TALKS have begun to form a business alliance with surrounding towns to bolster the voice of business owners and workers in Marlow.

Members of Marlow Chamber of Trade and Commerce have met with their counterparts in Windsor to discuss the possibility of a partnership.

If successful, it could lead to links with other business groups in towns around the Thames Valley.

Chairman Tim Graham told a meeting of Marlow business leaders this week that a coalition could boost the group’s power to lobby government over pressing issues.

However, solicitor Mr Graham admitted the plan was in its early stages.