About Us

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Mike Harris
Deputy Chief Executive, Southampton City Council

Southampton is an exciting place to be. We have great ambition and our track record shows that we can deliver on that ambition.

Southampton is recognised as a city that is really going places: a city of opportunity. The PwC report places us in the top three cities in England in terms of growth, we’ve been in the top 5 for many years and we are one of the fastest growing cities.

If you want to be part of a successful city, come and talk to our team of experts and we will help you be part of a very successful future

WE CAN HELP

A comprehensive service for businesses considering relocating, expanding or investors seeking commercial development opportunities:

  • Work with developers, investors and occupiers to unlock development sites and opportunities
  • Identify suitable business premises or sites and arrange viewings with commercial agents
  • Provide tailored information on skills, industry strengths, the local economy and living in Southampton and the surrounding area
  • Identify grants and funding and provide support with recruitment and training
  • Organise tours showcasing the city’s offer to investors and businesses

Meet the team

  • Richard Crouch Chief Executive
    Richard Crouch
  • Mike Harris Deputy Chief Executive
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  • Denise Edghill Service Director, Growth
    Denise Edghill
  • Mark Bradbury Associate Director, Capital Assets
    Mark Bradbury
  • Jeff Walters Economic Development Manager
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  • Samuel Fox Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure & Development
    Sam Fox
  • David Swieton Employment & Skills Plan Manager
    David Swieton
  • Wendy Bennett City Development Manager
    wendy

NEED HELP? GET IN TOUCH

If you would like to be part of Southampton’s success story, discover more about our ambitions and the opportunities available please get in touch:

Jeff Walters
Economic Development Manager

Tel: 023 8083 2256
Email: jeff.walters@southampton.gov.uk
@InvestSoton
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