of the top-performing economies in the UK.
Many legal firms are also well represented across our region.
Peter Taylor, Managing Partner at Paris Smith LLP, explained why being a Business South Champion works for his firm.
"The Central South of England is without doubt a vibrant and excellent part of the country in which to live and work. Paris Smith's purpose is to enable its valued clients to achieve success and we are able to do so through technical legal skills, making a point of understanding what success looks like to clients and what challenges they face, and the networks which we have in the Central South.
" Paris Smith is very proud of its long relationship with Business South, and in particular being a Champion of Business South. Business South provides a platform in which we can meet other business leaders in the Central South who share our passion for achieving success in the region, to learn from each other, and build sustainable business relationships.
"The events organised by Business South are varied in content but always excellent and valuable. The Chief Executive's dinners are not to be missed. Good food, good wine, good company and excellent speakers. I urge any business leader in the Central South who is passionate about business, who is thinking about whether to become a Business South champion, don’t think twice - go for it. You will not be disappointed," he said.
"Business South provides a platform in which we can meet other business leaders in the Central South who share our passion for achieving success in the region, to learn from each other, and build sustainable business relationships"
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Why become a champion?
Business South should be seen as an extra resource for your business to draw
We aim is to put businesses in the driving seat and to tell the story of a region that is the best place to do business that offers so much in terms of investment potential, innovation and growth - in short it is a great place to do business, to live and to learn, rest and relax.
We want to showcase the employers who are investing in their community and shout about the responsible business leaders who, for example, demonstrate a corporate conscience by engaging in the talent and skills agendas. By doing so, they support the work of Business South in Championing the economy – and boost the number of jobs and opportunities.