The Southampton area is home to some of the most famous household names in the UK. The city includes over 8,600 businesses 1,000 jobs and is the UK's cruise capital with more than 500 visits by cruise liners every year. This deep sea port is one of the UK's leadingcargo ports with containers and cars featuring highly. The port contributes over £1 billion to the UK economy. With statistics like this it is easy to see why Southampton is such an important feature of the British economy.
With a population of over 245,400, 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 2256
Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY