Watford is a thriving town on the North West side of Greater London. It benefits from the closeness to the City, yet without the high rents, its proximity to the M25 and the M11 and good rail links from Watford Junction. It’s therefore unsurprising that national and international businesses choose the area to house their London bases and head offices.
On 1 April 2016, Watford launched Watford Business Improvement District, a five-year plan with the aim of bringing additional investment into the town. As part of the plan, there are ambitious plans for major improvement projects, including the renovation of all the town’s car parks, the introduction of free WiFi, and the complete rebuild of Charter Place which will include a new cinema complex as well as shops and restaurants. And one of the biggest improvements will be the Croxley rail link, an extension of the Metropolitan tube line to Watford Junction.
All of these improvements will attract even more companies and investment. With the future of the town looking so bright, we take a look at some of the famous companies that bring invaluable jobs and business to Watford.
The company behind the Lottery, Camelot organises the selling of tickets to raise funds for good causes.
Wetherspoons has had its HQ in Watford since 1994. With over 900 pubs and nearly 50 hotels in the UK and Ireland serviced by 37,000 members of staff, the company has come a long way since its founder opened his first pub back in 1979.
The famous retailer of goods and clothing for parents and young children, Mothercare, which also owns the Early Learning Centre, runs its global business from its headquarters.
Wine merchants Majestic supports all its staff and more than 200 stores, as well as online sales, from its head office in Watford.
Costco is a membership warehouse club offering members discounts on a range of goods. The Watford UK Head Office is the base for its buyers, HR and marketing.
Not quite a global brand… yet! Our Watford serviced apartments are in the centre of the city, offering accommodation for business people and contract staff who need to be in the town for work, or families needing a place to live whilst repair or renovation work is carried out on their home. Guests can take advantage of a dedicated parking space for each apartment; the tube station is a 25-minute walk and Watford Junction mainline station is around a 10-minute walk.