Ballooning interest

November 12, 2013

Everyone’s interested in moving to the the South West, it seems

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Another month goes by, and another survey lands on our desk telling us that the greatest place to live in the UK is the West of England.

This time, it’s the Telegraph telling us that Bristol is the best city to live in for ‘wealth and happiness’. As the paper tells us, Bristol has now usurped Brighton as our most environmentally sustainable city, and was the only UK destination listed in the Eyewitness Guide’s to Top Ten Cities that came out a couple of years ago.

But it’s not just about Bristol. The whole of the South West is apparently ace, and only this March was voted the place most people would want to live. In fact, thirty percent of respondents to the Primelocation survey plumped for the area, citing its plethora of chocolate-box villages and proximity to the surfy seaside.

SW-eet career moves

Firms in the South West are also seemingly prospering, with a number of attractive vacancies being listed on Professionals in Law.

For example, CMS is currently looking for a Real Estate Disputes Associate. And they’re not alone. Bond Dickinson is in the market for a Real Estate Solicitor and RPC, among other vacancies, is reaching out for a Real Estate Associate. All these vacancies are based in Bristol.

Meanwhile, over in Bath, Withy King is looking for an associate and a senior associate to join its Construction practice.

Princely judgement

In terms of culture, we thought we’d leave the final word to those eggheads at Princeton, who say of the South West:

Traditionally, the South West of England has been well known for producing Cheddar cheese, which originated in the Somerset village of Cheddar, for Devon cream teas, and for cider. It is also well known as the home of the Eden Project, Aardman Animations, the Glastonbury Festival, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, trip hop music and also Cornwall’s surfing beaches.

Cliches perhaps, but rather lovely ones. AB

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