Leading law firm BDB Pitmans has joined together with business leaders across the region to become part of the Business South Champion Programme; a dedicated network of businesses committed to working collaboratively for economic development in the Central South region.

With four offices in the UK, including one in Southampton, BDB Pitmans is one of the longest established law firms in the region, providing legal services across the Solent, Hampshire and the Central South.

BDB Pitmans provides expertise and local knowledge across a wide range of legal services including: planning and development; commercial real estate; corporate and commercial; employment and workplace law; restructuring and insolvency; pensions; ports, harbours and marinas and rural businesses as well as high-quality legal advice to individuals and their families; driven with the foundation of helping shape what’s important to people and society.

In joining the Business South Champion Programme, BDB Pitmans builds upon this foundation to work in partnership with other like-minded businesses with a shared vision for economic progression in the region.

The Business South Champion Programme was established in 2006 to unify business leaders and stakeholders to work collaboratively to develop local business connections and collectively address wider economic issues.

The acclaimed network has grown to become an influential business community; proactively working on economic projects, facilitating sector development through dedicated Action Groups, providing a collective business voice, and promoting the area nationally and internationally.

Oliver Kelly, Partner at BDB Pitmans, said:

“BDB Pitmans is proud to be working with the Business South’s Champion programme and looks forward to collaborating with business leaders, educators, public bodies and entrepreneurs in order to create a voice for the region to promote change, positivity and growth.

We are one of the UK’s leading law firms and have an established presence across the Southampton and Central South region.  We are therefore excited to unite with business leaders across the area to strategize and lobby for better outcomes and address common issues, whilst supporting local businesses to thrive and help shape the region’s business agenda”.

Leigh-Sara Timberlake, Group Chief Executive of Business South said:

“BDB Pitmans is a renowned regional legal firm with a distinguished reputation. The company shares the Business South belief that building longstanding and genuine partnerships is the basis for positive change.

The professional services sector is a significant contributor to our regional economy. Businesses from this sector, like BDB Pitmans, provide both a fundamental contribution to the local economy in their own right, whilst also supporting the region’s other businesses through their specialist expertise.”

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