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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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Sheffield’s Lifestyle Wins Over Partner of Tapestry Compliance

Sheffield born Bob Grayson, a partner of Tapestry Compliance, on why he decided to open a legal services office on home ground.  After 15 years of working for London-based law firm, Linklaters and in-house at Shell, commuting to and from Sheffield, I decided to set up a company here because I wanted to combine offering a world class service with a ...

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Creative Sheffield Talent makes Top 50 Future List

Diana Buckley, Creative Sheffield

Diana Buckley, Head of Economic Strategy at Creative Sheffield has been included in the prestigious Top 50 Future List by theNorthern Power Women. Just one week before International Women’s Day, the Northern Power Women team are tonight hosting an event in Manchester to acknowledge the outstanding women working in both public and private sectors that are shaping the northern economy… read ...

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The Outdoor City inspires Sheffield film-makers

We meet, Morgan Goodsmith and Etienne Soubes-Goldman, two of Sheffield’s rising stars to talk about their video promo business and how living in The Outdoor City inspired their recent wildlife video title ‘ Sheffield; Another Angle’. Entrepreneurs Morgan and Etienne, sixth form students from Sheffield have a passion for film, business and the great outdoors. Tell us a bit about ...

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Electric Works, Sheffield

Tuesday 16 February 2016 Tech CITY UK has released a report described as ‘the most comprehensive analysis of the UKs Digital Tech economy to date’. In it, Sheffield and Rotherham are identified as one of 27 digital tech clusters in the UK, and used as a case study evidencing growth in the UKs digital tech economy. There are 14,313 digital ...

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