Our Economic Development Team provides a range of support services for businesses in the district and those wishing to move into the area.

Together with their partners, they offer advice and support to encourage growth and investment. They will also sign post businesses to current funding streams.

To speak with our Economic Development team, please email

Coronavirus business support

The government has set out a range of support schemes for businesses to help them during the coronavirus outbreak.

Havant Borough Council will lead on the administration of some grants and business rate relief. Other support can be accessed through the HMRC, the British Business Bank and the Bank of England.

There is also a lot of information on the government’s business support hub.

Making your business coronavirus secure

We have compiled your obligations as a business to minimise the risk of coronavirus to your staff and customers, as well as providing links to guidance available for different types of work.

Business strategy

Our business strategy will drive us towards our vision to be the most business, friendly council in the UK.

The strategy, covering 2015-21, lays out clear, achievable goals and sets out how these goals will be accomplished.