Reading has grown and continues to grow as a great place to live and start and grow a business whether you are coming from abroad or are more local.
My colleague Angela Shields has developed a service called Kickstart which is specifically tailored to the needs of start-ups.
We provide inward and outward support with foreign lawyers in our expanding association of our firms and international trade organisations.
To meet the challenges of work life balance, which this report says are growing, and to attract and retain the best employees, employers must give careful thought to flexible working.
http://bit.ly/2fnAilS Reading is again 1 of the 2 highest-performing "cities" in the 2016 Good Growth for Cities index when it comes to jobs, health, income, skills and business start-ups. This is from the fifth annual index which measures the performance of 42 of the UK’s largest cities, England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the new Combined Authorities. This result is largely driven by the large number of business start-ups. Reading is, however, beginning to experience the price of success in terms of pressure on housing affordability and work-life balance.