Nottinghamshire is a county situated in the East Midlands region of England, bordering Derbyshire to the west, Leicestershire to the south, Lincolnshire to the East, and South Yorkshire to the north-west. The county town is Nottingham, and other key cities and towns in the region include Mansfield, Newark-on-Trent, West Bridgeford, Worksop, Sutton in Ashfield, and Beeston and Stapleford.
The regions economy was originally based on industries such as manufacturing, lace-making, and coal mining. These days, recruitment agencies report that the areas key employment sectors are diverse, and include accountancy/financial management, public sector administration, marketing/sales management, management consultancy, human resources, retail, youth and social work, and education.
The county is estimated to have more than one million inhabitants, and the average full-time worker receives £27,097 per year. A high proportion of staff are employed by major private sector employers such as, Alliance Boots, E.On UK (utility company), Experian (information solutions), Siemens (Power), Capital One (financial services), BT (telecommunications), Virgin Media (telecommunications), John Lewis (retailer), and Imperial Tobacco (tobacco manufacturer). There are also a number of public sector employers, including Nottinghamshire County and City Councils, Nottingham Trent University, the NHS Trust, HM Revenue and Customs, Land Registry (East and West), and Broxtowe Borough Council.