Tony_Flags wrote: Geography doesn't work from us, apart from when it does.
Businesses in the South West, like Argyle, see people come, not settle and go. They also see people come and enjoy it so much that they don't move on when logically they would otherwise.
It's swings and roundabouts and we always focus on those who leave rather than those who stay and/or return.
You’re right Tony, many do stay. When I moved from the South East in 1983 to join my company in Exeter, I was the only non Devonian in the firm. When I retired in 2008 we were 80/85 in total, and non devonians were more than half the company. Give most South Easteners and Midlanders the chance to live and work in Devon and they would bite your hand off.