Partnership signing with regional business group

Back row: Trevor Thorne, Director of Marketing and Communications, Southampton Solent University, Professor John Chudley, Dean of the Maritime and Technology Faculty, Southampton Solent University, Andy Hair, Director Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton Solent University, Dave Lees, Managing Director, Southampton Airport, Nathan Bailey, Marketing and Communications Manager, Business South, Professor John Millican Co-Chair, Solent Maritime Board Front row: Professor Mike Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Sally Lynskey, Chief Executive of Business South

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