East-Coast companies are increasingly targeting international expansion as a means for strategic growth. Within close-proximity of London – but without the cost – and west of Heathrow Airport (with 39 weekly direct flights to Boston), informed investors are drawn to the UK’s science and technology hub as their destination of choice.
First reported in the financial year 2016/17, since being strengthened by growing links in 2017/18, sustained levels of inward investment to the Thames Valley have been seen from companies based in the greater Boston/Cambridge area.
Our two regions have particularly strong synergies in the technology and life sciences sectors, with the Thames Valley, located within the life sciences ‘Golden Triangle’, and the US’s rapidly-growing BioPharma ecosystem, centred on Boston, having many commonalities.
LSH are an integral part of the region’s ‘soft-landing’ team, with close association to US Real Estate Advisors and offices in Boston and New York, as well as two locations in California (Palo Alto and San Francisco). This partnership is an invaluable connection and effective business solution for many East-Coast companies looking at the Thames Valley as a place to set-up their UK operation.
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Hear from Mark Sears, Founder and CEO of CloudFactory – who are headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, on why to choose the Thames Valley.
Those recorded making the journey most recently from Boston to Berkshire speak volumes; they include over twenty new investment or expansions.
From the Greater Boston region:
Across the East Coast, these also include:
Seqirus, a global innovator in influenza vaccines, head-quartered in Holly Springs, North Carolina, has expanded its global headquarters in Maidenhead to support its rapid growth. It has outgrown its original offices – opened three years ago by constituency MP and Prime Minister Theresa May – due to its continuing global expansion.
Over the past two years, the number of employees at Seqirus headquarters has doubled to over 220 staff. Expansion in Maidenhead follows announcements of major new investments in the company’s Liverpool manufacturing plant – one of the largest in Europe – and at its Holly Springs production site in North Carolina, U.S. In total, Seqirus plans to add up to 200 new jobs in the UK to its current workforce of 900 over the next two years.
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