Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership

International audience for Sheffield City Region CDI sector

Published 9th November 2012 at 4:49pm

On 12 November Sheffield City Region (SCR) will be one of only three regions to present to an international trade delegation of 30 specialists on the growth of the creative and digital industry (CDI) in the region.

The presentation, to be held in the Park Plaza Hotel in London, will be led by the SCR Inward Investment team Ellen Cutler and Rhoda Watson joined by James Wilson, CDI specialist of Creative Sheffield.

The presentation will cover the capabilities of CDI in the region and opportunities for investors.

Lee Strafford, local entrepreneur and LEP Board member said:

“The region’s creative and digital sector is growing and there are nationally significant projects in the pipeline.

“World class businesses like WanDisco, Arm, Warp, BDP and Plusnet are located in the city region because of the low cost of living and high quality of life in an established community, a talent pool of over 100,000 students, modern facilities and digital infrastructure.

“We are promoting that message to a global audience.”

Deborah Egan Director of Electric Village and LEP Board member said:

“This is a great opportunity to promote Sheffield City Region and network with a truly global delegation.

“The CDI in the Sheffield City Region employs around 50,000 people accounting for 7% of the total workforce, emerging as a growth sector over the past 20 years.

“This substantial cluster of companies share a unique body of experience and talent that makes the region one of the leading digital and development centres in the country.”

The 30 UKTI delegates will travel from Sao Paulo, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, Bangalore, New Delhi, Los Angeles, Boston Washington DC, Chicago San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, New York, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris, Madrid and Munich.


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