01923 442442 Enabling your business to grow

Inward Investment

Locating your business to Watford and Hertsmere

The Inward Investment team at Watford and West Herts Chamber Of Commerce is on hand to help businesses with every aspect of their relocation.

Our vision is to highlight Watford, West Herts and Hertsmere as outstanding business destinations on both a national and international platform. By working in close partnership with Watford Borough Council and Hertsmere Borough Council, and through our extensive knowledge and experience of working with companies and individuals of all sizes and from any sector, our Chamber are able to offer a service which is fully comprehensive making relocating or starting up in the area seamless. 

Our Inward Investment team can assist in a number of areas including;

  • Finding the ideal location, premises and a suitable structure for your business
  • Options for funding the operation
  • Help organising Market Research to identify and evaluate your key potential customers and suppliers
  • Advice on employment issues and payroll
  • Routes and contacts into local universities and research centres with regard to collaborative R&D and work placements
  • Access to the further business support services operating in the region e.g. start-up initiatives, international trade and training programmes
  • Access to a network of other professional contacts

As specialist advisers to growing businesses, our team are dedicated to helping you and your business to become successful. You and your company will be guided through the maze of ever-changing legislation and decision-making, giving you more time to concentrate on establishing, growing and sustaining your business.

Watford For You has been set up as a catalyst to drive Inward Investment to the area. Through this link you will be able to find out exactly why Watford is a prime location, as well as access vital help and guidance to help your business in Watford. 

The last event - "Watford: Going for Growth" and "Shakin' It Up" took place on the 6 March 2013, view the video through this link.  The next event - "Watford: Going For Growth "THE EXPO" is being planned for Friday 13 June 2014.  Further information will be published closer to the time, but if this is something you are interested in, please get it touch!

Hertsmere Connect is now available to businesses wanting to start up, locate or relocate to Borehamwood, Elstree, Potters Bar and across the Hertsmere Borough Council area. 


For more information on Inward Investment, please contact our Team:

Andrew Gibson, Inward Investment (Watford)
Tel: 01923 278395
Email: andrew.gibson@watford.gov.uk             


Sharon King, Inward Investment Manager (Hertsmere)
Tel: 01923 442442
Email: sharon@watford-chamber.co.uk
Website: Hertsmere Connect