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
The Barker's Pool site, right in the middle of the Heart of the City scheme, is now open to proposals for redevelopment. With 200,000 sq. feet across 5 floors, this 1.25 acre site hold multiple possibilities for investors with ambitions that match Sheffield's.
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.
Sheffield invests in long-term partnerships – supporting reinvestment and ongoing R&D. We focus our economic development activities on advanced manufacturing, creative, digital and tech industries, health and wellbeing, and sustainability - with incubate and accelerate programmes to get the best ideas off the ground.
We invest to the full extent of the state aid rules in return for future GVA returns and job creation. We invest in production and experimental capex, R&D, skills, relocation / recruitment, Enterprise Zones & property. Underpinned with devolved funds from Government, including £52m of Business Investment Fund and £17m invested through the Skills Bank.
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.
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.
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.
A fly through of what's to come in our amazing, £500m City Council backed scheme to totally transform the centre of Sheffield.