Invest and Locate

Sheffield City Region offers unprecedented opportunities for investors

The Sheffield City Region is one of the most attractive areas of the UK in which to locate a business. We are renowned for being a hardworking city region with a strong, dynamic, skilled workforce; we’re open for business and ready to welcome you.

There are strategic benefits of choosing the region with excellent transport connections and the opportunity to work alongside research organisations and businesses in clusters of specialist expertise, which include advanced manufacturing, health & well-being and digital.

Sheffield delivers on other fronts, too; situated on the edge of the Peak District and being one of the greenest cities in the UK (around 22 per cent of the city is made up of greenery), businesses that locate here ensure that staff can enjoy a superb quality of life.

Our city region holds great appeal to foreign direct investors. As one of the best performing cities outside of London, we offer a wealth of investible propositions, with long term growth opportunities.

New technologies, new markets, new innovations

Sheffield has always been a place for innovation – stemming from our reputation as the ‘Steel City’. Since the invention of crucible steel at the beginning of the industrial revolution, to discovering stainless steel in the early 20th century, Sheffield has always led from the front.

Now with over 47,000 small and medium sized businesses and hundreds of large corporations including Rolls Royce and McLaren, the Sheffield City Region is leading the next industrial revolution, with a strong focus on innovation, creativity and hard work.

At the heart of the UK’s road network and with the nation’s fastest growing airport, our region is also a great place for businesses to relocate.

We’re home to two world class academic institutions, with specialisms in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Health & Wellbeing, Energy, Construction, Automotive and Digital, meaning we have a wealth of skilled talent ready to start work on their next challenge.

With an enviable location at the heart of the UK, super-connected transport links, great residential facilities, a wealth of talent and expertise that are pushing the boundaries of industry 4.0; the Sheffield City Region really does offer great potential as a place in which to work, live and invest.

Find out more about why you should be a part of it below.


Discover our talented workforce

Locating your business in Sheffield City Region puts you on the doorstep of millions of people who are renowned for hard work, resilience and technical skill-sets. Find out more about our talented workforce.