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Thames Valley SMEs benefit from BGF investment

Oxfordshire and Berkshire-based companies will be among 16 South East SMEs to benefit from a recently announced £137 million commitment from BGF (Business Growth Fund), an investment partner for growing companies in every sector of the economy. The pledge is part of a wider £2...

£4bn committed to University of Oxford in new partnership

A partnership and investment programme between the University of Oxford and Legal & General has recently been announced. Over a 10-year period, £4bn will see the master-planning and development of new homes at the number one university in the world, alongside the creation of science...

Barcelona Biotech Breakfast: Opportunity for Thames Valley organisations to attend

Barcelona Biotech Breakfast Wednesday, 19th June will see the Department for International Trade (DIT) host its Barcelona Biotech Breakfast at the Parc Cientific de Barcelona, in partnership with Biocat and CataloniaBio & HealthTech. On the topic of ‘Applying Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery and Development’, the...

New Directory to drive foreign investment

The Department for International Trade has launched the UK Investment Support Directory, a new online tool designed to help inward investors set up and expand their operations in the UK. Connecting inward investors with businesses across the country, such as experts in accountancy, commercial property,...

Digital Minister opens Deloitte Tech Foundry in Reading

A new Tech Foundry, which will allow Deloitte employees and clients to work together and share expertise on how digital transformation can accelerate innovation across business, has been officially opened in Reading by Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries. New technologies...

The Thames Valley: A Hub for Israeli Business

A recent publication by Arlington Business Park has revealed that the Thames Valley is truly a centre of market excellence in which Israeli companies thrive. The document, which can be accessed here, shows the significance of Israeli inward investment into the region, especially from firms in...

£4 million funding to strengthen Buckinghamshire’s creative industries

Supporting and developing the county’s significant creative sector, the industry has been given a major boost by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), who have announced £4 million in new funding for three initiatives. Aligned with the four Grand Challenges of the Government’s modern Industrial...

Artificial intelligence talent to be trained at UK universities

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 skills in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. A total of 200 new AI Masters places, accompanied by work-based placements, will become available at...