TRS in Telford

Our head office is based in Telford.

Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin, and is located within the county of Shropshire, England. Telford is approximately 13 miles east of Shrewsbury and is approximately 30 miles west of Birmingham.
With a population of approximately 162,300, Telford is the largest town in Shropshire and is one of the fastest growing in the United Kingdom.

Telford is named after the famous civil engineer, Thomas Telford.
The town was built in the 1960s and 1970s as a new town on previously industrial and argicultural land. Small settlements such as Wellington, Dawley, Madeley and Oakengates were merged to create Telford.

Telford now includes Ironbridge Gorge, a scenic tourist and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The town advertises itself as “The Birthplace of Industry” – due to its proximity to Coalbrookdale and other places in the Ironbridge Gorge area, which are internationally recognised as being important to the industrial revolution.

The river severn flows along its southernmost boundary.

The TRS Management Team

The TRS Management Team

Telford is situated at the terminus of the M54 motorway, which was completed in 1983. The M54 is a spur of the M6 motorway linking the town with Wolverhampton and the rest of the West Midlands. Telford is also connected via the A5 road between Shrewsbury and Cannock. Three railway stations are situated in Telford, comprimising of Oakengates, Wellington and Telford Central. The stations are on the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury line.
In 1976, Halesfield Industrial Estate was founded on the south-eastern edge of the town. Other large estates followed in 1973 with Stafford Park, just east of the town centre. In 1979 Hortonwood was also created.The borough is divided into 28 parishes and are grouped into three areas; Telford, Newport and Rural. For the council itself there is a system of wards to elect councillors.

In total, half a million square metres of factory space were provided between 1969 and 1983. This made Telford a very attractive investment area.

By 1976, Telford has begun to recruit industry from the USA, Europe and Japan. These foreign firms required large factories and had opted for the Stafford Park site. By 1983 over 2,000 jobs in Telford were provided by around 40 foreign companies. In contrast to the rest of the West Midlands at the time, the new companies focused on high-technology industries rather than the heavy and metal-finishing industries. The service industry also began to prosper and attracted several large IT services companies, including EDS (who support the MOD contract from the Euston Park site, as well as a vast array of clients across the world) Capgemini and Fujitsu employ a significant number of staff in the area, mainly supporting their governmental client, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The expansion ot these job sectors provided a great asset to Telford’s economic recovery after 1992. By August 2007, the success story of Telford’s economy had seen unemployment shrink to 3.3% – a fraction of its peak 15 years earlier.

To this day, Telford remains a vibrant place to live and work.

 

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