Rediscover Reading town centre: Shopping, eating, drinking - and more!

23 Apr 2021

Fed up with the impersonal nature of internet shopping and not being able to touch something before you buy? The second stage of re-opening the economy on 12 April means our non-essential retail..

Rediscover the great outdoors: outside activities in Reading

21 Apr 2021

The re-opening the economy this month means we can meet up with up to 6 people or 2 households outdoors. Warmer weather and a great choice of venues in Reading will help us socialise again. Just..

Rediscover your inner foodie: eating and drinking (outside) in Reading

15 Apr 2021

Reading's restaurants, bars and pubs have now reopened – outdoors only, of course! So, where first? Here are some of our suggestions for eating and drinking your way around Reading's top cafes, bars..

Open again successfully but what does the future hold for Reading town centre?

14 Apr 2021

Andy Briggs, Chair of Reading Central BID and General Manager of The Oracle, and Nigel Horton Baker, Executive Director of Reading UK, share views on re-opening this week and the future of Reading..

Rediscover Reading: ideas for local family days out

12 Apr 2021

The second stage of re-opening the economy today coincides with the last week of the Easter school holidays. Great timing for families who want to get out, enjoy a change of scene and rediscover..

A business success story: The south east business 'location of choice'

10 Mar 2021

An analysis of Reading’s inward investment performance over the past five years, highlighted by two recent office deals, show why the defacto city has become the premier business location outside..

Customers, team, suppliers: marketing for independent retailers

9 Mar 2021

Continuing with our Reading Recovery blog series, we catch up with Adam Jacobs, partner in a third-generation family independent jewellery shop, Jacobs the Jewellers, in Reading town centre. Blending..

Delivering great customer service during a pandemic

8 Mar 2021

As part of Reading UK’s Business Recovery blog series, we speak with David Pinder, Station Manager for Great Western Railway (GWR), at Reading Station. GWR is part of FirstGroup plc, the leading..

The impact of Covid-19 on customer service and retail in Reading

5 Mar 2021

As part of our Business Recovery blog series, we speak with Andy Briggs, General Manager at the Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading. Considered one of the top shopping destinations within the Thames..

What's the future for live events and sports in Reading?

4 Mar 2021

As part of Reading UK’s Business Recovery blog series, we speak with Tim Kilpatrick, Head of Sales and Partnerships at Reading Football Club. Reading’s only fully-professional football team, the Club..