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Thames Valley Science Park, Reading, officially opens

Thames Valley Science Park, owned by the University of Reading and set to become one of the largest dedicated science parks in the region and, indeed, in the South East, has now been officially opened. Following years of planning and development, the Science Park's flagship ‘Gateway'...

Success of UK tech sector stretches beyond the boundaries of London

The UK has created 35% of all unicorns from Europe and Israel (60 out of 169), according to research prepared for Tech Nation and the Government's Digital Economy Council. In addition to analysing the number of unicorns, the report also looks at other factors that contribute to...

Slough: The Best Place to Work

THE CURVE, SLOUGH Slough has been named the best place to work in the UK for the second year running. The Berkshire town in the Thames Valley retained its top spot on the list based on its ease of finding a job, relatively high average salaries in comparison...

Oxford and Reading top growth league for third year running

The Oracle, Reading Oxford and Reading top growth league for third year running Swindon joins high-ranking city list for the first time as a Top-10 ‘improver’ Cities in the South East mainly score above the UK average For the third year running, the two highest performing UK cities on PwC's Good...

Marketing authorisation granted for advanced gene-silencing drug

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has announced that marketing authorisation has been granted by the European Commission for the pioneering drug patisiran, which follows approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration in August 2018. Devised for the treatment of hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis in adults with Stage 1...

Building agile businesses in a changing world

Thames Valley-based specialist technology law firm Boyes Turner have released a new report on business agility, which explores how companies can establish and maintain agility and avoid the many pitfalls. "Tech be nimble, tech be quick, tech don't forget the legal bit: Building agile businesses in...

Oxford University claims top world ranking for third successive year

Oxford University has claimed the top spot in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, with Oxford first among the 1258 universities assessed worldwide, including 98 from the United Kingdom. The Times Higher rankings are described as the only international league table which assesses universities for...

Prestigious ceramics manufacturer relocates showroom to Reading

With more than 40 years’ experience, PORCELANOSA Group is one of the most prestigious ceramics manufacturers in the world, offering kitchen and bathroom furniture in over 970 stores across 150 countries. Throughout, consumers can see ongoing developments in the innovation and design of all its...

Universal Electric Corporation Expands Operations from new Thames Valley base

Universal Electric Corporation (UEC) of Pittsburgh, industry leader in systems solutions for power distribution and management for the data centre, retail, healthcare, higher education and industrial markets, has expanded its UK operations during 2017/18. The company, which has increased its headcount and moved into a...

Oxford provides perfect home for G-SMATT’s European Headquarters

Korean company G-SMATT Europe produces an innovative digital media façade product. Launched in 2013 and with an annual turnover of more than $125m, the firm chose the UK as the location for its European HQ and first European office. The Department for International Trade, Oxfordshire LEP...