The future of Reading town centre

6 Sep 2021

Like so many places, the challenges brought on by the pandemic have magnified some of the underlying structural issues facing our retail-dominated town centres. So, what does the future look like? ..

10 reasons to get back to the office in Reading

12 May 2021

1. Let’s start with the basics – people and lunch! What’s the working day without a good lunch? Reading’s street food market (Wednesdays & Fridays) is hugely popular with office workers. And if a..

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..

Supporting employee health and wellbeing during a pandemic

3 Mar 2021

For our next Business Recovery Blog, we talk with Kim Cohen, Planning Partner at Barton Willmore’s Reading office. A multi-disciplinary town planning and design practice, Barton Willmore has a total..

What's the outlook for planning and regeneration in Reading?

2 Mar 2021

As part of Reading UK’s Business Recovery blog series, we speak with Scott Witchalls, Director of Transport and Infrastructure at Stantec. A global development and infrastructure design consultancy,..

How will Reading's property market evolve with Covid?

1 Mar 2021

As part of Reading UK’s Business Recovery blog series, we speak with Aaron Pope, Asset Manager at M&G Real Estate. M&G is a global real estate investment manager, currently managing £33.7 billion...

What are 'Low Carbon Grants' and how can they help Reading businesses?

28 Feb 2021

Did you know that Reading-based business may be eligible for grants to help with energy and resource efficiency?  Low Carbon Workspaces are offering up to £5,000 to help small and medium sized..