About Us

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Mike Harris
Acting 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.


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

  • Pete Boustred Head of Green City & Infrastructure
    Pete 2019
  • Tina Dyer Slade Head of Property
    Tina 2019
  • Adam Wilkinson Acting Executive Director of Growth
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  • Matthew Hill Economic Development Manager
    Matt 2019
  • Paulina Piotrowski Economic Development Operations Manager
    Paulina 2019
  • Helen Hart Economic Development Officer
    Helen Hart


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:

Matthew Hill
Economic Development Manager

Tel: 07979702636
Email: matthew.hill@southampton.gov.uk
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