The town of Ashford is located in Kent, south-east England, and had a population of 117,956 in the 2011 Census. Situated off the M20 motorway, around 50 miles from the M25, Ashford has a Eurostar rail link via Ashford International railway station - giving access to fast rail travel to France and beyond.
Given its location and excellent transportation links, Ashford has a thriving economy, and is known to be the fastest-growing town in the county of Kent - with major developments planned in coming years. Given this growth, quality recruitment agencies in the area are in high demand - helping employers and candidates alike to navigate the hiring process - whether they are interested in permanent, temporary or contract employment. If you are looking for a recruitment agency in the Ashford area, then this page is a simple way to find a firm with the type of expertise that you require - simply use the search bar below.
In April 2013, Ashford had an unemployment rate of just 2.8% - considerably lower than the UK average of 3.8%. Given its proximity to London, and fast rail link to St. Pancras station via HS1, Ashford is reasonably popular with commuters - bolstering its economy.
Ashford's spectrum of industry is fairly balanced according to national averages - with Construction a key stand-out sector according to the 2011 Census. The Construction Industry was responsible for 10.3% (5,930) of jobs in the area in that year - 2.6% above the average for England and Wales.
Major employers in Ashford include the food production company Brakes, COTY UK (cosmetics manufacturer) and Givaudan (flavours and fragrances manufacturer). The Ashford Designer Outlet is another major recruiting force in the area - employing around 600 people in the Retail Industry.