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Equipping the City for a Prosperous Future – Event for small businesses at Sheffield Town Hall 4th April 2017

21 Mar

After years of uncertainty, cutbacks and austerity, Sheffield City Region is witnessing a resurgent economy, embarking on a period of growth and prosperity. FSB is working to place small business at the heart of  the renewal, helping Sheffield City Region to become the best place in the UK to do business.

Over coming weeks we have planned a series of events designed to engage the region’s small businesses in being part of the business renaissance and becoming building blocks in the City  Region’s economic strategy for success. The first of these takes place at 6:00 for 6:30pm on Tuesday 4th April in Reception Room ‘B’ at the Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH. The FSB will be hosting an event entitled “Equipping the City for a Prosperous Future”. Guest Speakers will include  Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, David Grimes, Head of Sheffield City Region Growth Hub and Camille McCawley and Lynne Humphries of Clean Sheffield.

The event will review the economic future for Sheffield City Region, look at the assistance available  for local businesses to grow and prosper and examine the role that businesses can play in making South Yorkshire a more attractive place to do business. We do hope you can join us for this important event, which is FREE to attend.

A buffet and refreshments will be served at 6.00pm.


Free Business Information Sessions and Events in Sheffield, August- September 16

12 Aug

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Free Business Information Sessions and Events, August- September 16

Business Sheffield has compiled a programme of free business information sessions in
August and September. The list below shows all upcoming expert-delivered business
information sessions. All events are free of charge. All the information sessions are
suitable for businesses already trading and those suitable for pre starts are highlighted.

15 August – Creating a brand
16 August – Maximising your website
23 August – Basic book keeping
1 September – Retail insights course 2
5 September – Social media (suitable for pre starts)

7 September – Start-up sales (suitable for pre starts)
8 September – Employing people for the first time
15 September – Marketing fundamentals for your business (suitable for pre starts)
26 September – Winning new customers via the telephone
27 September – How to sell face to face
29 September – How to write and utilise effective blog posts, that people actually read

Further details on all the seminars can be found at: To reserve
yourself a place simply call the Gateway on 0114 224 5000.


Sheffield Vintage Flea Market dates for 2016

20 Jun

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Business Sheffield, Free Business Information Sessions January – March 2016

17 Dec

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Free Business Information Sessions January, February and March 2016

Please find below a list of upcoming expert delivered business information sessions from Business Sheffield. All events are free of charge. For further information or to reserve yourself a place simply call the Gateway on 0800 043 55 22 or 0114 224 5000.

8th January, 5th February, 4th March How to Safely Produce Food

13th January Creating a Brand

15th January, 18th February, 21st March Social Media

19th January How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

20th January Winning New Customers via the Telephone

21st January Maximising your website

27th January How to Sell Face to Face

2nd February Retail Insights Course 1, Marketing, Media and Customers

16th February AdWords Traffic That Converts To Business

24th February Employing People for the First Time

2nd March De-Mystifying SEO

3rd March Retail Insights Course 2

8th March Basic Book Keeping

15th March How to get low cost, positive and effective PR and media exposure for your business

22nd March Landing Pages – The Cheaper & More Effective Alternative To A New Website

For full details of all courses click here

Sheffield Christmas markets and perhaps a mulled wine !!

4 Dec

Sheffield Christmas market – 13 Nov – 24 Dec: A truly magical experience awaits you on Fargate. Traditional wooden cabins offering a huge choice of seasonal goodies makes this the perfect place to stock up on gifts, foods and treats! You could even warm up with a hot mulled wine in the Sleigh bar sheffield Christmas market

Fargate Christmas Market

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Councillor Ben Curran on supporting Small Business Saturday – 5th Dec

2 Dec


Walkley Ward Cllr Ben Curran is supporting Small Business Saturday and explains why it is important.

Cllr Ben Curran says: It’s important to remember that Small Business Saturday isn’t just about supporting small retailers. It’s also about supporting small businesses that make excellent products and provide excellent services.

Below are some of the small businesses that Cllr Curran has visited over the past few weeks.

Cllr Curran with Yee and Anthony from Yee Kwan Ice CreamCllr Ben Curran with Yee & Anthony from Yee Kwan Ice Cream, Unit 2, 90 Wellington Street, Sheffield S1 4HX

Ben says: “Yee Kwan is a company with big ambitions. It started in Sheffield 6 years ago and is now exporting to different parts of the world. The company made headlines by winning investment from the Dragons Den – and for good reason. The Chocolate and Misu flavour is the most wonderful, rich ice cream I can remember eating.


Cllr Curran with Gareth from Gerry's BakeryCllr Ben Curran with Gareth from Gerry’s Bakery, 283 South Road, Walkley, S6 3TA

Ben said: “Gerry’s bakery is brilliant. You’d be hard pressed to find better bread in the city. Better yet, they have Walkley themed names to stress the local community feel of the bakery. Gerry’s has really become a part of the community since it opened. It’s a real hub and have underlined their commitment to community projects by donating bread for charitable events – like the fundraiser Walkley Labour Party organised to support Syrian refugees.”

Cllr Curran with Scott from Tone Arm Vinyl

Cllr Ben Curran with Scott from Tonearm Vinyl 381 South Rd, Sheffield S6 3TD

Ben says: “Tonearm Vinyl is a great shop to visit. Scott always greats visitors with a smiley, cheerful welcome… and some good tunes too! He brought a ‘cool’ factor to South Road when he opened Tonearm in late 2013. They have just relocated to larger premises which shows the local community have really responded to their offer. Tomearm is quickly becoming Sheffield premier record shop.”

Cllr Curran with Frances Homewood from Sheffield Yoga Centre

Ben says: “Sheffield Yoga Centre is based in a lovely building with Ruskin Park across the road. It’s a lovely setting. I’ll be honest, I haven’t taken a yoga class at Sheffield Yoga Centre (yet). However, I found Frances’ engaging personality and the relaxed nature of the space to be very inviting.

It’s an inclusive place. Of course, Sheffield Yoga Centre run a range of yoga classes for different levels of ability. Frances’ passion really becomes evident when she talks about the specialist therapeutic classes for people with health conditions or disabilities (including wheelchair users). It’s part of a clear ambitions to make yoga accessible to everyone.

Small Business Saturday is about more than just shopping in local retailers. There are many small businesses like Sheffield Yoga Centre who offer great services that local people could enjoy. A voucher for activities like Yoga can make an excellent gift.”


Cllr Curran with Ken Hepplestone from Criterion Packaging

Cllr Ben Curran with Ken Hepplestone from Criterion Packaging, 3c Nunnery Drive, Parkway Industrial Estate, Sheffield, S2 1TA.

Ben says: “I first met Ken at a feedback session for the Council’s Export Development Programme, which led to Criterion Packaging and other companies taking an export focussed visit to the Netherlands. Criterion Packaging make a really high quality product & it’s fantastic to see them selling it abroad.

They took on their first apprentice this year which is fantastic!”

Join in with your local Councillors by supporting “Small Business Saturday” on 5th Dec 2015

1 Dec

Mick and Paula took over the well-established Broomhill cafe 3 years ago , and as many people who know Broomhill well, Vittles is part of the community and a favourite haunt of students and locals alike.
Despite this, Micks vision was that he wanted to make Vittles  more than somewhere to just get a coffee and a sandwich.  Also getting produce from local suppliers is one of Micks top priorities ,

So whether you want afternoon tea with a locally baked scone, one of the  famous  sausage and bacon sandwiches with meat from  moss valley or a gastro night out then  Vittles is the place to be.

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Mick with Broomhill Ward Councillor Jayne Dunn