"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."
Marlands Shopping Centre & Chair of GO! Southampton BID board - Large Business
"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."
WJ French and Chair of Great City Centre Experience Theme Group - Small Business
"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.."
Womble Bond Dickinson and Chair of Stronger Business Theme Group - Large Business
GO! Southampton and the BID play a crucial role to improve the city experience for businesses of all sizes. Southampton Football Club attracts people from both near and far and we are excited to be part of an organisation which can really make a difference to everyone visiting the city, regardless of their purpose.
Southampton Football Club - Large Business
‘Southampton is a city with so many different facets, from an exciting leisure and retail destination to international travel hub. With Westquay being placed at the heart of the city centre, I am thrilled to have the chance to be working with GO! Southampton to contribute to the evolution of Southampton for both the current and future generations. The BID gives the opportunity for people from all areas of business to work together collaboratively to make a real difference.’
Westquay Shopping Centre - Landowner
"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."
National Regional Property Group - Landowner
"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."
Orange Rooms - Small Business
GO! Southampton is bringing businesses in the city together to give Southampton more to shout about and to shape the city's bright future. GoSouthampton's ambition will move Southampton forward as a place to live, to work and to do business. As one of the largest employers in the area, that's why Carnival UK supports the BID.
Carnival UK - Large Business
Southampton is a vibrant city with so much potential and GO! Southampton provides businesses with an opportunity to collaborate and work towards improving their local areas providing benefits to both businesses and residents. Born in Southampton, I am passionate about making a positive difference to the City.
Docks Coffee House - Associate Member
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.
John Lewis & Partners - Large Business
"GO! Southampton is a great driving force to help attract and grow the business community within the city. As a prominent employer in the heart of Southampton we are excited to work together with other like-minded businesses to make a real difference to the appearance, vibrancy and heartbeat of a truly historic waterfront city."
Quilter plc - Large Business
Solent University can trace its roots in Southampton back to 1856 and we are committed to both great education and being a valuable civic partner. We’re delighted to be part of GO! Southampton and share the goals of ensuring Southampton is an attractive, vibrant and economically successful city.
Solent University - Strategic Agencies
Claire Whitaker OBE
Claire has been appointed to take forward Southampton’s Bid of City of Culture 2025, working with Southampton’s communities, cultural organisations, businesses and academic partners locally and in the wider Solent region. Claire is committed to supporting the development of creative talent and is passionate about enabling diverse audiences to experience music, arts and culture. Her extensive experience has helped Claire make her work an important part of the UK’s cultural sector. Claire is committed to supporting the development of creative talent and is passionate about enabling diverse audiences to experience arts and culture.
Claire Whitaker OBE
GO! Southampton Observer
City of Culture 2025 Bid Director
Kate Martin is the Executive Director of Place at Southampton City Council and has supported Local Government for over 20-years, including at Director level for the City of Wolverhampton, London Borough of Camden and London Borough of Brent Councils. Kate is a Fellow of the Institute of Place Management, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, a Member of the Institute of Economic Development and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Kate is passionate about placemaking, with an award-winning track record of working with Councillors, residents and businesses across the UK. Kate has held a range of Non-Executive roles with UK companies, regional organisations and government bodies.
GO! Southampton Observer
Executive Director of Place, Southampton City Council