Alok Sharma MP opens new Three UK HQ in Reading

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Three UK, which last year moved its central office to Reading’s Green Park, has welcomed Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP to officially open the new building.

CEO Robert Finnegan greeted Mr Sharma and showed him around the new building which has brought together colleagues from Maidenhead and Reading in one place for the first time.

Located in the Green Park business centre, the 117,000 square foot building has been home to Three employees for a number of months.

The ‘green’ credentials of the office also align with Three’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and reach its target to become net zero by 2040.

Robert and Mr Sharma discussed Three’s investment in Reading and the training and skills development of its employees – from the 3,000 online learning modules taken over the past year, to more than 200 mentors helping colleagues develop their careers.

Robert Finnegan, CEO, Three UK said: “While we have had colleagues working here for a number of months, it was great to be able to welcome local MP Alok Sharma to officially open our Green Park HQ.

“We are really excited about this next chapter for our business, and the relocation of our central office to a building that was built with sustainability in mind.”

As part of the move, employees are encouraged and empowered to take a hybrid approach to office and home working, and to see the office as a hub they can use in combination with home working, rather than a place to work five days a week.

Mark Redmond, Three’s Chief People Officer, added: “We have looked hard to find a place that fits the type of organisation we are today, but also one that will suit us as we grow over the coming years.

“Since employees started coming into the office, we have had great feedback. The new hybrid approach to working has been embraced with colleagues gathering in person less frequently, but with more purpose.”

Alok Sharma MP said: “I am delighted that Three is committed to becoming net zero by 2040. It is vitally important that all businesses step up and look to reduce their carbon footprints on the route to a net zero future.”

The new office comes as Three continues its multibillion pound investment in the UK’s 4G and 5G network. As the 5G leader, Three now reaches more than 54 per cent of the UK’s population, covering 400 locations with more than 3,000 sites.

Three launched in 2003 as the UK’s first 3G only network. Today Three is a connectivity company that connects people to people, people to things and things to things and has 9.7 million customers.

Its network today covers 99 per cent of the UK population and carries 28 per cent of the UK’s mobile data traffic.

Three UK is part of the CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd group of companies which has mobile operations in 11 countries. We employ more than 4,800 people across its offices in Reading and Glasgow and our 311 retail stores.