The Thames Valley Park business centre is in a prestigious, modern 200-acre business park and nature reserve idyllically positioned close to the south bank of the River Thames on the east side of Reading. The city has a significant historical involvement in the information technology industry and this attractive and highly sought-after location is home to an impressive array of well-known information technology companies. It is the UK headquarters for a world-leading software giant as well as a number of other household names providing infrastructure services, consulting, e-commerce and computer hardware. Other major businesses based here work in industries ranging from energy to financial services. Close to junction 10 of the M4 motorway, the park is easily accessible by road with a free shuttle bus service to the city's business centre and station, both of which can also be reached by taking a peaceful 15-minute walk along the river.