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Spring Conference News 2024

As Sheffield’s Heart of the City Project (that’s £470 million of redevelopment across the city centre) is transforming the city, several new venues are set to open their doors imminently.

20 Mar 2024

Nether Edge named one of the best places to live in the UK

National newspaper, The Sunday Times, once again released their annual guide of the best places to live in the UK and Sheffield's Nether Edge was listed as one of only eight Northern residential areas to make their 2024 list.

15 Mar 2024

Easter family events in Sheffield

From outdoor adventures with egg hunts and trails to hands-on activities, see our rundown of family fun events happening across Sheffield this Easter holidays.

15 Mar 2024

Opening date set for new Radisson Blu in Sheffield

Sheffield City Centre’s flagship Radisson Blu hotel, which boasts 154 rooms and a rooftop bar and restaurant, is due to open this Summer and a date has finally now announced.

15 Mar 2024

Sheffield retains ‘real ale capital of the world’ title

Sheffield and the wider South Yorkshire region is now home to 58 breweries, more per head of population than anywhere else in the country, producing around 1,800 different beers every year.

01 Mar 2024

Sheffield crowned UK Foodie Capital

Sheffield has been named as the UK Food Capital of the UK, according to a report by hospitality provider, Accor, as they reviewed the very best locations to indulge your taste buds and identified the best spots for different cuisines.

05 Jan 2024

Summer Pride events in Sheffield

A round up of Pride events celebrating Sheffield's LGBTQ+ communities taking place in June and July 2023.

09 Jun 2023

Sheffield's Big Events & Festivals 2023

There's another huge line-up of exciting events happening across Sheffield throughout 2023. From food festivals, outdoor markets and family fun to Coronation celebrations, music festivals and some rather large homecoming shows- there's something for everyone!

20 Apr 2023

A monumental year for Sheffield Music

2023 is set to be a landmark year in the city’s music history, as some of Sheffield’s best-known exports return to play historic headlining shows. Meanwhile a Sheffield-made musical has just won two Oliver awards and Sheffield's DIY music scene is also making waves in national press...

14 Apr 2023

The Buzz for Sheffield's Food Scene

Is Sheffield the UK’s most exciting food city? Quite possibly, as an increasing number of the city’s restaurants and bars have been popping up in national listings and awards. Here we take a look at those attracting the attention...

10 Apr 2023

Standing at the Sky's Edge wins Olivier Awards

The Sheffield Theatres production, which recently wrapped a sold out 6-week run at the National Theatre, won the awards for ‘Best New Musical’ while Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley and Tom Deering won ‘Best Original Score and New Orchestrations'.

04 Apr 2023

The Sunday Times names Kelham Island one of the best places to live in the UK

Having been named one of the 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world by TimeOut last year, Sheffield's Kelham Island continues to attract more positive press, as The Sunday Times has now named it one of their Best Places to Live in the UK in their 2023 guide.

30 Mar 2023

New flex working facility "Landing Pad", launches at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

A brand new flex workspace facility aimed at start-up and scale-up businesses within the sports, health and wellbeing sectors, has officially been launched at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

02 Mar 2023

Plans revealed for over £200m of investment in Sheffield's Olympic Legacy site

Major new health care, regeneration and sporting projects totalling more than £200m – including a National Centre for Child Health Technology and ground-breaking diagnostic imagery research hub – are set to place Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park at the heart of the nation’s future health.

27 Jan 2023

TimeOut names Sheffield the second best city break in Europe

Sheffield has been listed alongside cities including Marseille, Milan and Oslo to be named as one of Europe’s 18 best city break destinations for 2023, in a ranking compiled by global media platform, TimeOut.

16 Jan 2023

South Yorkshire Launches Tech Welcome Grants

A new grant scheme has been launched designed to attract technology businesses to South Yorkshire, generating more digital jobs and boosting the region's economy. The Tech Welcome Grant, funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, will provide grants of between £5,000 to £10,000 to businesses new to South Yorkshire and start-ups from outside the area to relocate here and create jobs in the region.

