Business in the Vale of the White Horse

  • The Vale of White Horse District covers the South West of Oxfordshire, mainly South of the River Thames
  • The key business towns are Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage, Faringdon
  • Business in the area is dominated by the ‘Big Science’ of JET, Culham and Harwell and the vast numbers of spin-off and support businesses built around these long term, internationally funded and staffed science ventures.  Such businesses often link with the Science and Engineering expertise of both Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities
  • To encourage global and local businesses to reinforce this strength, a large part of the district (the ‘Science Vale Enterprise Zone’) has been identified for infrastructure investment and tax incentives