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Launch Your Business Here in the Thames Valley

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) has proven expertise in helping co-ordinate and deliver inward investment activity across the region.

Working alongside the global networks of the Department for International Trade (DIT) and International Chamber of Commerce, TVCC promotes the Thames Valley as a leading international business location and investment destination of choice for foreign-owned companies (FOCs).

The nominated local delivery partner to the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, TVCC is responsible for providing a first point of contact for all inward investment services to FOCs seeking to establish their first UK operation, or expand it in the Berkshire sub-region.


A truly unique, truly global destination, within easy reach of the UK’s only hub airport – London Heathrow – the Thames Valley delivered another set of impressive inward investment results during the 2017/18 financial year. High volume and investment value ensured it retains its status as the number one region, outside of London, for securing foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK.

In 2017/18, the Thames Valley region:

  • Secured its highest number of recorded FDI projects ever entering the region (191).
  • Saw a doubling of FDI projects from 2014/15 and a staggering increase of 40% compared with 2016/17.
  • Obtained the largest number of investments from the United States market.


Soft-Landing Service

Through our membership and wider networks, TVCC offers a soft-landing service for all new FOCs looking to invest anywhere in the Thames Valley. In order to provide this service, TVCC works closely with a full range of proven, well-established commercial partners, a team of experts with global knowledge and regional expertise, along with sector and market specialists.

This team includes:

  • Accountants
  • Commercial Property Agents
  • Banking, Insurance and Legal Services
  • Recruitment Agencies
  • Relocation Services

Initial introductions and consultations are FREE. The soft-landing service provides access to a friendly, influential and well-connected network of commercial partners. It acts as a ‘one-stop-shop’ of business support, from incubation through to expansion strategies. The full range of services is available to help save you time and money and enable new investors to focus on the core business.


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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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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.