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Virgin Media moves into new Green Park Headquarters

Global telecoms giant, Virgin Media has moved its UK Head Office to Green Park in Reading, taking all 120,000 sqft at 500 Brook Drive. Holding up to 1,500 staff, the new headquarters contains extended breakout areas, meeting rooms, a staff restaurant and coffee shop. High sustainability...

£35 million grant funding available for businesses in rural areas

Rural businesses across the UK are set to benefit from a guaranteed £35 million in government funding in order to create new jobs, boost tourism and unlock growth in rural areas. This figure could be increased to £50 million if there are enough high-quality applications. The...

Thames Valley tech companies come together to deliver STEM initiative

Local tech companies and institutes including Softcat, Gamma, Westcoast and the Rosalind Franklin Institute have collaborated with the Education Business Partnership (EBP) to create a new initiative called Hi-Tech Horizons. The programme aims to reach and directly engage with 50,000 secondary and college students over...

UK taking a big ‘STEP’ to fusion electricity at Culham

The UK Government is committing £220 million for the conceptual design of a fusion power station, the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP), which will move the UK towards zero carbon, safe and abundant commercial fusion electricity. The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

Funding available for groundbreaking aerospace technologies

Thames Valley SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to develop innovative technologies that could win new business in the aerospace sector. The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) has £10 million to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) developing innovative technologies for the UK aerospace...

Prime Minster hails ‘world-leading’ fusion research at Culham

Prime Minister Boris Johnson chose the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) at Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire to make his first science announcement, unveiling plans to  develop a new fast-track visa route for the brightest and best scientists to continue to move to the UK after...