Reading is expected to out perform most of the country in terms of growth in the coming years.

A recent economic forecast by EY Economics for Business, a part of Ernst & Young which provides analysis for businesses says Reading will grow faster than London in the next three years.

Richard Baker, EY’s Managing Partner across the Thames Valley & South Coast said: “Reading and the Thames Valley are expected to outperform the rest of the UK.

“Whilst Southampton and the South Coast fall slightly behind, having suffered from the loss of automotive manufacturing and pressure on defence spending.”