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Why Invest in the Thames Valley?

A Truly Unique, Truly Global Destination

The Thames Valley has delivered another set of good inward investment results during the 2018-19 financial year. Whilst overall investment numbers are down, compared with 2017/18 (consistent with national figures) there are some encouraging trends around the value of FDI and across a number of sectors, most notably Life Sciences & Healthcare and Software & Computer Services.

20% of all FDI Projects were based in the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector.

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 2020. The fastest growing region in the UK, outperforming London (2.2%) and the South East (2.0%).

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


above the UK average for labour productivity levels, the highest outside London.


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 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