Business and Economy

Hampshire Enterprise Circle

The 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.

The network has been running for nearly 20 years, and there are now over 1,800 Enterprise Ambassadors from the business community signed up to the scheme, who during the course of their business and private lives promote business and support the economy of Hampshire.

Every month a group of business representatives visit leading-edge companies in Hampshire. The aim of these visits is to encourage other Hampshire firms to strive for business excellence, develop their own best practice procedures, and thereby improve competitiveness.

Visits in 2014 included Berthon in the New Forest, ExxonMobil in Southampton, the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, Fyfees in Basingstoke,and Arqiva in Winchester.

Companies lined up for visits in 2015 include Nine23, the University of Southampton, Morgan Innovation and Technology, the Grand Harbour Hotel, Shaw Trust, Lloyds Banking Group and BDO.

There are no onerous duties or fees to pay but as a member, all we ask you to do is to promote Hampshire at every opportunity – by showing pride in the county, by using Hampshire suppliers wherever possible, by distributing information about Hampshire or by recruiting friends and colleagues to the network.

How you can encourage economic growth for Hampshire:

  • Use local suppliers and local produce
  • Promote Hampshire for tourism and conferences
  • Promote Hampshire’s many business sites and commercial development areas
  • Sell the benefits of living and working in the county
  • Distribute tourism and economic development information about Hampshire
  • Invite members to return and learn about our business

If you are in business in Hampshire and are passionate about the county then why not become a member of the Hampshire Enterprise Circle:

  • Increase business profile in Hampshire as a member
  • Learn from industry experts through our monthly onsite insights
  • Meet like minded people and get introduced to key contacts
  • Learn what’s going on through the Hampshire Enterprise Circle e-newsletter and LinkedIn group

To find out more about the Hampshire Enterprise Circle visit To sign up for free, telephone 01962 845745, or email

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Contact us

Michelle McClean
Tel: (01962) 845745

Hampshire Enterprise Circle
Economic Development Office
Economy, Transport & Environment
Elizabeth II Court West
SO23 8UD

News and events

  • Hampshire Enterprise Circle 2015 Visit Programme