News & Events

Liftshare website launches for workers on Slough Trading Estate

15 April 2015

Workers on the Slough Trading Estate are being urged to sign up to a new website for car sharing to help reduce congestion whilst cutting costs.

Queen and Duke of Edinburgh pay visit to Mars factory in Slough

08 April 2015

Queen and Duke of Edinburgh pay visit to Mars factory in Slough.

Businesses recognised at initial Slough Business Awards

08 April 2015

Following the recent Slough Business Awards, local companies have received wider recognition for their successes. Over 250 guests attended the fantastic evening of awards and celebration as Slough honoured its leading businesses at the event.

Slough Borough Council's very first Economic Growth Conference

02 April 2015

This week a large number of businesses came together at Slough Borough Council's first ever Economic Growth Conference. The aim of the conference was to discuss how the borough can maintain its position as a world class destination for business and also to celebrate Slough's success. The theme of the day was that if businesses work together, then they can make a bigger impact.

Lord Hesseltine signs £107m growth deal for Thames Valley Berkshire

02 April 2015

This week, the Former Deputy Prime Minister, The Rt Hon. the Lord Heseltine signed the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal at the LEP Network Conference in London.

Thames Valley Berkshire to benefit from £25 million European funding

25 March 2015

Businesses and communities across Thames Valley Berkshire will have a chance to benefit from up to £25 million of European funding for growth and jobs now that the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme has been launched by the government.

Superfast Berkshire programme makes fibre broadband available to 10,000 more homes and businesses

25 March 2015

This week it was announced that more than 10,000 Berkshire homes and businesses now have access to high speed fibre broadband, thanks to the Superfast Berkshire programme and an additional 24,000 Berkshire homes and businesses are set to get access to fibre broadband.

British Bake off star comes to Mars for Comic Relief

25 March 2015

Last Monday Slough's own, Great British Bake Off star Martha Collison, came to Mars on the Slough Trading Estate to judge Mars' Malteaser Bake off in aid of Comic Relief.

Loan Funding Escalator Celebrates 2nd Birthday

25 March 2015

This week the FSE group celebrated its 2nd year of managing the Thames Valley Berkshire (TVB) Funding Escalator and can announce that is proud to have offered loans and investments totalling an impressive £4.7million to 35 businesses.

CloudSymphony secure £200,000 Thames Valley Berkshire Expansion Loan

13 March 2015

CloudSymphony, the Maidenhead based consultancy company founded in early 2012, has secured a £200,000 Thames Valley Berkshire Expansion Loan.

New advice and information centre for businesses opens on the Trading Estate

06 March 2015

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce has launched an exciting new European Direct Information Centre

New £10m Leigh Road bridge installed in Slough

06 March 2015

A new £10m bridge has been installed on Leigh Road in Slough due to open in September 2015.

Plans for rail link to Heathrow revealed

27 February 2015

This week impressive preliminary plans to build an underground rail link between Slough and Heathrow Airport were unveiled at a presentation by Senior project development manager at Network rail, Malcolm Parsons, chief executive of Slough Borough Council and Thames Valley Berkshire's Local Enterprise Partnership.

Mars supports running festival

27 February 2015

World famous global confectionary brand Mars have proudly backed the Windsor Running Festival. This year the event will take place on September 26 - 27 and will include a 40m sprint for five to nine year-olds, a 2.5 mile run, the Running4Women Windsor 10k and the Windsor Half Marathon.

First section of safer cycle and pedestrian route is now open

20 February 2015

A new safer cycle path and pedestrian route opened on Monday, which will make commuters journeys' far more safe and enjoyable, particularly those commuting to the Slough Trading Estate.

£10.2 Million Growth Deal for Thames Valley Berkshire

05 February 2015

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership has achieved an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government. The deal will mean an extra investment in the Thames Valley of £10.2m between 2016 and 2021.

Top business leaders are urged to support Heathrow expansion

05 February 2015

Last week 80 of the top business leaders from around Berkshire met to discuss the potential expansion of Heathrow, when the Thames Valley Property group held a Q&A session with the airport's boss.

Economic confidence remains high in the Thames Valley

28 January 2015

This week the Thames Valley Business Barometer showed that economic confidence remains impressively high in the Thames Valley.

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