21 April 2021

Embrace new way of working with a satellite office in Hampshire

With benefits including productivity, wellbeing and safety, Hampshire is the perfect place for businesses to set up a satellite office and get teams back together for ‘business as usual’.

Business Hampshire has launched a campaign to highlight the many benefits of working locally to encourage London-based businesses to establish satellite offices in the county.

The campaign – Make Hampshire work for you – has been devised by the County Council’s Economic Development service, Business Hampshire, in collaboration with local authority partners, and invites London commuters to Work Smarter – Live Happier – Commute Closer.

Research and views of leading economists suggest that many businesses are rethinking their property requirements and want to be able to provide a better work-life balance for their employees.  Before the pandemic more than 25,000 Hampshire residents regularly commuted to London, and many have been working at home for the past year.

The campaign showcases flexible office solutions across key locations in Hampshire including Basingstoke, Farnborough, Hart, East Hampshire and Winchester.

Supported by key stakeholders including commercial property specialists Lambert Smith Hampton and Vail Williams, the opportunity in Hampshire is clear to see.

Andy Hodgkinson (MRICS) Director in Office Advisory at Lambert Smith Hampton added: “Replacing the grind of the daily commute with time to focus on health and wellbeing has been a huge positive to come out of lockdown. We’re seeing an increase in business focus on productivity, wellbeing and workforce safety. Adopting a hub and spoke approach with an increase in regional office space will remove the long commute, facilitate collaboration, and support employee connection to their employer brand. Hampshire has all the ingredients to meet this demand and deliver a desirable location for business to expand or relocate.”

Russell Mogridge (MRICS) who is the lead partner for the business space team at Vail Williams commented: “To say that 2020 has altered our world of work would be an understatement. The approach Business Hampshire are taking is backed by data and business intelligence and is a great initiative. We are seeing clients based in London reassess their real estate strategies with a push to the regions such as Hampshire to cope with the economy returning to normal.”

Get your team back together and find out how a satellite office in Hampshire could work for you, your business and workforce, head to the Business Hampshire dedicated website page.


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