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.


COVID-19 business support

Please check with your local authority about any remaining grants they have available for businesses that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

If you are unsure of which local authority to contact, please get in touch with us on 07724 61 8392 and we can help you.

The EM3 Growth Hub have a dedicated helpline for business and can provide one to one support and advice, access to information, webinars and other sources of support for businesses in the EM3 region.

The Solent LEP Growth Hub provides support to businesses looking to unlock growth potential. Their expert team can help you directly or connect you to other local and national contacts. Call them on 023 9268 8055 or click on go to their website for more information.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has created a comprehensive Coronavirus Hub offering advice and guidance to help businesses throughout the crisis.

There are several other Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations in the UK offering sector specific guidance; find out more.


Finding the right property or space for your business

The Hampshire Property Portfolio provides a great overview of all the key properties available in Hampshire.  If you have any specific requirements and would like to discuss the options available to you contact Andrew Lubman, on Andrew.Lubman@hants.gov.uk.

Across Hampshire there are also a number of high-quality business and and co-working spaces specifically aimed at supporting small and medium sized businesses to start up and grow.



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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