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Sheffield City Council endorses Devolution Agreement

Sheffield City Council has voted to endorse the proposed Sheffield City Region Devolution Agreement. In making its decision the council has taken into account significant changes to the terms of the agreement, as pursued by Sheffield; the views and comments of local residents, businesses, and community organisations, and the views of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee.

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Sheffield Starflyer takes first flight

Cllr Leigh Bramall takes first flight on the Sheffield Starflyer

Friday 18 March 2016 The Sheffield Starflyer took it’s first flight at 11am this morning and Councillor Leigh Bramall was among the first to take to the skies on the city centre’s newest attraction. Cllr Bramall was accompanied by Radio Sheffield’s Rebecca Kerry for a quick interview, on air – in the air! The ride, which is the UK’s largest ...

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Shakespeare brought to life for Sheffield children

Four year old Xazier Yere and his father, Sheffield Eagles player Menzie Yere, at an Early Years Shakespeare Event held at Hillsborough Library this week.

Shakespeare is being brought to life next week with a range of activities for children in Sheffield libraries. Writing workshops, game sessions and a Tudor trail are on the list of activities taking place during the Easter holiday to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council, explained: “Shakespeare ...

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Six pieces of advice for my 14 year old self


Rebecca Fielding is the founder of Gradconsult Ltd. As a lead partner working with Creative Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, The University Of Sheffield,  Gradcore and local SMEs  to deliver RISE (a Sheffield-born talent retention scheme) Gradconsult specialise in people and talent management, particularly the graduate market. Rebecca shares her experience setting up and growing her business in Sheffield and gives ...

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It’s hard leaving a steady job to start a company

Hannah Chaplin

CEO & Co-founder at Receptive Hannah Chaplin moved to Sheffield aged 6 and has chosen to make it home for her family and global business. In this interview Hannah explains why. What were your early ambitions? I never knew what I wanted to do! There was always a keen interest in business, politics and economics but I was a big ...

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Be courageous and always stay open to opportunities


Sheffield’s digital sector is experiencing high growth both due to indigenous start-ups and businesses relocating to the city from elsewhere. Businesses cite Sheffield’s enviable talent pool, accelerator programmes and industry hubs as major draws to the city. We spoke to serial entrepreneur Mel Kanarek of Sheffield Digital to understand what motivated her to start her own businesses and why in ...

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It’s a marathon not a sprint!

Paula and Natalie

We speak to Paula and Natalie; partners in lingerie business Lucy May, to learn what it takes to launch a business in Sheffield with global ambitions. What were your early ambitions? Natalie: I was always very creative, studying A levels at Art College before completing a 4 year degree in Fashion Marketing. However, I was also inspired by my dad who’d ...

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I guess I could base my business anywhere…

Julia Harrison

We speak to Julia Harrison, founder and Director of greetings cards and gift ware company Dialectable Ltd. For Julia, Sheffield offers the best of both worlds; the support to launch and grow a business and the lifestyle for a family. What were your ambitions? As a child I had no clue about what I wanted to do.  I had a sense I’d get married and have ...

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It’s the best of both worlds

Liz Edwards

Liz Edwards is Director of Muddyfaces, an outdoor play and learning resources for the education and private market. Sheffield offers the perfect back-drop for this business as Liz explains. What were your early ambitions? As a kid I spent most of my time climbing trees, wandering hill sides, building dens, being out on my bike and very much following my ...

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Sheffield feels like a city that really supports creative people

Lucy Ledger, Director of Lucy Ledger Ltd explains how she managed to mix creativity with business. What were your ambitions?  From a very young age I always knew I wanted to be an artist. I was never sure of the exact profession but I spent all my time creating – my hero was Tony Hart and I used to send my work to the Hartbeat gallery. ...

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A first for Sheffield; £38 million PRS development


In a major coup for the city, Sheffield City Council announce plans with award winning company CTP for Sheffield’s first institutionally-owned private rented sector (PRS) development in the City Centre. The 190-apartment building will be located close to the Midland Train station in the Cultural Industries Quarter. It will be named Porter Brook, after the river which borders the eastern ...

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National Apprentiship Week 2016

Some of the new apprentices, (from L to R) Leigh Anne Hayes, Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, James Taylor and Lianne Gale.

16 March 2016 Apprentices working with Streets Ahead have been sharing their experiences this week in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week 2016, showing that you don’t need to be a school leaver to take a new career path. National Apprenticeship Week celebrates apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact that they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Street ...

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Sheffield 10km road race set to step up to new level

Tired runners at the finish line of the 2014 Yorkshire Half Marathon: Sheffield

16 March 2016 Sheffield City Council is seeking a partner to launch the next phase of the city’s 10km road race. Following the huge success of the newly launched Sheffield Half Marathon last April, the council are now tendering for a provider to manage and organise a new 10km road race forming part of a range activities that people of ...

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