01 Dec 2022

DINA commissioned to produce  i-NOW

DINA, Sheffield’s DIY artspace, has been commissioned by Arts Council England to produce i-NOW a ground breaking season of work dedicated to offsetting the damage to Sheffield's music scene created by COVID .

25 Nov 2022

Is 2022 the year Sheffield became foodie capital of the north?

In 2018 The Times declared Sheffield the Northern Capital of Cool. In 2022 The Observer Food Monthly awards gave 5/6 Runners Up spots across the Food and Drink categories to Sheffield establishments. So are we now the Northern Capital of Food too?

04 Nov 2022

The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

Sheffield’s Kelham Island has been named one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by TimeOut magazine, as they featured the popular urban district at No. 35 in their rundown of the most exciting districts of global cities.

14 Oct 2022

Sustainable aviation fuels to be driven by new Boeing and University of Sheffield partnership

Sustainable aviation fuels which will reduce the carbon emissions associated with flying will be driven by a new partnership between Boeing and the University of Sheffield. The leading aerospace company has signed a new research partnership with the University, becoming the founding member of the Energy Innovation Centre, a new Research & Development scheme to develop new low carbon technologies.

18 Jul 2022

Russell’s Bicycle Shed Rides for Hendo’s

As the Organisers of the Cycle City Active City conference prepare for the event to open at Sheffield City Hall tomorrow, Russell Cutts, owner of Russell’s Bicycle Shed, Sheffield has this morning taken to the streets on one of his e-cargo bikes to make a collection from a very special Sheffield location and deliver to the conference venue. 

04 Jul 2022

Sheffield to host UK’s largest active travel event

The two-day Cycle City Active City event will take place on 5 and 6 July at City Hall and Barkers Pool, and will see more than 800 active travel professionals welcomed to Sheffield.

29 Jun 2022

Conference makes Sheffield the child’s knee capital

National and international experts in the field of child and adolescent orthopaedics gathered in Sheffield recently for the second International Kids Knee Conference.

27 Jun 2022

Container complex coming to Fargate

Sheffield City Council is working with the team from Steel Yard Kelham to create the hub which will be made out of shipping containers and feature food vendors, shops, toilets, living walls, outdoor seating and a big screen.

27 May 2022

May Fayre returns to Sheffield

Weston Park May Fayre is set to bring a day of free family entertainment when it returns on Sunday 22 May, with street performers, exhibitors, stalls and children’s fun fair. 

10 May 2022

Migration Matters Festival 2022

A vibrant arts festival celebrating the ‘richness of Sheffield’ returns this summer - with 50 pay-as-you-feel events.

09 May 2022

Sheffield delegation set to showcase city at major investment event

A delegation of key partners from across the city are set to showcase Sheffield to thousands of investors, funders and developers at the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum.

06 May 2022

Together in the Square returns

Sheffield Theatres will once again hold a weekend of outdoor performance in Tudor Square.

06 May 2022

May 2022 events in Sheffield

As we start warming up for a very busy summer in Sheffield, May is also looking pretty jam-packed with a whole host of great events happening across the city.

28 Apr 2022

Under The Bridge Stage at Get Together

Taking over the Concourse outside Sheffield University Students’ Union, Under The Bridge will run 12pm - 8pm with a FREE outdoor live music, art and street food.

25 Apr 2022

Raga pianist Utsav Lal to perform in Sheffield for Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

A trailblazer in the worlds of jazz and raga, Utsav Lal will improvise a unique live score for Carl Dreyer’s emotional masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc at the atmospheric Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield on 15th May

21 Apr 2022

Roxy Ball Room to open in Sheffield this summer

A new addition to Sheffield City Centre's nightlife scene, Roxy Ball Room is set to open on Wellington Street this summer.

