Considered one of the most economically vibrant and well-connected communities in the UK, the Thames Valley is home to some of the world’s most successful global brands, innovative small businesses, and novel new generation entrepreneurs. The ability to work within a networked business community has helped many foreign-owned companies to quickly expand into an established marketplace.
The region attracts investment from across the globe. Companies from North America are very well represented in the region, most notably the United States. As the single most popular origin for new investments and expansion projects entering the Thames Valley, this market has continuously been high-performing. The primary locations for inward investment include both the East and West Coast regions, particularly Silicon Valley and the Boston-metro area. That said, secondary city locations are becoming increasingly active, resulting in investment opportunities emerging from British Colombia and Ontario.
A cross-section of organisations are also widely represented from the EMEA market, with a portfolio of new investment and expansion projects emanating from Finland, France, Germany, Israel, South Africa and Switzerland.
Asia Pacific, most notably Australia, China and Japan but also South Korea and Taiwan, remains a strong market for the Thames Valley, with a consistently active project portfolio from these countries.