BUSINESS leaders came together at Penta Hotel for the monthly First Friday Club (FFC) gathering.

Guests were treated to a festive theme in an effort to push Christmas bookings at the hotel.

A speech was made by Pedro Mendes, the new general manager of Penta Hotel Reading, while former Reading FC player Ady Williams oversaw the event.

Genevieve Touzin from The Breeze FM also spoke about exciting new advertising options on offer to FFC members.

Packages are being offered to businesses at a reduced rate from The Reading Chronicle and The Breeze, as well a discounted offer from Cream Designs.