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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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Sheffield confirmed as the UK’s outdoor capital city

Steve Peat - Sheffield-based professional downhill mountain biker - at Parkwood Springs

Sheffielders have long known that the unique mix of outdoor and urban life is what makes their city special – and now newly-published research has proved that Sheffield is the undisputed outdoor capital city of the UK. The outdoor recreational market is worth £1.4bn nationally, and Sheffield is primed to take a share, as the study proves the city has ...

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Streamlined support for city businesses

Sheffield is a place to start up business, and one in which existing firms can thrive. That’s the message from Sheffield City Council, which has announced that companies in the city can now benefit from a radically new and improved support service. The new “Business Sheffield” service brings a huge range of help under one banner, meaning that those wanting ...

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Sheffield competes for slice of Euro Millions

Bright ideas about how to improve air quality, help people to be more active and career advice for young people could unlock the door to millions of pounds of European funding for Sheffield. Members of the Sheffield Collaboration Network, which includes Sheffield City Council and Sheffield First, are hoping to put the city’s entrepreneurial flair on the map as well ...

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Extension for library business plans

Volunteers interested in running local libraries are being given a further helping hand after Council leaders decided to extend the time for them to submit proposals. The consultation for the library review is set to finish this week, on Friday 10 January as planned. Sheffield City Council leaders have offered to extend the deadline for initial business plans to be ...

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