Slough, the hub of Berkshire business

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. While Heathrow on our doorstep means we are only a flight away from major cities around the world, making Berkshire business stronger than ever.

By Road

The M4, M40, M25 and M1 will get you to London, Reading, the North (cities like Nottingham and Leeds) and the South West (like Bristol).

By Air

Heathrow is 7 miles (about 20 minutes) away
Stansted is 50 miles (about an hour and a half) away
Luton is 50 miles (up to an hour) away
Gatwick is 50 miles (up to an hour) away

By Rail

Six trains an hour go to London. It is roughly a 20-minute journey.

Crossrail is a new scheme that will link Slough to East London. It should be up and running by 2019

By Sea

Southampton is 75 miles away, with Felixstowe and Dover 150 miles away. They are all freight ports.

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Case Studies

Telefonica (O2)

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

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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

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SEGRO in Slough said, "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..."

Paul Lewis - Regional director at SEGRO

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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

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Oury Clark

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

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