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.

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The Numbers in the South East

£31.94 bn Digital Tech Turnover
38,530 Digital tech business count
215,000 Employment in digital tech
£184,000 Digital tech productivity per worker
Source: Source: Tech Nation Tech Report - 2019

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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.

Recent Acquisitions

  • DataSift acquired by Meltwater

Ecosystem Builders in Reading

Investment Community

  • Business Growth Fund
  • The FSE Group

Key Events

  • Festival of Digital Disruption

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