Investors

A Super-Connected City Region

Here in Sheffield City Region we’re building a thriving, super-connected and successful economy at the heart of the UK. We offer new investors a high-quality and cost-effective location of choice that is super-connected nationally and internationally.

We have six airports within a 90-minute drive.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport offers full cargo and passenger services and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It has one of the longest runways in the UK, catering for specialist heavy and urgent cargo, alongside the adjacent Aero Centre Yorkshire which is ideal for warehousing. Meanwhile, Manchester Airport offers flights to many major American cities, the Far East, the Middle East and all over Europe.

We’re at the heart of the UK’s road network.

With low traffic congestion and 60% of UK’s manufacturing industry within a 2.5-hour HGV drive. 75% of the UK can be reached within a 4.5-hour HGV drive, and there is ease of access to Europe through the Humber ports.

Outstanding rail connectivity

Sheffield City Region’s central location has led to its growth as a logistics centre. Daily freight services connect Felixstowe and Southampton with Doncaster railport. Plus, London is only 90 minutes by train from key stations in the region. High Speed Rail is coming to Sheffield city centre and will further shorten journey times to London, while also improving connectivity with neighbouring cities.

Sea connectivity

From East to the West, the sea ports of Humber and Liverpool are within easy centralised reach of the region. The west coast ports primarily serve America, while the east coast ports of Immingham, Felixstowe, Port of Tyne and Thames Gateway serve Europe and the rest of the world. Daily ferry services run from the nearby Humber port in Hull.

Interested in investing in Sheffield City Region?

Visit our dedicated trade and investment website to find out more about how we can help you become part of the Sheffield City Region story.