Before the 19th century, the county of Middlesex was largely agricultural land and it provided goods to neighbouring London. However, as the capitals sprawl developed, it became another urbanised suburb of the UK's biggest city.
When railway lines emerged, Middlesex, taking in areas such as Enfield, Wembley and Tottenham, became home to the working class who commuted into the city to work. New industries came to the district thanks to its proximity to London, which in turn provided further employment opportunities and an increase in population because of it.
While it is now part of Greater London, Middlesex also stretches out west to areas such as Uxbridge and Staines, on the Thames, which have a definite feel of being towns in their own right.
Recruitment agencies are able to direct their search for staff in the county to a wider area, thanks to easy transport links from London and the rest of the Home Counties. Large employers such as Heathrow Airport are close by, as well as Middlesex University campuses, and major players across many industries which reap the benefits of being close to London while not having to pay inner city prices " such as Sky and Johnson and Johnson.