Meet The Board

Spencer Bowman

“New businesses are crucial to the city centre’s vibrancy and the BID will help create a start-up friendly, entrepreneurial city. These are really exciting times for Southampton and the BID will help us all maximise the opportunities.”

Spencer Bowman

Mettricks & Chair of Great City Centre Experience theme group

Tim Keeping

“Go! Southampton is a great opportunity for businesses to work in partnership to make sure our City Centre works for them; independent retailer or multi-national corporate, Go! Southampton will deliver clear benefits to all. That’s why the owners and management of The Marlands are supporting Go! Southampton.”

Tim Keeping

Marlands Shopping Centre & Chair of Go! Southampton BID board and Stronger Business theme group

Annaliese Hughes

“Southampton is a City full of untapped potential with passionate residents, inspiring entrepreneurs and committed businesses. Go! Southampton will offer the much needed focus to develop our City’s assets and drive Southampton forward as the leading City it can and should be.”

Annaliese Hughes

Delicious Dining, Chair of Better Marketing theme group

Andy Collyer

“Southampton is a fantastic city and hub for business and leisure. We have an excellent range of shops and restaurants on offer at WestQuay and we will be expanding on this with our new Watermark development. The BID will help to push Southampton further forward, ensuring its long term transformation continues.”

Andy Collyer

Westquay Shopping Centre

Ed Gould

“Our business has been based in Southampton for 25 years. In this time we’ve seen some big changes and I believe the city can now become one of the most important in the UK. It’s a great place to work, live and play. Go! Southampton and its members play a huge part in the prosperity of the city which I why I am proud to be a director.”

Ed Gould

Carswell Gould

Geraint Davies

“Southampton is a jewel at the centre of the UK’s Platinum Coast. The creation of the BID and Go! Southampton presents an unrivalled opportunity for the city to sparkle, our businesses to thrive and our visitors to be enchanted.”

Geraint Davies

Ernst & Young LLP

Caroline French

“Go! Southampton gives independent businesses the chance to improve and promote their local area. It also gives us the ability to have a voice and influence city centre developments. We can work together to make the city centre a cleaner safer place with co-ordinated better events, that will create a more exciting City for both local residents and visitors.”

Caroline French

WJ French

Tere Daly

“Collaborating and connecting our students and research areas with the city and its businesses, is a core activity for Solent University – so we’re proud to be supporting Go!Southampton now and in the future.”

Tere Daly

Solent University

Dawn Collins

“P&O Cruises and Cunard are proud to bring many thousands of crew and passengers to Southampton each year, travelling on our 11 ships. We are delighted to be part of GO Southampton as there is great potential to work together to help shape the future of the city.”

Dawn Collins

Carnival UK

Paul Marsden

“Southampton is a great city. The BID will make it even greater by bringing together stakeholders to ensure Southampton shines bright at the heart of the South coast for residents and visitors alike.”

Paul Marsden

John Lewis Partnership

Brad Roynon

“Creating a Business Improvement District under GO! Southampton, with clear business leadership can and will make a real difference to the success of the City Centre and indeed the City itself. This journey will be challenging and exciting and one of real opportunity.”

Brad Roynon

Southampton Cultural Development Trust

Allan Gordon

“As a large developer in Southampton our objective is to provide high quality, sustainable residential and mixed-use developments to support the cities regeneration programme.  Our aims dovetail with those of Go! Southampton and all the businesses involved and we are delighted to be part of this initiative.”

Allan Gordon

National Regional Property Group

Nick Barwood

“Womble Bond Dickinson can trace its roots in Southampton back to 1646 and is proud to support Go Southampton! Personally, I have lived and worked in Southampton most of my life and I am passionate about helping the city realise its full potential as a world class city. The BID is a great opportunity to bring together people and ideas to deliver tangible change within the city and to help deliver on that potential..”

Nick Barwood

Womble Bond Dickinson

Gary Bennetton

“I can see the positive changes that are being brought about by the BID and I am really pleased to be able to represent the night time economy as another important element of Southampton’s fantastic offer.”

Gary Bennetton

Orange Rooms