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:
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