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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

New third runway at Heathrow backed by the Airports Commission

06 July 2015

The Airports Commission has announced that it is backing a third runway at Heathrow. The Commission which is headed up by Sir Howard Davies has agreed that the proposal for the new northwest runway at Heathrow as the best option. The new runway presents the strongest case and will provide over 70,000 jobs by the year 2050 and 40 new destinations.

Thousands raised at Golf day for 'gentleman of Slough'

24 June 2015

A Golf day organised by Chris Winter and his son at the South Bucks Golf Club, Stoke Poges, on Friday, 5 June has raised over £2,000 and was attended by more than 40 people in memory former Slough Trading Estate worker Rodney Reid.

Global telecommunications giant ZTE opens head office in Slough

24 June 2015

Last week, ZTE, the global telecommunications provider opened its UK headquarters in Slough further reinforcing the town as a world class business location. The Chinese-based maker and supplier of telecommunications equipment currently operates in 160 countries and is now the third largest smartphone supplier in the USA.

Cog:ent business group to relaunch this month in Thames Valley region

23 June 2015

Companies in the Thames Valley region are being urged to join a business group which will be re-launching at the end of this month

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Appoints New Chairman

23 June 2015

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Peter Read as Chairman of the board, his new role will commence from 17 July 2015.

Uber TAXI Firm drives into Slough

16 June 2015

Underlining TAXI firm Uber's expansion of its UK operation, it has recently announced the arrival of its vehicles in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead.

Cameron outlines impact of Crossrail on Slough and Windsor

15 June 2015

The Crossrail project has completed 26 miles of tunnel this week, forming some of the train route linking Slough and Essex via central London in 2019. Prime Minister, David Cameron provided his insight into how Crossrail will benefit Slough and Windsor.

Business figures in Thames Valley debate what the election result implies for the region

03 June 2015

Senior business figures from across the Thames Valley region congregated at The Hilton Hotel in Reading last week for a Thames Valley business leaders' dinner.

Slough's Smart Commute

27 May 2015

Slough Borough Council, in partnership with travel charity Sustrans, is introducing a month-long travel challenge intended at getting commuters to change to more sustainable forms of transport.

Years of fundraising lands Slough Community First Responders a new response car

27 May 2015

A new car is helping save lives in Slough, following years of fundraising the Slough Community First Responders team has finally secured the car of its dreams, a 4x4 FIAT Panda Cross.

Slough Borough Council announces school initiative: Around the world in seven days

22 May 2015

Children from 20 schools across Slough will participate in a simulated trip around the world as part of Walk to School Week from 18 to 22 May.

Slough: Office development in Bath Road indicates town's changing fortunes, says LSH

22 May 2015

Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has been appointed to let 234 Bath Road, one of the major office developments and is a substantial investment by the town's biggest and most authoritative land owner. This is a positive move for the local business community shows a positive change in the town's fortunes and signals plans for the future of Slough.

Thames Valley: Conservative Government receives resilient business community

15 May 2015

The conservative government will take on a confident business community however discrete instability is an issue according the new Business Trends report released by BDO.

Investors looking beyond London to smaller cities, says JLL

06 May 2015

According to a new report released by JLL Investors are now searching beyond London and the 'Big Six' to the office markets of smaller towns and cities such as Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth for investment prospects

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