For entrepreneurs and businesses in Thames Valley Berkshire

What is the Berkshire Business Growth Hub?

The Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub is the place to go for any entrepreneur, start-up or established business seeking:

  • Practical business information and support
  • A central access point for a wide range of business support providers, programmes, facilities and expertise
  • A range of events including clinics, workshops and networking events

The Business Growth Hub team can provide:

Tailored information, diagnostic and brokerage support

  • Ongoing 1:1 support for businesses with high growth potential
  • Specialist access to finance, innovation and export support

Support provided through the Business Growth Hub is free of charge.

The Growth Hub can support you if you are:

  • Considering setting up your own business
  • A newly established start-up
  • A high growth company
  • Looking to scale up your business


[1] The following sectors are not eligible for ESIF support: banking & insurance, retail, child minding or nurseries, fishery and aquaculture sectors, primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products/ raw food, the coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors, the synthetic fibres sector, or education or an area supported by a local authority.

Our Team

Our team of Business Champions, together with a specialist network of experts, will provide
you with the support you need to grow your business.


SME growth NEWS

Business growth articles and publications from our team of advisers and experts.



Our friendly Business Champions and specialists are ready to help you grow your business.

Direct Line: 01344 388005

Email us here


We have supported over 6,000 SMEs in the south from a wide variety of sectors.

Here are a few examples of the businesses we have helped with tailored and dedicated coaching, resulting in the adoption of innovative processes, cultures and products.


New Jobs


External Finance Raised


Businesses Assisted


Economic Growth (GVA)


"We’re excited to harness the knowledge and experience that OIS has built up over more than two decades to provide tailored support to existing and prospective customers".

Elaine Kearney, Innovation Advisor & Programme Manager