Business South is at the forefront of shaping a dynamic landscape in People & Skills in the Central South. Serving as a proactive force, we unite professionals to drive positive change, to help ensure that businesses in the Central South are well-equipped n the future with the right talent and skills.

Through collaborative initiatives, we’re fostering an environment where workforce development becomes a strategic advantage. By facilitating dialogue, sharing best practices, and leveraging our network, Business South actively looking to help the region become a place where people thrive, propelling the Central South toward sustained and inclusive economic success.

Action Group

Workforce South

Workforce South empowers Business South Champions by uniting professionals across the people agenda to drive positive change in the Central South. Through collaborative efforts, we look to tackle regional people and skills challenges to gain ensure the Central South is a place where people and businesses thrive.


Maritime + Transport Careers Programme

Maritime + Transport Careers Programme (MTCP), is a new careers programme aimed at addressing the skills gap in the maritime and transport industries in the Central South.

Created by members of the Maritime Transport Action Group (MTAG), one of Business South’s Action Groups and Solent Partners (formerly Solent LEP), the programme highlights the wide variety of jobs available in the area and help attract a new influx of talent to future-proof the industry.


Local Skills Improvement Plan (Solent LSIP)

The aim of the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) was to put employers at the heart of the skills agenda and build stronger partnerships between business  and further education providers.

Business South was delighted to rally larger employers so they could have an input into the Solent LSIP, led by Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. It is a great example of the two organisations working together and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce is a Business South strategic partner.


Skills Hubs

The Solent Apprenticeship & Skills Hub is an essential resource for employers wanting to find out how apprenticeships and skills training can benefit their organisation.

Whether you are an employer, parent/guardian, training provider or individual interested in starting an exciting new career, the Solent Apprenticeship & Skills Hub advisers provide impartial advice around all things apprenticeships and skills.

The Solent Apprenticeship & Skills Hub is part of the wider Apprenticeship & Skills Partnership which covers the entire Solent and Enterprise M3 North Hampshire & Surrey region.

Contact Us

We’re dedicated to boosting the Central South through economic growth, investment, and strong networks.

Reach out to us to grow your business, explore resources, or become a Champion.

  • 02380 518223
  • 0844 332 0131
  • Solent Business Centre,
    343 Millbrook Road West,
    SO15 0HW

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