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September 2018
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Mayor acts on commitment to deliver post-Brexit funding
14.09.2018

It was one of the priorities outlined in his manifesto, before being elected Mayor of the Sheffield City Region in May. And now Mayor Dan Jarvis has acted upon his commitment to secure fair funding for our region post-Brexit. As well as submitting evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Post-Brexit Funding, making Sheffield […]

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Mayor champions transport priorities for the region
14.09.2018

Transport is one of the key priorities for Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, who took up his place on the Transport for North Board meeting (13 September) held in Sheffield. Board members received an update on the TransPennine route upgrade and the Strategic Transport Plan consultation.  Upgrading rail links between Manchester and […]

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FIRST LOOK: New video showcases all that’s great about the Sheffield City Region
10.09.2018

Our growing city region is international in outlook and global in offer. We’re already home to globally significant manufacturers such as Boeing, McLaren Automotive and Rolls Royce, boasting strong, collaborative partnerships and a business community at the forefront of innovation. Find out more about what makes us special, in this brand-new video.

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Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber Speech
07.09.2018

Speech delivered at Chamber Means Business event on 06/09/18 Yesterday (6 September) I spoke to the Barnsley and Rotherham Chambers. Read my full speech below: Good morning. Let me begin by thanking Andrew and the Chamber team for extending the invite to speak at this Chamber Means Business event. After 100 days in office the honeymoon period, if […]

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06
The importance of reading this National Book Day
06.09.2018

By Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region Books are wonderful. They provide you with knowledge and can take you to faraway places. When I was a child some of my favourite authors were Roald Dahl and J.R.R Tolkien. I was transfixed by the magical stories they told and the wonderful pictures they painted […]

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03
Paying A Real Living Wage Could Boost Sheffield City Region’s Economy by Millions
03.09.2018

In a new report commissioned by the Living Wage Foundation, The local Living Wage dividend Report, the Smith Institute found that if just a quarter of those living on low incomes in the UK’s 10 major city regions saw their pay raised to the real Living Wage, those areas could benefit from a £1.1bn boost to […]

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August 2018
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Six new appointees to bring fresh ideas, energy and skills to the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board
24.08.2018

The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership today announced the appointment of six new private sector Board members to continue the drive for further economic growth in the region. Since its creation in 2010 the Local Enterprise Partnership, which invests in infrastructure, transport, skills and business growth projects, has been central to growth in the […]

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Disabilities Minister and Mayor launch Working Win health-led employment trial
16.08.2018

A multi-million pound trailblazing health and employment trial was officially launched in Sheffield City Region today by Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, and Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region. More than 1,000 people have already signed up to the newly-launched Working Win health-led employment trial, which aims to assess […]

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15
It’s 100 days since I was elected Mayor. Here’s an update on what I’ve done/learnt.
15.08.2018

It is one hundred days since I was elected Mayor of the Sheffield City Region (SCR). In that time, I’ve worked hard to find innovative ways to drive our area forward. There is much to be optimistic about. The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District spanning Rotherham and Sheffield, the National College for High Speed Rail in […]

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06
National first as LEP appoints trade union representative to the board
06.08.2018

In a national first, members of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board today agreed to appoint a trade union representative to the board. Chairman of the LEP, Sir Nigel Knowles, as well as fellow board members, gave their strong support to the proposals at a meeting held in the heart of the […]

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July 2018
30
Mayor acts on commitment to active travel
30.07.2018

Getting more people walking, running or cycling on short journeys is the key aim of new plans announced today (Monday 30 July) by Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region. In proposals that act upon his manifesto commitment to active travel, Major Jarvis has asked Professor Steve Haake, from Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellness […]

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15
Hundreds of businesses sign up to new Working Win scheme
15.07.2018

A pioneering scheme which aims to help people with health problems find and stay in work is now being supported by more than 200 businesses and 100 GPs. The “Working Win” health-led employment trial has been running for around two months, and has already received almost 800 referrals from people in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. […]

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Tree planting scheme for schoolchildren launched by Sheffield City Region Mayor
13.07.2018

Schoolchildren from across the Sheffield City Region have been invited to plant trees to mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis, has teamed up with the Woodland Trust to write to more than 600 schools, urging them to take part in the […]

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Innovation in healthcare: the key to the future of our NHS
11.07.2018

by Richard Stubbs, board member of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Last Thursday marked the 70th birthday of our most cherished national institution – the NHS. And while the birthday parties that took place up and down the country, including a glorious choral celebration at York Minster, showcased the pride we have […]

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04
Recruitment drive underway as new national social work regulator opens head office in Sheffield
04.07.2018

A national recruitment drive is now underway as a new regulator, responsible for driving forward improvements in social work practice, is being established in Sheffield City Region. Social Work England, to be based in Sheffield city centre, will be responsible for regulating all of the 95,000 social workers in England. This year, around 120 new […]

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June 2018
29
Business leaders – help us drive region’s £34bn economy
29.06.2018

Business leaders with creativity, passion, and the unrelenting energy to drive the £34billion economy of the Sheffield City Region are wanted on the Board of the Local Enterprise Partnership. Local Enterprise Partnership Board Chair Sir Nigel Knowles is calling for outstanding individuals to come forward at a vital point in the region’s history, with an […]

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£717,000 approved for new homes across region
20.06.2018

