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Slough MP goes to Downing Street in support of a bigger Heathrow

29 September 2015

Fiona Mactaggart, a Slough MP has backed thousands of residents who delivered postcards to 10 Downing Street urging the Prime Minister to back Heathrow expansion. In total, over 50,000 postcards have already been sent to David Cameron from people who reside near Heathrow in Surrey, West London and Thames Valley during the past couple of weeks.

Newbury Business supported by Thames Valley Growth Fund Tackles Food Waste Problem

24 September 2015

The FSE Group are pleased to announce that Takestock are the latest firm to be backed by the Thames Valley Berkshire Growth Fund. Takestock, a digital marketplace for the food industry have successfully closed their first round of funding, which also includes investment from, Finance Birmingham and Ascension Ventures. The Newbury based company, founded in 2014, is the go-to-place for large scale food producers with excess stock, linking them with local, independent restaurants and coffee shops.

Slough Business Awards launch gets businesses moving

17 September 2015

A launch event for a business awards ceremony took place last week to open up applications for firms to put forward their pitch in an effort to be noticed for their achievements. The Slough Business Awards 2016 launched last Thursday at the SEGRO headquarters, in Bath Road, and was put together by Enbright Services Limited.

Councillors raise concerns over Burnham Railway Station and road network improvements

11 September 2015

A DECISION has been made to 'call-in' a road network improvement proposal after opposition councillors claim a council has failed to take 'due diligence'. Councillors Wal Chahal, Wayne Strutton, Dexter Smith, and Darren Morris, representing Slough's Conservative party, have raised concerns regarding the Burnham Railway Station and road network improvements announced last month.

Slough-based charity's picture of young refugee in Iraq goes viral

04 September 2015

A Slough-based Sikh charity is making a name for itself after its work has gone viral across a number of major websites.

Businesses lose over 1.5m working hours in recent tube strikes, says MeetingZone

04 September 2015

Businesses in London lost more than 1.5 million working hours during the London tube strikes in July and August, according to research by MeetingZone, the Thame-based communications and collaboration specialist

Councils respond to 'ridiculous idea' to close road near Burnham Station

02 September 2015

Two parish councils have voiced their frustration at the decision to shut part of Station Road for six months.

Workspace at the Slough Trading Estate available for commuters affected by the tube strikes

20 August 2015

A global workspace provider gave businesses the opportunity to work in their free workspace, while the tube strikes hit commuters once again.

Slough represented at UK Youth Parliament's annual sitting

20 August 2015

Slough's young people have been given a platform in the person of Hamzah Ahmed for the first time at the UK Youth Parliament's annual meeting.

Slough's talented young apprentices presented with awards

14 August 2015

The latest graduates from Slough Borough Council's highly-rated apprenticeship scheme have been awarded at a special ceremony.

Post-election jump helps businesses in the Thames Valley pull ahead, says BDO

14 August 2015

According to a new Business Trends Report by advisors BDO LLP, companies in the Thames Valley region are on the path to a summer of success.

Thunderbirds are SEGRO as puppets return to Slough for new episodes

06 August 2015

The Thunderbirds are set to return to their 'spiritual home' on the Slough Trading Estate for three new iconic episodes.

Alan Titchmarsh show features Slough company Greensquares

30 July 2015

Outdoor living company, Greensquares, located on the Slough Trading Estate which opened this year, saw its product, Earthwood EasyClean, feature for a family in Truro who had their garden revamped on an episode on Alan Titchmarsh's show, Love Your Garden.

Newbury and East Berkshire's Colleges granted £1.24m to develop Solution Labs

30 July 2015

Newbury College and East Berkshire's Colleges have been granted a sum of £1.24m to create new resources in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and high-spec solutions labs which will be located at both colleges.

Henley Business School hosts talk by CBI chief on funding options for SMEs

22 July 2015

CBI director-general John Cridland has spoken at an event at Henley Business School about the importance of financing for small and medium-sized firms (SMEs), the new political landscape and EU reform.

Thames Valley Berkshire Funding Escalator expands offering to include short-term trade finance

17 July 2015

The Thames Valley Berkshire Trade Finance Loan Scheme is a series of funding initiatives to back growing companies that can impact positively on the economic prosperity of the Thames Valley region.

Industrial unit transformed into replica A&E department for NHS study

17 July 2015

A unit on the Slough Trading Estate has been turned into a mock A&E ward as part of a study by the NHS looking at how to improve efficiency.

Hundreds of businesses gather for third annual Thames Valley Expo

09 July 2015

Hundreds of companies were represented at the third annual Thames Valley Expo at the Royal Windsor Racecourse on Thursday. In total there were around 900 companies in attendance and the event included workshops, panels, exhibitions, and talks for special guests.

Children's E-Learning Platform Receives Additional Funding From Thames Valley Fund

09 July 2015

A new children's e-learning app aims to transform the way in which children watch, learn and play after securing additional investment. OobEdoO, produced their e-learning platform which has been targeted at pre-school children from the ages 2-6 to help bring the fun back

Slough welcomes Heathrow recommendation

06 July 2015

Slough Borough Council has backed the findings of the Davies Commission's report on airport capacity which favours expansion at Heathrow. Leader of Slough Borough Council, Councillor Rob Anderson, said: "We are delighted with the Davies Commission's decision, which we believe secures the long-term prosperity of Slough

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