The historic town of Maidenhead is situated in the county of Berkshire, and its location - only 25 miles from central London - makes it a favourite with workers in London who want more affordable accommodation than that available in the city.
Maidenhead is a vibrant and modern town that has its roots in the times of the Saxons. Maidenhead is right at the centre of England's so-called Silicon Corridor, and its proximity to the M4 makes it a great place to live for those commuting to Reading and Slough for work. Employment opportunities are diverse in Maidenhead and the surrounding area, as several leading pharmaceutical, software and manufacturing companies have a strong presence there.
Average house prices in the town are well above the national average, and that makes it difficult for people on average wages to live in the area. According to statistics from Nomis, less than two percent of the town's population were claiming job seeker's allowance in January of 2013 - nearly half the national average. There are several recruitment agencies based in the areas, and they deal mainly with staff vacancies for senior managers, technicians and clerical work. Maidenhead's highly-skilled workforce makes it one of the UK's leading centres for innovation and 21st century manufacturing processes.