Digital and Creative Community

The creative and digital sectors have grown faster in the Sheffield City Region than anywhere else in the UK. This is thanks to competitive property and staff costs, a supportive business environment, the research and teaching of our two leading Universities, and a large pool of talent.

The city of Sheffield has a dedicated digital campus which provides inspiring accommodation, and the region is part of TechNorth, a government-funded drive to boost the North’s digital economy.

The Government offers tax benefits for investors in early-stage digital businesses.

Digital and creative companies based in our region include:

Plusnet
ARM Holdings
WanDisco
3 Squared
Team Cooper
Proact
Jaywing
RE:SYSTEMS
Warp Films
Sumo Digital
The Floow
Pimoroni
Quidco
Alpharooms
SkyBet
Steel Minions
Knowhow
Zoo Digital
MyPensionsExpert
Iceotope
HSBC

Sector factfile:

over 35,000 employees
6,900 University students on related courses
salaries in software development and IT support 10% to 20% below national average
a 350-mile fibre optic network reaches 40,000 businesses

Why Invest Here?