Specific West Coast businesses locating and growing in the Thames Valley
Microsoft chose to locate its world-famous campus at Thames Valley Park (TVP) in Reading, making that location its UK headquarters. For a tour of this prestigious site and some of the facilities available to its staff, visit HQ tour.
Oracle, who are also based at the Park, chose the location ahead of its seven other UK offices. With more than 420,000 customers and deployments in more than 145 countries, Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services and engineered systems.
In November 2016, the company completed a major acquisition of NetSuite, the very first cloud company. Its office, near Heathrow Airport, is one of only five in Europe and its main UK office, ahead of the London operation.
San Jose, in the centre of California’s Silicon Valley, is home to major businesses including Cisco, Cadence Design Systems and Adobe, so it’s not surprising that they would choose to locate in the heart of the UK’s Silicon Valley. For Cisco, this is one of its six UK offices, while Cadence Design Systems located its EMEA HQ here, ahead of three other UK offices and their offices in seventeen other European countries.
Amgen has more than 500 staff in the UK and Ireland, working in both the commercial and research and development organisations. Its Abingdon site is located only 15 minutes away from the historic city of Oxford and is dedicated to the analytical testing of oncolytic immunotherapies.