Located in the West Midlands, Worcestershire is surrounded by the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. Worcester is the cathedral city and has the largest population in the county.
As the Vale of Evesham in the south benefits from exceptionally fertile soil, fruit and vegetables are produced here. Other industries and services include retail, social care, engineering and construction. Among the top employers in the area are Argos, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Ringway, Speller Metcalfe and Worcester Bosch.
The towns of Redditch, Kidderminster and Bromsgrove are satellite towns of nearby Birmingham and market towns include Malvern, Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Upton-upon-Severn.