Why Reading is a great business location

Reading Economic Forum 2018 panel interviews

IMG 3899 webReading UK's annual business forum in November included a panel discussion on what makes Reading such a good business location, the future of business growth in Reading and opportunities for Reading to improve its business environment. After the event, we asked the four panelists for their insights.

Peter Hart, CEO and Founder, Austin Fraser

Austin Fraser is a Technology, Life Science, Automation & Aviation staffing company based in the UK, Germany and the US. Peter’s role is to evolve the company vision and set the strategy, articulate the vision to everyone everywhere.

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James Montgomery, Director Human Resources, Verizon

James has been working in Reading for 20 years for the US technology business Verizon. James leads the Human Resources function in Europe, making sure that Verizon has the people it needs to do business in each country.

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Mike Skelton, Director, Mayor's Office, City of Richardson, Texas, USA

Mike was key note speaker at Reading UK's 2018 Reading Economic Forum. Richardson Texas is twinned with Reading at a business and University level. Mike spoke about the 'perfect match' between Reading and Richardson.

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Scott Witchalls, Peter Brett Associates / Reading UK Board member

In his capacity as a Reading UK Board member, Scott talks about the Reading 2050 Vision project and its importance for business growth in Reading.Scott is a Partner at PBA (now art of Stantec).

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