Atlantic France, an attractive destination for Parisian managers and UK companies

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Robert Walters opened an office in Nantes last year. The British group is a world-leading specialist in professional recruitment and attracts executives from Paris and other regions thanks to the quality of life and the economic dynamism of Atlantic France. 

60% of the top-level professionals recruited last year by Robert Walters’ Nantes office moved from another region and 47% came from the Paris region. “This confirms that the northwest of France is very attractive”, stated the head manager Henri du Couëdic in an interview given to API press agency.

The global specialist in professional recruitment set up in Atlantic France in March 2019. The first year was a success and more investments are to come with the team growing up to 8 recruiters.

Good wages and great quality of life

The 2020 salary survey published by Robert Walters reveals that 73% of the managers and executives are ready to change job within the next 12 months, and Atlantic France is an attractive destination. 

Salaries are generally lower than those in Parisian companies, but the gap tends to narrow”, says Henri du Couëdic. And the difference of 10-15% that the recruiter estimates  is counterbalanced by the cost of living and the quality of life: cheaper real estate, countryside and seaside, active cultural life, etc.

In 2019, Atlantic France welcomed 5 UK companies

In addition to Robert Walters, four other British companies opened a subsidiary in Nantes last year: IT specialists Claranet, the airline EasyJet, the loan agency Link Financial and another recruitment expert, STHREE – Progressive. Will yours be the next on the list?  Contact our business location advisers to kick-start your project!

See also: 5 good reasons to set up your business in Atlantic France

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