Basing your company in the Thames Valley has always been a shrewd business move. Just 30 minutes from Central London
, Reading places you in a strategic position, with the M4 corridor on your doorstep, access to some of the UK’s major business hubs is just a few hours away.
Not only does the Thames Valley offer a prime location when seeking high quality serviced office space
, but also offers a cost effective alternative to London.
With the recent announcement that the Government has pledged £500m for a Western rail link to Heathrow, the Thames Valley region is about to get even more attractive. The link will significantly improve connections from the Thames Valley, Wales and the West of England, typically cutting around 30 minutes off many people's journeys.
It's believed companies in Reading spend up to as much as £10m annually on taxi fares to London Heathrow
. This is to avoid taking the train where they face a lengthy detour via Central London, or catching a Rail Air bus from Reading Station, which can take around an hour.
Transport secretary Justine Greening said "This recognises the continued importance of Heathrow as our major international hub. Businesses west of the airport have been calling for this vital investment for many years."
Reading East MP, Rob Wilson, said he is "delighted" with the Government's £500m pledge, "The fact that £500m has been allocated for this strategic addition to our transport infrastructure will cement Reading's pre-eminent position as a transport hub and a fantastic place to do business." He also gave thanks to the Transport Secretary and the Chancellor for seeing the very clear benefits of the scheme.
With this link Reading will become far more accessible to business regionally, nationally and now internationally - one more reason to locate your business in Reading.
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