Why Sheffield?

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.

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