This business centre is situated in a bright modern four-storey building in the heart of the historic market town of Newbury. The town is at the crossroads of southern England, less than an hour from London, Oxford, Bristol and the south coast. From its time as a thriving medieval centre and inland port, this town has always been a centre of bustling commercial activity. It is home to the world headquarters of a leading mobile network operator, the UK headquarters for pharmaceutical, instrumentation, IT, distribution, fancy dress, television and film companies and a local building society. In recent years Newbury has also become a sophisticated cultural centre, with a vibrant arts community. It also has a famous racecourse offering a year-long programme of top-class racing as well as some of the best facilities in Great Britain for events ranging from small meetings to large-scale conferences, dinners and exhibitions.