the business community
partnership for Reading

Business Membership

Our Members

Our members come from a variety of sectors, and include businesses such as: Brand786, Bottomline Technologies, Broad Street Mall, CBS Office Interiors, Gateley Plc, Green Park, Hilton, Kyocera Document Solutions, Novotel, Olswang, Oracle Corporation, PepsiCo, QuintilesIMS, Reading Transport, Thames Water, The Oracle, VISA Europe and Wipro.

We are widely respected and utilised by local businesses for our unique knowledge, information, advice and expertise as a way to help the local community.  Our activities are based on in-kind support, helping charities with your skills, time and resources as well as reciprocal benefit relationships such as sponsorship.

Why should your business join Connect Reading?

  • Be part of a network of innovative partners working together to help their local community
  • Increase employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Gain stronger local brand recognition and value
  • Attract and retain talent
  • Demonstrate positive leadership
  • Manage and reduce risk through effective stakeholder engagement
  • Save costs and reduce environmental impact by donating redundant resources
  • rather than sending them to landfill
  • Develop new business relationships
  • Demonstrate more value for your community investment activties through structured programmes within proven outcomes
  • Access personalised advice, information and guidance on ways to help the community

As a business member of Connect Reading you can:

  • Offer employee development opportunities through volunteering and in-kind support for projects
  • Receive consultancy advice on developing local corporate social responsibility and sustainability plans
  • Utilise our brokerage system for donating redundant resource
  • Take advantage of free team challenges worth up to £934* (includes matching, brokerage, support and PR arrangements)
  • Be informed, network, exchange ideas and hear best practice at our forums and events
  • Receive exclusive communications relating to local initiatives, events, and voluntary & community projects 
  • Utilise our brokerage system for donating redundant resources
  • Use Connect Reading’s member endorsement logo on your website and other suitable literature
  • Be promoted in our communications and publications with other members, external stakeholders and the general public through our social media channels
  • Have access to, understand, debate and influence the decision-making process concerning key business issues through Connect Reading’s board place on the Local Strategic Partnership
  • ppromote your companies values to customers, staff and shareholders through action and projects in the local community 

*The number of free team challenges relates to the subscription type

Email us today at for moe information or call us to arrange a meeting to discuss how we can work together - 0118 9591236.


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