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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...

Oxford University Innovation breaks spinout record

Oxford University, through OUI, has created 31 new companies over the past fiscal year, setting a new record for company creation at the University. In addition, Oxford companies have raised over £1.1bn during this period, a 29% increase from 2020’s previous record. The figure puts Oxford...

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...

Latest satellite launch fuelled by Westcott firm

Specialists at European Astrotech are once again helping to power the latest international space mission. The firm is providing fuelling services for two Galileo satellites which will launch from the European Spaceport in French Guiana next month. The satellites will be launched together on a...

Good University Guide: Oxford Brookes climbs in ranking

Oxford Brookes University has climbed two places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. Placed in 54th position out of 132 institutions, this marks a climb of ten places in the past two years. Oxford Brookes is now ranked 8th in the...

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...