Portsmouth News

Students’ website to promote business


STUDENTS at Solent University created a website to promote the central south as the best place to do business.

Business South provided paid work experience to the students and asked them to create an asset that would be of benefit to the business community.

The resulting site – succeedint­hesouth.com – captures the reasons to live, work and remain in the central south.

The five design, communicat­ions and marketing students were Georgia Pullen, Arne Schliebene­r, Michael Allen, Florian Fentzahn and Despina Venizelou.

Leigh-Sara Timberlake, executive director of Business South said: ‘The pandemic hit just as the brief was submitted so we take great pride in the fact that our champions were agile and committed enough to mentor five students remotely, who did not previously have business experience. I’d like to thank web design agency Nettl and 360 integrated PR for the support they provided.’

Mike Toy, stakeholde­r engagement manager at Solent University said: ‘Initiative­s like this will play a crucial role in helping the central south recover from Covid-19 and thrive in the future.’

Daniel Wood, managing director of Nettl in Fareham, which helped support the project, said: ‘It was a genuine pleasure to work with and mentor such an incredibly talented and enthusiast­ic group of young designers and developers and the team here are all very proud of the outcome, despite a challengin­g brief and a tight deadline.’

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