With a prime position close to the UK’s capital city, but without the burden of high overheads, Basingstoke is in easy reach of major national and international communication links, offering a premium business environment without the premium costs.
Basingstoke is home to many global businesses of all sizes from all sectors and was rated as the 3rd fastest growing town in the UK and 7th most affluent in 2015.
“As Chair of the Enterprise M3 LEP one of my roles is to be an Ambassador for all of the area covered by the LEP stretching from the M25 to the New Forest and covering most of Hampshire and Surrey.
Our LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan has identified Basingstoke as one of our four ‘Growth Towns,’ the four best performing centres in our area that are key to driving economic growth.
Basingstoke has gained this status by demonstrating that it is very much ‘open for business’ and continuing to bring together leaders from both the public and private sectors to provide the vision, knowledge and strategic leadership needed to drive sustainable growth.”
Geoff French, Chairman, Enterprise M3
“I am enormously proud to be a Basingstoke Ambassador. Basingstoke is a vibrant and growing town which has found the balance between business and family needs.
Basingstoke is a great place for Business to locate. There are excellent transport links, a strong skills base, and supportive local infrastructure. For families, Basingstoke has good schools, excellent health care facilities including a Foundation Trust status Hospital and all of this is on the doorstep of the New Forest and the South Coast.
For all these reasons and many more Basingstoke is the place to be!”
Thom Thorp, Senior Director Corporate Affairs and Market Access, Lilly UK
“Basingstoke road names such as Pack Lane and Roman Road show how we have been at the heart of transport links for centuries. That makes Basingstoke a great place to set up business, home or find employment all set in the stunning Hampshire countryside”
Andrew Finney, Chairman HCR and Chairman of Anvil Arts and Hampshire Chamber
“I am pleased to add my voice as an ambassador for Basingstoke. Motorola Solutions’ decision to invest in the town has been long term and we are proud to say continues after more than 30 years. That alone speaks volumes about Basingstoke, its location, the infrastructure and the amenities that support our business and in particular our people. It is a town that continues to invest and reinvent itself, and that helps us continue to operate and flourish as the headquarters of a technology business with wide influence throughout Europe and Africa”.
Graeme Hobbs, Chairman, Motorola Solutions