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New power station which could provide electricity to 100,000 homes gets the green light

21 January 2015

A new power station for Slough with the potential to provide electricity for more than 100,000 homes has been given the green light.

Deadline extended for The Slough Business Awards

21 January 2015

The deadline for The Slough Business Awards has been extended to 13 February 2015. The Awards, which celebrate the very best of business in Slough, is open to 18,000 companies which operate in the SL postcode - including Slough, Windsor Maidenhead, Ascot and Gerrard's Cross.

SEGRO and partners launch new sustainable transport partnership in Slough

17 November 2014

A team comprising of SEGRO, Slough Borough Council, First Great Western, Liftshare and First Berkshire have announced the launch of a new sustainable transport partnership. The team aim to encourage the use of public transport, walking and cycling and car sharing in Slough.

Hanovia Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

17 November 2014

Hanovia, which is based in Berkshire, Slough is celebrating 90 years of innovation. Hanovia started out making UV lamps for treating skin conditions and now creates high-tech water treatment systems - the company has always been at the forefront of UV science, and will continue to do so, even at the age of 90.

Skills on show

07 November 2014

Careers advice was given to thousands of students from across the country at the Thames Valley Skills Show, where more than 2,100 young people were able to take part in learning about career opportunities that are available to them. The young people attended from over 30 Berkshire schools and colleges, in addition to those looking to go into further education and training.

App to promote economic plan

07 November 2014

The Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVBLEP) has launched a mobile app to help promote and bring its Strategic Economic Plan into fruition.

Students tackle science challenge

22 October 2014

Lonza has hosted a competition that recognised future scientists' talents. The competition was run at Lonza's offices on Bath Road, Slough, with pupils from Burnham Grammar School and Langley Grammar School taking part.

Outdoor ice rink for Christmas

22 October 2014

For the first time this Christmas Slough is hosting its own winter wonderland, run by Absolutely Ice. It will be based in the car park next to Mortem Lane and will include a 330m ice rink.

Thames Valley Berkshire Funding Escalator

10 October 2014

A Reading based company, which is making pioneering advances in the way people with diabetes test their blood glucose levels, has received funding from the Thames Valley Berkshire (TVB) Funding Escalator to help the business expand and create new jobs.

Consultation launched over new A4 bus lane plans

10 October 2014

Views are being sought from the public about plans to introduce a new rapid bus service along the A4 in Slough.

Property professionals tackle major Thames Valley issues

10 October 2014

Thames Valley Property Forum heard from business leaders and significant experts including bosses from Heathrow Airport, SEGRO, Tech City, Green Park owners Oxford Properties, planners and architects Barton Willmore and Reading-based retail experts Hicks Baker.

Slough means new business

17 September 2014

Slough is second only to London for net new business creation in the UK a new report has found

Report on Jobs shows strongest demand for permanent staff since 1998, says KPMG

17 September 2014

The demand for permanent staff in the south rose in August, extending the current sequence of growth to exactly five years, according to The Report on Jobs: South*, which contains original data from the survey of recruitment and employment consultants in the south of England (excluding London). Moreover, the rate of expansion in demand was the fastest since March 1998, and stronger than all other English regions surveyed. Similarly, demand for temp staff increased at the strongest rate since June 1998.

Slough: New business centre to boost Santander's support in Thames Valley

08 September 2014

Santander Corporate & Commercial is opening a new Corporate Business Centre in Slough to strengthen its support for local businesses and extend its presence in the region

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership update

08 September 2014

Have your say on our ambitious plan for growth in the Thames Valley Berkshire sub region

Inspiring the Future Workforce at the Thames Valley Skills Show Experience

08 September 2014

The Thames Valley Skills Show Experience, on 14th October 2014, will be the largest skills event for young people that Berkshire has ever seen. The event will provide "hands-on" experiences that will inspire young people to get excited about the world of work and explore further education, skills and apprenticeships.

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP commits £7.25m of capital to create next generation business in the sub region

27 August 2014

The Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVB LEP) has committed £7.3 million of capital to create a new Funding Escalator, which will offer finance to SMEs that can deliver growth, in line with the remit given to LEPs by government.

Investment and transport links helping Slough businesses thrive

21 August 2014

Continued investment and good transport links in Slough continue to be strong attractions for thriving businesses in the town.

Commuters encouraged to sign up to Slough's 'Boris Bikes'

13 August 2014

Commuters are being encouraged to sign up to Slough's own 'Boris Bikes' scheme in a bid to slash the £34m cost of congestion.

ConnectTVT launches Berkshire's first pop-up innovation hub for Thames Valley Tech entrepreneurs

13 August 2014

The GROW@Green Park hub will offer a three-month residency for tech entrepreneurs, which includes access to premium workspace, industry experts and business mentors. Applications are now open for places.

Bodytechnics - 10% discount on paint and labour costs

Toyota Material Handling -  Special offer on short term hire

X1 Limited - Free print audit

Coporate Health Limited - 10% discount off first aid courses

I & A Car Services - M.O.T discount

Paragon Multimedia Limited - Free audio-visual health check & consultation

Ecolab Pest Elimination - 10% off services

Stobys Fish Bar - Free bottle of wine

The Christopher Hotel Bar & Grill - 10% off room rates

Identity Hair Salon - 15% discount

Health Matters 360 - 10% off workshop bookings

GOGO's - 10% discount off all food orders

Servicespeed - 15% discount on electrical repairs

Bluehat UK Limited - Complimentary particpants on events

Corporate Health Limited - Offer on life saving defibrillators


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