At Destination Basingstoke we believe that this is a great place to live, work, visit and do business but we don't expect you to take our word for it. Our ambassadors are a group of influential individuals who are well known in their own field - whether it be business, sport, academia or healthcare, and they are all proud to be associated with Basingstoke. The Ambassadors meet on an occasional basis and in the meantime are proud to promote the town through whatever platforms their professional life may offer. Our ambassadors are sometimes called upon to be specialist spokes people for relevant subjects and are respected for their view and influence.

Andrew Finney

Andrew Finney, Chairman HCR and Chairman of Anvil Arts

“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”

Geoff French

Geoff French, Chairman, Enterprise M3

“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.”

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