The UK 2019 Digital Technology Census found that Reading has the third largest number of tech companies, behind only Manchester and London. Being close to London means it has exceptional transport and infrastructure yet is not nearly as expensive. Within easy reach of Heathrow many major digital tech multinationals including Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Huawei, Vodafone and Cisco Systems have offices in the area.Find Job in Reading
The Numbers in the South East
What people are saying..
Tim SmithCEO - Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
A new wave of world-leading tech firms (such as CloudFactory and Splunk) have made Reading their UK-base in recent years and a diverse crop of home-grown innovative start-ups and scale-ups (such as Ecrebo and VirtualStock) are flourishing.
Rochard PurseyCEO - Safetonet
Our Reading location has helped us to develop crucial partnerships with the likes of Reading University, Cisco & EY. Thanks to the high-speed rail network, we have access to all corners of the country while avoiding London’s high rent prices, freeing up more money for development.
Companies from Reading
With over 12,000 digital tech companies in the Reading area, covering a range of sectors including AI and Data, ECommerce, Cyber, Gaming, IoT, MedTech and Fintech, it is easy to see why its become an attractive destination for tech companies. Companies to look out for include Altitude Angel, Kymria, Process Vision, Osokey, Fortinet and Ignite Data.
- DataSift acquired by Meltwater
Ecosystem Builders in Reading
- Business Growth Fund
- The FSE Group
- Festival of Digital Disruption