Putney is a district in SW London, which is situated in the Borough of Wandsworth, and the Lord Mayors London Plan cites it as one of thirty-five major centres in Greater London. It is a well-known area in the sporting world as it is home to over twenty rowing clubs, which have produced a medley of national and international award-winning rowers.
The population is around 135,000, and the majority of staff are employed in professional, scientific and technical roles (19.2%), with 13% working in finance and insurance services, 10% in information/communication, and 8% in each of the following sectors: education, human health/social work, and wholesale/retail.
Putney is said to be the ninth richest area in London, with workers in full-time employment receiving an average annual wage of £29,729. Major employers in the district include Russell-Cooke (solicitors) the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Pascal and Watson, Devereux Architects, and Pricerunner/Valueclick.
Recruitment agencies report that the main attractions of working in the area include great transport links, low unemployment and crime rates, and a bustling town centre with a broad range of shops. The local economy has also managed to stay relatively buoyant during the recent economic downturn, making it appealing to new businesses and jobseekers alike.