Marlow lies on the River Thames, five miles west of Maidenhead and 33 miles west of central London. The town of High Wycombe is four miles away, and local recruitment agencies help people find employment over a wide area.
In Marlow itself, jobs in the retail sector are provided by a number of multi-national outlets including Waitrose and Marks and Spencer. Sainsburys operates both a Sainsburys Local and a full Sainsburys supermarket in the town.
Other household names who employ staff in the town centre include Boots the Chemist and Superdrug, Cath Kidston, Bang and Olufsen, Cargo - Homeshop, W H Smith, space.nk apothecary and The White Company.
The field of education also provides a great deal of employment in Marlow with a total of seven schools catering for children aged four to 11 and two major schools for young people aged 11 to 18 - Great Marlow School and Sir William Borlase's Grammar School.
Marlow's economically active community is dominated by senior professionals who make up almost 57 per cent of the working population. This includes managers, senior officials, associate professionals and technical staff. The second largest sector within Marlow's workforce is administrative and secretarial which represents 11.9 per cent of the town's economically active community.