Huawei continues UK investment with opening of Reading HQ
Huawei has opened its new UK Headquarters at 300 South Oak Way, Green Park, Reading. The move reaffirms the company’s long-term commitment to the UK and is the first significant milestone in the company’s pledge to invest £1.3 billion into the economy over a five year period. The new 140,000 sq ft office complex will house Huawei’s main UK operation and will help meet the future needs of the company’s growing workforce.
Since Huawei opened its first office in the UK in 2001, it has been deploying the latest in customer centric technologies and solutions to the UK. The move to Green Park follows the announcement in September 2012 that the company would make investments of £650 million and spend a further £650 million on procurement in the UK over the next five years.
Mark Hoban, UK Government Employment Minister, speaking at the opening said: “This is a significant investment in the UK, which shows that we are open for business. This Government is committed to doing all that we can to help people achieve their aspiration of looking after themselves and their families, and this investment will bring a welcome jobs boost for the region.”
Cathy Meng, Executive Director of the Board and Chief Financial Officer, Huawei Technologies said at the ceremony, “Today’s move marks the beginning of an exciting new period of development for Huawei UK. The UK is an innovation hub and is already playing a key role in the global digital economy. Huawei is grateful to all of our customers and partners, as well as the British Government, for their continued trust and support. We are greatly encouraged by the British government’s positive approach towards overseas investment and we are on-track to fulfill our long-term commitment to the UK.”