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Tuesday 1st August 2017
EY UP! It’s Yorkshire Day! We’re celebrating all things great about the county that brought us Yorkshire puddings, Marks and Spencer, Morrison's and Scary spice!

So what’s great about Yorkshire?

The sights and the scenery

From the dales, the moors, and the coastline, to the miles upon miles of sprawling countryside. Yorkshire is definitely easy on the eye. The county is steeped in history and has been shaped by the Celts, Romans and Vikings to name but a few.

See for yourself…

The food and drink
When it comes to the food and drink - the scene in Yorkshire is up there with the best in the country, and let’s face it, no roast dinner is complete without a Yorkshire pudding.

Did you know that Yorkshire boasts more Michelin starred restaurants than any other county in England? Restaurants such as the Box Tree in Ilkley and the Pipe and Glass in South Dalton gather hundreds of visitors from across the country every month. However outside of Michelin stars, cities like York and Leeds offer a variety of independent restaurants in an abundance of different cuisines with a new opening happening pretty much every week.

Yorkshire also has a pint of something to suit all palettes with it being home to breweries such as Black sheep, Theakston and Tetley’s. Events in Leeds such as those part of Leeds loves Cocktails and Leeds cocktail week also add to the vibrant food and drinks scene on offer in the county.

The Digital Scene
We’ve highlighted in earlier blogs all about the booming digital scene present in Yorkshire cities such as Leeds, York and Hull. Yorkshire is a pretty exciting place to be for all things tech at the moment, with an increasing number of globally renowned companies choosing to set up a base in the county. Big names include, Sky, SkyBet, NHS Digital and William Hill.

Tech Start-ups are finding Yorkshire cities like Leeds an attractive base to grow their businesses. In fact Leeds alone birthed over 300 start ups since the beginning of the year with other Yorkshire cites Sheffield having 173 and Hull with 72.

Great opportunities for workers
The average digital salary in the county has risen from £47,959 in 2015 to £50,041 2016. Yorkshire cities Sheffield and Leeds have also come out on top in the last couple of years for general salary growth across all industries in the UK, with Leeds experiencing 4.7% growth and Sheffield experiencing 4.2%. Industries such as agriculture, tech, health and retail are all thriving in the region!

Whether it’s sport, live music or theatre you’re into. Yorkshire has something for everyone.

In 2013 the First Direct Arena opened in Leeds and has since become the sixth busiest music venue in THE WORLD, in front of the Barclays Centre and Madison Square Gardens in New York. The arena has welcomed huge names in music over the last four years including, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Celine Dion.  

The County is also home to sports teams such as the Leeds Rhinos rugby club, Leeds United football club, Sheffield United, Hull FC and the Yorkshire county cricket club making it a great place for sporting events the whole year round!

The People
Out of all the things that make Yorkshire great, the people are up there at the top! Yorkshire folk have a reputation for being some of the friendliest in the land. With Yorkshire towns such as Harrogate being voted as the Happiest and friendliest in the UK  “According to a recent Rightmove survey, the spa town of Harrogate is the happiest community in Britain, taking into account factors such as good neighbourliness and handsome surroundings, including beautiful countryside and nearby towns such as Knaresborough.”

So there’s some of the reasons we love Yorkshire. Why do you? Leave your comments or tweet us @AmsourceTech

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