Our London executive search and recruitment office serves clients and candidates in Watford, Hitchin, Stevenage and right across Hertfordshire.
Watford has a proud industrial heritage, but the decline of the printing sector and traditional manufacturing in the 1970’s and 80’s compelled the local business community to adapt. Since the turn of the millennium, Watford has benefited from significant inward investment, both within the town centre and commercial districts on the periphery, which now host a diverse mix of pharmaceutical, health sciences, digital media and manufacturing firms.
With property prices typically well below London rates, Watford is an important commuter town for the capital. Yet with excellent transport links plus a highly-skilled workforce, the town does its best to compete with neighbours – and Watford hosts the headquarters of many high profile companies, including wholesaling giant Costco, Majestic wine merchants, pub and hotel chain Wetherspoons, and Camelot, the company behind the Lottery.
Despite global economic uncertainties, Watford looks to have a bright future. Home to around 3,500 businesses and boasting an impressive start-up success rate, the town’s increasingly diverse economy is driving the regeneration of old brownfield sites, and the newly developed commercial spaces are being rapidly filled by the next generation of high-growth firms – helping to confirm Watford’s position as a thriving commercial hub.
Stone Executive headhunters work closely with employers and candidates across all commercial sectors and functional practices, helping employers in and around Watford to recruit talented senior managers and high-profile executives.
To learn more about our Watford executive search and recruitment services, call our team on 020 7127 4322.