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Shaping a Thriving Business Quarter

Presented by: Bobby Lonergan - BID Manager Reading UK

Meeting: Thursday, 25th July 2019 from: 7.30am - 9.30am
Venue: Malmaison - 18 -20 Station Road,  Reading, RG1 1JX

Shaping a Thriving Business Quarter: Bobby Lonergan - BID Manager Reading UK

This morning’s talk by Bobby Lonergan focuses on the work to develop the Abbey Quarter – with plans to develop the area around the iconic Abbey Ruins as one of the foremost business quarters in the UK. With important business residents such as SSE, IQVIA, Eriksson, Barclays and Huntswood within the BID area the plan is to unlock the capacity for a commercial quarter that will be the envy of other cities our size.

Come and hear about the first steps toward creating an economic and cultural quarter for the future and let us have your thoughts!

Bobby Lonergan has managed the Central Reading Business Improvement District for seven years, managing two renewals (most recently in February this year). A new Business Improvement District for the Abbey Quarter was also successfully developed and approved at the same time.

Having worked in Reading for most of his career, Bobby is a well-known face around the town having had a long career at the Reading Evening Post, then as Commercial Manager at The Hexagon and Town Hall. As BID manager his focus is firmly on developing strong relationships with the local retail and business community.

The meeting will be held at:

Where: Malmaison - 18 -20 Station Road,  Reading, RG1 1JX
Car Parking: nearest car park is Garrard Street

On: Thursday, 25th July 2019
From: 7.30am - 9.30am

What's on offer: Conversations, Coffee, Croissants (or bacon butties) and short briefing (and information about the benefits this Gold Club may bring to busy business people)

Cost: £12 Members (discount will be automatically deducted at the checkout) to cover refreshments and room contribution.  Non-members £20


Event Properties

Event Date 7:30 am 25-Jul-19
Event End Date 9:30 am 25-Jul-19
Capacity 30
Cut off date 7:00 am 25-Jul-19
Individual Price £20.00
Location Malmaison Reading

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