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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...

University of Oxford hits the number one spot in world university rankings

The University of Oxford has become the first UK university to top the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published 21st September. In its proud 12-year history this is the first time a British university has placed first in the rankings putting five-time leader, the California...

Alnylam establishes its European HQ in Maidenhead

Alnylam, one of the most promising US biotechnology companies, has joined a growing number of life science and healthcare businesses by investing in the Thames Valley.  The firm, that opened their offices on the 20th September, will invest hundreds of millions of pounds to establish...

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,...

Life Sciences Company Bayer commits to the Thames Valley

The life sciences company, Bayer, has committed its long term future and expansion plans by relocating its UK headquarters to Green Park, Reading, Berkshire.  The company has taken 80,000sqft of space in 400 South Oak Way on a 15-year lease.  Following major refurbishment of the...

Inward Investment Results published for the Thames Valley area

The Department of International Trade (DIT) has, this week, published the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) annual results for 2015/16 – the report is now live on gov.uk. Under the headline ‘UK breaks records to remain No.1 investment destination in Europe’, the DIT report: Record number...

Department of International Trade Announcement ‘updates’

Following the Prime Minister’s appointment of  Dr Liam Fox MP as Secretary of State for International Trade further Ministerial appointments have been announced.  The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Lord Price CVO, and Mark Garnier MP have now all been appointed as Ministers of State...