Thames Valley UK
Tried & Tested start up support in
Europe's leading technology region
Introducing the Thames Valley
Just West of London, the Thames Valley is a success
story; one of the most vibrant business communities
in the UK and home to some of the world’s most
successful global brands and innovative small
businesses. The Thames Valley showcases businesses
at the cutting edge of science and technology, a
location which is home to more people in Research
and Development than almost Cambridge and Oxford
Introducing the Thames Valley
The world’s busiest airport London Heathrow is on
our doorstep servicing the needs of a truly
international business location; a location which is
the first choice outside of London for overseas
businesses establishing a UK office.
Each Thames Valley town has something unique to
offer people living, working or visiting the region,
while the supporting road and rail infrastructure
provides access to London and other UK and
Talend are French owned market leader in open source data integration software
that in 2009 achieved record revenue, more than doubling from 2008. The fourth
quarter of 2009 was Talend’s tenth consecutive quarter of growth.
Our ambitions for the UK in 2010 are to double the size of the company and
establish the Maidenhead office as the focal point for Talend’s business in the UK,
Nordics and Middle East.
The Thames Valley UK LaunchPad team has helped us to spend more time on our
business and less time on the indirect, but still important issues of establishing our
office infrastructure and local presence. For example, introducing us to experienced
and local legal and property services in order to facilitate our forthcoming office
We would recommend the Thames Valley UK LaunchPad initiative to any technology
business considering setting up in the UK that needs to focus on building their
business and wants a helping hand with all of the other issues that arise that can be
a significant distraction. Martin James, UK Sales Director
Systancia is a French owned leading software provider of application and desktop
Building up on the successful position achieved in our domestic market, we have
decided to expand in the UK and and bring to this market an alternative solution to
the virtualisation market.
The Thames Valley UK LaunchPad team helped us in all steps leading to the
successful start of our business in the UK. The Thames Valley UK Launch Pad
introduced us to specialists in marketing services, translation and localisation, and
Legal matters. Members of the Thames Valley UK Launchpad initiative such as
Robertson Languages contributed significantly to the establishment of Systancia
in the UK market.
We would recommend the Thames Valley UK LaunchPad initiative any technology
business considering setting up in the UK.
Arnaud Caupin, International Business Development Manager, Systancia
TVEP provided invaluable help to Panda Security in the decision on where to locate
their UK HQ.
TVEP provided information to support the reputation of the Thames Valley as a
business location, and how a relocation to Bracknell would deliver significant benefit
to the operations of our business in respect to attracting talent to drive forward the
ambitions and growth of our technology business. A TVEP overview of the property
market was supplemented by a comprehensive property search by an experienced
member of the TVEP LaunchPad team. Working to a tight timescale we were able to
identify a suitable high quality property in Bracknell and believe that getting in
touch with TVEP has expedited this process and saved us time and money.
Working with TVEP we are now exploring opportunities in linking with the regions
research institutions and Universities to create further employment opportunities in
the Thames Valley. Petter Lautin, Managing Director UK, Ireland, Sweden &
Panda Security is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based security solutions with products available in more than
23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the world. Panda Security was the first IT
security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This
innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples per day,
guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with
minimum impact on PC performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in
California and European headquarters in Spain.
Thames Valley UK Launch Pad
Introducing the Launch Pad Offer
Thames Valley UK Launch Pad is a service co-ordinated
by TVEP to help companies new to the Thames Valley
significantly reduce the time and cost in the planning,
establishing and growing a presence in the UK.
Thames Valley UK Launch Pad is led by a team of tried
and test professionals and offers new investors a
competitive advantage to accelerate entry into the UK.
Thames Valley UK Launch Pad
How can Launch Pad help my business?
• Launch Pad is a packaged offer of support for overseas
businesses setting up operations in the Thames Valley
• An offer of free & discounted office space
• An offer of free & discounted professional services
• Other discounts from TVEP members
• Launch Pad complements existing TVEP, SEEDA and UKTI
Please register your enquiry today at:
Or for further information contact:
Inward Investment Manager
Thames Valley Economic Partnership
T +44 118 9450043
Who are TVEP
TVEP is a non profit organisation supported by the worlds
global brands that have chosen the Thames Valley as their
home. Microsoft, Cisco, Siemens, Oracle, UCB and many
others work with us to en-sure that the Thames Valley
remains a leading competitive business location in a globalised
TVEP work with the regions Universities, professional services
providers, the Regional Development Agency (SEEDA) and
Berkshire Economic Strategy Board (BESB) to ensure that
companies new to the region receive ongoing support to grow
and prosper in the region.