Why Reading is a great location for start-ups
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At Gravity, we’re excited to have launched our fifth property in our growing portfolio in the heart of Reading. Gravity Royal Heights, has 53 apartments across five floors that are filling up fast. But why did we choose Reading? It’s one of the UK’s most thriving tech hubs with some huge players in the market that have chosen to base themselves out of the town. Companies like Oracle, Microsoft, Visa, Erricson and Huawei. But you’ll not just find large, global brands here. The town is also a great location for start-ups. And here’s why…
Reading’s Science and Technology Centre
The town fosters tech learning through the University of Reading’s Science and Technology Centre. This centre both supports and accommodates technology companies, from start-ups to SMEs through various means including events dedicated to supporting students, small companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. An up and coming week long event this June is the Henley Summer Start-Up Boot Camp 2022, a course designed to promote and provide knowledge around setting up a business from scratch. This course is not only free, but is also online so it can be accessed by anyone, anywhere.
Reading is just a short commune to London. So should your job take you to the capital, not only can you now catch the Elizabeth line from London Paddington to Reading, for an even quicker journey, overland trains from Reading can take you to London Paddington in less than 30 mins. With pretty much all mainline trains now also having WIFI on board, should you need to catch up on emails, this short commute provides the perfect opportunity.
With Reading already being a hub for multiple tech companies of all sizes, the town is a great place to network. Throughout the year, you’ll find numerous networking events around the town that provide great opportunities to support both business and professional growth. We find that one of the best sites online to find networking events is Eventbrite.
We couldn’t write this post and not mention Gravity! We’re really big on supporting starts-ups and entrepreneurs. We know life can get busy, which is why we do what we can to remove the stress from renting. Our new property is in one of Reading’s most sought after postcodes (RG1), just a 10 minute walk from Reading train station and 5 minutes to the town centre. So accessing lots of great local shops, offices and amenities is easy.
These brand new flats have a modern design and a relaxed feel. We’ve focused on providing high quality furnishings and appliances to help give you the very best living experience. What’s more, our monthly rent includes all your utility bills, so keeping track of your living spend is easier. Plus, we connect you to our existing Gravity community, not only within the building, but across our portfolio. So you can meet like-minded professionals at the tap of a button.