Great Western Railway (GWR) are sponsoring Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture. GWR is the lead sponsor for the month of  June’s Eat Reading festival, which includes a three day street food festival, the Reading Biscuit Experience and an Audience with Nadiya Hussain.

Jo Elliott, Head of Customer Engagement at GWR, said :”Supporting the communities that we serve, GWR is proud to sponsor ‘Eat Reading’ this summer. As a company that champions independent businesses by stocking over 130 locally sourced products on board our services, we’re excited to celebrate all that Reading has to offer.”Jo Elliott, Head of Customer Engagement

Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services, helping over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year across SouthWales, the Westcountry, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England. GWR is currently seeing the biggest investment in the network since Brunel so they can offer more trains, more seats, and shorter, more frequent journeys and continue the network’s heritage of helping connect more businesses to new and prosperous markets. Through a series of initiatives GWR aim to be a good neighbour to the communities they serve and are committed to making a positive social impact in those regions. Learn how GWR is Building a Greater West at

GWR is a FirstGroup company.