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Tailored support to make your move to Reading

Reading UK, the economic development company for Reading, provides holistic, tailored services for individual businesses, developers and investors.

  • Research support and local business intelligence
  • Skills development for business
  • Support for recruitment and employment needs
  • Introductions to local property agents
  • Marketing and promotion of Reading
  • Introductions, contacts and networking
  • Ongoing support for business established in Reading
  • Help with the practicalities of relocation

As an area of economic success Reading is not a priority area for government funding to support economic growth and investment.

We have developed local solutions that assist growth, inward investors and business retention through mature, focussed partnership activities. 

We have no cash incentives to offer investors. We believe that the quality of our holistic investment offer far outweighs any short term cash incentives. 

Our offer is simple – come to Reading and enjoy the benefits of being in the UK’s top performing knowledge economy - outside of the City of London – but without the London overheads.


Grow your business alongside Microsoft, Oracle, PepsiCo, Bayer, Verizon, Prudential, Pegasystems, Harris, Thales – amongst many others

From day one you will have access to one of the biggest graduate level workforces in the UK, access to some of the best real estate options in Europe, access to your peers and customers – locally, nationally or globally via our excellent transport connectivity, access to innovation, access to world-class research emanating from the University of Reading, access to superb schooling (3 of the best performing secondary schools in the country), access to nationally ranked retail, fine dining and leisure – all wrapped around with beautiful Berkshire countryside. 

Find out more

Contact Reading UK  - a “one-stop” shop full of practical information on life and work in Reading.

Sue Brackley, Economic Development Manager:

Email: or call 0118 837 4340

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Reading Borough Council - open for business

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Reading Borough Council has a strong track record facilitating inward investment into Reading and an ongoing proactive approach to providing the conditions for business to flourish. The Council is committed to delivering the skills that business needs through labour market intervention.

Other useful sources of information

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
Thames Valley LEP



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