A large talent pool of highly-skilled people was the principal reason Fragomen Worldwide chose Sheffield City Region as the base for its second UK office.
The world’s leading single-focus provider of immigration guidance and support, Fragomen has more than 40 offices and more than 3,350 employees worldwide, providing services in more than 170 countries. The new Sheffield base has created 180 new jobs so far, with potential for further growth.
Following close working with Creative Sheffield, Sheffield City Council’s economic development function, the Sheffield office opened in January 2016, located a short walk away from the UK Home Office’s Sheffield Premium Service Centre.
In choosing Sheffield city centre as the base for its first UK office outside of London, Fragomen explained that one of the main drivers was the location of two world-class universities right in the heart of the city centre.
The other big draw was said to be the transport links and central location in the UK, particularly with transport links only set to get better with the arrival of HS2 in Sheffield city centre.