How can we build a more sustainable economy for Reading?

12 Nov 2020

With the launch of an economic renewal and recovery strategy, Reading UK is hosting a series of virtual roundtables to discuss key topics with local experts. The first of these roundtables is chaired..

What will Reading's tourism offer look like in 2021?

20 Oct 2020

With the 900th anniversary of one of England’s medieval gems, Reading Abbey Ruins, fast-approaching, we take a look at the future of Reading’s leisure tourism offer as we head ever-closer to 2021.

A city of rivers and parks: the best of Reading's green spaces

16 Sep 2020

Many visitors to Reading are surprised by how green the city and its surroundings are and how much space it boasts to live and enjoy - from walking lovely stretches of the Thames to a picnic in the..

How Reading's arts organisations have adapted to a 'Covid' world

11 Aug 2020

In a spring and summer like no other, Reading cultural organisations haven’t let lockdown stop them from innovating, engaging and entertaining; in the absence of the usual tens of thousands of..

10 tips to reopen your retail business safely

9 Jun 2020

M&S Reading’s Store Manager, Charles Pinner, shares his top tips as retailers plan to reopen their doors. Our Reading Central BID team met up with Charles Pinner, Store Manager of Reading’s Marks &..

What is the future of tourism for Reading?

18 May 2020

COVID-19 will have a profound effect on consumer behaviour and the look and feel of our future economy. Every sector of the economy will need to look at how it does business and for Reading’s tourism..

What does Reading's economic future look like after Covid-19?

30 Apr 2020

How does Reading approach its recovery plan? Our starting point is the development of a consensus approach, not underestimating the longer-term impact of social distancing, and having empathy for how..