Slough and the Thames Valley are thriving. Companies from around the world are locating their business in Berkshire and especially Slough because we are perfectly placed in the heart of England - under 20 minutes from Heathrow and London, on the M4 motorway and close to Windsor, Oxford University and the River Thames and other places.
Slough and the Thames Valley are just west of Greater London. They are 20 minutes from London Paddington and Heathrow. Our excellent transport connections mean skilled workers are within a 45-minute commute.
Slough and the Thames Valley are full of talented people. Around half the Lonza team, for example, lives around Slough. There are a lot of ICT and technology specialists in the area.
In Slough, we have sales, marketing, finance, operations, IT and network technology people. So a lot of our business planning and creation of innovative services goes on in Slough. Next it is O2 Ville – our vision over the next three years on how O2 can help customers connect to the people and things that are important to them, like health and financial services, M2M devices, WIFI and unified comms.Ben Dowd - Business director at Telefónica O2
We are very happy. Honda is proud to be here and proud to have a significant percentage of our local workforce living and working in the community. We very much want the local community to see we are working with them – with the Council and with local companies.Richard Day, Head of HR at Honda
Slough is the centre of excellence for biologics process development and small scale manufacturing. Our other biologics plants are in Singapore, Spain and North America. A lot of projects start life in Slough.Gordon Bates - Head of operations at Lonza Biologics
We share the same sorts of aims as the Council. We want to bring businesses to Slough and keep them here, put money into the local economy, and help regenerate the area. - We have got strong relationships with the local authority, councillors and the local community. That helps us find ways to bring regeneration forwards and work together to make it successful.Paul Lewis - Regional director at SEGRO
Slough has a very multinational community and we enjoy life here. There’s a lot to do nearby. We like walking to Windsor, only an hour away, when the weather’s good. - And London provides endless possibilities… brunch in China Town, movies in Leicester Square, walks by the Thames at Westminster, or trips to museums, art galleries and West End theatres are just some of the things we appreciate.Andrew Yuan - Managing Director of Hytera Communications (UK) Co., Ltd
The excellent level of education in Slough, with its great mix of grammar schools, academies and private schools also provides a local skilled workforce.Jo Wright - Business Development at Oury Clark