Sheffield Business


Staying afloat in a challenging economic climate

We know that at its simplest level, business is activity concerned with selling a product or service to individuals or organisations who buy them.

Businesses come in many forms – sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, corporations and co-operatives.

The goal is the same for all – to generate revenue, which for most people means making a living, paying the bills, perhaps employing staff, bringing up the family and enjoying the odd holiday.

The economic situation is currently very testing for business owners.  Trade is proving to be disappointingly slack in several sectors, opportunities for borrowing money to create money have become more limited, and business owners are wondering what lies around the corner.

Sheffield Mapped – raising the profile of local business

The vision behind Sheffield Mapped is to raise the profile of businesses of all kinds throughout Sheffield, and to make them easily locatable, thereby significantly increasing their potential for survival and continued growth.

Categorising businesses into subgroups and postcode areas facilitates the creation of a buoyant network of traders, consumers and community, the benefits of which are immeasurable.

By offering inexpensive and affordable Listing Packages means not only do you get excellent value for money, but collectively we can create a network that spans all areas of Sheffield, promoting the best in every area of business, large and small.

Sheffield City business initiatives

There are a number of initiatives in and around Sheffield at varying stages of development offering the potential of bright business, training and employment prospects in the future.  You may find the following links of interest:

Sheffield City Region | Local Enterprise PartnershipSheffield City Region | Local Enterprise Partnership

“A collaboration between the public and private sectors to ensure the growth of a rebalanced local economy and contribute to the renewal of the national economy.”

Sheffield City Region | City DealThe City Deal

“The City Region has announced a major deal with the Government, which will further allow us to drive forward real economic growth and create jobs for the Sheffield City Region.”

Sheffield Enterprise ZoneSheffield Enterprise Zone

Sheffield City is well placed geographically for attracting innovation, manufacturing, growth and development. Sheffield has a long history of expertise in engineering, and is a thriving centre for digital and healthcare technologies, precision manufacturing, business services and is home to a number of globally renowned companies.

Three regional Enterprise Zones are sited in Barnsley, Sheffield/Rotherham, and Markham Vale. The Sheffield/Rotherham sites are located in Templeborough and Tinsley Park, close to the Meadowhall shopping centre. Both sites are just off J34 of the M1.

Read more about the many strengths Sheffield has to offer and why it merits its place as the Sheffield Enterprise Zone.