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MULTI-BILLION pound commu- nications company Nokia has opened new offices in West Berk- shire. The Finnish company has relo- cated around 250 staff to Arlington Business Park in Theale. Employees have been moved from Newbury, Swindon and Fleet into the 30,000sq ft offices and will work in roles including administra- tion, software design, customer support and sales. Nokia said that it chose Theale because of its location and excel- lent transport links and airport access, with many of its customers located within easy reach. The new offices were opened by Finnish ambassador to the UK Päivi Luostarinen at a ceremony on Monday, February 19. Nokia UK and Ireland chief exec- utive Cormac Whelan said: “We’re delighted to be opening the new flagship facility and, in particular, about what this means for Nokia as a business. “More centrally located to our

Finnish ambassador to the UK Päivi Luostarinen cuts the ribbon watched by Nokia chief executive Cormac Whelan

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UK customer base, the new offices will not only form the strategic epicentre for regional activity, but allow us to expand our capacity to

showcase a broad portfolio of tech- nology and solutions in a collabora- tive environment.” Commercial real estate investor

and developer Praxis has let 33,000 sq ft of its Hive campus at Arlington Business Park in Theale to the Finnish company.

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