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Just two weeks left to secure right to vote

Your vote counts - make sure you register to vote

5 April 2018 People across Sheffield are being reminded that the deadline to register for the forthcoming Local Election and the first-ever Sheffield City Region Mayoral Election is just two weeks away, by 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 April. If you live in Sheffield it is your democratic right to vote for your local councillor and for Sheffield City Region’s first-elected ...

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Elections 2018

Register to vote

3 April 2018 On Thursday 3 May 2018 there will be elections to elect councillors for Sheffield City Council. More information is available at www.sheffield.gov.uk/elections2018 At the same time Sheffield City Region will elect a mayor for the first time. Anyone who is registered to vote in local elections for any of the district councils of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield, will ...

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Statement on devolution from Sheffield City Council


1 August 2017 We are still committed to pursuing the only deal that is currently on the table – that was signed in October 2015 committing to £900million for the region. Only last month, the Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry confirmed this is the only deal on offer, when he said: “I want to be very clear about one thing. ...

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Boeing set for Sheffield touchdown

Boeing Sheffield CGI - design subject to change pending planning permission

24 February 2017 Sheffield City Region is set to partner the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, in a multi-million pound investment, bringing new jobs and providing the region’s businesses with new supply chain opportunities, subject to contract agreement. The announcement today (Friday 24 February) that the firm, subject to planning permission, plans to build its first factory in Europe alongside ...

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Opportunity knocks at No 10 for investment in Sheffield

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District - Sheffield & Rotherham

Tuesday 1 November 2016 Sheffield’s investment credentials knocked at No10 Downing Street, as Director of Creative Sheffield, Edward Highfield was invited to present the city’s major investment project to international investors from all over the world on Friday 21 October. Sheffield was selected for the visit to Downing Street along with Glasgow and Newcastle, to showcase major investment opportunities. The ...

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Chinese investment ‘a statement of faith in city’s potential’ – Sheffield Chamber of Commerce reaction

Sheffield Town Hall

 21 July 2016 Richard Wright, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said: “We welcome the news enthusiastically. “This is the result of long, hard work by the City Council and other individuals and the whole region should applaud them for that. These investments recognise that the city and its region are becoming a great place to invest and have the potential ...

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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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10 March 2016 Sheffield City Council will hold a special council meeting next week to make a decision on the Sheffield City Region devolution deal, now the changes that Sheffield asked for have been secured. Councillor Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “We have been fighting for more devolved powers for a long time now. But, I’ve always said ...

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Sheffield is the city of choice for Chinese investment

Mr Wang, Chairman of the Board and President of Sichuan Guodong Construction Co Ltd, and Councillor Leigh Bramall, Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council

30 October 2015 Sheffield City Council has announced a major new investment partnership with Sichuan Guodong Construction Co Ltd, one of the largest companies in Sichuan Province. The Council, and Sichuan Guodong Construction Co Ltd, have agreed a framework for the development of a long term strategic alliance for investment in Sheffield. Sichuan Guodong Construction Co Ltd is based in ...

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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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Furniture firm gets a stylish new look thanks to grant funding

Amanda Page at Sylvan Furniture

New jobs have been created at a bespoke furniture firm, after an expansion project made possible with a grant from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Sylvan Furniture manufactures all of its designed-to-order products on site in Pleasley, on the border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Four years ago, the small firm won a contract supplying furniture to a ...

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Sheffield and Rotherham dubbed the “Mayfair” of advanced manufacturing

Bruce Katz

Thursday 26 March 2015 “Ready to act with intention, purpose, and ambition” – that’s the verdict on Sheffield and Rotherham from Bruce Katz, vice president of the Brookings Institution and former advisor to President Obama, following his visit to the city region in January. Mr Katz, one of the world’s leading figures in city development, was in Sheffield and Rotherham ...

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Partnership to deliver a world-class campus

Wednesday 11 March 2015 A partnership between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Council looks set to make dramatic improvements to the University campus if a report to the Council’s Cabinet on 18 March is approved. Cabinet members are being recommended to give the go-ahead to secure £2.89 million of Sheffield City Region Investment Funding (SCRIF) to the total ...

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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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Firm on track to create almost 60 new jobs as it grows in European market

Marketing manager Mark Tennant and (R) Matthias Schatz, business development manager (Europe) from LION Trackhire

Monday 22 December 2014 A company which provided infrastructure for the UK’s biggest events, including the 2012 Olympics and Wimbledon, has become a market leader of aluminium roadways and is now creating more than 60 jobs thanks to a grant from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). LION Trackhire, based in Worksop, creates temporary access solutions for construction projects and outdoor ...

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