Reasons why recruiters should relocate to Cardiff…
Cardiff is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. With its fantastic community spirit and vibrant atmosphere, Cardiff was voted as the best city in the UK for quality of life.
Cardiff has been projected as the UK’s fastest growing city, with a large growth in the working age and strength in economy. Local businesses are currently booming, with an increased growth within the Digital, IT Finance and Construction sectors, making it the ideal time for a recruiter to relocate to Cardiff.
For a capital city, Cardiff is relatively cheap to live in. The average house prices in Wales are significantly lower than the national UK average, and living costs in Cardiff are estimated to be 20% cheaper than in London! With these low costs of living and higher than average levels of disposable income, Cardiff residents can reap the clear financial benefits and truly enjoy all the city has to offer.
- It’s accessible and well-connected
Cardiff is relatively small and with the city centre being smack bang in the middle, it makes it very accessible to everyone, regardless of where in Cardiff you live. It has the attraction of being in a lively city whilst also retaining the calming and comforting feeling of living in a small town. You truly get the best of both worlds!
With Cardiff International Airport now having more affordable and direct flights, you can easily find yourself traveling to any part of Europe, or even further afield to Barbados and Montego Bay. Regarding travel within the UK, Cardiff is only 44 miles away from Bristol and 160 miles from London
- It’s never short of entertainment
Regular event and festivals in a city full of bars, pubs and clubs, Cardiff never lacks entertainment. From pop-up cinema events on the Castle Ground, International Food & Drink Festival down Cardiff Bay, Oktoberfest and Inside Out festival, Bingo Lingo every Friday down the Depot or even the Big Weekend every summer; there is always something to look forward to.
And let’s not forget to mention the regular circus, musicals and theatres held at St. David’s Hall, or the famous artists that visit the Motorpoint Arena & Principality Stadium, such as The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Spice Girls, Pink, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran!
- It’s a food paradise
Cardiff is a foodie hotspot; you are guaranteed to find any cuisine, anywhere you go. In Canton alone, you’ll find Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Lebanese, Turkish, Indian, Spanish, Italian and French! So, whether you fancy a bit of winning and dinning in a posh gourmet restaurant or a bag of chips and battered sausage from the famous Chippy Lane, you’ll never go hungry in Cardiff!
With Cardiff being home to the Principality Stadium, there’s regular sporting events going on. From the Six Nations, Rugby World Cup, FA Cup, Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain to other events like Boxing, Monster Jam and concerts!
The Welsh have a great passion for sports! Every match day, there’s no doubt that everyone in Cardiff will be queuing to get into the Principality Stadium or standing in front of the big screen in one of their many Pubs. Nothing puts the Welsh in more of a celebratory mood than a good match and a cold pint of beer.
Trust me, they’ll have you wearing a daffodil hat and singing the Welsh Anthem in no time!
- Full of greenery
Cardiff City is centered around the historic Cardiff Castle grounds and Bute park, meaning there’s no shortage of green spaces to enjoy. All year round, Bute Park attracts dog walkers and joggers and in the summer it’s the perfect place for a picnic with loved ones. Roath Park is another popular spot for the same reasons, with the addition of a large boating lake surrounded by ducks and swans and a children’s park.
With the Coast to the South and Brecon Beacons to the North, there are some astounding areas of natural beauty just a short drive away from the city. Including, Pen-Y-Fan and Dan-Yr-Ogof Caves which are ideal destinations for the explorers and hikers amongst us!
- Rich with history and culture
Wales is home to approximately 600 castles and is known as the Castle Capital of the World. From Cardiff Castle being right in the middle of the City Centre, Caerphilly Castle being Wales’ largest castle, and Chepstow Castle being the oldest castle at 950 years old, you’ll never run out of historic things to see!
Being only 4 miles from the City Centre, St. Fagan’s National Museum of History, built in 1590 but opened to the public in 1948, is complete with original houses, a village schoolhouse, chapel, cockpit, pigsty and many more. Part of the site also includes a small working farm. You can guarantee that if you grew up in Wales, you’ve been on a school trip to St. Fagan’s!
The National Museum in Cardiff City Centre is also worth a visit.
Want to live and recruit in Cardiff?
Currently, our consultants at Permanent People are working on several live vacancies for recruiters, covering a wide rang of sectors such as HR, Marketing, Legal, Finance IT, Tech, and Construction.
If you are interested in relocating to and recruiting in Cardiff, contact Sheli@permanentpeople.co.uk