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Housing Investment Board has approved a further £717,000 investment to build homes for first-time buyers and affordable rent or shared ownership. To date, £1.23million in loans and grants has been approved by the innovative SCR Housing Fund, and will see 98 new homes built in the region. Twenty-five houses and […]

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15
Transformational road scheme in Doncaster completed
15.06.2018

The second phase of Great Yorkshire Way which completes the direct link from the motorway network to Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) has officially opened to traffic today (Friday 15 June). Delivered by Doncaster Council and backed by the Sheffield City Region, this transformational project completed the last one mile connection from Bawtry Road to Hurst […]

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15
SCR aids research for new antibiotic
15.06.2018

THE WORLD desperately needs a new weapon to fight deadly bacteria which have developed a resistance to the drugs in use today – and a small research company is on track to develop a new generation of antibiotics with the backing of the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub. Today the research work by AFChemPharm was […]

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12
Vital flood alleviation project receives £3.5m funding from Sheffield City Region
12.06.2018

A project to protect homes and businesses from flooding in Sheffield has been granted almost £3.5m in grant money. The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Combined Authority yesterday approved a grant from the Local Growth Fund (LGF) for phase one of Sheffield City Council’s Upper Don flood alleviation scheme. The project will provide a “comprehensive” flood […]

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12
Quality Streets improvement programme set to start work
12.06.2018

Two key streets in Doncaster town centre are set to be rejuvenated into vibrant areas, after the council received approval of a £1.35m grant from Sheffield City Region. The £2 million Quality Streets scheme will see significant improvements made to Hall Gate and Silver Street. The changes will see Hall Gate transformed into a pedestrian-friendly […]

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11
Funding approved for multi-million pound film and television studio
11.06.2018

£4.1m of Local Growth Fund (LGF) cash confirmed for £60m film and television studio Studio to be built on Doncaster College’s former High Melton site “Game-changing” project will create studios with a technology hub, special effects unit and academy Will drive economic growth and create new jobs It’s a project that could bring the future […]

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11
Mayor sets out vision to improve region’s transport system in bid for Government funds
11.06.2018

A bid to secure millions of pounds to improve transport in South Yorkshire, grow the economy and support people to access new jobs has been submitted to Government by Mayor Dan Jarvis. Mayor Jarvis, who is taking the lead on transport issues and is set to become a Transport for the North Board Member later […]

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May 2018
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Statement: Channel Four Shortlisting
30.05.2018

Mayor Dan Jarvis said: “The Sheffield City Region is a hotbed of creativity that we believe would have been the perfect fit for Channel Four’s headquarters, so I am disappointed that Sheffield has not been shortlisted. “However, I am pleased that Sheffield is still in the running to host one of Channel Four’s creative hubs. […]

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Health-led employment trial launches across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw
29.05.2018

A new health-led employment trial that will support people with a mental or physical health condition to find and remain in employment has been launched by Sheffield City Region and South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA). Called Working Win, this randomised control trial is being funded by the Government’s Work and Health Unit and delivered in […]

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25
Inward investment targets smashed as almost 4,000 jobs created across city region
25.05.2018

With investments from more than 150 companies, creating almost 4,000 jobs, 2017/18 was a hugely successful year for Sheffield City Region’s inward investment team. Targets were exceeded for both foreign inward investments and in UK-owned investment projects – the latter particularly in Doncaster, which is becoming increasingly renowned for its outstanding logistics opportunities. Key to […]

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Heathrow delegation visits Sheffield City Region on tour of sites bidding to become Logistics Hubs
23.05.2018

This week, a delegation from Heathrow Airport will visit Sheffield City Region (SCR) as part of a nationwide tour of the 65 sites still in the running to be construction centres for Heathrow expansion. Eight sites across the city region have been longlisted as potential “Logistics Hubs”, which will help ensure that businesses across the […]

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Working Win aims to transform lives at work
15.05.2018

It’s a worrying fact for employers that every year around 20% of working age adults experience a mental health condition, writes Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. Fifteen million days of work a year are lost due to stress, anxiety and depression. Bad backs, shoulders and necks have similar […]

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12
Action-packed first week in office for new mayor of Sheffield City Region
12.05.2018

New Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis hit the ground running in his first week in office; championing the region’s cause in Westminster, meeting with key figures from across the North and adding his weight to the bid to bring Channel Four to Sheffield. His working week began on Tuesday 8 May when he signed […]

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08
SCR Transport Strategy views now under consideration
08.05.2018

Following an encouraging response, the 12-week public consultation on the Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy has now closed. Further details will follow in due course once all the comments and the feedback received has been carefully considered.

