About Telford Town
Telford sits in the beautiful county of Shropshire in the heart of the UK
The town is just 30 miles (40 minutes) west of Birmingham on the M54 motorway and all business locations in Telford are within ten minutes of the motorway providing direct access to the national road network, as well as train and freight services and links to nearby airports and ports. Two thirds of the UK’s population is within four hours travel time and as a result Telford is an attractive area for ambitious business from all over the world.
Designated as a New Town in 1963 to stimulate economic growth and provide new housing for the West Midlands, the area was expanded in 1968 and renamed Telford, after the famous civil engineer Thomas Telford. The new town area is now the ‘Telford’ part of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.
Telford has enjoyed natural growth and in-migration, rising from 75,000 in 1963 to 171,000 today with a younger profile than the regional and national average.
Telford continues to be an important regional growth centre and it is predicted that the population will rise to around 200,000 over the next two decades. This will make Telford larger than cities like Newcastle, York and Oxford are today. This step-change in the growth and development of Telford is going to open many new and diverse opportunities for individuals and businesses.
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