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Reading businesses endorse Reading Year of Culture

Reading businesses and organisations have contributed £100,000 to Reading's Year of Culture in direct sponsorship and a great deal more in support and in-kind contributions. here's what they thought of Reading 2016 and their involvment.

Through the University’s involvement, we have been given an opportunity to showcase and promote our contribution to arts, culture and heritage in the town. More to come from us in the future!

Sir David Bell – Vice Chancellor, University of Reading

Reading’s Year of Culture has been a resounding success, with so many fantastic events helping to secure the town’s growing reputation as a centre for cultural excellence. These are exciting times for Reading with much to look forward to.

Paul Gittings, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Culture 

Reading Year of Culture has been a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talent in Reading.  Broad Street Mall is proud to have participated and the activities have been well received by our customers.

Graham Mountford, Broad Street Mall

PBA has been proud to contribute to Light Up Reading and help bring together artists, designers, technical specialists, local schools and businesses to create a real buzz around this showpiece for Reading.

Scott Witchalls, Partner, Peter Brett Associates

What an excellent way to culminate Reading’s eventful Year of Culture. We’re proud of the community engagement in this town, and pleased Thames Tower can serve as an interactive beacon of light for all to enjoy.

James Silver, development director at Landid

We are proud to be supporting our second Reading Year of Culture event of 2016 and joining 30 partners to help end the year by shining a light on Reading. The town of Reading is extremely important to the football club so we are delighted to be involved with the Thames Tower High Striker.

Adam Benson, Commercial Director at Reading Football Club

Long known principally for corporate prowess, we’re delighted Reading is now recognised also as a centre for culture, which assists with our emphasis on lifestyle, wellbeing and community at Green Park.

Rory Carson, Director Oxford Properties

A huge thank you to everyone for a fabulous night at the Hexagon for the premiere of The Great British Bump Off. We’ve really enjoyed being involved and delighted to be able to support this initiative. Opening night proved to be very successful in terms of meeting prospective new customers.

Daniel Carr, Warings Bakery

Haslams is delighted to support the Reading Year of Culture, which has developed and encouraged a wide range of cultural activity and delivered some outstanding events during the course of 2016.

Steve Woodford, Haslams Estate Agents

Getreading is proud to not only support Reading UK CIC but help them shape the profile of this vibrant town and ensuring scale and opportunity is delivered where it is needed."

Paul House, Commercial Director, Trinity Mirror PLC

M&G has been investing in Reading for over 50 years, helping to create new centres of employment. We are delighted to be supporting Reading Year of Culture with its parallel objectives of making Reading a better place to live and work.

Aaron Pope, M&G

The Year of Culture has been an incredibly positive initiative for The Oracle and the whole of Reading, by cementing the town’s destination status beyond just retail and commerce, into the arts.

Andy Briggs, General Manager, The Oracle Shopping Centre