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04
Mayoral Election Results
04.05.2018

Dan Jarvis is the first Mayor of the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority. Total number of second preference votes cast for the remaining candidates: JARVIS Dan – Labour and Co-Operative Party – 21,519 – Total – 144,154 WALKER Ian Geoffrey – The Conservative Party Candidate – 12,881 – Total – 50,619 Declaration of […]

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Second record year for region’s business service
01.05.2018

The Sheffield City Region has achieved a second record-breaking year with its key business advice service, the Growth Hub. In the end of April, year 2017 to 2018, the service and its growth team worked with 5,086 businesses, and saw over 1200 jobs created as a result of their support. Businesses across the City Region […]

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April 2018
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Women and creativity grow SCR business
30.04.2018

World Intellectual Property Day had as its theme this year women’s innovation and creativity – both fundamental to business growth in the Sheffield City Region. One City Region family firm, led by three sisters-in-law and design engineer Ian Webster, is making huge strides in innovations in the world of construction thanks to the Region’s Growth […]

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Almost 400 jobs created by City Region RISE scheme
30.04.2018

A partnership that has created nearly 400 graduate jobs across South Yorkshire is celebrating being nominated for a prestigious award. The RISE: Sheffield City Region programme was nominated in the Apprenticeship/Training Scheme category of the Made in Sheffield Awards last week, which rewards excellence in manufacturing across the city region. RISE enables small and medium […]

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Clipper Logistics to bring 1,200 jobs to city
25.04.2018

A leading company which counts Asda, Marks & Spencer and Tesco among its blue chip clients is set to take over the former Polestar site in Sheffield, bringing more than 1,000 jobs to the region. Clipper Logistics plans to use the 615,000 square foot site as the logistics base for North West-based Boohoo Clothing and […]

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Postal voters reminded to vote in Mayoral poll
23.04.2018

People who have received their postal votes for the Sheffield City Region Mayoral election on May 3 are reminded to use them – if you are registered to vote in local elections for any of the district councils of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield, you will be eligible to vote in this election. The Sheffield […]

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Breaking new ground on the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre
10.04.2018

Sir Malcolm Grant, chair of NHS England was in Sheffield City Region today to mark the start of construction work on Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). Set to become the most advanced research centre in the world for developing innovations that will improve population health and physical activity levels, the AWRC will […]

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06
Seven candidates nominated for Sheffield City Region Mayoral election
06.04.2018

Seven candidates have been nominated to stand in the Sheffield City Region Mayoral election. Click here

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March 2018
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Election Notice posted for Mayor of Sheffield City Region
27.03.2018

Polling cards go out to voters today as the official notice of the election on Thursday 3 May for the first-ever Mayor of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority is published. The last date to register to vote is Tuesday 17 April for eligible voters – those people who can vote in the Barnsley, Doncaster, […]

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Private sector launches business manifesto for new SCR Mayor
26.03.2018

Creating an advanced, connected and confident economy that’s central to the Northern Powerhouse agenda. That’s the challenge that’s been set to the forthcoming Mayor of Sheffield City Region (SCR), in a business manifesto published by the SCR Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today. The manifesto, prepared by private sector members of the LEP board, lays out […]

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport unveils masterplan with 73,000 jobs in Sheffield City Region
21.03.2018

DSA Vision Plan Vision for a Connected National Economy realises the airport’s potential as a major catalyst for transforming the North of England, creating new employment, housing, tourism and aviation capacity Capacity of 25 million passengers and 250,000 tonnes of cargo per year Creation of up to 73,000 new jobs £3.2 billion GVA per year […]

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Homes boss told city region’s housing ‘soaring’
21.03.2018

Home building in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) has soared, a national housing chief heard yesterday, with 6,200 homes created in the past year – double the annual figure just three years ago. Sir Edward Lister, Chair of Homes England, the former Homes and Communities Agency, was at a meeting of key housing figures to […]

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Trade experts and small businesses gather for city region breakfast event
20.03.2018

Businesses from across the Sheffield City Region attended a breakfast event today (Tuesday 20 March) to learn more about boosting trade relationships with India. The Access India Programme Business Breakfast was the first of its kind in Sheffield City Region and was part of the Access India Programme, working with the UK India Business Council […]

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Don’t miss your chance to tell us about £500m City Region transport plan
20.03.2018

Regardless of how you travel in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) you’re being urged to put over your views on a £500million transport strategy before April 1st. An online questionnaire at http://bit.ly/2FTG1ge gives everyone in the region the chance to tell the SCR what it thinks about its ambitious draft Transport Strategy. If you prefer […]

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09
Fast-track homes scheme approved for City Region
09.03.2018

The first project to be approved under the Sheffield City Region’s unique £10million ‘fast track’ housing pilot will see 38 affordable flats set to be built at a Sheffield landmark site by Summer 2019. The one and two-bedroom flats will be built on the site of the former Park Gardeners Club close to the iconic […]

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09
Private sector ready to highlight SCR investment opportunities at MIPIM Cannes
09.03.2018

There’s just a few days to go until Sheffield City Region’s public and private sector delegation fly out to the French Riviera in a bid to bring in new investment and drive economic growth across the region. MIPIM Cannes, the world’s biggest real estate conference, runs from Tuesday 13 March until Friday 16 March and […]

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08
City Region gets fleet fit-out company moving faster
08.03.2018

  A £60,000 grant from the Sheffield City Region is helping Doncaster company MIS Conversions expand as demand booms for its specialist fit-outs for vehicle fleets, creating jobs and providing work for its local supply chain. The company, based at Kirk Sandall, expects to double turnover in three years, and create 20 new jobs plus […]

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February 2018
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Region’s excellence set for showcase at MIPIM Cannes
28.02.2018

It’s the annual opportunity to showcase towns, cities and regions on a global platform. And now Sheffield City Region (SCR)’s private and public sector delegation is preparing to fly out to the French Riviera on Monday 12 March for MIPIM Cannes, the world’s biggest real estate conference. The event, which runs until Friday 16 March, […]

