Interesting Fact - Accents

According to the executive communications consultancy, the Aziz Corporation, you are better off having a "foreign" accent, than a regional British one.

(According to UK business leaders, strong regional and "working class" accents can hold people back in their careers, as can "posh" accents. The best accent for a Brit to have is a "neutral one".

The worst English accents to have were Scouse, Brummie, Cockney, Geordie and the West Country.
If you want to get ahead in business and don't speak the Queen's English, it is better to sound as if you are from America, Europe, India or indeed Scotland than from any English region.
Khalid Aziz, The Aziz Corporation