Good news from the Sheffield City Region

Published 3rd July 2017 at 3:23pm

A round up of the latest good news from the Sheffield City Region

THE FIRST images of Sheffield Hallam University’s new Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) have been released. Planning permission for the AWRC, which will form the centrepiece of Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park (OLP), has now been submitted to Sheffield City Council. https://youtu.be/a6DITCVOU3c

ROTHERHAM is again amongst the top areas in the country for the number of people setting up businesses with the help of the New Enterprise Allowance scheme, ranking 42nd out of 380. 1,130 people have started working with a mentor since April 2011 and 610 have gone on to start a business, up from 510 this time last year.

THE OLD POP Factory in Dodworth has had a £500,000 transformation into the new HQ of surveying and engineering company 1st Horizon. The company specialises in 3D laser scanning of buildings and surveying for underground pipes and cables. It was one of the first in the UK to invest in 3D scanners, and has recently completed a large survey for the M1 Smart motorways scheme.

MILLER Pattison, the Sheffield-headquartered insulation specialist, has invested £900,000 to expand its services, purchasing five bespoke vehicles which each carry enough polystyrene to insulate six medium-sized detached houses.

GRIMM & CO, the innovative literacy charity on Rotherham’s High Street, has secured £460,000 funding for the next four years from Arts Council England. Opening in a former pub last year, its shop was recently voted ‘No. 159 best shop for all things wicked’ by Witch? magazine. The charity runs innovative storytelling and writing workshops for local children to build confidence and communication skills.

SARAH MCLEOD, who has been responsible for guiding Cromford Mills through a £48 million restoration project at the World Heritage site in Derbyshire, becomes the CEO at Wentworth Woodhouse next month. She has been recruited for what has been described as “a once in generation chance to secure Wentworth Woodhouse and ensure it occupies its rightful place as a public asset and one of the UK’s most interesting and important Grade 1 listed country houses”.

HELLABY-based ‘History & Heraldry’, started in a kitchen, has been named amongst Britain’s top 200 mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. The company was ranked at 97th in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table which ranks firms with over £25m in total sales based on their growth in international sales over the last two years of available data.

History & Heraldry was started in 1994 by Malcolm Ogg and Diane Clothier making coat-of-arms keyrings for common surnames. It now employs 191 staff and includes a children’s division which supplies the high street, toy and tourist destinations with kids’ personalised gift line. They sell to 70 countries.

 

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