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As an office refurbishment company with our Head Office in Salfords, Surrey, we are neighbours to a multitude of successful multinational companies with their headquarters in this beautiful county. So for our first instalment of our #LoveSurrey Twitter campaign, we explore discover the facts and figures of this 'powerhouse' economy.

Key facts highlighted in #LoveSurrey:

  • With a resident population of 1.1 million, Surrey is the third most populated and the most densely populated county inh the South East.
  • Surrey's GVA was worth £26.5bn in 2007, its economy being almost equivalent, in GVA terms, to that of Birmingham and Liverpool (England's Second and third largest cities by population) combined.
  • Surrey is home to an estimated 61,600 workplaces, of which around 53,000 are VAT or PAYE registered enterprises.
  • The vast majority of Surrey's businesses (88%) are micro businesses employing less than 10 people and 81% employing fewer than five staff.
  • Surrey has high quality green and open spaces and has 12 Green Flag Award sites (the national standard for parks and open spaces).
  • Surrey is said to have the highest number of millionaires in the UK.

Source: Surrey Local Economic Assessment, December 2010 and Wikipedia.