Relocate your business

Reading is home to many of the world's top businesses, attracted to the town by its superb office space in the town centre and on business parks, excellent connectivity, skilled workforce and quality of life. 

Choosing Reading will provide your business with a supportive and dynamic business environment in the top-rated large economic area in the UK (Good Growth for Cities 2013). 

An innovative business environment

In Reading, your business will be alongside 13 of the world’s top 30 brand global companies. Reading has a long history of attracting and supporting growing businesses from multinational HQs to tech start ups and we outperform most European cities in attracting investment (ranked 10th in the fDI European Cities & Regions of the Future 2014/15)

Life choices: the best place to recruit and retain staff

“Reading offers many of the benefits usually associated with large cities without the drawbacks” (Centre for Cities 2014). Reading is a vibrant, cosmopolitan town with a buoyant town centre. Employees appreciate its chic shopping, large selection of restaurants, theatre and music as well as premier sporting events. Reading is situated in beautiful Berkshire countryside. With considerable housing investment underway in the town and surrounding areas, relocating employees have a wide choice, from village or town-centre living to new homes across Berkshire and Hampshire.

Connectivity with key markets and transport gateways

Reading’s landmark central station is the gateway to London (under 30 minutes) and other UK and international markets, and there are plans for a new station at Green Park. Dedicated bus services run to the business parks, University and beyond. Over 4000 hotel rooms, as well as high quality conferencing, will cater to business visitors.

A skilled and educated workforce on the doorstep

Businesses based here can recruit from the UK’s fifth best qualified workforce with 42.6% educated to NVQ4 or above. Graduates make up more than a quarter of Reading’s population and our young people boast the best A level results in the country.Reading also has the highest employment rate in the UK.

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How Reading UK CIC can help

Reading UK CIC, the economic development company for Reading, will work with relocating businesses to support a smooth transition to Reading, addressing any local employment and training needs and facilitating engagement with the local authority and business networks.

Get in touch 

Sue Brackley, Economic Development Manager: tel - 0118 900 1622 / email - 




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