Objectives, Tasks & Governance

Business East Hants Board wish to Develop, Improve and Promote Business Growth and Economic Prosperity in East Hampshire



  • Maintain and grow existing business in East Hampshire – both large and small.
  • Attract and grow companies, both large and small including new business start-ups, which fit comfortably within the East Hampshire economy.
  • Enhance the area’s “Quality of Life” reputation to help retain local spend by businesses, residents and the public sector.
  • Increase the quantity and quality of the local workforce.

Key Tasks

  • Identify economic and business needs within East Hampshire and agree priorities for action.
  • Gain the commitment from all partners, both public and private, to deliver an agreed action plan.
  • Be responsible for the development and delivery of a detailed action plan, monitor progress and report outcomes.
  • Inform and influence the policies and programmes of East Hampshire District Council, the East Hampshire Community Partnership and others to meet business and local economic needs.
  • Improve the engagement of the whole business community in the achievement of Business East Hants’ aim.


  • Business East Hants is a business-led Board and shall comprise at least six business people representative of the business make-up in East Hampshire plus East Hampshire District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development. 
  • Relevant local publicly funded organisations and Job Centre Plus will be invited to attend as non-voting members of the Board.
  • Officers from the EHDC’s Economic Development will resource, support, co-ordinate and advise the Group.
  • The Board shall elect the Chair and Vice-Chair from amongst the business membership of the Group.  These positions may be held for up to 3 years.
  • All voting Members have one vote.  The Chair shall have a casting vote.