People in Slough have not been defeated by the lockdown restrictions.

New research looking into 'enterprising locations' in the UK during lockdown has revealed that the town came out at number 17 in the list - with 388 people in the area for every one business set up.

The data was analysed by the team behind global affiliate network, who used the Free Company Data Product by Companies House to conduct the research.

Companies monitored include only corporate body types regulated by legislation relevant to Companies House, and does not include all business types (such as sole traders).

Droitwich Spa came top with 38 people in the area for every one business set up between March 23 and May 30. Waterloo was second with 158 and Preston third with 229.

Commenting on the study, Michele O’Sullivan, Business Development Director UK at Awin, said: “While the pandemic and ensuing lockdown has proved to be one of the most difficult in history for business, we have still seen a remarkable amount of ingenuity and innovation in this period."