Thames Valley Berkshire Funding Escalator


In February 2013 we invested some of our Growing Places capital to create a Funding Escalator, dedicated to the support and development of early-stage Berkshire SMEs.

There are three main elements to this series of repayable loans:

Commercialisation: limited support for newly established companies to help them reach the next stage

Expansion: support to help a business scale up and accelerate its growth

Equity: support for ambitious growing businesses, available when matched with private funds In considering individual applications, we’re looking in particular at the impact they have on the Thames Valley Berkshire economy, and especially on the number of jobs they will create.


Case Studies 


Click on the logos below to read about some of the businesses we have helped:


If you’re interested in hearing more or applying to the Thames Valley Berkshire Funding Escalator, contact Ian Baker at or read more at: