Nottingham workers have said that the people are what makes the city a happy place to work.

It comes after an article published by The Guardian newspaper named Nottingham the seventh happiest city in the UK.

The survey, completed by business psycologists OPP, asked employees from up and down the country if the city they work in had the right balance between everyday work-life and career happiness.

Tipped to be an exciting place for creative businesses with a growing number of Google Partnerships, the restaurants, bars and nightlife also add to the city’s appeal.

But according to local workers it is the people who make the city such an attractive place to spend time.

Law firm intern Jonathan Bailey said: “Everyone I see walking around Nottingham is amazing.

“You can talk to people when you’re walking around, people you don’t even know.

“It’s just a great place to stay.”

The overall survery of 2,500 workers showed that 71 per cent of UK employees are satisfied in their current job.

Ex-residential care home worker Shirley Wood said: “I used to work in the city but then moved out into the shires later in life.

“We have lots of parks and the open spaces make the city a nice place to be.”

Nottingham managed to pip Bristol, Southampton and Manchester to the post with Norwich taking the top spot.

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