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Reading, a dynamic location for expansion

Published: Friday 17th April 2015

Reading is a great place to do business. Whether you are a small but creative one-person operation just starting out, an innovative and dynamic startup company or a large, established, blue-chip multinational corporation, then Reading should be the destination of choice in the UK for you. To begin with, its winning blend of public, professional and business networking and support have made the Berkshire town the 10th best place in the EU for foreign direct investment and one of the best in the UK. You would be moving into a place which is already full of dynamic companies and a town with one of the best educated and skilled workforces in the country. So if you are looking to move your business here, what does Reading offer that it’s competitors lack? An innovative business strategy, active community, agile workforce and supportive institutions. 

Why open a new business in Reading? 

Reading has fantastic office space available for a business of any size. From the town’s four business parks aimed at national, international and multinational companies to co-working and shared desk space for small companies and entrepreneurs working either in small teams or alone. The Reading Business Centre is one such space that has a great range of space options for small companies. They also offer meeting and boardrooms which can be utilised when arranging meetings with out of town clients or customers. Reading is a business-friendly environment which is positively appealing to anyone who is considering opening a new business, advertising jobs and recruiting staff in the area. 

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Reading’s business-friendly environment includes a business improvement district, overarching economic development strategy, skills development support for employees and companies as well as business networking support. The town has a large network of different organisations, both public, private and professional, which can assist you in starting your business and recruiting a skilled workforce. Assistance can come from the government’s business link, Startup Britain, The Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVBLEP) or the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). There are many other avenues for business mentorship support and recruitment strategy making Reading a very attractive area to do business in. But what if you already have a thriving business? 

Why relocate an existing business to Reading? 

Have we whetted your appetite and tempted you with what you have read so far about doing business in Reading? If you already have a thriving business and are considering relocating, for whatever reason, Reading is the destination of choice for discerning companies. 

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