Scale | Thames Valley

10 scale-ups, 40+ corporates, 50+ industry experts

The Programme

The Thames Valley is a rapidly developing region for entrepreneurs and scale-up businesses, with a thriving technology market and ecosystem. For this reason we’ve located our National Technology Industry Hub in Reading, which brings the best of PwC to our technology clients, enabling us to share and pool knowledge, industry insight and best practice. Through our Scale | Thames Valley Programme with Oxford Innovation, we offer commercial opportunities to accelerate your business growth, and connect you to the industry leaders. Applications are now open.


  • Starts: September 2018, Reading
  • 12 weeks
  • Enterprise B2B

Scale-up criteria

  • Revenue generating
  • Series A growth stage
  • Validated product

Programme structure

Programme launch – September 2018

The programme events are an essential and mandatory part of the curriculum. Meet carefully selected executives and contacts who are willing to open their networks to drive sales opportunities for your business.

First Look Event – Dates coming soon
A private event to showcase your business to the cohort, PwC and our programme partners
  • Pitch to the programme cohort, PwC and our partner and our partners about the applications of your technology.
  • Engage with PwC executives and gain feedback from well-versed corporate buyers.
Executive event – Dates coming soon
A private event to connect with executives
  • Pitch your business in front of our corporate executive audience.
  • Networking opportunity with senior industry leaders.
  • Access to thought leaders and PwC senior partners.
Investor insight event – Dates coming soon
A private event to learn from investors
  • A panel to gain insight into the world of investors, what they look for and how they operate, to give your business the best chance to secure further funding 
  • A private forum to ask the questions that could help prepare for a raise


Programme finale – Dates coming soon
A private event for clients, mentors, sponsors and founders
  • Pitch to 80 attendees, including executives, journalists and senior PwC partners and clients.
  • Network and promote your startup within the wider ecosystem.
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Meet the team

Tom Hoskin

Scale-up programmes, PwC United Kingdom


Jonathan Hollis

Scale-up programmes, PwC United Kingdom


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