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The Americas and the UK Market 

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.


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.

News Articles from the Americas:

  • Appnovation receives £9.3 million in equity funding boost

    Appnovation, a full-service digital consultancy company focused on delivering business outcomes that drive innovation, will receive £9.3 million in equity financing as part of a joint partnership between the Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) and the UK’s BGF. The investment will provide an opportunity for......

  • The Growing Links between Boston and Berkshire

    Last year we reported on ‘a growing phenomenon’ of investment projects linking the East Coast of the United States and Berkshire. This year we can report on these continued links with additional, new, investment and expansions from foreign-owned companies with their global HQs based along......

  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Canada and United Kingdom

    The UK and Canadian Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to each nation’s ambitions for Digital Government. Canada and the UK will now work together towards four shared goals: Provide better digital public services Support the use of digital public services Promote economic......