February 04 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Norwich voted the happiest city to work in UK

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Norwich has been voted the top city for work happiness, according to a survey by business psychology experts OPP. Ten cities were selected by UK workers for the poll, with Norwich being voted number one for its “strong local identity” and “strong sense of community."

Liverpool was voted second, with workers stating that it offers “friendly, collaborative, supportive people”, whilst Birmingham came in at number three for its “huge sense of optimism.”

JobLogic director, James Whatmore, whose company is based in Birmingham, said that the city is “big enough to have the job opportunities, infrastructure and lifestyle of a major city,” but small enough to be friendly and down-to-earth.

Independent

Brighton was voted the fourth happiest city to work in, with workers stating that companies do not expect their employees to work overtime without being compensated, and that most facilities are within walking distance, making commuting much easier.

Plymouth came in number five, being described as a “fabulous location” that is great to work in “without the intensity and fast pace” of larger cities.

In sixth place was Sheffield, which earned its spot due to the high number of independent businesses located in the city. Ruth Günay, co-owner of a Turkish restaurant in the city, said that the number of independent businesses “makes people happier” as they are pursuing their personal ambitions.

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Nottingham also made the top ten, earning seventh place for its selection of independent bars and restaurants. Impression director, Aaron Dicks, whose digital marketing agency is based in Nottingham, described the city as an “exciting place” for creative businesses.

Manchester and Southampton came in eighth and ninth place respectively for their strong community spirit.

Bristol was voted the tenth happiest city to work in, with workers praising the city for its green space, friendly community and selection of independent shops. 

Claire Payne

Claire Payne is a journalism graduate and News Writer for LSBF. She writes about SMEs, education and careers, entrepreneurship, women in business, and sustainability.

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