Sheffield is the Outdoor City; the UK’s leading destination for people seeking big city living, an alternative cultural scene, outdoor adventure and rural escapes. It is a city of makers with acclaimed, world-leading academic and advanced manufacturing capabilities including the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the UK’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID). And it is a city for business where entrepreneurs, innovators, techies, academics, musicians, artists and engineers collaborate and create together. Sheffield is a city that is constantly changing, harnessing its heritage of innovation and creativity, and adopting and accelerating new talent. Attracting major investment to the north of England in recent years, Sheffield has announced multi-million pound deals with McLaren and Boeing as well as a billion pound construction deal with Chinese investors; the first such deal signed outside of London and one that will create hundreds of jobs and further transform the city.
England’s fourth largest city, with a population of over 569,000 and an economy worth over £11.3bn, Sheffield’s economy is a driving force for a City Region of over 1.8m people. An international city, with two world-class universities and over 60,000 students, Sheffield competes on a global stage, attracting talented people, inward investors, major events and tourists.
Sheffield is home to a growing collective of creative businesses and is quickly developing a reputation for innovation and quality with specialist clusters forming sector-specific hubs in the city. There is also a thriving creative and cultural scene throughout the city, from independent art galleries and ‘underground’ music venues to world renowned bands with significant influence in the UK’s music scene. This, combined with an impressive pool of home-grown talent and those attracted for study, work and lifestyle, creates a city that is young, energetic and progressive.