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City Region backs bright idea to save NHS budgets
27.02.2018

Hard-pressed NHS budgets could be helped by a highly innovative business idea, which has been made possible for a group of entrepreneurs with funding from Sheffield City Region. Wayne Goring, Mike Cox, Michael Bradfield, and Graham King have backgrounds in engineering, business engagement, and the healthcare market. Thanks to their joint experience they spotted a […]

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US Congressmen learn from region’s advanced manufacturing ‘catalyst’
23.02.2018

The world-leading reputation of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) for advanced manufacturing brought a high-level delegation from the US Congress to the region to see the success story for itself this week. Ron Kind, US Representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district, is an expert on small businesses, while Derek Kilmer, who represents Washington’s 6th congressional […]

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£1m up for grabs for Sheffield City Region rural businesses
21.02.2018

£1million is up for grabs in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) for businesses in rural industries to grow and boost the local economy. Food processors, rural businesses that want to develop, and tourism infrastructure are all eligible to apply for the Growth Fund grants from the Rural Development Programme for England of £35,000 up to […]

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Funding secured for new homes in Rotherham
16.02.2018

First-time buyers, older people, and adults with support needs are to benefit from more than half a million pounds awarded by the Government to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) today. The funding will enable Rotherham Council to provide around 120 new homes in Rotherham by demolishing and replacing two former adult care homes, Rothwell Grange […]

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Businesses invited to learn more about trading with India
16.02.2018

Businesses from across Sheffield City Region (SCR) are invited to a breakfast event to learn more about trading with India. The first event of its kind, the Access India Programme Business Breakfast on Tuesday 20 March is part of the Access India Programme, run in conjunction with the High Commission for India in London and […]

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14
Region welcomes Hope Valley line plans
14.02.2018

A long-awaited scheme that will reduce delays and improve reliability for trains on the congested Sheffield to Manchester route is one step closer after having been given the green light by Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport. The news has been welcomed by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership who have been […]

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12
SCR skills drive creates jobs at award-winning training firm
12.02.2018

Seventy-five jobs are set to be created in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) drive to radically improve workforce skills across the region as it helps a global Doncaster business to become an established world leader in the training field. The Highfield Group – which is one of the top five organisations of its type in […]

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Your views wanted on TfN transport plan
12.02.2018

Transport for the North has begun a thirteen-week consultation on its Strategic Transport Plan for the North, and is inviting people’s views at an event being held in Sheffield this week. Senior Transport for the North representatives will be visiting Sheffield as part of a dedicated session to outline the plan’s recommendations, advise on what […]

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Towering ambition of Sheffield City Region to be showcased at MIPIM
05.02.2018

It’s an ambitious proposal to create a major new piece of public art and a ‘Gateway to the North’ in the heart of Sheffield City Region. And now the proposed “Onwards & Upwards” artwork by Alex Chinneck, featuring a trail of sculptural chimneys, is set to be showcased at MIPIM – the annual real estate […]

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Business calls for a strong single voice on City Region transport
01.02.2018

  Businesses and stakeholders from across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) today called for better connected local travel to boost the region’s economy, and investment in improved transport links to neighbouring areas. As they put forward views on the SCR draft Transport Strategy, they also asked for existing facilities to be safeguarded for the future, […]

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January 2018
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City Region in major drive to tackle skills gap
31.01.2018

A major drive has been launched to tackle the skills gap in the Sheffield City Region (SCR), as over £1million was pumped into higher level skills facilities locally this week, and just a week later a leading forum of employers and jobhunters meet to look at innovative ways to tackle the problem. The forum will […]

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£1.2m boost for higher level skills
29.01.2018

World-class facilities for high-level technical education in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) today received a boost of more than £1.2million in a bid to improve productivity across the region. Five grants have been approved by the Combined Authority for education centres to purchase advanced equipment needed for learning in science, technology, engineering, and maths – […]

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City region counting down to MIPIM Cannes
29.01.2018

Public and private sector organisations from across Sheffield City Region are preparing for MIPIM Cannes 2018 – and the chance to represent the city region to the world. The delegation heading for MIPIM, the annual real estate event that takes place in Cannes, France, is made up of private sector companies as well as representatives […]

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Water-saving idea blossoms with Sheffield City Region backing
24.01.2018

Melvyn Davenport is a keen gardener. So when, with a drought looming, he worried about watering his flowers, he had the bright idea of saving not just rainwater, but the ‘grey’ water from showers and sinks, to re-use for the garden, toilet, and even for washing the car. And with funding from the Sheffield City […]

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1,500 homes hope with £8million pilot success
21.01.2018

Almost 1,500 new homes could be built in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) from the Spring thanks to the response to an £8million regional pilot project launched just three months ago. Now eight of the schemes which applied to the SCR Housing Fund pilot move forward to the next stage to be judged on the […]

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It’s the tops for University Centre
21.01.2018

A topping-out ceremony has been held to celebrate a major milestone in the construction of University Centre Rotherham. The £10.5million campus, which will expand massively the range of degrees and higher level training available in Rotherham, has received £3,500,000 from the Sheffield City Region (SCR), and is due to open in the Autumn close to […]

