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Rotherham based AME Group celebrates 20 years in business

posted 26 Jun 2017, 07:57 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 26 Jun 2017, 07:59 ]

Dinnington based AME Group, a leading prototype manufacturer, is looking to develop its product design business as it celebrates 20 years since starting up in a concrete outbuilding at founder, Ian Jones' Rotherham home.

The innovative company combines a team of creative designers and technical designers who work on new products and create high-specification prototypes using 3D printing technology for customers including Dyson, GlaxoSmithKline, Hornby, Morphy Richards and Unilever.

The business was founded in 1997 after managing director Ian Jones - a mechanical engineering graduate, who cut his teeth working at the Selby coalfield - was made redundant from his job with British Coal.

Seeing the potential of 3D printing technology for prototyping, Ian drew up a business plan and raised enough money to buy an early print machine.

"When it arrived, it was absolutely rubbish," Jones recalls. "I am not sure it managed to produce one successful part. It was very slow and, in retrospect, had been launched too early. The positive side was that it opened a lot of doors to prospective clients and ultimately led me to discover other more reliable technologies and partners that were already using them."

One of AME Group's first clients was Stanley Tools, and the success of the partnership resulted in AME investing in new technology and premises.

Ian's long-standing friend and MBA qualified manager Paul Howell joined the business as joint managing director and co-owner and the Dinnington headquarters were built on the site of a former South Yorkshire colliery in 2006. The premises house a growing design team and state-of-the-art prototyping workshop.

Jones (pictured, right) said of the growing business: "We had become highly skilled at prototyping but we knew there was an opportunity to move upstream and get closer to our clients by using our expertise in product design. Securing work from globally renowned manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble showed that our approach was right."

Having started out as a prototyping specialist, the future for AME Group is focused on developing its product design business. "We want to increase our design revenues over the next three to five years," says Ian "and continue to deliver the very best in innovative product design services, developing market leading products solutions for our clients, helping their businesses experience commercial success."

The quality of the work produced was recently recognised with a prestigious Red Dot product design award for its work on JigTech Pro, an innovative device that enables door handles to be fitted in minutes.

Jones concluded: "I'm proud of the fact that we have traded very successfully throughout the ups and downs of a changing economy but, most of all, I'm proud of the way the business has developed its staff. Several people have been with us for more than 15 years. Paul and I are not micro managers. We give freedom to the team to grow.

“We are not a massive company but we have a highly credible and experienced team that inspires confidence from a diverse portfolio of clients that see us as a strategic product development partner."

Source: Rothbiz

Sheffield City Region Jobs Board Launched

posted 22 Jun 2017, 07:26 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 07:28 ]

A new dedicated jobs platform is being launched to help companies recruiting in the Sheffield city region (SCR) to find and retain talented and locally-based employees.

With support from Invest Sheffield, the inward investment arm of Sheffield City Council, The Jobs Board has been created by Sheffield-based technology and recruitment solutions firm TribePad. It aims to support employers within the city region, whether they are operating in the private, public or third sectors.

McLaren Automotive, who will be creating more than 200 new jobs in the recently announced Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham is one of the first big names to have signed up to the Jobs Board and expects it to play an important part in their recruitment process.

Jonathan Clement, head of commercial affairs at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre, said: "Sheffield City Region has a long-standing reputation for excellence in research, advanced manufacturing and engineering; consolidated by the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the wider Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District.

"We will be creating significant numbers of jobs over the next few years as we establish a manufacturing presence here. It is important to us that we tap into the specialist expertise that exists here.

"A regional jobs board is a fantastic way for us to achieve this and ensure that we raise awareness of employment opportunities with local residents."

Using the latest algorithmic insight, the specialist online platform ensures that regional jobs rank higher within the principal internet search engines, thereby providing benefits to both local employers and job seekers. 

The Jobs Board utilises specialist applicant tracking software to enable employers to process job applications received and has the facility, if required, to provide a video interviewing platform. 

It aims to boost local employment and retain talented people by showcasing some of the best jobs and people based on locality.

For regional businesses, and incoming inward investors, this online platform will be free to use and is being pitched as a new recruitment resource. 

Based in The Innovation Centre in Sheffield city centre, TribePad, which lists Tesco and the BBC among its clients, is offering this facility completely free of charge.

Dean Sadler from TribePad said: "Our aim is to support the local economy by making it easier for jobseekers and businesses to connect.

"Following a successful pilot, TribePad may look to replicate this initiative elsewhere, however it is our intention that it will remain a free service for the Sheffield City Region and its employers. Once again, this is a prime example of Sheffield leading the way."

The Jobs Board is expected to be particularly advantageous for inward investors seeking to discover the existing talent pool in Sheffield city region.

Meanwhile, data generated from the site will complement the existing support offered by Invest Sheffield, enabling them to quickly match people to positions.

Source: Rothbiz

Liberty begins steelworkers recruitment drive in Rotherham

posted 14 Jun 2017, 05:10 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 05:11 ]

Metals and industrials group, Liberty House, began the first phase of its drive to recruit new steelworkers, as it expands production at its recently-acquired Speciality Steels business in Rotherham.

