12424
page-template-default,page,page-id-12424,page-child,parent-pageid-12423,strata-core-1.0.1,strata-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,strata-theme-ver-3.0.3,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.7,vc_responsive
Title Image

Europe

According to the Department for International Trade’s inward investment statistics for 2017/18, the UK’s leading European source markets are Germany, France and Italy.

 

These findings are also reflected in the Thames Valley, with the region’s Inward Investment Results Report highlighting Denmark, Portugal and Switzerland as additional key markets for FDI in the region, where 41 out of a total of 191 new projects emanated from these six markets.

 

See some of the many examples of European companies investing in the region below.

Why do Portuguese investors choose the UK?

Hear Christopher Sainty – the British Ambassador to Portugal – share his views and experiences on investing in the UK and doing business in Portugal.

Why should German businesses invest in Great Britain?

Senior industry representatives share their views on what makes the UK the natural target for companies that are investing and growing.
The German-owned global pharmaceutical company had a number of compelling reasons for choosing to remain in the Thames Valley when relocating their UK headquarters to new premises in Reading – discover them here.
The Italian-owned independent aerospace system engineering company welcomed the opportunity to work with the strong cluster of space-related companies and the chance to exploit the sector know-how that Harwell offers. Find out more on our dedicated Space page.
Global technology giant Thales, whose head office is just outside Paris, has a 130-year history in the UK, incorporating many iconic British businesses, such as Racal. The recent opening of their state-of-the-art facility in Green Park, Reading, reaffirmed the company as a major contributor to the UK and the Thames Valley economy.

What attracts French companies to the Thames Valley?

Sarah Robert speaks, in both English and French, of her role in James Cowper Kreston’s International Tax team and what makes the region a destination of choice for French companies.

What makes the region a destination of choice for Italian companies?

Hear from Charlotte Firth (in both English and Italian), part of James Cowper Kreston’s International Tax team, on what the region has to offer Italian inward investors.
  • Barcelona Biotech Breakfast: Opportunity for Thames Valley organisations to attend

    Barcelona Biotech Breakfast Wednesday, 19th June will see the Department for International Trade (DIT) host its Barcelona Biotech Breakfast at the Parc Cientific de Barcelona, in partnership with Biocat and CataloniaBio & HealthTech. On the topic of ‘Applying Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery and Development’,......

  • RVJ Agribusiness Academy moves into the Thames Valley

    The RVJ Agribusiness Academy  is part of parent company RVJ Eurasia Food and Agro Services. The academy is the product of 7+ years of consultation with education, business and stakeholders in the provision of agri-business education. In February 2016 the Academy was officially launched in the United Kingdom,......

  • Reaction to the EU Referendum Vote to Leave

    The decision of the British people to leave the European Union is a historic decision. Some business people will be pleased with the result and others resigned to it. Yet all companies will expect business to go on, investments and international trade to continue, markets......