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Conference Design & Print

Pip Design 85
T: 07515 398382 
Experienced working in the events and conference sector, Pip Design have the creativity to design, print and help produce marketing support for your conference or event, which is an essential part to making it a great success.

Photography & Videography

Solent Studios
T: 0845 257 1752
Solent Studios combines offers a fabulous photography service for conferences and events, Rob and his team have worked with us for many years and always produce great results!

Our video content can deliver your corporate communications messages in a fresh, engaging and dynamic way. Video can also be a cost-effective medium. We work with well-known UK brands to enhance their marketing and promotional campaigns. We also undertake projects for PR and digital agencies which have a large corporate client base.

Event Management & UK Venue Finding

Venue Smart Ltd
T: 0345 226 5474
Venue-Smart is the UK venue finding service offered from the same offices of Destination Southampton, you will deal with the same friendly team, who can assist with your venue requirements anywhere in the UK. Once again the service is FREE!

Florists, Theme & Decor

Boutique De Fleur
T: 02380 225001
As a florist with over 10 years of experience, Boutique de Fleur are able to offer you exquisite floral arrangements and bouquets, with unique designs that cater for any taste.  Based in Southampton, and serving Hampshire, they can provide a specialised service, whatever the occasion and budget.


Event Perfection
T: 07878 358888

Event Perfection are an established business specialising in setting event decor’ for all occasions that require that extra impact and impression.  From table decorations and table linens through to chair covers, linings and theme props.

Live Bands, Entertainment and Speakers

This young local 4 piece band cover modern tracks such as Netwon Faulkner – Dream Catch Me, Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight and our favourite to get the party going Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot.  In addition they have an extensive play list to suit your event and tastes.

Harry is the front man of the Hammersmiths, a mature and mischievous lead singer!  R&B and Jazz classics include Knock on Wood, Mustang Sally and many more.  Listen to demos by visiting their site.

Funk, soul and disco with a lively lead singer ready to entertain your guests! Covering The Jacksons, Cool & The Gang, James Brown, Sister Sledge and many more party favourites.

T: 07898 203680
Headrush is an energetic Southampton based, 8 piece band, playing Funk and Disco grooves to make you move. Guaranteed to get your party, wedding or function jumping.

Champions ADS logo 2015
T: 01509 85 29 27
Working with the best after dinner speakers and motivational speakers from the worlds of sport, entertainment, television and business, at Champions Speakers we specialise in giving your event true “star quality”.


Stage Bright
T: 0800 689 3089

We are the cure to Mediocre Meetings, Boring Briefings and Crummy Conferences.

At Stage Bright we understand that your event reflects you, your brand and your values – why do it by halves?

T: 023 8055 6644
Moxhams services cover all spectrum’s of the presentation and A.V. business starting at the concept stage right through to complete site management for conferences both here in the UK and abroad. At each stage along the path they endeavour to give our customers 100% commitment to the services we supply.

Highgrove Media
T: 07831 115510
Highgrove Media provides visualisation and photography for clients throughout the UK. Our video production unit specialises in online productions to help promote your company profile on the web. We also record at live events. Our previous clients include British Forces Broadcasting Radio, BBC, Mercedes, Bovril and more…

The Media Bunker
T: 07921 635876
The Media Bunker is a professional video production company with 15 years of broadcast experience for Sky, BBC and ITV. We produce broadcast standard videos for business at affordable prices, that can be used on websites, in e-shots, conferences, in-house etc.

Teambuilding & Sailing

Clipper Events
T: 02392 526000
The UK’s leading marine events and yacht charter company, delivering unique client and employee engagement experiences.  Sailing on the world’s largest matched ocean racing fleet, the 68 foot Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet, Clipper also specialises in motivating and developing business teams through facilitated programmes on the water and in workshops.

T: 01590 642886
A company specialising in business growth, team building, facilitating motivational events and workshops to help you and your business grow and develop, both personally and professionally. PJ and his team can assist with any team building you may wish to do.

With over 20 years team building experience, James and the team provide a fabulous solution to team building from concept to completion, on land, in the air or on water, from themed parties such as A Night in Las Vegas to Duck Herding and Tank Driving… They have some great packages!

Solent Rib Charter
T: 07989 138776
Solent Rib Charter own Europe’s largest fleet of Ribs and are the market leading provider of Rib hire and Rib charter services, for fast corporate fun on the water!

Immerse yourself in a world of secret agents. Intercept Morse code transmissions, decipher encrypted messages and orchestrate covert Agent rendezvous’. A fun and original team building experience played around the city of Southampton.

Synergy Sailing
T: 023 9277 9901
Synergy Sailing provide yacht based events to promote team-building, client hospitality and business networking. Combined the team have over 20 years commercial experience and a passion for sailing.


Airlynx Express
T: 023 8068 7371 or
07850 347476 (out of office hours)
Private hire of limo’s, executive cars, mini buses and new to the fleet a 16 seater stretched Hummer, plus a 49 seater executive coach.

Princess  Coaches
T: 023 8047 2150

Privately owned local coach company with an excellent reputation for service.

West Quay Cars
T: 02380 999 999
Southampton’s leading Taxi & Private Hire Company. Situated in the heart of the city providing professional, reliable value for money transportation for residential, tourist and business customers 24 hours a day.

Web Design

Paul & the team at Wizbit have worked with Destination Southampton for almost 10 years and come highly recommended if you are looking for a web development solution.