Why Basingstoke?

We're a town built for business. It's what drives and excites us. But we've not forgotten the importance of lifestyle. That's why Basingstoke offers creative energy, outstanding leisure facilities and a rich cultural programme, alongside doing business.

We’ve got a lot of good things going for us:

  • Dynamic business community already here; Eli Lilly and Company, The AA; De La Rue PLC; Genus; Sony; Sanden International; Vitacress Salads Limited;
  • Heathrow only 40 minutes away by road
  • Fast trains to London Waterloo – there in 45 minutes
  • Competitively priced office space
  • A highly-skilled workforce to build your business
  • World-leading science and tech centre of excellence
  • No 1 location in UK for digital economic growth
  • Business-minded council with imagination and a can-do attitude
  • Education - 6 universities and 2 colleges in the area
  • Skydive, see a concert, enjoy first class shopping, run the Basingstoke half marathon; we’ve got leisure and culture covered
  • And we have quintessential English countryside all around

Why you should
invest in Basingstoke


In numbers:

  • 174,600 population
  • 84% in employment
  • Home to 7,580 companies providing 79,000 jobs
  • 42,000 highly educated employees (NVQ4+)
  • 480,500 highly skilled people (NVQ3+) within 60 minute drive time
  • £5.6 billion GVA
  • 1055 business start-ups
  • 47% 5 year business survival rate
  • £619 average weekly earnings
  • £299,384 average house price (Land Registry)

Train station

Who's here?

Regarded nationally and internationally as a desirable place to do business, there's a real energy here that comes from such a dynamic business community.

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23-Aug-2019

#VFS20: THE FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION

The fastest growing innovation programme in the south is back with it's next big annual showcase on 27 March 2020 at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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Great to see #Basingstoke appear in the top ten cities for IT careers in the UK according to CompTIA.https://t.co/iBgVRwRPcs#BasingstokeBiz

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06-Aug-2019

Inspire Business Awards

The Inspire Business Awards 2019 is now open for entries

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