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Why West Berkshire

Why West Berkshire

One of the strongest economies in the country outside London

West Berkshire forms part of the Thames Valley, the most productive regional economy outside London.  Information Communications, Technology and Logistics are key sectors within West Berkshire and they are here because of the district's excellent physical and digital connectivity. 

The perfect place for businesses to come together 

Today, West Berkshire is a thriving district in Southern England which is ideally situated between London and Bristol. Birmingham and Southampton sit to the north and south of the district, making West Berkshire a central point connecting all these cities. This has invited businesses of all sizes, across all sectors, to locate within this well-connected district.

In recent years, significant investment has allowed it to flourish as a well-connected, prosperous and desirable local economy with world-class digital infrastructure. With the trend of remote working likely to continue, West Berkshire offers the perfect space for that central hub companies are looking for.

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A diverse range of talent 

West Berkshire is a great place to live; many families and professionals move to the district to enjoy a great work-life balance. This has contributed to a diverse workforce with skills growing in the digital sector alongside the continued success of the agriculture talent and professionals in the district.

The recent opening of University Centre Newbury, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses is home to many young talent. The proximity of the Universities of Oxford and Reading also contributes to bringing in graduates and postgraduates to the area. 

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Digitally Connected

Digital connectivity enables businesses to communicate and collaborate in a seamless way. West Berkshire benefits from leading digital infrastructure with virtually all premises connected to Superfast broadband and the current roll out of 5G across the district supports this robust connectivity. The benefit of having world leading Technology and Telecom firms nearby has meant that digital acceleration has been at an unparalleled level; with emerging technologies such as IoT and smart city initiatives fuelling the future developments in the area. 

West Berkshire has pinpointed future technology as a growth area to focus on in the district; this means that we will be actively supporting businesses in this sector who wish to relocate to the district. 

A great place to work and live

West Berkshire presents a multitude of benefits for businesses that will help businesses to establish and grow. In addition to this, West Berkshire is a great place to live; with 72% of the area being AONB and an abundance of cultural and historical sights, residents can enjoy a great life here in the district.

Education also plays a major part in family life and West Berkshire offers a great choice of primary and secondary schools all across the district. There is also great access to higher education, with Newbury College offering undergraduate courses, and the prominent Reading University and Oxford University within easy commuting distance too. As people seek more work life balance, the district offers great assets for both businesses and residents alike.

Business Friendly Council

Whether you are looking to establish a business within West Berkshire or relocate to the area, we are here to support. Contact our team today to make an enquiry.