The Imperial Place centre offers all the facilities of a business park within the thriving town of Borehamwood. This complex has four distinctively designed buildings in pleasant surroundings and houses a combination of local and international companies. It is conveniently close to central London yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle to offer the open space of an established corporate location. The buildings are opposite the Hertsmere Council offices with leisure and retail facilities close at hand as well as excellent transport links. Another neighbour is the Elstree Film Studios. The film industry arrived in Borehamwood in 1914 and proved a magnet for retail and other businesses, creating many jobs. A number of well-known organisations have chosen the town for their UK headquarters, including leading names in human resources and hospitality. Other employers include energy, construction and financial services companies as well as banks and public sector organisations.