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McLaren Automotive inaugurates new carbon composites technology centre in Yorkshire in true McLaren style
18.01.2018

A key milestone was marked today at the Yorkshire manufacturing centre that from 2019 will start producing carbon fibre tubs for McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sportscars and supercars. As darkness descended at the £50million McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) nearing completion in the Sheffield region, McLaren Automotive Chief Executive Mike Flewitt was […]

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Job hunters will take paycut for training
12.01.2018

City Region surveys hundreds of jobseekers and bosses Young jobhunters in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) would take a pay cut in return for training and experience, a leading survey of 500 jobseekers and bosses has found. The SCR’s ‘Skills shortages and hard to fill vacancies’ report, due to be launched on February 7th, shows […]

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SCR fund opens up growth at M1
08.01.2018

One of the biggest-ever infrastructure schemes in the Sheffield City Region (SCR), which is set to underpin massive jobs growth, is already attracting businesses and opening up a major gateway to development. The SCR investment in the ambitious £55million plan to open up and develop the Dearne Valley A61/6195 Growth Corridor is a top priority […]

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Have your say on City Region Transport Consultation
03.01.2018

on ambitious City Region transport plan

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Have your say on City Region transport plans
03.01.2018

Consultation on the future of transport across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is set to go live next Monday, 8 January. An online questionnaire, running until the end of March, will give people across the region the chance to have their say on the SCR’s ambitious draft Transport Strategy. The strategy aims to grow the […]

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December 2017
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2017 – a smashing year, and more to follow
20.12.2017

What a year for this region! We’ve smashed targets, seen fantastic growth in jobs, foreign investment from giant names such as McLaren and Boeing, and record apprenticeship recruitment. Six thousand homes have been built, and we have launched major infrastructure projects unlocking land for homes and business. There isn’t space here to detail everything, so […]

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Have your say
16.12.2017

on ambitious City Region transport plan

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Harworth chief joins LEP board
16.12.2017

joins the LEP Board

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15
Public to have say on SCR transport plan to grow economy by £500m
15.12.2017

A major public consultation will be launched early in the New Year so that the public in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) can have their say on an updated Transport Strategy making transport fit for all. The Strategy aims to grow the economy by £500million by increasing the numbers of people able to get to […]

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LEP backs draft plans for better transport in the North
15.12.2017

Sheffield City Region LEP has welcomed Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan which calls for sustained prioritised investment in the region’s railways and roads over a 30-year period. The Plan, which aims to transform the economy by improving the way both people and goods travel around the North of England, will be published […]

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Brexit and business on the breakfast menu
14.12.2017

Challenges, opportunities and the economic outlook facing the local business community will be placed under the spotlight when the final results of the Sheffield City Region’s Quarterly Economic Survey are revealed in January. Throughout November, businesses from across the Sheffield City Region were asked their views on a number of subjects, ranging from growth and […]

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Huge potential of Sheffield City Region highlighted as funding bids pour in for capital projects
11.12.2017

Major capital projects costing a total of more than £630m have been put forward in response to a call for funding bids by Sheffield City Region (SCR). This comes after the city region invited organisations to bid for funds to enable new transport and infrastructure projects to get off the ground. A total of 52 […]

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Region in trade talks at Indian High Commission
08.12.2017

India, the 7th largest economy in the world, is one of the top five countries investing in the Sheffield City Region (SCR), and a leading non-EU export market, and emerging as a strategic target for the region’s business leaders. And to develop ideas for boosting trade and investment between India and the City Region, a […]

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Excellence of Sheffield City Region showcased in London
07.12.2017

Delegates from Sheffield City Region met potential investment partners from across the country at an exclusive event held at the McLaren London retailer in Knightsbridge yesterday (Wednesday 6 December). The aim of the event was to form, develop and strengthen relationships with key institutional investors and fund managers as the city region drives forwards its […]

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Local Enterprise Partnership demonstrates towering ambition for Sheffield City Region
04.12.2017

An ambitious proposal to create a major new public artwork and ‘Gateway to the North’ in the heart of Sheffield City Region has been shortlisted for funding via the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (NCRF). The artwork by Alex Chinneck, titled Onwards & Upwards, forms the centrepiece of plans to revitalise the Don Valley Corridor, linking […]

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04
The Floow welcomes UK Minister for International Trade to Sheffield City Region HQ
04.12.2017

The Floow, a world leader in Telematics innovation, has welcomed Baroness Rona Fairhead, the UK Minister for International Trade, to its new Sheffield HQ to discuss how UK companies can succeed in achieving international expansion. The visit comes after a period of rapid growth for The Floow, fuelled by £13m in equity investment received in […]

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Biggest ever city region delegation announced for MIPIM Cannes
01.12.2017

Businesses from across Sheffield City Region have signed up to be part of the delegation flying to the French Riviera to represent the city region to the world. The delegation heading for MIPIM 2018, the annual real estate event that takes place in Cannes, France, is made up of private sector companies as well as […]

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November 2017
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Region’s new Trade and Investment Advisory Board meets for first time
30.11.2017

Representatives from major Sheffield City Region companies came together this week for the first meeting of the new SCR Trade and Investment Advisory Board. The board, which will meet quarterly, has 10 members from public and private sector organisations across the region. It met for the first time on Tuesday, 28 November. Members will act […]

