Slough is Thames Valley town of the year

Community Projects  |  11 May 2018

Slough has been awarded Town of the Year at the Thames Valley Property Awards, beating Bracknell and Oxford.

The award is part of the annual Thames Valley Property Awards, run by The Business Magazine, which celebrates the best of business and property innovation in the region.

The awards celebration evening was held on Thursday 3 May at Ascot Racecourse.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “I’m delighted Slough has won this prestigious award.

“This recognises the incredible investment that has been made, and continues to be made, in our town; the new homes and offices, the infrastructure improvements, the new and improved school buildings, The Curve, Arbour Park, the new and improved leisure facilities and open spaces and innovative and forward thinking partnerships.

“Slough is the youngest, most diverse and most productive place in the UK and, just last month, we were named the second most connected small city and the eighth most business-friendly small city in the whole of Europe.

“In October we were named best place to work in the UK by Glassdoor and with huge new developments coming on stream at the old TVU site, the town centre and Future Works and two major hotels on the old library site we are looking forward to improving our offer over the year ahead and to having an even more impressive future.

“Slough is a working town and the council and our partners are working hard together to ensure our future is bright for our residents and local businesses alike.”

Simon Hall, economic development manager, said: “Our partnerships with businesses such as Landid, Ashby, Segro, U&I, and Slough Urban Renewal are key to the town’s present and future and it is these strong relationships mean we share the effort and obviously share this success!”