The Southampton area is home to some of the most famous household names in the UK. There are over 7,600 businesses operating, employment for around 120,000 people and it is the UK's cruise capital with a world-class port and one of the country's leading commercial dockyards, contributing over £2 billion to the economy. With statistics like this it is easy to see why Southampton is such a boost to the British economy.
With a population of over 245,300, Southampton is recognised as the commercial, cultural and retail capital of the south coast. Its diverse and thriving economy, along with its mild climate, wealth of countryside and proximity to the sea, makes Southampton one of the best places in the UK to live and work.
Tagged the "Gateway to the World" the city is well connected by road, rail, air and sea. The area has excellent schools and further education establishments, and has two universities, University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University.
Southampton has a dynamic, vibrant, business community. The council is keen to ensure you have access to the right support at the right time to ensure you maximise the potential of your business.
Southampton City Council's Business Pages provide sign-posting support to local business support organisations and keeps you up-to-date with key developments in the city. There is also a guide on how you can do business with Council.
For more information contact:
Southampton City Council
023 8083 3002
Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY