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Business led contingent to promote the region at UK MIPIM 2024

March 6, 2024

The business led consortium representing the Central South UK will be the strongest yet with 25 partners joining forces to promote the region at the world’s leading and most influential property event, MIPIM. 

The event will welcome 22,500 delegates and 6,500 investors for 5 days in March. Together the consortium will be promoting investment and development sites across the region including Portsmouth’s multi-billion pound regeneration plans and Solent Freeport.  

The 45-strong private sector-led group will include representatives from Atkins Realis, Blake Morgan, Boyle & Summers, Cavendish, Edgingtons, Go Southampton, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Igloo, Knights Brown, Kier, Maritime UK Solent, Morgan Sindall Group, Ordnance Survey, Savills, Solent Freeport, Solent Partners, T H Planning and the University of Southampton.   

Portsmouth City Council, Fareham Borough Council and Basingstoke & Deane Council have also added their support. 

Together they will be promoting investment and development sites across the region including: 

  • Portsmouth’s multi-billion pound regeneration plans
  • Major development schemes covering 22 acres of Southampton’s city centre
  • BCP regeneration plans
  • Solent Freeport

And they will actively promote the region as a great place to live, learn and enjoy, focusing on some of the following: 

  • World leading universities
  • Magnificent lifestyle offer
  • Jurassic coastline
  • Easy access to London
  • Three international airports
  • Cruise capital of Northern Europe

Business South Group CEO, Leigh-Sara Timberlake said:

“Support from across the region means we will be able to deliver clear messaging about the huge potential of the Central South UK.  This is the third year in a row that we have attended MIPIM Cannes and I am delighted that so many businesses will be joining us to promote everything that is so great about our region.” 

This year for the first time, Ordnance Survey has worked with the delivery team to create an interactive map which will highlight investment opportunities. 

As well as delivering a full programme of events on their stand, the Central South UK will also be represented on the UK stage and speakers will include Lord Dominic Johnson, Minister for Investment in the Department for Business and Trade. 

Gavin Hall, Chair of the Regenerate Central South Action Group, said:

“As the gateway to the world’s fifth largest economy, the Central South is strategically placed when it comes to offering the perfect location to establish a business and invest for the future.  It is particularly encouraging that the Central South is getting the attention that it deserves from the Department for Business and Trade.

“We want the world to know about the opportunities for good, sustainable growth that exist in the Central South and being at MIPIM is the perfect way to spread that message.”

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