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, Borehamwood, 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 mainline rail routes.