The Vitality Index, which is compiled by national property consultant Lambert Smith Hampton, provides a comprehensive assessment of the health of UK town and cities, taking into account education, entrepreneurialism, affluence, productivity, growth and environmental factors.
It’s no surprise that Edinburgh has topped the rankings this year. It is an educated and increasingly affluent city and has a thriving social scene...Ian Davidson, Head of Edinburgh Office, Lambert Smith Hampton
LSH identifies which destinations are best placed to support future economic growth and provide opportunities for businesses to expand over the coming year.
Izzy Watterson, senior analyst at LSH and author of the report, said: “It is very reassuring to see that the economic health of the nation’s major towns and cities has improved since last year and the top ten locations should prove among the most economically-resilient locations of 2019...”