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
We have long established relationships with many key partner organisations and can make introductions to support business growth and ongoing R&D. We work closely with our 2 world-class universities and have access to specialist facilities such as the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC).
We work with businesses to identify potential opportunities and can signpost towards all relevant initiatives and provide guidance on funding. We work closely with colleagues from the South Yorkshire Growth Hub in respect of helping businesses to grow, whether through investment in skills and training via the Skills Bank, or broader access to finance options. Our Tech Welcome initiative provides specific incentives to encourage the brightest tech and digital companies into the South Yorkshire region, covering the costs of accommodation up to a twelve-month period.
Invest Sheffield offers free advice and assistance to businesses considering Sheffield as their location. Our services include advice on property options; organising familiarisation visits; providing local detailed intelligence; supporting your recruitment activity and effecting introductions to key partners.
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.
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.