Just 30 miles west of London , the town of Bracknell in Berkshire is home to technology-based firms, like its neighbour Reading.
Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Panasonic, Siemens and Fujitsu are just some of the high-tech businesses attracted to this town, thanks to its close proximity to the Thames Valley and the M4 corridor.
Waitrose's head office is also at home in Bracknell and BMW's HQ often advertises for staff through recruitment agencies. Many firms are based in the town's three industrial estates.
Its history in manufacturing has died out since the Eighties, which once flourished thanks to the likes of British Aerospace, Thomas Lawrence Brickworks and Cliffords Dairy. The Met Office contributed to the area's employment until 2013, when it moved to Exeter.
The Employment rate in Bracknell is higher than the national average at 83.5%, while it also has a higher than average number of professionals and senior workers, and is almost in line with the national average for the highest level of educated residents (NVQ 4 equivalent or above). The average weekly wage is £573, well above the UK average.
As well as growth in the IT sector in the town itself, residents have the benefit of being close to other commercial centres, such as Slough, Reading and Maidenhead, tourist spots such as Windsor, and, of course, easy commuting distance to London.