Meet the Team

Leigh-Sara Timberlake

Group CEO

Joined Business South in 2008

Best bit about my job: Very excited about the Central South UK Global Gateway agenda, after many years we have a chance to push aside personal agendas and really promote all that is great about the Central South collaboratively.

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Everyone stands to benefit from us having a joined up message for central gov, the rest of the UK and indeed the world.

What you don’t know: I have twin daughters and we are a horse mad family competing most weekends all over the South of England.

Hazel Warwick


Joined Business South in 2017.

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Business South is THE organisation led by businesses to bring all of these together, to discuss, debate and identity solutions.

What you don’t know: I love cycle touring! After cycling 50 miles down the volcano in the morning, we quickly changed and got married at the last sunset of the Millennium!

Andy Swift

Champion Director – Surrey

Joined Business South in 2016.

Best bit about my job: Creating and maintaining connections between major corporates, large SMEs, Higher and Further Education and Government that supports economic growth.


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Best Business South event: Our Director’s Dinners are fantastic opportunities for our Champions to meet future customers and collaborators.

What you don’t know: I love the theatre, walking my two dogs and supporting Reading FC.

Kevin Muldoon

Kevin Muldoon

Enterprise Manager

Joined Business South in 2021.

Best bit about my job: When looking after the Solent Business Centre and Fareham Enterprise Centre I get to work with such a variety of different businesses and people.


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What you don’t know: I am an avid vinyl collector and part time DJ.

Natalie Hunt

Business Support Executive

Joined Business South in June 2015.

Best bit about my job: My favourite agenda is Workforce South, as within the HR header we are able to tackle so many different topics that can resonate to all levels of employees in the workplace.

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What you don’t know: I have an A-Level in Photography and before Business South I spent 10 years in the hospitality industry, and within that time, 8 years as a Deputy Manager of a Hotel.

Shirley Wynne Jones

Shirley Wynne Jones

Event Director

Joined Business South in 2010.

Best bit about my job: Delivering such brilliant events with great speakers, sponsors and brilliant delegate engagement. Each and every event is delivered with team work. Every team member at Business South has a role to play and working together to make events a success is very rewarding.

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What you don’t know: I grew up overseas in Germany with my family and moved to the UK in 1989. I am a Southampton Football Club supporter and enjoy getting to the matches at St Marys.  My favourite music is R&B.

Shirley Wynne Jones

Nathan Bailey

Marketing Manager

Joined Business South in 2021.

Best bit about my job: Promoting all of the exciting projects and events that Business South is leading on – as well as getting to work with so many amazing businesses across the Central South.

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What you don’t know: Enjoy running, especially along the fantastic coastline we’re lucky to have on our doorstep in this region. I am also a huge football fan – Southampton Football Club season ticket holder.

Shirley Wynne Jones

Kate Pearce

Community Manager

Joined Business South in 2021.

Best bit about my job: There truly is never a dull moment at Business South. Coming from a journalism background, I’m used to the cut and thrust of daily news and deadlines so my role at Business South – looking after the Action Groups, creating content and managing media activity – is all grist to the mill.

In any given week we can be presenting to MPs at Westminster, drawing together the best business brains in the region to develop a Housing Manifesto or hosting the Directors of Tomorrow at a hugely enjoyable dinner in partnership with the Business School at the University of Southampton.

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What you don’t know about me: As a reporter I got to interview Prime Ministers of every hue and loved covering the annual political conferences for the Daily Echo. During the People Mover debate back in 1991, when Southampton was looking at having a rapid transit system in the city centre, I even managed to get named in the Hansard Report – what a claim to fame …

Shirley Wynne Jones

Susan George

Business Advisor

Joined Business South in 2022.

Best bit about my job: The best bit about my job – I enjoy meeting the wide range of people who are starting their dream business. I love their enthusiasm and diverse ideas and helping them to move forward.

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What you don’t know about me: My claim to fame was a short TV interview for a project I was working on in the Czech Republic.  I was on their equivalent to South Today, which was fun!

Business South

Solent Business Centre
343 Millbrook Road West
SO15 0HW

Telephone / email

Tel: 02380 518223
Tel: 0844 332 0131