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Closer ties with international businesses created after successful trade mission
29.11.2017

Companies from across the city region have established new business relationships in Poland, following a successful trade mission. Five businesses from across Sheffield City Region were in Warsaw last week as part of a Department for International Trade Northern Powerhouse trade mission, supported by delegates from the city region’s executive team. The companies involved were […]

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Last chance to access current Skills Bank before programme moves into second phase
29.11.2017

Almost 7,000 learners have already benefited from learning new skills through the flagship Skills Bank programme. And now businesses across Sheffield City Region (SCR) are being encouraged to get any outstanding applications submitted before the deadline of Friday 8thDecember 2017, before Skills Bank transitions into its second phase in 2018. Laura Bennett, board member at […]

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£8m housing pilot
23.11.2017

As yesterday’s Budget set out ambitious plans to be build thousands more homes, an £8million pilot project in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) has begun to assess exciting ideas for new homes to get them underway by the end of this year. The pilot, the SCR’s Housing Fund, closed last week with a high level […]

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LEP Chair responds to Chancellor’s Budget
22.11.2017

Sheffield City Region LEP Chair, Sir Nigel Knowles has responded to the Chancellor’s Budget. He said: “The Chancellor’s revised forecasts for UK growth and productivity further underline the importance of investing in a stronger Sheffield City Region to make a more resilient UK economy. “Sheffield City Region showed a gain of 37,000 jobs between 2014, […]

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Enterprise Centre expands with growing businesses
22.11.2017

Retford’s expanded Enterprise Centre has officially opened with 10 new multi-purpose units in a £1.45million project responsing to demand for quality office and clean manufacturing space locally – and for larger premises for growth firms. The offices were opened by the Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, Cllr Simon Greaves, Chris Scholey from the Sheffield City […]

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Businesses invited to bid for funds for capital projects
20.11.2017

Businesses across Sheffield City Region have been invited to bid for funds in order to enable new transport and infrastructure projects to get off the ground. An open call has gone out for bids to fund projects that can fully commit the SCR resources within the next 18 months. Funding for these schemes will come […]

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City Region companies embark on trade mission to Poland
19.11.2017

A delegation of businesses from across Sheffield City Region will be heading to Poland this week as part of a Department for International Trade Northern Powerhouse trade mission. The trip to Warsaw, taking place from Tuesday, 21 November to Friday 24 November, will highlight the key opportunities for businesses in the advanced manufacturing sector, while […]

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The LEP – a catalyst for collaboration
17.11.2017

In our series on new private sector Board members, we talk to NEIL MACDONALD. Neil brings a huge amount of experience as a non-executive director and a trustee to the LEP Board, and says he’s delighted to have this opportunity to join the Sheffield City Region. After a career in accountancy in international engineering, and […]

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City Region business leaders in joint Budget call to Hammond
16.11.2017

City Region business leaders in joint Budget call to Hammond Letter makes 12-point demand for economic commitment The leading figures of the business world in the Sheffield City Region today wrote to Chancellor Philip Hammond to set out their expectations of what should be included in next week’s Budget. In an unprecedented move, the heads […]

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Multinational investment secured and jobs created at Sheffield City Region
13.11.2017

A huge vote of confidence has been demonstrated in Sheffield City Region (SCR) with the creation of new jobs, new businesses, and major international investment over the last three years. Figures show that, since 2014, the local economy has gained 37,000 jobs, with 16,000 created due to activity led by the SCR’s team. And there […]

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Success of Horasis conference welcomed by leaders from across the world
10.11.2017

It brought 300 international delegates to the city region and showcased our excellence to the world. And now leaders at Sheffield City Region (SCR) have reflected on the success of the Horasis China Meeting – and say they hope it will be the first of many. Sir Nigel Knowles, chairman of the SCR Local Enterprise […]

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City region poised to play huge part in Heathrow Logistics Hub
09.11.2017

It’s set to be one of the most significant and large-scale logistics projects in the UK, if not the world. And now Sheffield City Region can announce that eight sites within the region have been selected for the long list of sites for the creation of logistics hubs for the expansion of Heathrow Airport. This […]

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LEP £4.1m boost to transform streets, create jobs and homes
08.11.2017

Investment boost with jobs and homes as Sheffield transforms historic quarter A multi-million-pound funding boost for Sheffield’s ‘Knowledge Gateway’ from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is set to create 2,863 jobs, almost 500 homes, and grow the regional economy by £158million. The LEP is contributing £4,115,000 in infrastructure funding to transform a […]

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Winners announced of inaugural Horasis China Business Awards
07.11.2017

Winners of the first ever Horasis China Business Awards were presented with their prizes by Sheffield City Region at a packed Sheffield Cathedral last night (Monday 6 November) as part of the closing dinner for the Horasis conference. The Horasis China Meeting took place at a range of venues across Sheffield on 5 and 6 […]

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£1.2m boost for 1,500 jobs in Sheffield City Region
03.11.2017

More than 1,500 logistics jobs and a 1million sq ft warehouse, one of the largest in the UK, are set to be created in Bassetlaw thanks to a £1.2million investment boost from the Sheffield City Region (SCR). The SCR’s private business arm, the Local Enterprise Partnership, will channel the money from its Local Growth Fund. […]

