Business & Enterprise

I believe that for Sheffield to thrive and flourish we need to encourage more people to consider entering business and boosting our economy. Our city has been built on wealth-creators and innovators and we must ensure that proud heritage continues.
Sheffield has huge potential in its materials, engineering, medical and digital industries – to name but a few. We have two excellent universities, attracting the best and brightest to this city, and we must do all we can to capture that talent and develop our homegrown leaders of the future. People who move to Sheffield so often fall in love with the place and I would love more to be able to stay and contribute to growing our economy.
We now also have the new University Technical College and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, with members such as Boeing and Rolls Royce. I am also a member of the South Yorkshire International Trade Forum and recently sat on one of their panels to encourage businesses to consider exporting more of their products and services.