Ashby de la Zouch Overview Ashby de la Zouch is a market town, with a population of 13,759, according to the 2011 ...
Ashby de la Zouch Overview
Ashby de la Zouch is a market town, with a population of 13,759, according to the 2011 census, in Leicestershire, England. The town is situated close to the Derbyshire border, approximately 11½ miles south of the nearest city, Derby. Ashby lies at the end of the M42. It's a 20-minute drive from the M1 and a similar distance from the nearest railway station, Burton upon Trent. According to Rightmove, the average property price in Ashby de la Zouch is £253,715, approximately 12% higher than the national average.
Ashby de la Zouch Job Opportunities
Ashby de la Zouch originally rose to prominence as a centre for leather tanning. It was known for some time as a prosperous spa town. More recently, major employers included United Biscuits, East Midlands Airport and DHL. This lead to a proliferation of operations and logistics jobs in and around the town. Speaking of logistics jobs Ashby de la Zouch is just a 15-minute drive from Coalville. This is the home of Pall-Ex, the pioneering pallet distribution company founded by Hilary Devey. Other important providers of jobs in Ashby de la Zouch include homebuilders Bloor Holdings and Davidsons Homes. A diverse local economy also provides a selection of engineering jobs and IT jobs.
Ashby de la Zouch Employment Trends
Ashby de la Zouch is situated in the heart of the National Forest. It's an ambitious environmental project, which is transforming the landscape of parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire by trebling the forest cover. Approximately 8 million trees have already been planted, increasing forestry and tourism jobs in Ashby de la Zouch. Together with other important tourist facilities, such as Ashby Castle, Donington Park Race Track and Snibston Discovery Park, the National Forest Project has created and safeguarded hundreds of jobs. It is set to create benefits worth approximately £700 million on completion, which is bound to make the jobs Ashby de la Zouch has to offer much more appealing.