New research from Yorkshire Bank, part of CYBG plc, suggests businesses should look north for guidance on achieving a better work-life balance and reveals the country’s happiest entrepreneurs live in Leeds and Edinburgh, along with Leicester. The majority (62%) in those cities rate themselves as happy in their day to day working lives, with 14% very happy. While in Sheffield, the same number rate themselves as happy, although fewer (10%) say they are very happy in their day to day working life.

In comparison, just over half (58%) of small business owners across the UK rate themselves as happy. The findings come from a unique piece of research, taking into account the opinions of 2,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs in the UK’s 10 largest cities and across a range of sectors, which compares insights into work-life balance, growth ambitions, innovation, dynamism and diversity.


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