Nearly 60% of Croydon’s workforce have confirmed that they would like to continue to work in the town when looking for their next job.
Croydon’s employees were given the opportunity to provide their opinion of the town in the latest Workplace Survey, delivered by Develop Croydon and Croydon BID.
Those who responded to the survey highlighted that the choice of employer and the easy transport links to London and elsewhere were their main reasons to work in the town, with many also spending their leisure time in the town centre too.
Almost half of the workforce visited Croydon regularly outside of work, with 42% going into the town for the shopping offer and 27% coming in for the nightlife, with BOXPARK one of the main venues listed specifically as a favourite destination.
The changes taking place in Croydon were highlighted as a positive by respondents and when asked ‘what would deliver the most significant impact on Croydon?’ the new Westfield/Hammerson shopping centre topped the list at 36%.
Richard Plant, partner, SHW and Develop Croydon chairman said: ““We are delighted that this survey underlines just how the perception of Croydon is changing for the better with 60% of employees appreciating the positives of working here. As someone who has worked in Croydon for 23 years, and sees the changes happening first hand, it’s no surprise to me, but I am excited to witness the momentum that is building. The Develop Croydon Forum will continue to work with the local authority, Croydon BID and the town’s other key stakeholders to ensure we maintain the momentum of change.”