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Support for Inward Investment

Support for Inward Investment

West Berkshire is the place for Inward Investment

Our team can support businesses with a range of advice, from available government funding to finding the perfect location. We also partner with a lot of the local networks to ensure that there can be support found whatever your businesses needs are.


Resources for start-ups

Resources for relocating or expanding businesses

Resources for start-ups

Local Enterprise Partnership- The Growth Hub

The Growth Hub is a part of the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership where you can find free, dedicated one-to-one support on how to start and grow your business. The advisors cover a range of business sectors ensuring that the advice is tailored and relevant to each business.

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Business Schools

West Berkshire partners with local business schools to offer courses and live sessions to businesses within the district. There is often courses available and topics range from importing goods to building your marketing plan. Check out The Real Business Club and Rebel Business School to see what courses are available.

Online Resources

You can find online resources from writing a business plan to finding the right types of financing. Here is a list of websites you may find useful:

Enterprise Nation - Supports small businesses to start and grow with expert advisors. 

Start Your Own Business - Offers resources and the information for businesses to succeed. They also highlight organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need in Berkshire.

Open University - Learn with start-up loans.

Prince’s Trust - Business plan templates and funding help and advice. 

Resources for relocating or expanding businesses

Thames Valley UK

The Thames Valley UK website is a dedicated Inward Investment portal for companies looking to relocate to the Thames Valley area, which covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The site provides insight into major sectors in the area and looks at growth potential along with key trends within certain sectors. They work closely with the Department of International Trade to cover key areas such as foreign direct investment within the Thames Valley Region.

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Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation which represents the voices of businesses within the Tames Valley region. They offer support with local engagement, regional representation and global opportunities.


Read the Berkshire Prospectus here