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Boeing Sheffield prepares for landing after planning decision

boeing sheffield

28 July 2017 The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, has been given a flying start in their plan to grow in Sheffield, after planning officers at Sheffield City Council gave their multi-million pound plans the go-ahead today (Friday 28 July). Sheffield City Council has approved the Boeing’s plans for a manufacturing and research building along with ancillary car parking and ...

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Council pledges support for festival of film

Doc/Fest in Tudor Square

12 June 2017 It’s the UK’s biggest festival of documentaries, and is currently underway in Sheffield with guests including Louis Theroux, Sir Lenny Henry and Maxine Peake. And now, Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that it has signed a new three-year funding agreement with Doc/Fest, an event which brings in more than £1.2m to Sheffield each year. Now ...

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McLaren Automotive investment to supercharge the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

McLaren moving to Sheffield City Region

9 February 2017 Business and civic leaders have welcomed supercar producer McLaren Automotive’s move to locate research and production facilities within the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) on the Sheffield–Rotherham border as a further boost to the region’s status as a world-leading centre of manufacturing excellence. The investment, announced at The University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 today (Thursday 9 February), will ...

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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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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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Sheffield City Centre Presents The British Bouldering Championship 2016

Credit Alex Messenger –Sheffield’s own Shauna Coxsey competing at the 2015 BBC final

Registration opens today for the much anticipated British Bouldering Championships (BBC) on the 9 and 10 July. Returning to Sheffield for the tenth time, this year 120 contestants will fight for first place from a new city centre location and the whole event will be free to spectators. As the headline event of the Cliffhanger outdoor festival, the BBC competition ...

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Shrewd Sheffield design engineers and manufacturing company are market leaders

Photo left to right: Technical Director Ian Webster and Finance Director Angela Naylor taken at Webster Equipment, Holbrook, Halfway, Sheffield.

Photo: Left to right: Technical Director Ian Webster and Finance Director Angela Naylor taken at Webster Equipment, Holbrook, Halfway, Sheffield. Sheffield-based Webster Technologies, a thriving family run business, has come a long way since it began developing cutting machines in the 1960’s for the coal mining industry. With a solid reputation in mining, construction and utilities (sectors synonymous with South ...

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Roll-out of business support scheme to add £7M into local economy

Photo of Sheffield Sustainable Kitchen’s Director Rob Cole and RISE graduate Olly leyland

Photo of Sheffield Sustainable Kitchen’s Director Rob Cole and RISE graduate Olly leyland The innovative and award winning talent retention and business support scheme ‘RISE’ is being rolled out across Sheffield City Region and is set to boost the local economy by £7m over the next three years. RISE, initially a partnership between Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield, and Sheffield City ...

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Leading law firms and investors discuss North Shoring to Sheffield in the Capital

North Shoring London Event

Image: North Shoring event, Law Society’s offices in Chancery Lane, London Photo credit: Nik Hamilton Creative Sheffield – the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council and a panel of managing partners of leading law firms have come together in London to discuss the benefits of North Shoring to Sheffield. The North Shoring event, held on Tuesday 24th May in ...

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The first inner-city trail of its kind in the UK is now open!

Steve Peat races on Parkwood Springs Dual Slalom track. Credit Richard Baybutt

Sheffield-born mountain bike champion Steve Peat tries out Sheffield’s first official ‘dual slalom’ track for the first time. Newly completed, this mountain bike track at Parkwood Springs is now open to the public. Dual slalom tracks allow two riders to race side by side down two almost identical trails at the same time. This new mountain bike track at Parkwood ...

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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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