Go Southampton


"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

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

    Culture Southampton
    "A thriving cultural scene in any city is good for staff attraction and retention, it brings visitors and residents into city centres and that is good for businesses. I believe Go! Southampton will be a strong partner in supporting the development of cultural and creative events in Southampton; shaping the city’s identity as an exciting destination and a great place to live and work."
  • Annaliese Hughes

    Delicious Dining, Chair of Better Marketing theme group
    "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."
  • Andy Collyer

    WestQuay Shopping Centre
    "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."
  • Ed Gould

    Carswell 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"
  • Geraint Davies

    Partner Ernst & Young LLP
    “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”
  • Caroline French

    WJ 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.”
  • Tere Daly

    Southampton Solent University
    “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.”
  • Karla Ducker

    Parkhouse Jewellers
    "A family business born in Southampton over 200 years ago, we have seen many changes along the way but genuinely feel that the best is yet to come. Southampton has everything to offer, heritage and history along with culture and community. This provides residents and visitors a city to be proud of and one that will only grow positively with the advantage of a BID."
  • Dawn Collins

    Carnival UK
    “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.”
  • Paul Marsden

    John Lewis Partnership
    "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."