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Location, location, location

The UK’s true ‘turbo-economy’

Ideally located on the doorstep of London, with close proximity to Heathrow Airport providing outstanding global connections, the Thames Valley is the fastest-growing region in the country and is not only the UK’s true powerhouse, but its engine.


Comprising of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon, companies from all around the world, representing a wide range of sectors, are part of a connected and robust business community.


Find out more about the individual towns that make up the region in the below testimonials from Lambert Smith Hampton.

  • Maidenhead and Slough
    Caroline Waldron

  • Oxford
    Kevin Wood, Head of Office

  • Reading
    Tom Fletcher, Head of Office

  • Greater Thames Valley
    Jon Rea-Palmer
    Associate Director

  • Guildford
    Nick Coote
    Head of Thames Valley Offices

The Thames Valley is home to:

Heathrow Airport


With 203 destinations across 85 countries

University of Oxford


The number one university in the world for the fourth year in a row



The fastest-growing city in the country, with an expected 2.3% GVA growth per annum over the period 2018-2021

Entrepreneurial Hub of the UK


A phrase often used to encapsulate Buckinghamshire

Highest Performing City


Oxford is in first place, with Reading listed as the second highest performing city in the UK

Most Productive Town


Slough has the highest GVA per worker in the country, at £82,000


Life in the Thames Valley

The Thames Valley is one of the few regions in the UK where it really is possible to live and work in a picturesque setting. Almost half of the region is made up of areas of outstanding natural beauty, tucked away from the noise and environmental pollution of a big city.


The diversity of arts, cultural and culinary delights make the region well-geared to meet the needs of its expatriate residents.


State schools perform consistently well and there is a selection of esteemed international and private schools in the region. Thames Valley Universities also provide an extensive range of academic and commercial courses at some very prestigious establishments, catering for all interests and skills.


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