Business events

Property and Investor Day

Slough’s first Property and Investor Day was held on 1 December at The Curve. Keynote speaker Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for London for Planning, Regeneration and Skills said “We (in Slough) are on the growth corridor of London, particularly Crossrail and beyond its boundaries so we really want to work with Slough to achieve your growth ambitions and help each other to achieve our ambitions.”

The event featured the following presentations:

Councillor Sohail Munawar, Leader of Slough Borough Council, said: “Slough is a unique town with unique opportunities for investors and we are already seeing the results of the council’s ambitious growth strategy, with recent investments in Slough reaching into the hundreds of millions. A booming Slough ultimately means better services and more opportunities for residents, which is always our main aim.”

Breakfast@Aspire

Drop in and make Breakfast@Aspire your start to a great day!

Breakfast@Aspire - the only regular networking event on Slough Trading Estate

Date: Wednesday 31 May, 2017 - takes place on the last Wednesday of every month
Time: 8.30am - 10am
Venue: Aspire Centre, 350 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough Trading Estate SL1 4TU
Entry: Free

You are invited to join your Business Neighbours over a light breakfast with tea & coffee, share business news, discuss Slough economic trends, talk about examples of best practice and forge new business links.

  • Build relationships with influential professionals.
  • Raise your profile in the local business community.
  • Meet key people who will help your business.
  • Develop a local supply chain & increase your customer base.

Parking at Slough Aspire is very limited but please use the free parking available just minutes away at Malton Avenue car park and the Buckingham Centre.

Heathrow Business Summits 2016

Date: Tuesday 8 November, 2016
Venue: The Park Inn by Radisson, Heathrow

Heathrow supply chain invited to attend the 2016 Heathrow Business Summits

As a prominent business in Heathrow's supply chain, we invite you to attend the Heathrow Business Summit programme 2016. The events are a unique opportunity for your Procurement representatives to connect and trade face to face with small and medium sized businesses from across the UK.

Heathrow's community investment strategy encourages suppliers to meet and procure with SMEs. Attending Heathrow Business Summit events will provide an opportunity for you to help diversify your supply chain and fulfill your own responsible procurement objectives.

Register today

To register your interest, please contact Claire Stepney on 01823 362 800 or email claire.stepney@prospects.co.uk

Pop Up Office

Venue: Aspire Centre
Address: 350 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough Trading Estate, SL1 4TU
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 1pm to 5pm

From budding entrepreneurs looking for a professional space to meet a client, to sales reps looking for a place to touch down and work between meetings, or home based workers looking for a change of scenery and a chance to do some networking, everyone is welcome!

Pop Up Office Services

  • Friendly, eco feel, open plan workspace
  • Wi-Fi access:
  • O2 Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Copy & Print Facilities
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Refreshments
  • Only £5!

While you're working at the Pop Up Office why not take advantage of one of these great services?

Business Growth Drop-In

Date: twice a month, every other Thursday

Open advisory clinics are held right here at Slough Aspire twice a month, every other Thursday.

They are here to provide information, guidance, support, expertise, finance, knowledge and experience to help local businesses to scale up and grow.

Business Funding Drop-In

Are you a small business wanting to know more about the finance options available to you? If yes, then please come along to the drop-in clinics held at Slough Aspire and speak with Tim.

Tim will be available to answer your funding questions and cover topics including:

  • business plans
  • access to finance
  • cash flow projections

Room 350

If you’ve experienced the Pop Up Office and are looking for more time in a co-working environment, why not check out Room 350, a fantastic co-working space in the 1st floor above Slough Aspire. Room 350, a social enterprise venture operated by Creative Junction, offers affordable desk space, meeting room, and a range of support services.

Economic growth conference 2016

Over 120 people attended Slough Borough Council’s second annual economic growth conference and networking lunch on 15 March 2016. It was a great success as it highlighted the growth potential of its economy to key partners, stakeholders and businesses.

Presentations from the speakers

Workshops