Author: Annie Willmot

Upcoming Event | From the Jobseeker’s Perspective

The pandemic has had a huge impact on many people’s employment status. From the Jobseeker’s Perspective is an event for those looking for work and those supporting jobseekers. We’ll hear from Connect Reading members with experience of career change, bouncing back from redundancy and helping individuals become work-ready. Sessions will include topics such as interview techniques; presenting; […]

Ellis Knight

Ellis Knight are a Berkshire based recruitment agency, supporting exciting local and national organisations with their talent acquisition strategy and providing our candidates with a hand to hold throughout their career. As a company, they pride themselves on their ability to help others and place tremendous emphasis on environmental sustainability, community support, charitable fundraising and […]

Citizens Advice Reading

Citizens Advice Reading provide free, confidential and advice and are open to everyone in the community. Their volunteers are trained to advise on virtually any issue, including: welfare benefits money and credit problems employment consumer rights energy housing neighbourhood disputes education and healthcare immigration and residency queries human rights family and personal issues.

Pierre Fabre

Pierre Fabre take care of life by designing and developing innovative solutions inspired by consumers and patients and contributing to the well-being of everyone from health to beauty.They achieve this by cooperating with health-care professionals, trusted partners worldwide, by drawing relentless inspiration from nature and plants, and by placing pharmaceutical ethics at the very heart […]

Lighting Fires Coaching

Lighting Fires Coaching are a small company of accredited executive and career coaches who all have coaching psychology qualifications from Henley Business School and business experience. Lighting Fires develops individual clients and teams by building self-belief and the courage to fulfil their potential. Empowerment and fresh thinking builds new, more capable leaders.


CH & CO are a group of chefs, nutritionists and people pleasers with a shared passion for food that fuels emotional positivity as well as physical wellbeing. In a world where what we consume is becoming ever faster and more disposable, they are proud to take a more thoughtful, mindful approach to the food experiences […]

Stepping Forward

Stepping Forward work to protect and ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all people who have disabilities. They do this by: Supporting individuals and families affected by disability to access services, recreational activities, education, employment and all forms of learning; Promoting the involvement and participation of individuals and families […]

Reading Rep Theatre

Reading Rep Theatre are Reading’s resident professional theatre. The company combines high-class productions with ground-breaking education and community engagement to help transform Reading and the surrounding area’s cultural landscape. Reading Rep: Produces diverse new voices on the stage. Working with new directors, new playwrights and new practitioners, we present plays from classics to new writing, revivals […]

Reading Advice Network

Reading Advice Network (RAN) is an umbrella organisation that brings together and supports organisations providing the public with Information and Advice, in Reading (Berkshire, UK) and surrounding area. They promote excellence through ensuring their Members achieve quality standards and share their good practice. They signpost those who may need information and offer advice to Members. By working with their Members, as well […]


PACT is dedicated to supporting our families through the lifetime of the adoption journey. They are one of the UK’s leading independent adoption charities, placing children with secure and loving families and supporting them with specialist therapeutic support. They also run community projects supporting vulnerable children and adults facing a range of issues including domestic […]

Nature Nurture

Nature Nurture is an award winning community organisation, enabling people to connect with wild spaces.  They are constantly imagining new and playful ways to deliver on their mission, working across the arts, conservation, wellbeing, heritage, and education sectors to provide interventions for urban dwellers from all backgrounds. They are dedicated to inclusion and focus much […]

Little Heath School

Little Heath School is a voluntary-aided co-educational comprehensive secondary school, located in the Little Heath area of the Reading suburb of Tilehurst, in Berkshire. Although managed by West Berkshire Local Authority, but serves communities in both West Berkshire and Reading. A mixed 11-18 school, it has approximately 1,650 students on roll, with over 300 of […]

Geoffrey Field Junior School

Geoffrey Field Junior School, in South Reading, caters for children aged between seven and eleven. Their motto is “all learning together”.  At Geoffrey Field, they believe everyone – children and adults alike are on a lifelong learning journey that should be challenging and enjoyable and they are committed to ensuring that our children succeed and […]

Brighter Future Project

Brighter Future Project CIC facilitates the provision of support for families and in particular children coming from disadvantaged- backgrounds. It aims to do this by engaging businesses and individuals in few activities, such as, BrightXmas social action or BIND children-safe networking platform. By connecting and bringing individuals, businesses, technology and professionals together, we can provide […]

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