15 May 2018

Business South to Host Annual Regenerate South Conference

Champions of the Central South economy, Business South, look to build on the region’s success with its latest annual Regenerate South Conference.

Business South, an influential economic champion in the South of England is holding its Regenerate South 2018 Conference on 6 June at Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth, 8:30am-2:00pm, with headline sponsors Coffin Mew and Willmott Dixon. The event is an opportunity for potential investors, developers, agents and consultants to meet and debate the ambitions for the future of the Central South region.

Keynote speaker, Andrew Carter, CEO Centre for Cities, and John Hanna, Managing Director, GDP Global will be discussing ways to effectively collaborate in order to better shape the vision of the region, as well as exploring a number of key issues. These include: how to shape an economic vision and industrial strategy through working with local authorities, LEPs and businesses, help to secure investment in key infrastructure and collaborations with universities to attract and retain the high-level skills needed to sustain growth for the region.

The final theme will look at connecting Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to demonstrate a united voice for business in the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with inward investment teams across the Central South.

Tim Hancock, Chair of Regenerate South and MD of Terence O’Rourke, said: “The South of England represents one of the most significant and successful economic regions in the UK, so it’s important that we retain competitiveness and productivity into the future.

“Regenerate South believes that there is a great deal to gain from businesses, LEPs, MP’s and local councillors working together to promote the area as a whole. The event is an opportunity for us to encourage more businesses to get involved with shaping the vison for the region’s future through tackling some of the key challenges we face, while showcasing our success stories that demonstrate this area is a great place to live, work and invest.”

Olly Sawton, Vice-Chair of Regenerate South added: “Businesses are not well-represented in community and government debates about the future of its regions, in contrast to the many action groups that want to limit new development. Regenerate South provides an opportunity to be informed about what’s going on in the region and share experiences with other like-minded businesses, while ensuring any emerging plans support economic growth and the needs of business expansion.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with local authorities, land owners and agents to develop local connections and valuable working relationships. To book your place at the Regenerate South Conference and for more information, visit

Key sponsors include a number of industry leaders and specialists such as Coffin Mew, Willmott Dixon, Kier, Stride Treglown Architects, Turley and Hampshire County Council.

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