Southampton Business School, one of the leading academic business institutions in the region, has joined forces with Business South to help strengthen connections between education and business.

The Business School joins businesses across the Central South to work collaboratively and support each other and the region for growth through the Business South Champion programme.

Business South Champions are a collective network of business leaders, educators and public bodies, working collectively to support economic and sector development in the Central South region.

Part of the University of Southampton; a Russell Group, research-intensive university (90th in the latest 2020 QS rankings), Southampton Business School, double accredited by the AACSB and AMBA, is driven by the vision of transforming business and society for the better. It is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (2020 Guardian University Guide).

Bringing together experts from a diverse range of business and management disciplines, Southampton Business School develops future leaders who want to make a sustainable impact either as educators, or business leaders or entrepreneurs. The School is renowned for its world-class interdisciplinary research with a focus on quantitative analytics and entrepreneurial business management to shape future business practice and solve real-world problems faced by businesses, organisations and governments.

Professor Laura Costanzo, Head of Southampton Business School said:

“Strong partnerships with business are integral to Southampton Business School’s strategic goal to utilise our expertise to co-create sustainable solutions with regional, national and global organisations that change the world for the better. Particularly, by leveraging our cutting-edge research and skills, we aim to collaborate with businesses and industry to help shape the post-covid recovery and deliver a sustainable economic, environmental and social impact. Business South shares our ethos for education and business collaboration and our partnership will enable us to further develop the business connections that are vital to inform our research in response to business and sector needs”

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

“Business and education collaboration have always been a key focus for Business South. We have always been proud to have good relationships with the region’s educational institutions to help encourage links between research and business alongside talent development.  The Central South region is home to some of the world’s finest educational institutions; including the Southampton Business School, with unparalleled knowledge and experience for future business development.” 

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