The fastest-growing town in the country, the entrepreneurial centre of the region, Reading is firmly in the spotlight in 2018.

With the Elizabeth Line (formerly Crossrail) on its way, and major redevelopment of the town-centre, Reading – a city in all but name – is set fair for an exciting five years or more of growth.

Reading Number 1 City is The Business Magazine’s special supplement on the development and success of the conurbation – home to fast-growing companies in sectors from technology to professional services.

Reading comes top, or near the top, in numerous surveys – based on economic and lifestyle factors. It regularly outperforms other business centres across the country, with employment growth and GDP well above the average.

To celebrate Reading and its business opportunities, our special supplement will be published as part of our July/August summer edition.

The Focus is an ideal platform for businesses to champion the strong economy and great services available in Reading.

This is a feature section where your company/organisation can be profiled to a print readership of 22,000, and digital readership of a further 20,400.

The feature section will be read by thousands of company directors, business owners, professionals and support agencies across the Thames Valley. It will be promoted by newsletter and social media, and made available as source material for your website.

PDFs will also be available to advertisers for future promotions.

Reading is one of the top two highest-performing cities in the UK
PwC Good Growth Index
Reading is forecast to be one of the fastest-growing cities over the next three years
EY report, UK region & City Economic Forecast
Reading is 2nd to London in the Prosperity City Index 2017
Barclays UK Prosperity Map