Trowbridge is the county town of Wiltshire, in south west England, approximately 8 miles from the historic city of Bath in the neighbouring county of Somerset. Trowbridge lies less than 20 miles south of the M4 motorway, accessible via the A350 and A36, which run east and west of the town and the A361, which runs just south of the town centre. Trowbridge railway station provides regular services northbound, to Bath, Bristol and Cardiff and southbound, to Westbury, London and the South Coast.
According to data from the Land Registry, average property prices in Trowbridge range from £104,305 for flats to £261,621 for detached houses. These prices are considerably lower than those in Bath, which is an acceptably short train journey away for commuters.
Trowbridge Job Opportunities
Traditionally, Trowbridge was a prosperous regional centre for woollen cloth production and, more recently, the home of Bowyers and Ushers Brewery. Despite the demise of these industries, Trowbridge remains a thriving market town with a favourable infrastructure and a high level of industry. Major employers in and around the town include Acheson & Acheson, Danone Nutricia and Hitachi Capital, to name but a few. Typically there are healthcare jobs, sales jobs and roles in many other sectors, available in Trowbridge.
Trowbridge Employment Trends
According to the Wiltshire Times, the number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance or Universal Credit in the county in July, 2015 was 31% lower than the previous year.
The recent regeneration of Trowbridge town centre has included a cinema, hotel and restaurant in St. Stephen's Place and the Shires Gateway development. The latter development, which is home to household names such as Argos, Asda and Boots, was designed specifically to address the lack of retail floor space in the town centre and increase the attractiveness of Trowbridge for future inward investment.