Workforce South aims to make a difference to Business South Champions by bringing together professionals who are involved in all aspects of the people agenda, with a view to driving positive change across the Central South.

We work collaboratively to make sure Business South Champions are best placed to secure competitive advantage through people, process and connections.

Our Goal

Key areas of interest include mental health at work, attracting and retaining talent, flexible working and closing the gender pay gap.

Improving Policy

Apprenticeship Levy

Workforce South is spearheading initiatives to optimise the use of the Apprenticeship Levy, leveraging its strategic position to present compelling solutions to the Central South All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). By collaborating with regional stakeholders and policymakers, Workforce South aims to ensure that businesses can maximally benefit from the Apprenticeship Levy, thereby driving talent development and business growth across the Central South.

Thought Leadership

Setting the Workforce Agenda

Thought leadership in Workforce South meetings serves as a cornerstone for fostering innovation and driving change across the Central South. With inspiring leaders regularly taking the stage, these sessions offer invaluable insights into the people agenda, ensuring Business South Champions are at the forefront of human resource strategies and workforce development.

Key People

Zoe Huggins

Non-Executive Director, Chair - Workforce South


Kate Pearce

Head of Strategy

Business South

Involved Champions

New Forest National Park Authority
Global Radio Services Ltd.
ReQuire Consultancy
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Solent Mind
Southampton Football Club
Solent University
Southampton City Council
Fareham College
Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure
Lockheed Martin
Portsmouth City Council

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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