Putting Sheffield City Region on the Global Stage Breakfast 2017


8:00am – Breakfast & Registration
8:30am – Meeting commences
9:30am – Approximate close
Guests are invited to remain behind after the formal close for coffee and networking


  • Sir Nigel Knowles, chair, Sheffield City Region LEP
  • Owen Michaelson, CEO, Harworth Group PLC
  • Lee Bartlett, senior manager, Fragomen
  • Edward Highfield, director, Creative Sheffield


The imperative of attracting inward investment is uppermost in the strategies of those tasked with encouraging growth in the city region’s economy.

This might come from companies relocating from within the UK, such as the so-called North Shoring phenomenon, or international companies establishing bases here or funding development schemes.

In international terms, the global property conference MIPIM, each March, is a key target for the SCR and local authorities – an opportunity to showcase their wares.

The Sheffield City Region alone has a development potential to compare with anything in the country, with sites like the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, iPort, Doncaster-Sheffield Airport, the Peak Resort and Sheffield city centre.

And initiatives like Sheffield’s campaign to encourage professional services businesses to the city have already shown success.

At this free-to-attend Insider breakfast we will hear from a panel made up of those trying to draw business here and companies which have already made a significant move.

We will hear:

  • What development schemes the SCR is taking to MIPIM
  • What strategies are in place to attract investment
  • What prompted companies like Fragomen and Ferdinand Bilstein out of the South East
  • How the North Shoring trend might develop in the coming years
  • In what areas and sectors the next major investments might occur

Our events are regularly over-subscribed therefore please register your interest as soon as possible. If you have been successful you will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event.

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We have an inclusive approach and wish to ensure that everyone who wants to attend an Insider event is able to do so and to obtain full benefit from being our guest.

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Feb 09 2017


08:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa
119 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JE

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