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Case Studies

Case Studies

What other companies have to say about being here

West Berkshire is home to a range of micro and multinational businesses. Some of our top employers include Vodafone and Atomic Weapon Establishment, which have their head office located in West Berkshire. With over 8800 active businesses in the district and growing, we are home to a diverse range of sectors and skills.


Hear from our key employer Vodafone on why they enjoy being based in West Berkshire!

Vodafone is a global technology communications company with its roots in West Berkshire.  We are the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe and the world’s largest IoT connectivity provider.  Vodafone started behind a curry house in Newbury in 1983 and our UK headquarters remain in the town. As one of the biggest employers in the area, we continue to benefit from its extensive transport links, skilled people and its diverse, vibrant business community.  Newbury and wider West Berkshire is truly in our DNA and we are extremely proud to be part of the community.

Clare Corkish, UK HR Director



Cotswold Fayre           

Back in 1999, Cotswold Fayre started with the social purpose of employing people to whom others wouldn’t give a chance, as well as  ensuring independent retailers had easier access to a wide range of artisan food.   Now they are one of the top scoring B Corp companies in the UK, leading the way in meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance.  And they are based in Theale, West Berkshire.

Listen to what the fine food wholesaler Cotswold Fayre has to say about being in West Berkshire.