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EY Reading announces relocation plans to new town centre office

EY has announced that it will be relocating to new office space in Reading, which has been designed to facilitate the firm’s new hybrid working model. The new office marks EY’s continued investment in its Thames Valley business. Over the last financial year, the firm...

The role of United States-owned businesses in the United Kingdom

In 2019, US-owned businesses supported 1.48 million jobs across the UK. Almost 1 in every 20 UK workers, or 4.7% of all workers, worked for a US-owned business in 2019. Around 60% of all employment in US-owned local business units is outside of London and...

Bray Film Studios to get a major expansion

Bray Film Studios in Berkshire, where The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Rocketman were also filmed, will get nine new sound stages. Plans include four workshops, a rehearsal building, offices, accommodation, and 750 parking spaces. The expansion will extend into greenbelt land and see several...

New joint statement between UK and US to strengthen quantum collaboration

The United Kingdom and the United States of America have signed a new joint statement of intent to boost collaboration on quantum science and technologies – helping to realise the full potential of the technology and deepen ties between the 2 countries. Signed by the Science Minister George...

UK Global Investment Summit 2021

The UK, hosted by HM The Queen and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson held a one-day Global Investment Summit (GIS) to secure foreign investment in UK green industries of the future. Hosted by the Prime Minister and supported by members of the Royal Family, the summit hopes...

UK Hollywood film studio plans near Reading made permanent

Shinfield Studios had temporary permission to build stages at Thames Valley Science Park, near Reading. The scheme includes 18 sound stages to record film and TV programmes and seven workshops to make costumes and props. Wokingham Borough Council has given permanent permission but also chose to...

Reading named number 2 in top 5 UK towns for Start Ups

Funding, networking and mentoring are keys steps to success and growth for any new business according to Metro Bank, as the UK reports a 12% increase in new businesses in 2020 and Reading is named as one of the UK’s the top five towns for...

Five Thames Valley companies given Tech Nation boost

Five companies across the Thames Valley have been taken on by Tech Nation, the UK’s leading growth platform for tech scaleups to participate in its second Net Zero growth programme. Net Zero 2.0 is the first government-backed growth programme designed to support the most promising climate tech companies...