Why choose Sheffield for your business?
There are numerous reasons why the Sheffield City Region is the ideal place to locate your business. Here are just a few of them:
- A central UK location with excellent road and rail connections to the rest of the UK;
- 5 international airports within one hour travel time;
- A population of over 2.1 million people within one hour peak travel time;
- 33% of the population educated to university degree standard;
- A low average commuting time of 23 minutes;
- Office occupancy costs 39% lower than London & office rents 63% lower than London;
- The least congested major city in England;
- Sheffield to London by train will be 1hr 45 mins by 2019;
- The most peaceful urban area in England, per the Institute for Economics and Peace (2013), and
- Over 60,000 students at two of the UK's leading universities.
The city of Sheffield is not just known for its skills in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials; other key industries include:
- Business and Professional Services;
- Creative and Digital;
- Healthcare Technologies, and
- Sports, Leisure and Tourism.