Inward Investment


A truly unique, truly global destination, the Thames Valley is the number one region, outside of London, for securing foreign direct investment into the UK.

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce has proven expertise in helping co-ordinate and deliver inward investment activity across the region. Working alongside the global network of the Department for International Trade and International Chambers of Commerce, the Inward Investment team aims to promote the Thames Valley as a leading international business location and investment destination of choice for foreign-owned companies.

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


Thames Valley Inward Investment Portal 

The Chamber hosts the region’s only dedicated inward investment portal – Thames Valley UK. This site provides a wide range of sector and market focused information on the Thames Valley, our assets and global Centres of Excellence. Covering key aspects such as talent and skills, infrastructure and details of the wider services available to potential investors, the portal outlines why the region is such an attractive investment location and includes a broad selection of case studies and videos.


News from the Thames Valley 

We regularly update our news section and add case studies and other information relating to foreign-owned companies located in the region. We also publish a quarterly Inward Investment newsletter, click here to view.

For the latest news on the Thames Valley portal, click here.


Soft-Landing Service

Through our membership and wider networks, the Chamber offers a soft-landing service for all new foreign-owned companies looking to invest anywhere in the Thames Valley. In order to provide this service, we work closely with a full range of proven, well-established commercial partners, whose expertise is at your disposal.

Initial introductions and consultations are free. The soft-landing service provides access to a friendly, influential and well-connected network of associates, acting as a ‘one-stop-shop’ of business support from incubation through to expansion strategies.

Find out more here.


Japan and China Desks

Find out how our Japan and China Desks can support your business.


Our Inward Investment Partners

Find out more about our Inward Investment partners and sponsors by clicking here.


Contact Us

Contact the Chamber’s Inward Investment team by telephone: +44 (0)1753 870 500, or by email:


Inward Investment Results Report


Produced by the Chamber in conjunction with the region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), the annual Thames Valley Inward Investment Results Report provides a detailed breakdown of recorded FDI entering the region, as well as case studies and wider information on inward investment services.

For the 2018/19 financial year, the Inward Investment Results Report reveals that the region has retained its status as the number one region in the UK, outside of London, for attracting FDI.  Read the full report here


Free Resource Library 

A range of national and regional information, research documentation, data and other useful reports is stored on the portal, and can be found here.


The UK: The Best Place for Your Business

The UK Government helps thousands of overseas businesses move here every year with expert help and advice. To get help with setting up your overseas business in the UK and see current investment opportunities, visit Invest in Great.


DIT and LEPs


We work alongside the Department for International Trade, the region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities and professional service providers to support foreign direct investment into the Thames Valley.