Our Economic Development Team provides support to the economy in East Hampshire. Together with their partners, they offer advice, support and grants to encourage growth and investment.

EHDC's Business Strategy

Our Business Strategy will drive us towards our vision to be the most business - friendly council in the UK.

The strategy, covering 2015-2021, lays out clear, achievable goals and sets out how these goals will be accomplished.

Business EastHants website

This business-led partnership serves businesses in East Hampshire by leading the development, improvement and promotion of economic growth, business engagement and business support.

The partnership has a private sector Chair and a Board comprising local businesses, representatives from business organisations and support organisations.

Support for local businesses

Advice and information for local businesses

Useful links

  • Department for Business Innovation and Skills - Drives the ambition of 'prosperity for all' by working to create the best environment for business success in the UK.
  • Hampshire County Council Business - Business Advice and Support from the Economic Development Team at Hampshire County Council.
  • Hampshire Fare - Represents and promotes local producers of food, drink and craft based in Hampshire including the organisation of the annual Hampshire Food Festival.
  • Hampshire Enterprise Circle - (formerly the Hampshire Ambassadors) is run by Hampshire County Council and aims to stimulate investment and encourage business development in the county.
  • Investors in People - Investors in People, is the national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people.
  • - Resource for finding solicitors in East Hampshire for legal support and advice on all Business matters.
  • Southern Entrepreneurs - Organisation offering business advice and support.
  • State pension calculator