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Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) is the 5th largest accredited Chamber in the United Kingdom and the only accredited Chamber of Commerce for the Thames Valley region, proudly representing one of the world’s most impressive and vibrant international business communities.

An established centre of excellence for both trade and inward investment services

Representing seven local Chambers and over 4,000 members (consisting of businesses large and small, national and international), who in turn employ over 295,000 staff

Delivering a high quality and diverse events calendar, ranging from market briefings to sector-focused roundtables and international conferences.

TVCC is a politically neutral organisation that aims to be the independent voice of business for one of the most economically successful regions of the UK. Centered around the four key priorities and six themes outlined in its Business Manifesto, the Chamber leads, supports and campaigns for a strong programme of policy activity throughout the region.
The five main priorities are identified as:

1

Continue our direct support for a business solution to securing commitment to funding and delivery of the Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLtH). Advocate the environmental benefits the scheme will bring to Heathrow Airport and its environs.

2

Promote the need for a comprehensive and resilient infrastructure network, including the expansion of Heathrow Airport, that will support the region’s future and sustainable economic growth.

3

Lobby Government to deliver practical and real-world interventions to ensure any business impacts of BREXIT are mitigated by frictionless trade and investment and freedom of movement for the workforce.

4

Provide leadership in showcasing the need to improve standards of skills development, business-education partnerships and lifelong learning.

5

Strengthen an awareness of and the commitment to delivering mental health fitness, diversity and belonging in the workplace; provide opportunities for the sharing and adoption of best practice.

Our Thames Valley team are a ‘Centre for Excellence’ in providing international trade services and global representation. We are committed to long-term relationships with our members and providing them with relevant, value-added services that help support regional, national and international business.

 

Selected as the favourite location for North American corporate headquarters, the region provides a familiar business culture with no language barriers. The Chamber delivers a free service of a soft landing into a networked business community that can save you time and money, and help grow your organisation in a tried-and-tested business location.

 

Once established, many newcomers to the region join the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce to benefit from meeting potential partners, suppliers and customers at a variety of our regular forums, networking events and conferences.

Inward Investment Services

The Thames Valley, a truly unique, truly global destination, has delivered another set of good inward investment results during the 2018-19 financial year. Whilst overall investment numbers are down compared with 2017/18 (consistent with national figures), there are some encouraging trends around the value of FDI and across a number of sectors, most notably Life Sciences & Healthcare and Software & Computer Services. View the annual Thames Valley Inward Investment Results Report here.

 

With proven expertise in helping to co-ordinate and deliver inward investment activity across the region, TVCC works alongside the global networks of the Department for International Trade and International Chamber of Commerce, as well as the region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities and professional service providers.

 

In addition to promoting the Thames Valley as a leading international business location and investment destination of choice for foreign-owned companies (FOCs), it also provides a comprehensive ‘soft-landing support’ service for FOCs wishing to set up or expand in the region. This includes providing free introductions to academic institutions, solicitors, accountants and recruitment agencies. TVCC also has access to a wide range of property advisors and agents, including owners of some of the region’s large commercial estates, to enable new investors to find the most appropriate and suitable site for their needs.

Contact Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce 

Mary Moss, Policy and Inward Investment Manager

marymoss@tvchamber.co.uk

Mobile: +44 (0)7917 146 620

Department for International Trade

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TVCC are a key delivery partner for the work of the Department for International Trade, the National Government body responsible for promoting the UK as a leading business location and supporting companies to export into new international markets. Additionally, we work closely with academic institutions, Local Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships across the region.
Invest in Great is a digital platform service from the DIT, designed for those looking to invest in or trade from the Thames Valley. It contains information on why an overseas business should invest in the UK and sector-specific information about the UK economy.
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