The county hosts a broad range of businesses and as well as major education and tourist industries, it has a particular leaning towards the science sector, be it life sciences, space or performance motorsports. Oxford itself is also listed as one of the top 20 European investment tech cities.
Well connected by road and rail, with the highest quality of life, highest life expectancy and best education results in the country (outside of Inner London), Buckinghamshire has a modern service-based economy.
With the highest concentration of global corporate HQ’s outside London, its proximity to Heathrow and good motorway connections, Slough is an attractive place to invest. Slough has been named as the best place to work and live for the third year running (Glassdoor, 2020).
Served by good rail and road links, Bracknell is home to many of the world’s leading technology companies. It is undergoing a major regeneration, which began with new retail and leisure destination, The Lexicon, which opened in Sept 2017.
READING & WOKINGHAM
Reading is the largest town in the South-East and the area is a magnet for many international companies, attracted by the location and the excellent business facilities available.
A strong industrial base, characterised by new technology industries with a strong service sector and several manufacturing and distribution firms, combine to give West Berkshire one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
Swindon is a high-tech centre of excellence with a thriving industrial and commercial centre. It is home to many of Chamber member companies including BMW, Thames Water, and GWR.