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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 growth ...

UK-Shanghai Collaboration: pioneering Thames Valley business wins funding

Oxford-based Genefirst is one of 10 UK companies that will partner with 10 Shanghai companies on joint innovative manufacturing, smart cities and healthcare. Genefirst are working with Fosun Med-Tech to develop a non-invasive test for cancer gene mutations. The projects will be funded by Innovate UK and the...

Kosei Pharma UK’s growth and expansion continues

Established in 1952, Kosei Pharmaceutical Co Ltd is celebrating 65 years as a pharmaceutical wholesaler in Japan. In 2011, UKTI (now DIT), provided some initial support to expand Kosei's global operations through their first overseas investment. Since then, the DIT and Thames Valley Chamber of...

Boston to Berkshire – a growing phenomenon?

Inward investment from businesses based in the Boston/Cambridge area into Berkshire has experienced a ‘mini-spike’ this past year.  A one-off, or a growing phenomenon based on sector strengths and synergies? During 2016/17 the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) report...

What Buckinghamshire means to Queen’s award winner Mediplus

Buckinghamshire based Mediplus specialises in researching, developing and manufacturing innovative medical devices to meet the needs of patients and clinicians worldwide. It is one of the industry’s leading firms located within the UK’s ‘Golden Triangle’ in the heart of the Thames Valley - one of the...

Thames Valley businesses recognised in UK Awards for most innovative SME

The UK’s most innovative small and medium-sized companies were honoured, recently, at an awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament. The awards recognise the many innovative successful projects that Innovate UK has co-funded in 2016. They celebrate the projects and companies that show the impact...

National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021 Published

This strategy, published 1st November, explains the Government’s approach to tackling and managing cyber threats in our country. Built on three core pillars: defend, deter and develop, underpinned by £1.9 billion of transformational investment, the National Cyber Security Strategy (2016 to 2021) sets out how...

Chamber welcomes new UK-China airline deal

The Thames Valley Chamber welcomes the news that fights between the UK and China will no longer be subject to any flight restrictions. Under the proposed agreement, the limit on passenger flights between Britain and China will increase from 40 to 100 each week in both...

Kayser Space joins growing space cluster in Harwell, Oxfordshire

Kayser Italia, a privately owned independent aerospace system engineering company, initially established operations in 1986. Since its launch the company has participated in more than 50 space missions and 80 payloads - all of which have been completed with full scientific, technical, economic and programmatic...