Business South

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Business South is an independent and influential organisation operating as a social enterprise. We connect leading businesses to drive economic prosperity and support social well-being in the South-Central UK region.

Business South’s vision

Business South aim for the region to be recognised, both nationally and internationally, as a preferred location of choice for business, to attract and retain talent and to drive increased opportunities for investment and business.

We work strategically across the South-Central region to unite business to influence positive change, while retaining a focus locally on key sectors and projects. We aim to put businesses in the driving seat and to tell the story of a region that is the best place to do business, offers investment potential, innovation and growth.

What do Business South do?

Business South offers a platform for thought leaders to share knowledge as well as being well respected for our peer-level facilitated events. Business South supporters are known as Champions and by meeting with other Champions on a regular basis and working across the sectors, businesses can broaden their horizons

We showcase the employers who are investing in their community and promote the responsible business leaders. By doing so, they support the work of Business South in Championing the economy – and boost the number of jobs and opportunities.

Business South offer:

  • Action groups, forums, briefings and round-table discussions with the region’s top influencers
  • Major conferences and events with high-calibre speakers
  • Opportunities to connect with business leaders
  • Provide valued communication channels via social media, our publications and website
  • Promote the region as a great place to do business, live and learn
  • Share opportunities to work together on major projects

Business South Champion Programme

Business South is bringing people and businesses together through our Champion Programme with a growing network of over 200 Business South Champions, partners and key stakeholders,

A recent Business South survey revealed 85% of Champions did business with other Champions or made valuable connections.

With its strength as an influential group of organisations, the Champion Programme 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.

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