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Tour de Yorkshire: Wheels in motion for bike businesses and clubs

Bike entrepreneurs - biketrepreneurs - such as Russell Cutts are choosing to base themselves in Sheffield

31 March 2017 With the Tour de Yorkshire now just a month away, Sheffield City Council is looking at how Sheffield is building on its Le Grand Depart legacy. First, we look at the biking businesses and elite teams who are raising the bar for the city’s biking credentials.  Russell Cutts, from Bicycle Shed, and Dave Coulson from the Cycling Sheffield ...

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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


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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Sheffield launches campaign to get more disabled people into work

16 November 2016 Sheffield launches campaign to get more disabled people into work. Sheffield City Council is working with businesses across the city as part of a new campaign ‘Opportunity Sheffield, Disability Confident’ to generate new job opportunities for disabled people in the city. The campaign will help employers recruit talented local people with disabilities and provide a free one-stop ...

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Council supports new IKEA with Town Hall jobs fair

Artist's impression of the new IKEA store off Sheffield Road next to the Meadowhall Retail Park

27 October 2016 More than 1,500 people attended an IKEA jobs fair held at Sheffield’s Town Hall on Friday, 21 October. Potential candidates heard more about the 350 jobs needed to staff the £60m new store which will open in Sheffield next summer. Sheffield City Council is working with IKEA to help boost local employment opportunities. An earlier IKEA job ...

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The Round Sheffield Run in all its glory

Kandoo Events (update)

Tuesday 26 July Sheffield running event’s company Kandoo Events, has released a video capturing last month’s Round Sheffield Run . Cllr Leigh Bramall, Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council and Cabinet Member for Business and Economy said: “If ever anyone doubted Sheffield’s credentials as The Outdoor City then I’d urge them to watch this video! It captures the passion for ...

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How do you manage people’s use of social media in the workplace?

Anne Brennan

Blog by Anne Brennan, Creative Sheffiield So how do you manage the use of social media in the workplace? As HR Advisor for Creative Sheffield , the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council, this is a question I get asked a lot. Most of us use social media for personal purposes, to keep in touch with friends, share photos ...

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Council continues support for British steel

Steel image resized for newsroom

19 November 2015   Council leaders in Sheffield have added their signatures to a letter pledging support for the British steel industry. This comes after, back in July this year, Sheffield City Council became one of the first signatories of the Charter for British Sustainable Steel, an initiative set up by trade body UK Steel to promote UK-produced steel manufactured ...

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Thousands flock to Sheffield’s beach to soak up the sun

Sheffield by the Seaside

Wedsnesday 12 August Sheffield by the Seaside kicked off with roaring success as people gather in the City Centre to enjoy the beach. As the sun shines over the biggest seaside extravaganza yet, day-trippers from Sheffield and further afield are digging out their buckets and spades to join in the fun. Sun seekers are being urged to come and enjoy ...

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Homes and businesses to benefit as first fibre broadband street cabinet ‘goes live’ five months early

Paul Rowan, BT network delivery manager for Superfast South Yorkshire, with Cllr Ian Saunders from Sheffield City Council at the Superfast South Yorkshire cabinet near St Mary's Gate, Highfield.

30 July 2015 Highfield in Sheffield is the first location in the city to benefit from the multi-million pound Superfast South Yorkshire programme as high-speed fibre broadband arrived five months ahead of schedule. A further 57 cabinets will be switched on in other parts of Sheffield, including Upperthorpe, Norfolk Park and Burngreave, bringing the new technology in reach of a ...

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Call for Sheffield businesses to get superfast

Ed Vaizey MP

3 July 2015 Local businesses are being urged to take advantage of a grant to help them benefit from superfast broadband. Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey MP has visited Sheffield today to see for himself the impact that the scheme is having for businesses in the city. The scheme offers grants of up to £3,000 each to cover the costs ...

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New signs point the way to city’s antiques quarter

Antiques Quarter signage on Abbeydale Road

Friday 27 March 2015 It’s the place to go for shoppers seeking one-off antiques and original designs. And now Sheffield Antiques Quarter has been put on the map with new brown signs to illustrate its cultural significance. The quarter, home to six antiques centres and several independent shops, takes in parts of Abbeydale Road, Broadfield Road, London Road and Queens ...

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Sheffield City Centre businesses vote yes for a Business Improvement District

Sheffield BID - delivering change together

Friday 13 March 2015 Sheffield city businesses have voted YES to a Business Improvement District with a 78% majority and 86% by rateable value. 39% of the 500 plus businesses voted which is within the national average. BID Champion Chair and Managing Director of John Lewis, James Prince commented: “This is a great result for Sheffield city centre. Business organisations ...

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Grant funding leaves sweet taste for family-run chocolatiers

Genevieve and David Sharples

Wednesday 4 March 2015 Its exquisite handmade chocolates have been a hit with well-heeled customers shopping at Harrods and other fine food halls and department stores for more than a quarter of a century. But after a significant increase in turnover, family-run Holdsworth Chocolates has expanded to create a larger manufacturing and office facility in the heart of the Derbyshire ...

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#PitchAndPledge – join the conversation


Thursday 19 February 2015 Business Sheffield, the business-facing team of advisors for Sheffield City Council, held their first “Pitch and Pledge” event at Kelham Island Museum yesterday evening, 18 February 2015. The event, which attracted more than 70 business men and women from across the city, was organised by Business Sheffield after identifying a need for new networking opportunities to ...

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New centre to boost business in South Yorkshire

Thursday 22 January 2015 Entrepreneurs and small businesses are set to benefit from a unique new service to enable people to protect, research and commercialise their ideas. The new Business & IP Centre in Sheffield’s Central Library is one of just seven centres across the UK. It is modelled on the successful British Library Business & IP Centre in London ...

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