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The study by research consultancy Local Futures in partnership with The MJ (municipal journal) puts Wiltshire in the top five local authority areas for Human Resources, whilst Swindon is in the top five cities.
The research was based on five key parameters:
• Skills and qualifications.
• Knowledge workers.
• Labour market.
• Economically active workforce.
• Growth in the workforce.
Using socio-economic data from across the country, the study will form part of an inward investment guide to England, which will be published later this month.
The MJ/Local Futures study examined the performance of 325 local authority areas in England in terms of their attractiveness to inward investors and business considering location.
Paul Johnson, Chair of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership said: “It is fantastic that Swindon and Wiltshire has been rated so highly for human resources. This is further proof that this is an ideal location to invest in and that we are all on the right track.”
Wiltshire was placed alongside Wandsworth, Reigate and Banstead, South Cambridgeshire and Richmond-upon-Thames in the top five local authority areas for human resources.
Swindon was placed alongside York, Brighton and Hove, Oxford and Milton Keynes in the top five cities outside London for human resources.