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Resource Library Page

Welcome to our Resource Library, your hub of information about the Thames Valley, and wider United Kingdom, available to download.

Here you will find datasheets, national and regional sector propositions and reports, case studies and video interviews to give you deeper insight into the region and investing in the UK, from the unique reasons to do business here, to important tips to make your move as successful as possible

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Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

The Thames Valley is key to the UK’s Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing sector, with proven areas of expertise across a range of disciplines, including Automotive, Motorsport and Space.

Creative Industries

The Thames Valley contributes significantly to the ‘Creative South East’ –  with proven areas of expertise across a range of disciplines, including Film, Gaming and Digital Media. Centres of Excellence situated in the region include Pinewood Studios and the National Film and Television School. In Oxfordshire alone it is estimated that over 3,000 creative and digital sector businesses, generating an annual contribution of £1.4 billion to the UK economy, are based in the county.

Digital Technology

The UK is a significant market opportunity for inward investors and at its heart – the Thames Valley – is one of its most important clusters of innovative, high-growth, IP-rich companies across the full range of tech sub-sectors:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data; Communications; Cyber Security; Data Centres and Information Technology

Environment, Energy and Infrastructure

The UK is committed to building a sustainable energy future, with regulatory and financial support measures to protect and provide attractive incentives to inward investors.

The Thames Valley is one of Europe’s best-connected locations for business. It boasts excellent transport systems and a series of major investment improvements underway, ideally located on the doorstep of London with easy access and good transport links

Financial and Professional Services

The UK sits at the heart of the global financial community, offering world-class infrastructure, talent and expertise. With the region home to over 1,500 registered financial and related professional services businesses, many of the best names in the industry have substantial regional and specialist service offices based in the Thames Valley.

Life Sciences and Healthcare

The UK is the number one destination for health and sciences foreign direct investment in Europe, strengthened by the best academic institutions. The Thames Valley is home to more than 135 companies and 8,000 employees, benefitting from a number of world-leading academic institutions and industry centres of excellence.

Property

As the fastest-growing region outside of London and a much more cost-effective alternative, the Thames Valley offers great potential for growth. Read the latest reports about the property market from leading property consultancies including Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).

DIT (Department for International Trade)

TVCC is a key delivery partner for the work of the DIT, the National Government body responsible for promoting the UK as a leading business location and supporting companies to export into new international markets. Every year, the DIT helps thousands of businesses get set-up in the UK, continuing to attract a vast array of companies because of its many benefits.

HM Government’s Industrial Strategy

The aim of the UK’s Industrial Strategy is to boost productivity by backing businesses to create good jobs and increase the earning power of people throughout the UK with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure. As part of the Industrial Strategy, the Government has partnered with industry on a number of Industrial Sector Deals. Read the Industrial Strategy White Paper: Building a Britain Fit for the Future along with individual sector deal papers.

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LEP Sector Propositions

Download reports from Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) within the Thames Valley.

Economic/investment reports

Read the latest reports about the Economy from leading accounting firms including EY and PwC.

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DIT FinTech Sector Proposition – 2021

FinTech encompasses any technology-enabled innovation that results in new business models, processes or applications within the financial services sector. Currently the UK has more than 1,600 FinTech firms located here and it is expected this will more than double by 2030. In 2019, the revenue by...

DIT Cyber Security Sector Proposition – 2021

This sector proposition outlines reasons to invest in the UK naming the market opportunities, talent and skills access, support, world-class academic research and innovation support. The UK's cyber security industry is now worth an estimated £8.3bn and is growing at a rapid pace with exports reaching...