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Have your say on ambitious City Region transport plan
01.11.2017

Businesses and residents in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) are to have their say on an ambitious plan to make transport fit for all following the Combined Authority’s approval this week to a public consultation which will take place early in the New Year. The SCR Transport Strategy, which looks ahead to 2040, aims to […]

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October 2017
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Leaders in business, thought and innovation prepare for Horasis China Meeting
27.10.2017

The forthcoming Horasis China Meeting, taking place in Sheffield on 5 and 6 November, is a vote of confidence in the city region – on a world scale. Sir Nigel Knowles, Chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, has enlisted an impressive array of people at the top of their fields to present […]

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Millions of pounds to be pumped into transport schemes
20.10.2017

Almost £10m in Government funding is set to be pumped into three different transport schemes in Sheffield City Region. In Doncaster, £3.32m of funding has been secured for widening of the A18 Thorne Road railway bridge. In Rotherham, £3.24m will go towards improvements at the College Road roundabout, while in Sheffield, £3.36m will be spent […]

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Showcase event puts city region on world stage
19.10.2017

by Sir Nigel Knowles, chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership: In just two weeks’ time several hundred international business leaders, heads of Government, and Ministers arrive in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) for a two-day, high-level conference, Horasis China 2017. We will be on the world stage with this event and it […]

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High level of interest in innovative Housing Fund
18.10.2017

There’s now less than a month left to apply for funds through a highly innovative new house-building scheme. The Sheffield City Region Housing Fund is open for applications until Wednesday 15 November – and already there’s been an exceptionally high level of interest. Public and private sector housing providers are now being encouraged to get […]

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Inward Investment case studies
16.10.2017

It’s been an exciting time here at Sheffield City Region, with investments announced recently by Boeing, McLaren, and many more. Find out more about the companies choosing to locate here, and why they picked us: McLaren Automotive In February 2017, McLaren Automotive announced the creation of the new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre, to be […]

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City presses Government over rail franchise
09.10.2017

For communities in Sheffield, the Midland Mainline is best known as the rail link which connects the city with London St Pancras in little over two hours, providing a vital service for commuters and tourists alike. And now public and private sector partners across Sheffield and the wider city region have come together to press […]

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New recruits offer energy and drive to Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board
09.10.2017

Leading figures in the tech and IT sector, and health, finance and regeneration experts have joined one of the most successful Local Enterprise Partnerships in the country in a move that brings massive new energy, focus and expertise to its drive to create jobs and growth. Following an open application process, the four new members […]

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City region on countdown to Horasis
03.10.2017

It’s just over a month until more than 300 delegates from across the world arrive in Sheffield City Region for the international Horasis China conference. Taking place on 5 and 6 November, Horasis China will use a range of venues including the Cutlers Hall, Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield Cathedral, the St Paul’s Mercure Hotel and […]

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September 2017
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Enter the Horasis China Business Awards
29.09.2017

The Horasis China Business Awards have been launched to celebrate the achievements of SCR businesses in the Chinese market and Chinese businesses in the region. To be held during the Horasis China conference in November, the awards will also showcase these businesses in front of around 300 international delegates, as well as high-profile media outlets […]

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How do we make inclusive growth real?
29.09.2017

“Inclusive growth is more than just a buzz word – it should be a yardstick.” A packed Firth Hall at the University of Sheffield listened intently as economics guru and international journalist Stephanie Flanders discussed ways to achieve inclusive growth, a central theme in the new, draft Sheffield City Region (SCR) Inclusive Industrial Strategy. In […]

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February 2017
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£1b offer for MIPIM investors
28.02.2017

Sheffield City Region has a long list of successes and £1billion of offers to take to MIPIM Cannes, the global property showcase, from Monday March 13 to Friday March 17. The UK’s first advanced manufacturing district Our international Aero Centre’s development Massive urban regeneration Newly-launched £20million housing and property fund Already in 2017 three world-leading […]

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Jobs and apprenticeship joy for Sheffield City Region
27.02.2017

The Sheffield City Region trained over 20,000 apprentices in the 2014/15 academic year, more than the rest of England apart from London and the South East. Meanwhile the number of jobs in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) has grown and the number of people not in education, employment or training has dropped. For the first […]

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Boeing set for City Region touchdown
24.02.2017

Sheffield City Region is set to partner the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, in a multi-million pound investment, bringing new jobs and providing the region’s businesses with new supply chain opportunities, subject to contract agreement. The announcement today (Friday 24 February) that the firm, subject to planning permission, plans to build its first factory in […]

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SCR’s very good news roundup
10.02.2017

The main news of the week in the SCR, that supercar manufacturer McLaren is coming here, was greeted regionally and nationally with huge interest. The SCR, which has invested £12million in the £50million project, was quoted widely. Links to the coverage are on the Sheffield City Region website: https://sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/2017/02/widespread-national-world-media-report-mclaren-news/ Twitter also got very excited with […]

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McLaren investment gets widespread media coverage
10.02.2017

Media outlets from across the UK and further afield have reported on the announcement from McLaren that it will make a major investment in Sheffield City Region. McLaren Chief Operating Officer, Mike Flewitt, is pictured above making the announcement in Sheffield City Region on Thursday 9 February 2017. Links to a wide selection of online […]

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McLaren deal lands due to strength of SCR public-private partnership
09.02.2017

