London Workers Find Better Life in Midlands

The Birmingham Post (England), December 13, 2003 | Go to article overview

London Workers Find Better Life in Midlands


London-based support staff are shunning the capital for the Midlands in order to enjoy a better quality of life, according to a Solihull recruitment consultancy. Secretaries, PAs, human resources professionals and administrative staff are heading to Warwickshire and the West Midlands for a better lifestyle and more competitive rates of pay, according to Kate & Co recruitment consultants.

The transformation of parts of Birmingham and Warwickshire together with the soaring costs of property in the capital has made the Midlands an attractive place to work and caused an exodus into the region.

Katie Brown, managing director of Kate & Co, said: 'London continues to be an attractive and exciting prospect for many but the West Midlands and Warwickshire are becoming increasingly popular with support staff.

'The cost of living is cheaper, many of our cities have undergone massive transformations, providing an exciting social life and employers in the local areas are offering competitive rates of pay. This package is helping to attract talented individuals from London and other cities across the UK.

Just as it is vital to attract and retain professionals to sectors such as law, accountancy and property, we need to have the right support staff in place. …

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