Why Leeds is the best place for professionals to live and work


From the plethora of businesses it hosts to the range of networking opportunities available, Leeds is a fantastic place for professionals to live and work. Here we list some reasons why we believe that Leeds tops all other UK cities.

1. Leeds is one of the major hubs outside of London
Leeds has long been the main Yorkshire business centre, but it's now becoming known as one of the major hubs outside of the capital. In fact, Leeds accounts for an impressive 4% of the UK's economic output and is said to be the UK's main financial centre outside of London. Perfect for those starting a business or those joining one of the growing number of companies based in Leeds.

2. You'd be in brilliant company
An increasing number of the UK's top companies are choosing to set up offices in Leeds. In addition to huge UK financial players such as HSBC and Yorkshire Bank, more than two hundred law firms have chosen to base their offices right in the city. Leeds is also fast becoming a favoured home for tech companies: we now have the fourth largest digital tech sector in the UK. Offices to rent in Leeds have never been such hot property.

3. There's an abundance of fresh talent
As a city, Leeds is very lucky to have access to Leeds Business School. The school is part of the University of Leeds and has been awarded various honours and accreditations. It has also been placed in the top 1% of all business schools globally. This is great news for businesses in the city as it means they have access to a valuable resource of highly trained new graduates.

4. The best networking opportunities
Networking in Leeds is difficult to beat. There's a fantastic networking culture in the city with organisations such as the Yorkshire Mafia, Forward Ladies, Leeds Professionals and Growth Yorkshire all hosting regular events.

5. It is an incredibly accessible city
Visit Leeds describes Leeds as "one of the country's most accessible cities." They city has excellent travel links by rail, air and road. London, Manchester and Edinburgh are all very easy to get to by rail. By road, the city sits right at the junction of the M1 and M62, giving it a very desirable position.

6. It is a fantastic city to live in
Professionals love to live here. The city regularly charts highly as one of the best places to live based on happiness, cost of living and employment. It is no secret that the happier you are the more productive you will be at work.

Interested in living in Leeds? We have a fantastic range of Professional properties available. See our full listing by clicking here or call our dedicated Professional team on 0113 320 2000.





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