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Location, location, location…

The UK’s True ‘Turbo-Economy’

Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5A, arrivals concourse, September 2018

As one of the world’s top economies, offering excellent growth opportunities and investment potential, the UK is viewed as a low-risk business environment with

a high quality of life.

 

 

The Thames Valley 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.

 

 

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 considered the UK’s true ‘turbo-economy’.

  • Why did G-SMATT choose to set-up their first UK operation in Thames Valley?

  • JLL talks about infrastructure in the Thames Valley

  • Diverse stock available for flexible office space

  • Invest in GREAT Britain & Northern Ireland

  • Why the Thames Valley?

The local business community

Ongoing opportunities profit the local business community, presenting many compelling reasons to locate to the region:

Joint fastest growing UK region, with GVA of 1.9% per year to 2019 (EY)

Joint fastest growing UK region, with GVA of 1.9% per year to 2019 (EY)

  • Expected growth rate of 2.3% through to 2020, outperforming all UK regions including London (EY’s UK Regional Economic Forecast 2017/18)

UK’s top performing small region of the future (FDI Intelligence European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19)

UK’s top performing small region of the future (FDI Intelligence European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19)

Widely regarded as the number one region outside of London for attracting inward investment

Widely regarded as the number one region outside of London for attracting inward investment

Strongly placed in the top five for economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, quality of life, infrastructure and business support

Strong economy

An estimated economy size of £83,848 million, bigger than that of 11 of the EU’s 28 member states, including Hungary, Luxembourg and Bulgaria

Fast growing local town and cities

Three of the ten fastest growing towns and cities in the UK, four of the ten most entrepreneurial and five of the ten most productive (UK Vitality Index 2018)

Home for the world's top brands

10 of the top 50 global organisations in the world; 113 of the world’s top $30 billion brands 115,000 businesses, including 11 of the world’s top 15 tech companies

University of Oxford

University of Oxford – the number one university in the world for the third year in a row (THE World University Rankings 2019)

GVA per worker

Two of the top three UK cities with GVA per worker over 25% above the national average (Cities Outlook 2018)

The Thames Valley is also home to

Reading, Oxford & Slough

Small European Cities of the future

Small European Cities of the future

Reading, one of the top 10 ‘Small European Cities of the Future’, and the second ‘Small European City of the Future for Business Friendliness’ (FDI Intelligence European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19)
Fastest employment growth in the UK

Fastest employment growth in the UK

Fastest employment growth of all UK cities (Reading) with 0.9% growth, outpacing the UK by 0.3% (EY’s UK Regional Economic Forecast 2017/18)
Second largest trading city

Second largest trading city

Reading and Oxford – the two highest performing UK cities (PwC’s Good Growth for Cities 2018), and Slough, the second largest trading city in the UK
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Life in the Thames Valley

The diversity of arts, cultural and culinary delights make the region well geared to meet the needs of its expatriate residents and with London only a quick train ride away, you’ll have even more options of things to do and see.

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 state schools perform consistently well and a selection of esteemed international and private schools give you all the choices you could possibly want for your children’s education. The region’s universities also provide an extensive range of academic and commercial courses at some very prestigious establishments, catering for all interests and skills.

 

Finally, let us not forget to mention that a full range of services from medical clinics, hospitals, and physicians are on hand to support your family’s health and well-being as it is needed. The Thames Valley is a great and safe place to bring up your family!