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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.




Greater Thames Valley


  • Caroline Waldron, Associate Director

  • Kevin Wood, Head of Office

  • Tom Fletcher, Head of Office

  • Jon Rea-Palmer
    Associate Director

  • Nick Coote
    Head of Thames Valley Offices

The Thames Valley is home to…

The No. 1 University in the world

The University of Oxford has been recognised for four consecutive years and the world’s best university.

Highest Performing Cities

Oxford and Reading listed in PwC’s Good Growth for Cities Report as the highest performing cities for a third year in the row.

Heathrow Airport

The UK’s largest airport, handling over 80 million international passengers annually and flying to 203 worldwide destinations.

Fastest Growing City in the UK

Reading is forecast to be the fastest-growing city in the UK with 2.2% Gross Value Added (GVA) growth per year from 2018 to 2021.

Most Productive City

Slough is ranked as the most productive city in the UK, with productivity per capita rising to £100,000 per worker in the 2020 Cities Outlook Report.

Best Place to Work

Slough named the best place to work in the UK based on its ease of finding a job, relatively high average salaries in comparison to living costs, employee satisfaction and cost of housing.


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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