Logistics Sector Group


The vision of the Logistics Sector Group is as follows:

To build on the Sheffield City Region strategic location at the heart of the UK and its multimodal access, including its dedicated Airport, excellent rail links to all ports and the rest of the UK, and direct access to the strategic highway network of the A1, M1 and M18 and further afield the M62.


The logistics sector has an economic output of £930 million and employs 31,000 people in the Sheffield City Region. The growing sector is forecasted to continue to expand, creating hundreds of additional jobs every year in the Sheffield City Region.

In June 2013, Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) launched a Logistics Sector Group to make sure that opportunities for growth and jobs in the logistics sector can be supported and developed to their full economic potential.

The group was launched at Doncaster Sheffield Airport by James Newman, Chairman of the LEP and Steve Gill, Managing Director at the airport, supported by Robert Hough, Chairman of Peel Airports.

Interim Sector Group Chairman – Steve Gill

Steve Gill has been elected as interim Chair of the Sector Group. Steve is Managing Director at Doncaster-Sheffield Airport.

Steve Gill

Steve Gill

Steve said: “As an airport we are fantastically placed to play a key role within the new sector group. I feel that as a group we can work together to ensure that the City Region is a real centre of excellence and a key player within the national and international logistics industry.

“We have got a great story to tell in terms of our logistics expertise and the group is an excellent opportunity for people working within the sector to join together  to share ideas, expertise and network  in order to potentially influence the economic agenda.”

Priority Areas

  • Developing membership from across the logistics sector
  • Creating a strategy for the region’s logistics offering
  • Forging key stakeholder relationships
  • Feeding into the LEP’s regional growth plan.