The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group’s policy department campaigns regionally and nationally on behalf of businesses of all sizes, exerting powerful influence on government with the aim of creating a more favourable business environment. Working with key stakeholders in across the Thames Valley region each of our seven individual Chambers have their own aims and objectives document, which is compiled and updated by an elected Council of business people from each local Chamber. These documents reflect the issues that the businesses in that particular area are facing and the way in which the local Chamber is working to resolve them.
Local Chamber Councils are a group of local businesses representing different sectors that contribute to local and regional representation, reflecting the Chamber’s strategic priorities and lobbying for the right environment that creates prosperity and growth, whether in the Thames Valley, the UK or internationally.
Made in Slough
If your business is ‘Made in Slough’ we want to hear more!
With such a diverse range of exciting, innovative and entrepreneurial organisations, the Chamber is taking the lead on sharing and celebrating the success stories of businesses founded or operating in Slough.
Slough Chamber of Commerce
Recent surveys show that Slough is thriving. Both ‘Central and Connected’, it is not only home to Europe’s largest private Trading Estate, it is also a dynamic business district with more than 4,600 businesses located in the area, including international dynamos such as O2, Unilever, Amazon, Ferrari and Mars.
Being in close proximity to the capital and Heathrow Airport, Slough is the preferred location for some of the world’s most successful companies. These contribute approximately £9 billion to the national economy (double the national average), making Slough the third most productive town in the UK.
£1 billion has already been invested in the rejuvenation of the town, promising a new commercial district including a hotel, bus station plus retail and leisure space. The ambitious project, named The ‘Heart of Slough’, is already underway with a brand new cultural centre. The Curve opened in September 2016 and is Slough’s premier library and cultural centre.
The Crossrail service will start in 2019 connecting Slough directly to London’s major stations – including Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road in just 30 minutes as well as directly to Docklands and Canary Wharf. Western Rail Link to Heathrow will deliver a six-minute journey time from Slough to the airport, accommodate 30,000 additional passengers, create up to 6,000 new jobs and produce up to £40m gross value added.
Slough Chamber Council
The Council consists of a dedicated group of local business leaders who represent the views of the Slough Business Community. Covering key issues such as Education, Economic Development, Property, Healthcare and Business Crime, the Slough Chamber Council are very much ‘the voice of local business’.
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