It seems incredible, given the current economic and business climate, that a local councillor would argue against promoting a new financial services offering into the region. This deal clearly has numerous benefits but one stand out reason for this being a ‘no brainer’ is that the local region already has a thriving financial services sector and therefore the skills required to build and sustain an organisation are already here. The competition for these skills aids in driving up salaries and standards of living in the local economy also adding revenue streams into secondary and tertiary markets. The area therefore becomes more attractive and essentially a much stronger hub to help attract skills out of London and Southern regions who are already blessed with having an embarrassment of riches where inward investment is concerned.
Our local region will obviously need to diversify and ensure we invest in a range of sectors but building skills groups and a community around certain sectors promotes a much more long term and sustainable platform that we can rely on.
Interface Recruitment have are a proud Yorkshire focused IT Recruitment Agency in Leeds with a footprint across the region. Whilst we work across a diverse portfolio of clients in numerous sectors, Financial Services is core to our success and accounted for 37% of our business in 2018. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the individual or business requirements from professionals and businesses in the FS community.