Hertfordshire is a large county in South-East England whose southern border is just 12 miles from the centre of London. The county provides a great quality of life to residents and visitors. The largest town is Watford, situated within the M25 motorway and has a thriving shopping centre and business parks. Other large, historic towns include St Albans, Bishop's Stortford, Hitchin and Hertford. Mature “new” towns include Letchworth and Welwyn Garden City.
Hertfordshire has a strong diverse economy with particularly important sectors in pharmaceuticals, space technology, high value engineering, financial services, telecommunications, film, media and creative industries. Employment and skills levels are high with over half of Hertfordshire’s workforce employed in knowledge based industries.
Hertfordshire is well connected nationally and internationally with four national motorways, three neighbouring international airports and two main line rail routes.