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Why set up in the Thames Valley?

Launch Your Business Here in the Thames Valley

Tried and Tested

Home to 115,000 businesses, including 11 of the world’s top 15 tech companies

Concierge service

We can meet you at London Heathrow

Arrange a tour

We'll organise commercial property viewings

Business support network

Meet the region's top tax and legal advisors to plan your business model

Prepare your recruitment

Meet agencies in advance

The Power of Professional Networking

A networked business community is critical to growing your business in an established marketplace. We help tomorrow’s global brands showcase technology, share ambitions and celebrate successes.

We can help you choose the business model and legal structure that’s right for your UK business, and advise on crucial matters such as employment, immigration and protecting your intellectual property.

Resource Library

Free access to our online hub of content

Latest News

Covering events and developments in the region

Networking Opportunities

Meet companies who are here already


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

for economic potential

for economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, quality of life, infrastructure and business friendliness.

highest performing region

highest performing region in Northern Europ (South East) according to FDI European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19.

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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).


The nominated local delivery partner to the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, TVCC is responsible for providing a first point of contact for all inward investment services to FOCs seeking to establish their first UK operation, or expand it in the Berkshire sub-region.

  • Why did G-SMATT choose to set-up their first UK operation in Thames Valley?

  • JLL talks about infrastructure in the Thames Valley

  • Diverse stock available for flexible office space

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  • Why the Thames Valley?

A truly unique, truly global destination

within easy reach of the UK’s only hub airport – London Heathrow – the Thames Valley delivered another set of impressive inward investment results during the 2017/18 financial year. High volume and investment value ensured it retains 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 a staggering increase of 40% compared with 2016/17.

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

Soft-landing service

Through our membership and wider networks, TVCC offers a soft-landing service for all new FOCs looking to invest anywhere in the Thames Valley. In order to provide this service, TVCC works closely with a full range of proven, well-established commercial partners, a team of experts with global knowledge and regional expertise, along with sector and market specialists.

Initial introductions and consultations are FREE. The soft-landing service provides access to a friendly, influential and well-connected network of commercial partners. It acts as a ‘one-stop-shop’ of business support, from incubation through to expansion strategies. The full range of services is available to help save you time and money and enable new investors to focus on the core business.

  • Accountants

  • Commercial Property Agents

  • Banking, Insurance and legal services

  • Recruitment agencies

  • Relocation services