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Pitmans Law was delighted to host a roundtable breakfast on 30 March with the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP and fellow business organisations from the region including the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), Institute of Environmental Analytics (IEA) the Federation of Small Businesses and Economic Development Officers from key local authorities, to discuss a response* to the government’s consultation on the UK’s Industrial Strategy.
Heralded as the long term solution to Brexit, the Industrial Strategy is essential for the future of business in Britain and the £35 billion Berkshire Business Economy.
Key points arising from the lively discussion centred around the message that businesses must be allowed to flourish in the region through:
The session ended with a call for businesses in the region to work together to build a commercial voice promoting the Thames Valley as the UK’s Silicon Valley where corporates can achieve more for less.
*The response to be prepared by the Thames Valley LEP will focus on the pillars of the Green Paper covering the following 4 priorities:
1. Scaling up growth
2. Growing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Skills
3. Transforming Infrastructure
4. Retaining International Companies