Tamworth, in Staffordshire, is a large market town with a population of approximately 75,000. Located fifteen miles north-east of Birmingham, it is the second largest town in Staffordshire and an important provider of employment for the region.
Historically, Tamworth grew quickly after the war as it accommodated growth of the West Midlands. The town's main industry is fairly diverse, with expertise in areas such as logistics, engineering, clothing, brick, tile and paper manufacturing. The Reliant car company, manufacturer of the much loved three-wheeled Robin model, was also based in Tamworth, providing work in the automotive sector, where it also has expertise.
The M42 motorway runs to the east of Tamworth, and the M6 to the West, providing access to Nottingham (via the M1) and Birmingham respectively. Birmingham Airport and East Midlands Airport also provide international travel networks.