The Central South
Stretching from Weymouth to Chichester and encompassing south Hampshire and Dorset plus the Isle of Wight, the Central South harbours a diverse business ecosystem. This broad industry base has historically helped the region weather any economic disruption and provides a strong platform for local businesses as they seek to meet current economic challenges.
With two ports and Southampton and Bournemouth airports, the region has always been seen as a ‘gateway to Europe’. This will be reinforced by the creation of the new Solent Freeport area bringing opportunities for infrastructure investment and wider regeneration.
Our Southampton office delivers the widest range of professional services in the Central South region. We provide Audit and Assurance, Tax, Corporate Finance and Advisory services to a broad range of businesses from fast growing and mid-market companies to listed entities, not-for-profits, and private individuals. Reflecting the diverse local economy, the organisations that work with us span every sector, from manufacturing and technology to professional services, leisure, and retail.
We have developed specific expertise in a number of areas; the office includes the BDO Motor Retail team and is one of the firm’s centres of excellence for R&D tax credits. We also have an international focus and use our relationships with the BDO international network to help our clients trading and expanding overseas.
We deliver our professional services across the Central South region including Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Fareham and the Isle of Wight.
Supporting business in the Central South
Our Southampton team have a unique insight into how the region’s businesses are tackling current challenges. We believe the Central South’s future success will continue to be driven by those businesses that are led by far sighted individuals and strong management teams.
Behaviours relating to sustainability, environmental impact and the role of business in today’s society are increasingly under scrutiny. We have been asking some of the Central South’s business leaders what makes a responsible business and what it needs to deliver and how. You can read the latest Responsible Company interviews here.
A full accountancy and advisory service that is local, national and global
We have local expertise delivered by our team of 12 partners and over 200 staff. We are committed to delivering a robust, high-quality audit to the audited entities we work with. We seek to build close professional relationships with our tax and advisory clients that help them achieve their goals. You can find out about our local partners below.
As part of BDO UK, we draw on the expertise and skills of our national firm to meet changing needs of the region’s businesses. We also bring the benefits of the BDO international network to our clients and audited entities that operate internationally.