95,300 businesses

have made their home here in 2021

38% of GVA exported

The most export-intensive county in England

Higher business survival rates

than average, over 5 years (businesses born in 2015)

We can help you make the most of Hampshire’s business potential

Whether you have questions about property specifications or the recruitment of skilled staff, connectivity in the county or about access to key centres of innovation and research, our team is ready to provide all the support you need.



We know how critical it is to develop your networks – potential clients, potential collaborators, sources of innovation and best practice. We work closely with Government, academia and businesses enabling us to connect companies with others to fulfil their growth ambitions. Speak to your account manager on how we can help grow your network.


SME exporting support

The Department of International Trade helps businesses export and grow into global markets. We can provide you with information about the services available to help your business grow internationally.

Hampshire County Council, along with several other regions in Europe, have developed a new tool to help businesses prepare, plan and deliver new exporting opportunities.  Named the Global EIS Tool, it can provide some guiding methodology, including checklists, to support you in starting your exporting journey. You can download the tool here.


UK Transition

There are new rules for businesses and citizens from 1 January 2021. If you are a business that imports and/or exports goods from the EU; moves goods to or from Northern Ireland; travel to the EU or lives or works in the EU, you need to act now. Find the complete list on our dedicated UK Transition page.


Where can I get help and assistance?

We work with a range of public and private sector partners to ensure that there is a wide range of support available.

Key sources of support include:


Our dedicated team can work with you to help meet your business needs, get in touch with us today.


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