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The Thames Valley Inward Investment Portal

Welcome to Thames Valley UK, your guide to the ‘Silicon Valley of Europe’.

We offer a free and independent soft-landing service for any foreign-owned company, alongside a tried-and-tested network that can support your successful entry into the UK.


CloudFactory established their global headquarters in the Thames Valley earlier this year. Hear from Mark Sears, founder and CEO, on what the lifestyle and culture of the region is like.


Oxford University has claimed the top spot in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, with Oxford first for the third successive year among the 1258 universities assessed worldwide.

Read more here.

Following the Government’s commitment to a third runway at Heathrow Airport, hear from Heathrow’s Executive Expansion Director, Emma Gilthorpe, on its importance to the Thames Valley and UK economy.


Sectors and Markets

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Key sector strengths of the Thames Valley are to be showcased in a new section - case studies and information on industry centres of excellence are wanted. For more information, please email us.

Inward Investment 2017/18

Thames Valley reports another successful year in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (2017/18).


Invest In Great

Department for International Trade (DIT) has a digital platform service with specific information for exporters, UK-owned businesses and foreign-owned companies alike looking to invest in or trade from the Thames Valley.


The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the national Government organisation responsible for promoting the UK as a leading international business location. Working with businesses in their home countries and the UK, they fully facilitate the decision-making process around opening or moving a UK office. Within the Thames Valley, the DIT partners with the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, delivering a seamless and professional service.

Learn more here.

View a selection of videos from the DIT and GREAT Festival of Innovation here.


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Market Specialists

Find out how our Japan and China Desks can support your business.

The Chamber of Commerce

Paul Britton
Chief Executive

We work alongside the Department for International Trade (DIT), the region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), Local Authorities and professional service providers to support foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Thames Valley.

For the 2017/18 financial year, we are proud to report that the Thames Valley has retained its status as the number one region in the UK, outside of London, for attracting FDI. 191 FDI projects were recorded as entering the region, with a high proportion of these investors strongly supported by the Chamber.

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New Blog articles

Oxfordshire-based Reaction Engines has been given the green light to begin a testing programme for the core section of SABRE, its proposed single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane engine.

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As part of the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright have announced a nationwide government-industry package to support

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Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group

The Thames Valley Chamber is a proven centre of excellence for International Trade and Inward Investment support services. Our team provides practical support to help inbound and established businesses reach their potential. We are one of the largest Chambers accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce in the UK and the only accredited Chamber in the region.