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:

  • 173,000 population
  • 82% in employment
  • Home to 7,330 companies providing 77,800 jobs
  • 43,500 highly educated employees (NVQ4+)
  • 480,500 highly skilled people (NVQ3+) within 60 minute drive time
  • £5.6 billion GVA
  • 1000 business start-ups
  • 48% 5 year business survival rate
  • £594 average weekly earnings
  • £316,500 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 
5G test bed Basingstoke
09-Aug-2017

Basingstoke gets a head start on the 5G revolution

Basingstoke is crossing a world-leading digital frontier, unveiling the only 5G test bed in the UK available to start-up and smaller businesses.

#businessbuiltin, BusinessBuiltIn, ICT & Digital, news 

@BasingstokeBiz 22-Sep-2017

To commemorate 100 years, All Saints Church will be holding a festival and a service by the Bishop of Basingstoke. https://t.co/6KBrOYdhmI

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