Ultima, one of Reading’s biggest businesses has opened it’s new £18 million state of the art HQ in Reading.
Owner Max McNeill says that the new move has created 50 new jobs and doubled the number of apprentices the company takes on from 20 to 40.
The headquarters are part of a larger technology park that the Max has created to ensure the town becomes a hub for technology excellence. The new building provides a fresh and exciting environment to work from, including breakout areas and the latest mod cons to enable staff to collaborate and be creative – as well as a refined and high tech setting for meetings and workshops with our partners.
Equipped with the latest technology to help us improve ways of working and productivity, as well as enjoyment in the workplace, our HQ is designed to the latest office specifications using Ultima’s own Modern WorkSpace, Modern Data Centre and Assurance and Compliance offerings, helping to show clients how these products work in real life.
Our founder and owner Max McNeill explained the motivation for the investment, ‘With Crossrail coming to Reading I believe it’s a great opportunity for us. Manor Park was the old Thames Water HQ and over the past two years we have invested £18m in restoring the building from a shell into a 21st Century, state-of-the art headquarters. We have rented out some of the 40,000sq ft to other technology companies, including Fortinet and Veeam, who previously weren’t based in the town. I’ve lived in the Reading area for 34 years and I have grown to support Reading FC over the years too. Ultima was the first sponsor of the West Stand at the Madejeski Stadium, so being able to contribute to local employment is very important to me and demonstrates our long term commitment to the community.’
With companies like Ultima expanding and taking such a dynamic and positive approach, it looks like Reading is still heading onwards and upwards.
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