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Major developments, inward investment and business growth; Creative Sheffield reports on the big economic drivers of 2016 and looks ahead to 2017

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It has been a year of great change, both nationally and closer to home. At a time when the EU referendum result has signalled a new direction for the UK, Sheffield has been forging ahead with its plans to accelerate the economy of the country’s fourth largest city. Follow the city’s narrative in 2016 and you’ll see Sheffield as a ...

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Support from Business Sheffield allows independent bridal firm to grow

Celebrating Curves Bridal

Sheffield’s independent business owner, Jane Burbeary of Celebrating Curves Bridal, diversified from travel to bridal wear after seeing a gap in the market, opening a successful bridal store thanks to support from Business Sheffield. Being in the bridal industry never really featured in Jane’s plans for a career until she got married herself, when she realised that finding a wedding dress size ...

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Statement in reponse to BIS Closure

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “It is extremely disappointing, but probably not surprising that this Government have pressed ahead with moving 247 jobs from Sheffield to London. They have refused to listen to the case put forward by the staff affected, trade unions, councils across the city region, the Local Enterprise Partnership, wider business community and ...

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Turning a Woodland into a Creative Hub in the Outdoor City

Storrs Woods

Andrew Vickers on how he left his career as a dry stone waller and bought a woodland to create his very own outdoor art gallery. I’ve always had a love of stone. I set myself up as a dry stone waller when I was 16, but soon got bored of its repetitiveness. I didn’t like how I was building all ...

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We’ve all heard of diversification: but design to coffee?

Ink & Water

It’s UK Coffee Week – to celebrate the British coffee culture and also raise money for the communities which grow our coffee, Ink & Water (design agency come coffee shop) are collecting for charity all week. An interview with Rachel Hayes, Coffee Shop Manager at Ink & Water, on city centre success and plans to expand onto the second floor. ...

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Nettle Crisps and Foraging for Fruit in Sheffield, The Outdoor City

Helen Mark and son Ajay

Most people wouldn’t believe that there could be a fully outdoor kindergarten in rainy England, but Helen Mark explains how successful her kindergarten has been in Sheffield and how come rain or shine they stay outdoors. I have been the manager of Sheffield Woodland Kindergarten for one year now and it is hugely successful. I have always been a fan ...

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Enhancing Coffee Culture in Sheffield’s City Centre

Clare and Tim Nye

An interview with Tim Nye, co-owner of independent city centre café Marmadukes, on improving Sheffield’s coffee culture and plans for expansion to tie in with local evening events. Things are going well for us here at Marmadukes. After I retired from the police force I needed a new project, so I opened our café in 2012 with my wife. Sheffield’s independent ...

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Fine Art Inspired Cycle Kit in The Outdoor City

James Clarkson and David McLeavy

An interview with James Clarkson, cofounder of Curbar Cycling, on how he and David McLeavy apply their love of fine art to design cycling clothing. It was roughly eight years ago that David and I met at Sheffield Hallam arts school. Three years ago, I bought a road bike and David helped me get into road cycling, showing me some ...

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Six pieces of advice for my 14 year old self

Rebecca

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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Be courageous and always stay open to opportunities

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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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