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Top speakers lined up for SheffEX

A programme of more than 25 business seminars and workshops has been unveiled for the Sheffield City Region’s biggest networking event. Top business experts from the region have been lined up to host sessions at SheffEX, which is returning to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre next week (Monday 1 June). For the

Sheffield Chamber pleased with LEP funding for SMEs

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has congratulated the City Region’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for delivering on funding for small and medium sized enterprises. The LEP successfully secured £32m Regional Growth Fund (RGF) money as part of its Unlocking Business Investment initiative.  It received hundreds of bids from companies wanting to access the

Business confidence mixed as improvement remains slow

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has questioned whether the country is seeing the right type of recovery for sustainable growth, following the findings of a recent national survey. Confidence amongst businesses in the Sheffield City Region continues to be a mixed picture, according to the latest British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic

Sheffield Chamber comment on LEP Strategic Economic Plan

Sheffield Chamber has commented on the Sheffield City Region LEP Strategic Economic Plan. Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Chamber welcomes the LEP’s submission and applauds the hard work that has been undertaken. “Stakeholders in the region, particularly the private sector, need to recognise this is effectively

Chamber launches city wide business survey

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, which represents businesses employing more than 106,000 people, has launched a business survey to gauge opinion on what businesses in the city really think and need. The survey, aimed at both Chamber members and non-members, will also assess the support services required and spotlight key issues where

Sheffield Chamber praise Siemens investment in Humber

Sheffield Chamber has praised Siemens investment in the Humber. Commenting on the announcement from Siemens to build an offshore wind manufacturing facility on the Humber, Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: “This major investment is good news for the Sheffield City Region because the decision to source and

Business confidence continues to improve

Business confidence in the Sheffield City Region continues to improve, according to the latest economic report. Results from the British Chambers of Commerce quarterly economic survey (QES) for the final quarter of 2013 indicated results were overall better than in the same quarter a year ago. Almost 300 businesses across the Sheffield