Resources, Support and Advice

Start Up Resource Centre

Our Start Up Resource Centre is packed full of vital information for anyone looking to start their own business.  Covering topics such as Business Ideas, Tax, Business Law and Sales and Marketing, all the information you need is at your fingertips.  Access the Resource Centre here


Marketing Resource Centre

Marketing covers many different strands and can be a minefield – but your Marketing strategy is an important part of making sure your business is successful.  You will find information on all aspects of marketing including social media, direct marketing, media advertising, PR and market research in our Marketing Resource Centre


Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub


The Growth Hub supports Berkshire businesses at all stages of their growth journey. It offers essential business information and advice, one-to-one business support, a programme of events and links to expert business support providers.

The Growth Hub is managed by Oxford Innovation who have a successful 30-year track record of incubating and accelerating high growth businesses. Oxford Innovation are working with a variety of partners to deliver a comprehensive, collaborative support service. These partners include GROW@, Slough Aspire, Newbury College, the Knowledge Transfer Centre at Reading University, Telos Partners, Bracknell Enterprise and Innovation Hub, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Thames Valley Science Park.

The Growth Hub provides general business advice and information including: a dedicated high growth support programme focused around high growth planning and implementation; regular clinics delivered by Business Champions and partners in which businesses can discuss their growth plans and receive expert advice; a variety of events providing businesses with guidance, insights and the opportunity to network with peers; an annual Pre-Accelerator in which early stage entrepreneurs are provided with an intensive 2 day ‘Enterprise ready’ programme; and monthly newsletters providing information about local businesses, networking events, key organisations and relevant news.

The Growth Hub’s two Business Champions are Martin Hall (covering West Berkshire) and Phil Ashford (covering East Berkshire). The Growth Hub is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Oxford Innovation.  For more information contact Customer Services or visit


International Trade Workshops

International Trade Events & Workshops and International Trade events include: Business International Introductions; International Trade Market Briefings; International Trade Inward Delegation; and topic led seminars.

Our workshops are delivered by expert trainers, covering most of the procedures exporting and importing companies need to know. In-company training is also available, which can be tailored to your business requirements and delivered at a location of your choice to ensure the benefits of the training are applied directly to your specific working environment. For more information, visit the International Trade section.



Regional Representation

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. This is done by undertaking proactive research and policy development and responding to Government consultation. More information in the Policy section.