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The Americas and the UK MarketĀ 

The UK remains a critical market for American and Canadian exporting of goods and services, with 30% of all Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in 2018/19 coming from these markets, as well as 18,073 new jobs and 2,048 safeguarded jobs.

For more information on UK FDI 2018/19 figures, click here.


The UK-US investment relationship is one of the largest in the world, with a bi-lateral stock in direct investment valued to be more than $1.2 trillion, with an added two million jobs, approximately one million in each country, created over the years as a result of this investment relationship.


More than 7,500 American companies have a presence in the UK, making it the top location in Europe for US regional headquarters across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

The Americas and the Thames Valley Market

The Thames Valley hosts a range of American and Canadian companies including Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Carbon Black, Rapid7, TripAdvisor, Johnson and Johnson and CloudFactory. In similar fashion to the UK, the Thames Valley attracts significant amounts of FDI from the Americas with 43% of the regions FDI projects coming from these countries, as well as, 875 new jobs. Thames Valley Chamber is also selected as the favourite location for North American corporate headquarters, the region provides a familiar business culture with no language barriers.


For more information on Thames Valley FDI 2018/19 figures and its inward investment, click here.

Who are CloudFactory?

CloudFactory established their global headquarters in the Thames Valley earlier this year. Discover who they are and what’s in store for them in this video.

How have the DIT and TVCC helped CloudFactory?

Mark Sears, founder and CEO, talks of how the Department for International Trade and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce assisted CloudFactory in setting up in the UK.