Taming the Dragon – A roaring success for China

Sheffield China Business Seminar – Seminar One, Taming the Dragon: An overview of the Chinese Market Tuesday morning saw a host of businesses come together at Sheffield Town Hall to hear a panel of leading experts discuss the business and export potential into one the UK’s biggest export markets – China. The first of six […]

Sheffield Hallam University – Sheffield Innovation Programme

What is SIP? Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP) is a regional initiative which aims to stimulate business growth and promote the development of long-term relationships with SMEs; this is achieved by providing access to a broad range of academic expertise and university facilities. The support is in the form of bespoke research and innovation based consultancy, […]


BCC International Trade Summit 2017 This year’s International Trade Summit will take place at the VOX Conference Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham on 12th October. The event will give delegates practical advice, invaluable resources and the contacts needed to grow their business, and begin the next step of their export journey. Whatever stage of the export […]

Bank of England announcement ‘hides a growing worry in our economy’ – Sheffield Chamber Chief

Today’s interest rate decision and inflation report announcement by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee could ‘hide a growing worry for our economy’, according to Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Richard Wright, Sheffield Chamber’s Executive Director, said: “Today the Bank of England kept interest rates the same but downgraded its growth forecast for both this […]

BCC: UK’s trade position remains underwhelming

Commenting on the trade statistics for June, released today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The sharp deterioration in the UK’s net trade position in June was disappointing, and means the trade deficit in the second quarter of this year came in slightly higher than […]

Adrian Short and the ASEAN Business Council returns to Sheffield

    On Thursday 27th July over 20 South Yorkshire businesses gathered to hear form Paul North and Geoff Charlesworth of the UK ASEAN Business Council. The aim of the event was to discuss and develop international opportunities available for South Yorkshire business in the ASEAN business bloc. Geoff and Paul gave an overview of […]