We have a strong business ethic – our approach is simple, straightforward and pragmatic; in Sheffield City Region we grab each opportunity and make the most of it, whatever the size of the company, whatever its sector and whatever its ambition. We do this daily with domestic and international business partners alike.
But don’t just take our word for it – global businesses such as Rolls-Royce, Nestle, and Amazon, are just some of the many international companies which have seen the benefits of locating here.
Dr Hamid Mughal, Executive VP Manufacturing, engineering and Technology
Rolls Royce: “There are fantastic facilities in Sheffield. We are looking for a competitive supply chain and Sheffield has just the right culture, environment, heritage and the right technical advantage.”
Sir Roger Bone, President, Boeing UK: “We actually bring the presidents of American universities to Sheffield to show them how it should be done. Sheffield is up there in the top strata of relationships which we cherish”
Masood Choudry, Logistics Manager, ASOS: “Logistics have been critical to our business growth. Barnsley’s central location, good road links, and easy access to airports were crucial considerations in our decision to locate here. We have also been able to recruit from a large population within Barnsley and its neighbouring conurbations.”
Martin McKervey, Partner, CMS: “We have world leading businesses such as HSBC, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Sheffield Forgemasters, Firth Rixson and a rich wealth of SME businesses many of whom are leading in international markets and supply chains. This diversity in our economy is supported by a very strong and commercially focused professional services sector means that the city region is indeed very well placed to grow and expand, nationally and internationally.”
Dr Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power Plc: “Energy storage and clean fuel will be critical in future energy and transport systems and ITM Power is at the centre of this technological approach. Technical ability is key. Sheffield City Region is the engineering and manufacturing capital of the UK; we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
Mark Filer, International Projects, UK & Benelux, Logistics Manager, Scotts Miracle Gro: “Being at the heart of the UK was a key factor in selecting the site for our National Distribution Centre, Doncaster is fast becoming the logistics capital of the north.”
UK operations Amazon vice-president John Tagawa: “We already have two fulfilment centres in Doncaster so know from experience that there is strong talent in the region who would be well suited to working for Amazon.”