About Us

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Dawn Baxendale
Chief Executive, Southampton City Council

Southampton is recognised as a city that is really going places: a city of opportunity.

Our team of experts at Southampton City Council are here to help your organisation to invest and / or relocate to Southampton.

By working as a key partner with your project team, we can provide information and a comprehensive package of support. One call to us unlocks access to a network of skills, knowledge and assistance, resulting in a co-ordinated, tailored response to your enquiry.

It’s an exciting time to be coming to Southampton.

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

  • Councillor Simon Letts Leader of the Council
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  • Dawn Baxendale Chief Executive
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  • Mike Harris Service Director - Growth
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  • Denise Edghill Head of Economic Development & Skills
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  • Mark Bradbury Head of Capital Assets
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  • Jeff Walters Economic Development Manager
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  • Samuel Fox Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure & Development
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  • David Swieton Employment & Skills Plan Manager
    David Swieton
  • Wendy Bennett City Development Manager
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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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