The county of Buckinghamshire takes its name from the Anglo Saxon for "the district of Bucca's home", although the county itself has existed since it was subdivided from Wessex in the 12th century. It has an estimated population of around 756,600 and an area of 1,874 square kilometres.
Buckinghamshire has the highest GDP per person in the country outside of inner London. It came first in the list of counties in England in terms of exam results, life expectancy and quality of life in a Halifax survey (2008).
The area comes top of all county councils in England in terms of employment for software and media sector jobs. Recruitment agencies will be able to connect jobseekers and employers in this sector, and also for other industries in the county. The county has one of the strongest labour markets in the country, with an economic activity rate of 83.6% (the fifth highest of all county councils in England).
A number of major businesses have their head offices in Buckinghamshire. These headquarters employ significant numbers of staff and include Argos, Homebase, InterContinental Hotel Group, GE Healthcare, Ercol, Harrison and Sons, Amersham plc, The Perfume Shop, Rank Hovis McDougall and the RWS Group.