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Connected to opportunities: close to jobs, market and talent

Basingstoke and Deane is a place for scale-ups and ambitious entrepreneurs — a place for those who believe employee happiness is key to business success and for those eager to realise their fullest potential and leave a lasting impact.

The borough is already home to established businesses such as Eli Lilly and Company,  Vitacress, Fujitsu, AA, Lenovo, Sony, Aecom and Lavazza. We have the space, connections, and
wide-ranging talent for future success, and this is evident in our high start-up success rate of  that sees 94% firms surviving their first year.

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.

“Nomios is a high-growth cybersecurity, networking, and IT automation specialist, born and bred in Basingstoke. Our culture is one of looking forwards, being innovative and remembering that it’s okay to fail along the way sometimes, but it’s not okay not to try. In seven years, we have moved four times – always in Basingstoke – to support our employee growth and their productivity with great access to talent within a 20-mile radius, and fabulous train links to both London and the north.”

Richard Butcher, Managing Director, Nomios

An excellent location

Situated within easy reach of major urban centres but without the high overheads, Basingstoke is supported by transport infrastructure that offers superb connectivity.

    The transport hub of the south

     30 minutes
    Heathrow 40 minutes
    Gatwick One hour

    By train
     16 minutes
    Southampton 31 minutes
    London 45 minutes
    Heathrow 58 minutes

    By car
     17 miles
    Southampton 31 miles
    Oxford 44 miles
    London 50 miles

    Southampton 37 miles
    Portsmouth 41 miles

    Updated March 2024