Putting the buzz into Basingstoke and Deane

We are a not-for-profit organisation that showcases, and celebrates, the best of Basingstoke and Deane – its amazing people, businesses, and community groups. We deliver our own local high-profile events and also promote, and support, other local events that make Basingstoke and Deane a better, greener, and happier place to live, work, play and visit.

Our mission is to help businesses, community groups, and local charities to thrive.

April 28, 2024

Croudace Festival 5k

You did it! Congratulations to all 270 runners who completed the Croudace Festival 5k on Sunday, April 28. Massive thanks to sponsors Croudace Homes, Festival Place, Fyffes, Trees Not Tees, and also to all the marshals and volunteers who made the event happen 

June 6, 2024

A Place to be Proud of Awards

The A Place to be Proud of Awards recognise the contributions made by individuals, groups, organisations, places and initiatives that make our borough a diverse, vibrant community. Individual categories are sponsored by locally-based businesses. The 21st awards took place at the Apollo Hotel, joint headline sponsor of this year’s event with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

July 11, 2024

INSPIRE Business Awards

The INSPIRE Business Awards showcase business success, innovation and achievement. The 2024 finalists have been chosen and now the countdown is on to the grand awards finale at Oakley Hall on Thursday, July 11.

Tickets are now on general sale – just click on the link below to find out all you need to know. Thanks to all of the fabulous category and event sponsors, and good luck to all the finalists. 


October 6, 2024

Destination Basingstoke Phillips Law Half Marathon & 10k

We are proud that the Destination Basingstoke Phillips Law Half Marathon and 10k has built a reputation that puts it on a level with some of the great races in the south, combining a friendly welcome with superb scenery on traffic free roads. This year’s Basingstoke Phillips Law Half Marathon and 10k takes place on Sunday, October 6 – and the Children’s Races will be part of the fun again.

Thursday, September 12, 2024

Cyber Security - How to protect your business...and yourself

The third Destination Basingstoke Ambassador Community , Q and A panel/networking event will give attendees a fascinating and informative insight into the world of cyber security.

We have assembled a fabulous panel of experts who will be able to give plenty of insight on this fascinating subject. DBAC members get one free ticket, and can purchase others at a discounted price of £14 plus VAT. A limited number of tickets are available for non-members at £19 plus VAT. There will be a maximum of 70 tickets available for this event, so don’t delay – book today.

November 7, 2024

Green Expo

In partnership with Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Destination Basingstoke will be organising a Green Expo on November 7, 2024.

Designed to support you to unlock your green potential this event gives you the opportunity to learn from first hand expert advice the power of practical business steps you can take to achieve your company’s ESG goals.

Unlocking Hampshire’s Green Potential offers a signature forum for those keen to champion greater sustainability and employ green values in how they operate.

You will get the opportunity to meet business leaders who have successfully implemented sustainable projects in their business and hear from keynote speakers on what the benefits are in this fast evolving world.

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Destination Basingstoke's Sponsors

Absolutely Offices Basingstoke
NHS Hampshire Hospitals Trust

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