The boss of an expanding Harlow firm has said a key reason for it being one of the strongest areas for business growth in the UK is its location.
Research by Experian, commissioned by the BBC, has shown the Essex town had the biggest business growth rates between July 2010 and February 2012.
In that time the number of businesses grew by 478, the 6.2% average yearly increase being the highest in the UK.
Ross Curtis, of Objects In Glass, said: “I can’t imagine a better place to be.”
He added: “Obviously you’ve got the benefits of London being close by, but it’s a cheaper place to set up near that big market.
“The business networking is fantastic, if you need to get something made you generally can in Harlow.
“Everything seems to be close by and it’s just an easy place to do businesses.”
According to the Experian research, the number of businesses in the town increased from 3,782 to 4,260 between 2010 and 2012.
It also saw a 23.5% increase in the number of business start-ups.