Invest in Hampshire


On the sunny south coast of England, just one hour from London and yet a world away, is Hampshire. The home of England’s ancient capital and just as economically important today. 

The county is green, safe, economically prosperous and the ideal location to nurture your business for growth.

Key Locations

Hampshire is home to some outstanding business locations, including the major towns of Basingstoke, Farnborough, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Transport & Infrastructure

Hampshire is within a one hour’s drive of a market of 18 million people.  Well connected by road, rail, air and sea, the county has two major motorways, two airports, two ports and rail and road connections providing easy access to London and the rest of the UK.

Living in Hampshire

Hampshire has the beautiful countryside, market towns and heritage you would expect from a quintessentially English county, but explore a little further and visitors will find a whole lot more to appreciate and discover. 

Those deciding to stay a little longer or even settle here enjoy an exceptional quality of life, with higher than national average temperatures and sunshine, and lower than average rainfall in which to enjoy it.

Where Are We?

The county of Hampshire is located on the south coast of England, bordered by Dorset to the west, Wiltshire to the north west, Berkshire to the north, Surrey to the north east, and West Sussex to the east. The southern boundary is the coastline of the English Channel and the Solent, facing the Isle of Wight.

Hampshire has an overall area of 1,400 sq miles and includes the cities of Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester.

Why the UK?

The UK is one of the leading business locations in the world and the number 1 destination for inward investment (FDI) in Europe.

Located on the UK's south coast, within an hour from London and well-connected to Europe and the world, Hampshire offers world-class research facilities, a highly skilled workforce and an outstanding quality of life.