Why set up your business in Basingstoke?

Basingstoke was recently ranked as the third fastest growing town in the UK. If you are looking for a place to establish your business, it is ideally situated in terms of location, infrastructure and costs. That is why so many companies are looking to build here.

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Less than 50 miles from London, you can travel from Basingstoke to the capital in less than an hour. This means you are also within easy reach of Heathrow airport. If you are worried about the rush hour traffic, there are regular trains that run from London Waterloo. This makes it easy to take advantage of London benefits without having to worry about London costs.

As well as the M3, Basingstoke is within easy reach of the A33. This can take you directly to Reading. The A303 is your link to the West Country, whilst the A30 heads east towards Salisbury. These excellent transport and communication links keep Basingstoke, and your business, connected to the rest of the country.

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Existing businesses

If you set up your business in Basingstoke, you are joining a host of established names. Large corporations with bases here include Sony, BNP Paribas, Barclays, Eli Lilley, Motorola, Sun Life Financial and the AA. The town is also a haven for small businesses, which make up around 90% of the total. With a five-year success rate significantly above the national average, it is no wonder many new start-ups choose Basingstoke as their home.


Being outside of London means that property can be rented for much lower prices. Matrix House have offices to let in Basingstoke, and that is just one example of offices to let Basingstoke based. Residential properties are also relatively affordable, with good schools and hospitals nearby should you choose to live in the area. There are also excellent investment opportunities in the Basingstoke property market.

Once you have a base of operations, it is also easy to promote your new business. You could even have your name and logo on one of Basingstoke’s famous roundabouts. The local council has a history of business friendly policies, and has long term plans for continued development.


Destination Basingstoke runs the annual Inspire Business Awards for local businesses in Hampshire. With hundreds of companies regularly attending the ceremony, it is your chance to see hard work and success rewarded.