14 Apr 2022

Sheffield ranked as No.1 City in the UK to start a business

An annual ranking of the Top 25 Cities in the UK (outside of London) for starting a business, the Startups Cities Index is the most exhaustive research project of its kind. Sheffield was revealed as the ultimate winner, thanks to the city’s strong performance across business support, talent attraction, low cost of living, large working population and fantastic transport links.

27 Mar 2022

Channel 4 commissions Sheffield-based interior design TV contest

Channel 4 has teamed up with Remarkable TV and commissioned a new peak-time interior design contest based in Sheffield, in which competitors will take part in a series of design challenges to win their own dream apartment.

18 Mar 2022

Sheffield to be home to pioneering gene therapy centre

Sheffield has been chosen as the location for one of only three Gene Therapy Innovation & Manufacturing Centres to be established in the UK.

17 Feb 2022

The UK's greenest city 2021

Sheffield is officially the UK's greenest city according to the 'Green Cities' report, commissioned and produced by NatWest and the University of Southampton.

04 Feb 2022

Sheffield high streets to receive £865,000 investment

Sheffield City Council has announced further projects which will be supported by its Economic Recovery Fund, an innovative and unique grant set up to support businesses following the Covid-19 pandemic.

17 Nov 2021

Funding available for South Yorkshire businesses to switch to low carbon

Small businesses in and around Sheffield will soon benefit from a new Low Carbon Business Support Project, which will offer help in identifying, funding, and implementing measures to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

11 Nov 2021

Major new sustainable aviation fuels centre to be built in South Yorkshire

A new centre that will lead research, innovation and commercial testing of sustainable aviation fuels - the first of its kind in Europe - is to be built by the University of Sheffield.

29 Sep 2021

TwinklHive launch accelerator for young entrepreneurs

A business accelerator that supports budding entrepreneurs is offering £250,000 to young people who want to grow a mission-led, digital business.

27 Apr 2021

Recruitment Support for Hospitality Businesses

Recognising that hospitality businesses may find recruitment around reopening particularly challenging, Anne is here to help make sure you’re covering all the bases.

26 Mar 2021

Sheffield City Council secures new funding to unlock £150 million of private sector investment

Planning applications were submitted by the developer Urbo at the beginning of March for 368 high quality apartments, 100,000 sq ft of grade A offices and two new attractive public squares.

11 Mar 2021

Tickets For Good announce integration with Spektrix

Tickets for Good continues rapid growth in 2021 and announces that their ‘Ticket Bank’ service will now utilise the Spektrix network of arts venues. This will enable a seamless delivery of thousands of event tickets to charities, social prescribers and the NHS across the UK.

29 Jan 2021

Making manufacturing fit for the future

FourJaw has secured grant funding to accelerate the development of what has been dubbed the ‘fit bit for UK manufacturing.’

27 Jan 2021

ISDM Solutions launch new website with The SEO Works

Secure technologies provider ISDM Solutions has unveiled a rebrand as well as a brand new website, designed and built by digital agency The SEO Works.

22 Dec 2020

University and Council work together to help Sheffield hospitality businesses solve ventilation problems, reducing the spread of Covid-19

A new research project that could help hospitality venues - such as pubs, bars, live music venues, nightclubs, restaurants and gyms - improve their ventilation systems in order to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 over winter, is being launched by researchers at the University of Sheffield.

20 Dec 2020

Sheffield Makes Art at the Heart of Communities

Art at the Heart has been created by four Ignite Imaginations artists, who have each worked within their community to create an art installation, taking inspiration from the stories people have shared with them.

15 Dec 2020

Mausoleum of the Giants book released

An incredible photographic record of Phelgm's Mausoleum of the Giants exhibition and the exhaustive physical process involved, has now been released as a brand new book to create a lasting reminder of this epic three-week installation.

11 Dec 2020

Sheffield Theatres Wins South Bank Sky Arts Award

Sheffield Theatres has triumphed at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, taking home the Theatre award for new musical, Standing at the Sky’s Edge. If 2020 had gone to plan, the show would've been in the middle of another run at the Crucible Theatre.

10 Dec 2020

Vivid launches new Performance Marketing team

At a time when many businesses are feeling the impact of the pandemic, Vivid – the establish Sheffield-based integrated brand and marketing agency – is building its team with a new Performance Marketing function. The move puts the agency, says founder and managing director Gerry Arcari, in a position to offer clients a truly integrated, results-driven service that is designed to perform.

10 Dec 2020

Five new cycling routes to show best of Sheffield Lakeland

The cycle routes are located in Stocksbridge, Wharncliffe, Loxley, Rivelin and Redmires. To celebrate the launch of the routes, Trek Sheffield Fox Valley have added their support and are giving a free t-shirt to people who ride all five.

08 Dec 2020

fourfivecbd appoints The SEO Works

Digital agency The SEO Works has been chosen to manage the organic search strategy for leading CBD brand fourfivecbd, co-founded by International rugby union players George Kruis and Dominic Day.

07 Dec 2020

Quickest Ways to Sell Online

While restrictions still impact in-person sales for High Street Businesses, now is the time to optimise your options for selling online. Here Clare takes you through the quickest and easiest ways to sell online right now…

24 Nov 2020

New online marketplace launched to support Sheffield independents

A new online marketplace has been launched by This Is Sheffield to support the city’s independent businesses and to encourage people to shop local by providing an easy collective platform.

23 Nov 2020

Get on the Black Friday Bandwagon

Don’t assume that MAJOR shopping events are just for the big guys – you too can take advantage of the hype and help your customers to “bag a bargain” whilst boosting your sales in lockdown.

23 Nov 2020

Be Available and Findable

The second in our series of blogs with expert Clare Bailey, takes through why it’s important to make your business both available and findable, to existing and new customers…

17 Nov 2020

Talk To Your Customers

The first in our series of Top Tips for High Street Business Survival blogs with expert Clare Bailey, AKA The Retail Champion. Here Clare covers why communication with your customers is KING right now and the different ways you can keep talking to them…

16 Nov 2020

Sheffield tech disruptor sees demand for services rocket

The company, founded by tech expert Nick Stewart, has grown its workforce from two to seven since the start of the year, including two new hirings during lockdown.

05 Oct 2020

How Sheffield's students can make themselves at home

Things are far from normal for everyone, so it’s certainly a strange time to be a fresher in a new city. Louisa from Benchmark Recruitment, offers a warm welcome and tips for students experiencing Sheffield for the first time…

28 Sep 2020

World-class drawings from Chatsworth return to Sheffield's Millennium Gallery

Over 50 works from one of the UK’s most significant collections of Old Master drawings are set to return to Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery this month after wowing visitors earlier this year.

04 Sep 2020

Factory Floor brings industrial evolution to Neepsend

A brand new bar concept from the team behind Sheffield’s popular Peddler Market opens to the public this Friday 4 September 2020.

02 Sep 2020

Sheffield’s museums make history as they unite for new era

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust and Museums Sheffield have announced they are to join together to form one of the city’s biggest cultural organisations.

06 Aug 2020

Exciting developments in Kelham Island

An insider’s guide to the exciting developments coming to Kelham Island and Neepsend over the next few months...

15 Jul 2020

Stowe Family Law opens an office in Sheffield

Stowe Family Law has strengthened its Yorkshire roots by opening an office in Sheffield, its eighth in the county. This takes the firm’s national presence to 23 offices, reinforcing its position as the country’s largest specialist family law practice.

02 Jul 2020

Great things in your neighbourhood

Some heart-warming examples of how Sheffield has come together in a neighbourly way.

25 Jun 2020

Radisson Blu hotel lined up for prestigious city centre location

Radisson Blu has been selected by Sheffield City Council as the preferred hotel brand for its flagship Heart of the City II hotel on Pinstone Street, overlooking the Peace Gardens.

10 Mar 2020

Landmark Sheffield hotel re-opens for business

A landmark Sheffield hotel has re-opened for business

10 Mar 2020

A Greenground Map of Sheffield

Sheffield actually has more than 800 managed green spaces across 4,000 hectares within the city boundary. With so much on offer, we wanted to create something to help demonstrate how accessible greenspaces are in The Outdoor City and so we commissioned a ‘Greenground Map’ from designer Helen Ilus.

Sheffield Business Awards 2021 shortlist now announced

The Sheffield Business Awards return on the Thursday 9 December and the 2021 Shortlist has now been announced.

Plans for Sheffield’s historic Leah’s Yard given green light

Proposals to revive historic Leah’s Yard on Cambridge Street in Sheffield City Centre and create a social hub for creative independent businesses, have been approved by Sheffield City Council's Local Planning Authority.

Tramlines announces first wave of acts for 2022

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced the lineup for the 2022 event at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield from 22 - 24 July, with Sam Fender, Kasabian and Madness headlining the event.

University of Sheffield and ITM Power announce pioneering collaboration

ITM Power and the University of Sheffield will also jointly plan and fund a National Hydrogen Research Innovation and Skills centre, which will undertake research into the safe and efficient manufacture of hydrogen using low or zero carbon sources of energy.

Sheffield Theatres Announce 50th Anniversary Season

Sheffield Theatres have announced their landmark 50th anniversary season, including an ambitious trilogy of plays and the much anticipated return of Standing at the Sky's Edge, amongst many more exciting productions.

Nuclear AMRC to support next phase of Rolls-Royce SMR development

The Nuclear AMRC will work with Rolls-Royce on the next phase of its small modular reactor (SMR) development programme, for which the government has confirmed £210 million of funding.

Beyond Bloomsbury - Major new exhibition coming to the Millennium Gallery

Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love and Legacy, chronicles the lives, loves and work of this remarkable collective during the first half of the 20th century and brings together over 140 paintings, sculpture, works on paper and supporting material.

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 fixtures confirmed and ticket ballot now open

Sheffield will be front and centre of the biggest women’s European sport event in history after being hand-picked as one of nine host cities for the hotly-anticipated UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.

Sheffield welcomes £37m to fund two major regeneration projects

Sheffield has been successfully awarded the full amount requested from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, with £20m allocated to redeveloping historic Castlegate, as well as £17m for investment in Attercliffe.

Emotion, energy and hope! Leading light in world of classical music to headline concert season at the University of Sheffield

Acclaimed concert pianist Imogen Cooper to headline 2021 concert season at the University of Sheffield in November.

Take a Chocolate Factory Tour with Bullion

Fancy seeing how Yorkshire’s first bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker, take cacao from around the globe and turn it into award-winning chocolate? Join Bullion Chocolate for a tour and tasting at their new Chocolate Factory in Sheffield.

Sheffield DJs launch ‘Sound Union’ to support local business

Two well known Sheffield DJs have been busy putting together a huge library of locally sourced music, recorded exclusively for local businesses.

Legacy of UEFA Women's EURO 2022 launches in Sheffield

Sheffield is one of nine cities chosen to host games for the UEFA Women's Euro in 2022 and a major ticketing roadmap and legacy programme has been unveiled, illustrating how a record-breaking tournament has the power to inspire the next generation of players and fans.

This is Sheffield launch new initiative to support independent businesses

The Community offers members access to exclusive discounts and rewards from a growing number of local businesses.

Sheffield’s 70 million New Era Square development gets ready to open

New Era Square at St Mary’s Gate features restaurants, street food kiosks, the city’s largest oriental supermarket and shops – all located around a modern public square with iconic panda art installations.

University of Sheffield recognised for its impact on society and the economy

University of Sheffield recognised for its impact on society and the economy

Taking Care of our Outdoors

Recent times have certainly highlighted just how valuable our outdoor spaces are. That’s why it’s even more important we look after these vital spaces and everyone does their bit to help. Here’s a rundown of the key things we should all remember while enjoying The Outdoor City…

New arts and crafts boxes to nurture children’s creativity at home

My Busy Box provide fun and educational projects that will help to develop the imagination of young people, teach them skills, and grow their confidence – all in one neat package.

Acclaimed local food operator announced for new city centre gastro destination

The company behind some of Sheffield’s favourite food venues, The Milestone Group, has been chosen to run Cambridge Street Collective, a culturally diverse food destination that forms part of the transformative Heart of the City development programme.

Historic Leah’s Yard set for revival as creative hub for independent businesses

Leah’s Yard, a former 19th Century mesters works and one of Sheffield’s most important heritage buildings, is set for an exciting new future that will both honour and celebrate its rich industrial heritage as part of the Heart of the City regeneration programme.

Small grants scheme set to support Sheffield-based Freelance Arts and Culture Workers

The fund will provide small grants to support Sheffield-based freelance arts and culture workers to adapt their businesses and develop their creative practice through research and development, training or upskilling and creating new work.

Sheffield confirmed to host International Stillbirth Alliance Conference in 2023

Sheffield has won the bid to host the annual International Stillbirth Alliance conference which will see 300 delegates from all over the world gather in the city across three days, 30 June - 2 July 2023.

The Northern Capital of Cool hosts delayed 2nd prestigious Northern Forum for leading event planners across the North.

Marketing Sheffield has continued to work with Haymarket Events to ensure the 2nd C&IT Northern Forum will be held in Sheffield on 28th and 29th March 2022, originally postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic. The successful joint bid with Cutlers’ Hall, The Mercure St Paul’s Hotel and Spa and The University of Sheffield will see top event planners from across the North experiencing all that Sheffield has to offer.

Sheffield hosts Third National Dietetic GI Symposium

Last week Sheffield played host to third National Dietetic GI Symposium, held at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel, on Friday 18 June.

Sheffield confirmed to host Nutrition Society Conference in 2022

Sheffield confirmed to host Nutrition Society Conference in 2022

The best places to meet outdoors

As the sun starts to shine we know that outdoors will once again become to the new indoors for meetings!

Sheffield Bags of Love

Four specially designed tote bags encouraging people in Sheffield to shop local will be available from a selection of independent retailers across the city.

Sheffield’s Child Health Technology Conference builds global community

Sheffield is set to deliver an exciting follow up to the UK's first-ever Child Health Technology Conference in May 2022, with a host of international speakers set for the second edition.

Local areas create a bank holiday buzz with ERF funding

Local communities in Sheffield have brought people to their local high streets using teamwork and creativity and a little help from the Economic Recovery Fund.

Record Summer in Sheffield

It’s been a successful summer in Sheffield as we’ve hosted a number of high-profile events (the Women’s Euros being a particular highlight) and some of hotels and venues having record breaking months. Conferences have played no small part in this and the team at Conference Sheffield have had one of our busiest and most successful summers to date. Here are a few of our highlights showing why Sheffield really does make for a smart event move.

FourJaw sees results from Productivity Grant powered investment

A tech spin-out from the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has seen customer traction rise and attracted £1.3m in their second funding round after using a Business Productivity Grant to create a ‘fit bit for UK manufacturing.’

Start-up secures £4m investment to bring sensor to mass market

A University of Sheffield spin-out company has secured major investment from leading deep tech investors to bring its high-performance infrared sensors to the mass market.

Sheffield's Big Events & Festivals 2024

2024 promises another huge line-up of exciting events and festivals happening across Sheffield, from large music festivals and international sporting events to food & drink celebrations, outdoor markets and lots of family fun.

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