PROs are leaving London in droves

Manchester has been greeted by an influx of PROs relocating from London since 7 July last year, according to marketing recruitment agency Blue Skies.

It reports that since the London bombings, 19 per cent of all Blue Skies North placements have relocated from London –  and 69 per cent of those worked in PR. In the six months before the bombings, just 12 per cent were London leavers – 33 per cent of them PROs.

Relocators are also trying to secure more senior roles in order to try and match their London salaries, said recruitment consultant Helen Salt, who runs Blue Skies North's PR division.

'Only exceptional candidates achieve such promotion without having to prove themselves first,' she added.

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