Council supports Bury Farm businesses

Press Release: 19/01/2016

The photograph shows Liza Smith, Business Advisor (Bury Farm)

Winchester City Council and Crest Nicholson are jointly funding a business advisor to offer individual support for Bury Farm businesses.

The site forms part of the North of Whiteley development, resulting in the businesses needing to find alternative premises.

Liza Smith has started work as Business Advisor (Bury Farm) to understand the needs of each business, and work to help them find alternative premises and solutions to any other business issues. With the help of local partners such as Solent Growth Hub, the businesses located on the old farm site will have a wide range of expertise at their fingertips.

Liza is looking forward to getting to know the businesses on site. She said:

Amid the concern the Bury Farm businesses inevitably feel about the changes ahead of them, I am here to help them find the best way forward. I will be searching for alternative sites, finding innovative ways to address the issues the businesses face, and working to make the transition to new premises as easy as possible.

Cllr James Byrnes, Portfolio Holder for the Local Economy at Winchester City Council, added:

We are pleased to have a dedicated officer to work on site with the Bury Farm businesses. We know these businesses face a difficult time, and we are pleased to devote resources to supporting such a wide range of enterprises who offer so much to our local economy.

To find out more about the North of Whiteley development, go to and to discuss business support in Bury Farm, contact Liza at