McLaren’s plans for research and manufacturing in the Sheffield City Region has been hailed as a massive triumph for the partnership. Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: “This is fantastic news for the Sheffield City Region, and proof that our research and manufacturing capabilities are up there […]

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Superfast South Yorkshire
09.02.2017

The SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme offers Vouchers to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take-up faster digital connectivity, and to further support SMEs to introduce transformational innovations to the business that can improve business performance through faster digital connections. Vouchers will have a maximum value which will be 50% of the actual […]

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The Latest News from Sheffield City Region
03.02.2017

Pioneering projects to improve the quality of life, plug a serious skills gap, and speed up infrastructure works were approved by the Combined Authority on Monday. £11.88million goes to the ‘Sustainable Transport Programme’ (STEP) to improve the quality of life for residents across the region and attract investors with projects to improve cycling, walking, and […]

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January 2017
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Door opened to redundant in Sheffield City Region
27.01.2017

Free intensive skills help for 2,000 people who have been made redundant, plus a hotline to job vacancies, is available across the Sheffield City Region from today. A £2million programme, available until March 2018 and dubbed ‘Open Doors’, provides training and skills and links jobseekers to employers with live, long-term vacancies. The service will include […]

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City region gets £38m from Northern Powerhouse Fund
23.01.2017

Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair of the Sheffield City Region, today welcomed both Theresa May’s newly-unveiled Industrial Strategy Green Paper, and the news that the city region will receive £38million of the latest round of Northern Powerhouse funding. And he particularly welcomed the national focus on areas where the city region has exceptional strengths -industrial digitisation, […]

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Latest News from the SCR
23.01.2017

Business activity and employment in Yorkshire increased at a faster rate than the UK average during December. According to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey, employment growth jumped to a 14-month high, with December’s job creation in Yorkshire higher than the UK average for the third month running. The AMRC is […]

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LEP Chair responds to devolution delay
13.01.2017

Sir Nigel Knowles, Chairman of the Sheffield City Region LEP, said: “There is no doubt that the LEP is frustrated and disappointed at the position that Derbyshire County Council have taken towards the implementation of the city region’s devolution deal. This is a deal that secures new powers and resources to promote economic growth locally […]

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Business Leaders Survey showing Sheffield City Region coping well post Brexit
10.01.2017

Firms hold an overall positive outlook on the regional economy looking forward, despite major uncertainties at a national and global level, according to the latest results of the Sheffield City Region Quarterly Economic Survey. The Q4 2016 results – based on over 300 responses from businesses across the region – give a snapshot of how […]

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Good News Roundup – the first of the year!
09.01.2017

The SCR celebrates a clutch of New Year Honours: Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones has been awarded a CBE for services to local government and former Chair James Newman receives an OBE for services to business, the economy and charity in Yorkshire. Additionally Sheffield rower Grace Clough and table tennis champion Will Bayley, from Rotherham, who […]

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Key Sheffield City Region figures awarded in New Year’s Honours List
03.01.2017

Sheffield City Region LEP and Combined Authority board member and Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones and former LEP chairman, James Newman both received recognition in the Queen’s Honour’s List. Mayor Ros Jones, the directly elected Mayor of Doncaster, and Sheffield City Region LEP and Combined Authority board member has been recognised for her hard work […]

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December 2016
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The Final Good News Roundup of 2016
23.12.2016

Derbyshire Dales has been voted the best place to live in the Midlands and North of England – and fourth in the UK – in the 2016 Halifax Quality of Life Survey. The survey was based on residents’ health and life expectancy, employment and earnings, and high scores in personal well-being surveys. The Yorkshire Post […]

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LEP Chair response to High Court ruling
22.12.2016

The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) brings together business leaders and local politicians to make decisions that drive economic growth and create new jobs. The Board is made up of 19 members – ten business leaders and nine local authority leaders. Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair of the LEP, has responded to yesterday’s court case ruling. He […]

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Response to High Court Ruling
21.12.2016

In September 2016, Derbyshire County Council made a claim that the Sheffield City Region’s consultation was misleading. On 9-10 November 2016, the case was considered at the High Court in London. Today’s judgement does not quash the Sheffield City Region’s devolution consultation but says before it can be considered by the Secretary of State that […]

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November 2016
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Strong local college partnership will bring transformational change
30.11.2016

This week, Government has published the first wave of reports on Area Based Reviews into post-16 education which includes a report for Sheffield City Region. Since concluding its Area Based Review in June 2016, Sheffield City Region has made significant progress against the recommendations in its report which are aimed at ensuring that the region […]

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City Region to benefit from New Government Funding
28.11.2016

Following the government’s Autumn Statement on 23 November, today Transport Secretary Chris Grayling set out further details of transport investments in Sheffield City Region. Sheffield Mass Transit Scheme was one of the first projects to be announced by Philip Hammond in the Autumn Statement. This sees over £700,000 funding to Sheffield City Region to build […]

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Restoration of historic Kelham gatehouse well underway
28.11.2016

The restoration of a building acknowledged as one of the most important pieces of industrial architecture in Sheffield is well underway, and one quirk of its age is being left for all to see. The gatehouse at Green Lane Works, in Kelham Island, was placed on the ‘At Risk’ register by Historic England, but now […]

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