The chief executive of Slough Borough Council, Josie Wragg, has described the town as ‘small in size, but big on ambition and potential’ after it retained the top spot in the Glassdoor 25 Best UK Towns & Cities to Work In ranking for 2018.

The list is compiled by ranking UK towns and cities with the highest Glassdoor score.

Towns and cities are judged on three equally weighted categories: how easy it is to get a job (hiring opportunity), how affordable it is to live there (cost of living), and how satisfied employees are working there (overall job satisfaction).

Slough has topped the rankings once again this year due to its high number of jobs compared to the local population and relatively high average salaries when compared to living costs in the area.

The council’s Chief Executive said:  “We are thrilled to be named the best UK town to work in for the second year running. We’re incredibly proud of our town and the talented and diverse workforce that is shaping our future.”

Leader of the council, Cllr James Swindlehurst described the town as an ‘economic success story’ and said that the arrival of the third runway at Heathrow would make the town a more attractive place to work.