Huawei recently celebrated the opening of its new U.K. headquarters in Green Park in Reading.
The move reaffirms Huawei's long-term commitment to the U.K., 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 square foot complex will house Huawei's main U.K. operation, and will help meet the future needs of the company's growing workforce.
Mark Hoban, U.K. Employment Minister, said, "This is a significant investment in the U.K., 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."
Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, said, "I am very pleased Huawei has selected Reading and Green Park as the location of its new headquarters. Green Park is at the heart of the 'M4 corridor', the centre of Britain's Information, Communication, and Technology sectors, it has a highly skilled local workforce with unrivalled transport links. I look forward to working with Huawei as it settles into its new U.K. home."
Cathy Meng, Executive Director of the Board and Chief Financial Officer, Huawei Technologies, said, "Today's move marks the beginning of an exciting new period of development for Huawei U.K.
The U.K. 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 U.K."
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