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; Axa, Barclays, Eli Lilly, 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.

BusinessBuiltIn, Who's here 
16-Jan-2019

UL announces major expansion

UL has significantly expanded its capabilities in Basingstoke, making it one of the largest commercial EMC and Wireless test facilities in the United Kingdom, and bringing with it new job opportunities in engineering, sales, marketing, finance and HR.

#businessbuiltin, Engineering & Manufacturing, news 

@BasingstokeBiz 18-Jan-2019

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