Business Manifesto

‘Restart, Rebuild, Renew’

On 10th December 2020 we published our Business Manifesto for 2021. The fourth annual statement of its kind, it sets out the opportunities and challenges our membership want to champion and which we believe will have the most impact. It commits the Chamber, a politically neutral organisation, to lead, support and campaign for a programme of activity across the region in 2021.

In these times of EU transition and the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 evidenced the fact that our business community sees an organisation like Thames Valley Chamber as one of the region’s anchor institutions. The business partnership is based on dual objectives – to develop and deliver outstanding services, and to play a part in the growth and development of our regional economy.

We set out four main priorities, on which the Chamber will focus:

Resilient Infrastructure Networks: Promote the need for investment in a resilient infrastructure network for the Thames Valley, strengthening provision of physical and digital networks that will support the region’s future sustainable economic growth and innovation.

Low-Carbon, Green Economy: Be an advocate for in-region excellence and thought leadership, supporting the greater awareness and understanding of the steps we all need to take for a more sustainable, low carbon, green future for the Thames Valley.

EU Exit Transition: Use the Chamber’s experience to provide our businesses community with relevant support and practical information as Britain transitions out of the EU and to lobby Government to ensure frictionless trade, investment and freedom of movement for the workforce.

Restart, Rebuild, Renew: Continue to support initiatives that will Invest in the Success of the region, its productivity and the wider levelling up agenda, and the “Restart, Rebuild, Renew” of the UK and Thames Valley economy, post COVID-19.

These priorities are framed by the following six core themes that inform, influence and shape our vision and wider programme of work and events across the region and at the local level.


Read more about our Business Manifesto Advisory Group (BMAG), a scrutiny and review body, overseeing progress on the delivery of the Chamber’s Business Manifesto.