Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is widely known as one of the 'Home Counties'. Commuting to and from central London is common, having as it does excellent transport links to the centre of the capital. The county has a population of roughly 1,135,500 people and is a popular place to live due to its proximity to London, attractive countryside, and charming towns and villages.
By all accounts Surrey has a booming service based economy, with strong ties to the capital facilitated by the county's geographical proximity to the capital, as well as the large number of company and organisational headquarters based in the county. In fact, Surrey has the largest number of headquarters based in the county than any other county in the UK. 89.1% of all employment in Surrey is accounted for by the service industry, with 30.4% of that being found in Finance, IT and other business services, a rate much higher than the rest of the country. Such a high rate of employment in the Financial and IT service industry means that 56.7% of the population is a manager, director, senior official or based in a professional occupation.
Companies with headquarters based in Surrey include Nikon, Whirlpool, Canon, Pfizer, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Superdrug, Nestle, Toyota, Toshiba, and Samsung. As such the use of specialist recruitment agencies in the area to find suitably qualified staff is extremely popular. Anyone searching for a job in the area would be advised to utilise the services of a recruitment agency as would any employer advertising an open position.