Corby lies to the north of Northamptonshire and is the 11th smallest local authority in the UK, it covers 31 square miles and is situated in the heart of England with excellent road links via the A14 to the M1, M6 and A1, together with a direct passenger rail service to London.  Corby has been named as the fastest growing borough outside of London, with a population (standing at 72,200 in 2019 according to Nomis) which is expected to continue increasing as the borough continues to grow.

The town was at one time known locally as “Little Scotland” due to the large number of Scottish workers who came to Corby for its steelworks. Recently, Corby has undergone a large regeneration process with the opening of Corby railway station and Corby International Pool in 2009 and the Corby Cube building opening in 2010.