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Why Invest in the Thames Valley?

A Truly Unique, Truly Global Destination

The Thames Valley delivered an impressive set of inward investment results during the 2017/18 financial year. High volume and investment value ensured it retained its status as the number one region, outside of London, for securing foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK.

Secured its highest number of recorded FDI projects ever entering the region (191).

Saw a doubling of FDI projects from 2014/15 and an increase of 40% compared with 2016/17.

Obtained the largest number of investments from the United States market.

As the fastest-growing region outside of London and a much more cost-effective alternative, the Thames Valley offers great potential for growth.


It also boasts some impressive statistics:


expected GVA growth rate until 2021,


outpacing the UK average of 1.7%.


of international companies setting up in the UK for the first time will locate within one hour of Heathrow Airport.

the region’s GVA per capita,


compared to the UK average of £26,339.

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce works alongside the Department for International Trade, the region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities and professional service providers to promote foreign direct investment into the Thames Valley.


A proven centre of excellence for International Trade and Inward Investment services, the Chamber provides practical support to help inbound and established businesses reach their potential.

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Testimonials from the Thames Valley:

  • Interview with Nick Coote, Lambert Smith Hampton

  • Interview with Mark Sears, CloudFactory

  • Interview with Joanne Vengadesan, Penningtons Manches Cooper

  • Interview with Dr Orhan Ertughrul, G-SMATT Europe

  • Interview with Alex Peal, James Cowper Kreston

Getting Started

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) has proven expertise in helping co-ordinate and deliver inward investment activity across the region.


Working alongside the global networks of the Department for International Trade (DIT) and International Chamber of Commerce, TVCC promotes the Thames Valley as a leading international business location and investment destination of choice for foreign-owned companies (FOCs).


TVCC works closely with a full range of proven, well-established commercial partners: accountants, legal services, property agents and recruitment agencies that have global knowledge and regional expertise, along with sector and market specialists.
Hear firsthand from Canadian company Itergy on the support they received from the DIT and TVCC.
Lambert Smith Hampton discuss how they work with DIT and TVCC to deliver their services.
Discover how the DIT and TVCC have helped G-SMATT in their international expansion journey.
James Cowper Kreston speak of the services they offer foreign-owned companies.
DIT and TVCC supported CloudFactory in establishing their UK presence in Reading – hear how.
James Cowper Kreston
Lambert Smith Hampton