The Gateway Club

Join a new
business-to-business network.

The Gateway Club is a new business-to-business networking platform that has been developed to support the delivery of Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025.

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This business-meets-culture concept will become a catalyst for change, widening partnership working across sectors in order to deliver greater opportunity for Southampton.

The club will embody Southampton's unique cultural identity, representing its creativity, ambition and positioning as a global business Gateway to the World. Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture offers a rare opportunity to invest in the ambition of a city. Becoming a member of the Gateway Club unlocks opportunities to connect and collaborate with key stakeholders and decision makers.

Membership provides opportunities to network with international business leaders, develop influential business connections, attend exclusive events and to utilise membership to engage employees, all whilst supporting the city’s ambition to win the prestigious accolade of UK City of Culture 2025.

Membership

Gateway Club Member – Membership Benefits:
  • Invitations to our high-level business events, hosted across the course of the year*.
  • Access to selected events hosted by our partners e.g. the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.
  • Invitations to hospitality events across the course of the year* including the Gateway Gala event.
  • Keynote speaker opportunities or the option to host business events at your venue.
  • Introductions to businesses and networking connections.
  • Access to city leaders and stakeholders as part of the business events programme.
  • Rights to align your membership with the Gateway Club, Southampton 2025 UK City of Culture bid, brand and narrative.
  • Logo exposure across Gateway Club marketing including online, social media and newsletters.
  • Brand awareness through press and media coverage connected to Gateway Club.
  • Access to Gateway Club branding assets.

£10K Plus VAT – 12 Month Membership
  • Invitations to our high-level business events, hosted across the course of the year*.
  • Invitations to hospitality events across the course of the year* including the Gateway Gala event.
  • Rights to align your membership with the Gateway Club, Southampton 2025 UK City of Culture bid brand and narrative.
  • Access to city leaders and stakeholders as part of the business events programme.
  • Logo recognition on the Southampton 2025 website as a Gateway Club Patron.

£2.5K Plus VAT – 12 Month Membership

Get In Touch

To find out more about partnership opportunities please contact:

partnerships25@southampton.gov.uk Email Us

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