In the 2016 Good Growth for Cities Index Coventry was declared the eight best city in the UK to live, work and do business.
The city has improved from its previous ranking when it finished in tenth place, which was still an impressive finish. Coventry has now established itself as one of the best places to live, work and play.
The Index was put together by the professional services firm PwC and the think-tank Demos, and measured 42 of the UK’s largest urban areas.
The criteria measured by the study covered jobs, skills, transport, income, health, work-life balance, new businesses per head and house prices to earnings. Coventry even scored better than Birmingham and Leicester and was above the UK average in terms of jobs, transport, health and new businesses per head.
Ian Stringer, Regional Director at real estate adviser GVA – and part of the Friargate team – said: “This report is proof of what we’ve been saying in the industry for some time. Cities like London are getting too expensive for people to maintain a decent standard of living. Businesses, as well as families, are looking to regional cities for a better, more affordable way to live.
“Coventry is one of the main beneficiaries of this trend as the city has fantastic access to London and Birmingham and is at the very heart of the country.”
To read the full report, visit: www.pwc.co.uk/industries/government-public-sector/good-growth.html