Economic Development Service

Economic Development Service in Eastleigh

Page last updated at 08 June 2017 at 14:02

Economic Development Service  Support

Our purpose is to help businesses of all sizes and improve the economic prosperity and well being of our Borough.  You can find out more about our core priorities for 2014/15 by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

We’re also very proud to have been awarded the Federation of Small Businesses (Hants and IoW) “Best Small Business Friendly Award” for 2014.

If you are thinking about starting up a business or are already established, small or large, we are here to:

  • help businesses already based in the Borough of Eastleigh with general and specific business enquiries
  • businesses wanting more information about establishing themselves in the borough
  • people thinking about starting up a business in the borough
  • provide general advice and support about funding, including training grants

We provide in-depth economic data, recorded in our annual Economic Profile, which can be accessed (PDF) via the link at the bottom of the page.
We also supply computer training for residents to improve their skills to assist them into employment at The Learning Centre

The Team

Chris Herbert - Senior Economic Development Officer
Chris is responsible for a variety of projects implemented by the service including the implementation of Employment and Skills plans with the construction industry along with a variety of other projects to improve opportunities for local businesses.
Tel:  023 8068 8265      Email:

Barbara Corcoran - Learning Centre Manager
Barbara manages the Learning Centre, Cable Works, Annealing Close, Eastleigh, SO50 9PX
The Learning Centre is a fully resourced training and meeting space that can be hired by local businesses and community groups.
Tel: 023 8061 0599     Email: