Large or small, generalist or specialist

We’ve got some of the best facilities in health, wellbeing and sport, as well as world-renowned advanced manufacturing. We’re home to all kinds of start-ups: from cooking sauces, to legal specialists, to outdoor clothing. Our digital and tech sector supports all this and more. 

With the developing Heart of the City, West Bar, Olympic Legacy Park and Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, there’s still plenty of opportunities for investment here. And Sheffield’s two first-class universities mean there’s a wealth of talented, down-to-earth people  who love living and working in our city.

Together, we’ll help make your investment part of Sheffield’s story.

Why you should be thinking Sheffield

City Centre Strategic Vision

Take a look at the publication produced by Sheffield City Council in conjunction with Deloitte.

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Make yourself at home

City culture is crucially important for businesses of any kind, to feel like they are in a vibrant, brilliant place that can attract and retain talent, and ensure continued growth of the city economically and socially. Shauna Coxsey, GB climber at the Olympics in 2021 and resident of Sheffield, shows why Sheffield must be the place.

Incubate and Accelerate

Our track record is second to none, so if you're looking for these opportunities then it's worth giving us a visit

McLaren chose Sheffield over anywhere else.

"The approach adopted by Sheffield City Council demonstrated that they understood the significance of the commercial risk McLaren Automotive were considering and structured their support to respond to that."

We have an unparalleled skills supply

From apprentice right through to post graduate, the fact that two world-class Universities are based right here in the centre of the city means you're right in the mix with some of the best brains. 

Graduates, Postgraduates and Apprentices from both Universities are all eager to remain in the attractive environment of Sheffield city. Companies located in Sheffield therefore benefit from an abundant supply of skilled and innovative talent in the region.

The University of Sheffield

One of the original 'red brick' institutions, and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities

According to the 2022 QS World University Rankings, the University is placed in the world top 100, with 6 Nobel Prize winners having studied here and circa 30,000 students.

With the manufacturing beacon that is the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre under their belts, they also have flagship research institutes acrossneuroscience, food sustainability, energy and healthy lifespans.

The University of Sheffield has won the Queen’s Anniversary award five times in recognition of their quality and innovation in research, and achievements that have made an outstanding contribution to the nation's intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

Sheffield Hallam University

One of the largest Universities in the UK with around 35,000 students, and the fourth highest number of enrolments in the UK.

With a vision to be the world's leading applied University, Hallam have a focus on real world impact - addressing the health, economic and social challenges facing society today.

Boasting the world-leading Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and the National Centre for Excellence for Food Engineering, they also own the phenomenal stat of 94% of graduates being in employment within six months of graduation.

They have also claimed the title of Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2020 and The Guardian's Award for Student Experience 2020.

The Heart of the City redevelopment

A fly through of what's to come in our amazing, £500m City Council backed scheme to totally transform the centre of Sheffield.

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