Office Phone: +44 (0)23 8033 4124
From the nearest airport: Southampton airport is approximately a 15 min taxi ride from the office.
From the nearest station: Southampton train station is approximately 5 min taxi ride from the office.
Our Southampton office
The service lines operating in the Southampton office are:
- Corporate Finance
Southampton is the commercial capital of the south coast, a thriving and historic port and a thoroughly modern city with challenging work opportunities and an attractive lifestyle. Our office here, now growing towards 100 staff and partners, serves many of the largest businesses in the region.
These businesses operate across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, consumer business, marine, life sciences, public sector and financial services. Our list of clients includes household names such as B&Q, LUSH Cosmetics, Sunseeker Yachts and Bacardi, to name but a few. As well as serving large internationally owned businesses, the Southampton office works with many privately owned and PE backed businesses both large and small. Our strong cross-service line dynamic and personal tax expertise means we have the ability to provide local support to entrepreneurs and their companies during transactions of all sizes – something which sets our Southampton office apart from the local competition, and gives our people the opportunity to work on a range of interesting advisory projects.
The compact size of our Southampton office means that professionals joining our team can look forward to significant client exposure from the outset and the opportunity to take on senior roles at an early stage in your career. This, together with the ambitious growth plans for the office, are yielding real opportunities for personal development and rapid career progression. The size of the office also means there is a strong team dynamic with the different service lines working closely together. The entire Southampton office is located on one floor, allowing the opportunity to build relationships with team members across all grades and service lines.
Life in Southampton
Southampton has been an important port for hundreds of years and the city’s harbour continues to attract the world’s great cruise liners. Its setting and mild climate make it an attractive place to live and work and an ideal location for water sports and sailing enthusiasts. The city hosts a number of prestigious maritime events including Europe’s largest on-water boat show. On land, Southampton offers music festivals, bars and vibrant nightclubs that attract visitors from throughout the region. The older parts of the city are home to historic pubs, funky bars and live music venues while the city hosts the leading shopping centre in the South of England, and purpose-built Leisure World boasts a casino and several clubs, among them the largest dance venue in the south.
Southampton enjoys easy links to London, only a little over one hour away, but closer at hand you can explore wooded countryside, ruined abbeys and unspoiled villages while the coast offers miles of beaches, estuaries and castles. Twenty minutes from town is the historic New Forest. Created by William the Conqueror as a hunting ground, it offers a combination of heath and woodland that is still home to wild ponies and which is equally ideal for walking, biking and camping. Further along the coast is Beaulieu with its thirteenth century abbey, National Motor Museum and the preserved eighteenth century village of Bucklers Hard. Visit the official tourism site for Southampton at: http://www.visit-southampton.co.uk/
Outside the office you’ll find that sense of team extends to an active social calendar. The office social committee (which there is an opportunity to be a part of) arranges regular gatherings including drinks in the many bars near the office, quizzes and trips . There is also the annual black tie summer ball, this year held in the scenic Wickham Vineyard. The office also participates in a number of sporting activities. This includes a weekly 5-a-side football evening which resulted in sending an office team to participate in a tournament in Prague. As a part of the build up to the recent Paralympic Games, the office also participated in Disability Sport events, including a session of Goalball. In the office the Xbox Kinect tournament has been a source of fierce competition across all grades.
Deloitte in the community
In the Southampton office we are involved in various community projects including community days which take place each year. On this day we take part in 4 local projects involving approximately 60 members of staff. We make a real contribution to these local projects working in teams that include members across all service lines and grades. All four team come together at the end of the day for an evening social to celebrate our achievements.
There are also opportunities to get involved in the local community by participating in the Employability scheme, where members of the team will run workshops on employability skills for members of the local community.
We support our local office charity, Teenage Cancer Trust as well as the Deloitte national charities and fundraise throughout the year. This includes activities such as bake offs, dress down Fridays and sporting events. We also participate in events such as the Race for Life and the Three Peaks Challenge.
Diversity at Deloitte
We are determined to build an organisation that reflects the world around us and the world in which our clients operate. We’re also aware that when it comes to top talent, demand far exceeds supply. And nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to bringing the best talent into our organisation. That’s why we're pushing hard to become a place where the most talented people can do their best work, progress quickly and fulfil their potential – irrespective of their backgrounds. Diversity is, therefore, a key part of our recruitment strategy.