The historic county of Hampshire is one of the most beautiful counties in the South East of England. Covering over 1,400 square miles, it has something for everyone from rolling countryside including the unique New Forest to miles of beautiful coastline and thriving market towns.
It has a thriving culture; whether you’re literary minded as the home of Jane Austen or an outdoorsy type as over a third of the county is given to National Parks. Or you may have an historical bent with the Arthurian legends surrounding Winchester and the hidden gem Highclere Castle, otherwise known as the home of the popular Downtown Abbey.
Hampshire is the third most populous county in England (1.76 million in the 2011 Census), with the historic town of Winchester acting as the county capital. Including the thriving ports of Portsmouth and Southampton in the South and growth towns of Basingstoke and Farnborough in the north, Hampshire continues to grow and attract businesses and residents alike.
The county’s economy is worth approximately £46.5bn to the UK economy and plays host to over 65,000 businesses. Key sectors in Hampshire include Marine (thanks to Portsmouth and Southampton), Aerospace and Defence, Financial Services, IT and Digital, Media and Logistics.
Large businesses have long been attracted to Hampshire, providing over a third of the full-time employment in the county. We find UK or global head offices for the likes of IBM, Virgin Media and BAE Systems in Software and Technology, Old Mutual Wealth, Zurich Insurance and Denplan in Financial Services alongside Sony and B&Q all finding the benefits of basing themselves in Hampshire.
Armstrong Lloyd is proud to work alongside these large employers, as well as the medium enterprises in Hampshire who are some of the most exciting and innovative employers when it comes to their marketing strategy.