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Professional, Business and Financial services

The story so far...

We offer a business location with a wealth of experience in the Professional, Business and Financial Services sectors. It’s why The AA were one of the first multinationals to move here
in 1973 and many businesses have followed, benefitting greatly from being part of the financial and professional services hub that Basingstoke has created.

Whether you’re a financial provider looking to locate near like-minded businesses, thinking  about where to locate your support functions to or looking to improve your operational efficiency, Basingstoke has attracted business in this sector for many years.

Come and see what we have to offer. You’ll find you are in very good company – with The AA,  Castle Trust and Reassured already here.

The borough’s strategic position in north Hampshire creates a magnet for skilled talent. With quick rail links to London and nearby cities and six universities only a short distance away, businesses have a rich talent pool to tap into.

Where are we now?

  • 1,729 companies in the sector based in the borough (Q3, 2022).
  • A strong workforce. 7,719 jobs in this sector (2021).
  • 7.9% borough workers are employed in the sector.
  • £1.5 billion sector total GVA (2021)
  • 19.51 location quotient. Specific industries in this sector are located in our borough at
    20 times the concentration of the national average.

Harnessing our talent

For many companies, the talent pool is an important factor in their choice of location. Basingstoke is a place where great ideas are shaping things to come.

Our competitive advantage:

  • A healthy mix of homegrown businesses and multinationals, from industries such as business consultancy to activities of head offices, the sector is already employing 7,719 people within the borough.
  • Supporting the development of the next generation of businesses - £24 million worth of investments into companies located in the borough over the last 5 years
  • Access to talent at trainee, graduate and post graduate level, for student placements, work experience, projects, R&D and recruitment.

How we can help

Basingstoke and Deane’s Economic Development team can save your business time, money and effort by utilising our expert knowledge of the area. We can help you with:

  • Your property search.
  • Recruitment and training.
  • Making introductions to the business community.
  • Connecting your business to growth support.
  • Co-ordinating with our internal teams to make your move as smooth as possible.
  • Promotion following your move to Basingstoke.

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