My Yorkshire: Steven Sweeney, Agency Sales Manager


I’m from Halifax, so Yorkshire born and bred, but even now I’m still getting to see and know more about the area. Whilst I love Yorkshire I also love that my position at Cedar Court means I get to travel the entire country.

I think it’s only when you live or work somewhere that you really get to understand the quirks of a place.  For example, I’ve just recently learned that, outside of London, Bradford has the most head offices for blue chip companies in the UK - you learn something every day as they say.

Steven SweeneyAway from work, Yorkshire is a great place in which to relax and socialise. My partner and I go shopping in Leeds, which is only about 20 minutes away from Bradford or just a short trip on the train, or we’ll head out for drinks or something to eat.

I’m beyond clubbing these days, but we’ll sometimes visit a few local pubs, such as The Golden Fleece and The Shant in Halifax, before heading in to Halifax for the evening. Or sometimes we’ll visit the gorgeous Shibden Valley and enjoy a pint at the picturesque Shibden Mill Inn. It’s especially lovely here when it’s sunny as you can sit outside in the gardens and enjoy the peace and quiet.


I’m from Halifax, so Yorkshire born and bred, but even now I’m still getting to see and know more about the area

The centre of Bradford has undergone a lot of transformation and refurbishment and that’s still continuing. Centenary Square brought a whole new look with it. It’s a public space featuring a large pool in which you can paddle and play in the fountains. Surrounding it there are shops, cafés and bars, along with large screens that show live events such as tennis and football. Bradford is really changing.

Yorkshire is also the perfect place all sports fans. I play a lot of golf myself – Yorkshire as a golf destination is unbelievable.  There are courses such as Moortown, Lindirck and Ganton, all of which have all hosted the Ryder Cup.  And then there’s rugby league - a true Northern sport – come down to my side, the Leeds Rhinos, and you can even treat yourself to a curry pie at half time!

I can’t see me moving away from Yorkshire. It’s all about the people. There’s nobody as friendly as Yorkshire people. I just wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

That's my Yorkshire, now discover yours! 

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