Welcome to Business South


Business South is your Southern business association.

We champion the interests of Southern business, ensuring your voice is represented locally, regionally and nationally. We are proud to provide a wide range of services, support, training and networking opportunities for businesses of all sizes, at all stages of the business lifecycle.

Let's Make It Easy

Who are you?

At Business South, we support a wide array of organisations, people and communities.

Who are you?

At Business South, we support a wide array of organisations, people and communities.

Of people within the workplace are employees able to work remotely.

Of the workforce is expected to change significantly within the next six months?

Of businesses are experiencing recruitment issues due to workforce shortages.

Of businesses rely on migrant labour.

Part of a wider community

Stronger Together

When you join Business South, you also become part of an expansive national business network with expertise in all areas of business.

As a collective, our voices are amplified. We engage directly with decision-makers, meeting regularly with the Prime Minister, Government Ministers, MPs and other officials to champion your interests and to stay ahead of developments that affect business.

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