The move comes only a month after Liberty’s £100m takeover of the business, securing the future for 1,700 existing employees and opening the way for the creation of a further 300 jobs.

Working closely with trade unions, Liberty Speciality Steels this week starts the process of hiring the first 40 new staff, most of whom will be assigned to the bar mill at Rotherham, which is doubling the number of shifts in order to boost output from 78,000 tonnes to 137,000 tonnes a year.

Some of the new recruits will work at one of Rotherham’s two electric arc furnaces, which will also be increasing production, while others will be based at the company’s mill and finishing lines in Stocksbridge.

Further recruitment, including the engagement of new apprentices, will take place in September and employment will continue to grow over the next two to three years, as production expands.

Liberty, which is part of the GFG Alliance, acquired the Speciality Steels operation from Tata at the beginning of May as part of its GREENSTEEL strategy to establish a major integrated, competitive and low-carbon steel and engineering enterprise across the UK. 

In the past 18 months alone the business, along with its sister company SIMEC, has invested more than £500m in acquiring key industrial assets in Britain and it plans to invest hundreds of millions more to ensure the future of these facilities.

Speciality Steels produces a range of high-value steels, alloys and components used in the manufacture of vehicles, aircraft, industrial machinery and equipment for the oil and gas industry. More than two thirds of its products are exported worldwide.

Commenting on this initial recruitment drive, Jon Bolton, chief executive of Liberty Speciality Steels said: “We have big ambitions for the future so we’re eager to start the process of getting new people on board to help us move ahead with our plans.

“We’re looking for recruits from a broad range of backgrounds, especially adaptable people from the locality with a positive attitude and a hunger to learn about steel. We’ve got many highly-talented and experienced people on the team here who will train newcomers for key roles in an exciting industry entering a promising new era.”

For further details on the available positions please email your CV to or contact the local Adecco office on 0114 273 0075.

Source: Liberty House Group

Rotherham firm amongst UK's fastest growing exporters

posted 14 Jun 2017, 04:00 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 04:01 ]

 Rotherham based History & Heraldry has been named amongst Britain's top 200 mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

The Hellaby company was ranked at 97th in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table which ranks firms with over £25m in total sales based on their growth in international sales over the last two years of available data.

History & Heraldry was started in 1994 by Malcolm Ogg and Diane Clothier in their kitchen, making coat-of-arms keyrings for common surnames. With the global headquarters and design centre in Rotherham and operations in Estonia, the US and China, it now employs 191 staff and has expanded its range to include a children's division which supplies the high street, toy and tourist destinations with kids' personalised gift lines.

The company also operates the Paper Island brand in the card and gift sectors and holds the UK license for Hallmark fragrances. Supplying 70,000 retal sites worldwide, overseas retail outlets include Monoprix and Toys R Us.

Demand for its range of scented candles has helped to boost exports as the company continues to focus on designing new products and helping retailers through a custom built stock management system.

Now selling to 70 countries, the league table shows that the firm reported that international sales accounted for £20.6m of its total £29.6m in sales for the year ending December 2016. The annual international sales growth over the two years was an impressive 42%.

Amanda Murphy, UK head of commercial banking at HSBC, said: "This year's Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is testament to the exciting opportunities available to ambitious UK businesses with appetite to grow their goods and services abroad. The ten companies in Yorkshire are putting the region firmly on the map as a thriving business hub. We work very closely with our business customers to help them achieve their goals, so it makes me immensely proud to see so many of them succeed."

Source: Rothbiz

Entries open for the Barnsley & Rotherham Business Awards

posted 6 Jun 2017, 08:42 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 08:44 ]

Businesses from across South Yorkshire are being given a chance to share their success over the past twelve months at the 2017 Barnsley and Rotherham business awards.

The RNN Group, which is responsible for operating Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College have pledged their support after being named as headline sponsors of the glittering event, which will take place at Magna on Friday 13th October.

There will be twelve different awards on offer this year, including three new categories which will recognise excellence in customer services, commitment to the environment and finally, a new Chamber lifetime achievement award. The overall award of the evening, the Business of the Year award will recognise one business which has demonstrated outstanding achievements and is regarded as one of the region’s most highly sought after prizes.

The Chamber is also calling on member businesses, who are celebrating a significant anniversary this year, to get in touch to receive a Salute to Business on the evening.

All businesses with an “S” postcode as well as members of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber are eligible to enter the awards.

Lisa Pogson, President of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, said:

“The business awards ceremony is one of the highlights of our year and we’re calling on companies from across South Yorkshire to celebrate their success with us. This year there are a number of new awards which have been launched, meaning there’s never been a better chance to get involved, whether your business has success to shout about or celebrating a memorable milestone in 2017

“There are many ways for businesses to get involved with this year’s event and a range of sponsorship packages are currently available. Our headline sponsor this year is the RNN group, and through the generous support they have provided, this year’s event promises to an unmissable event which recognises the vital contribution businesses make to the local economy.”

The awards are open to enter now and will close on Friday 1st September. S

ponsorship packages are available. For more information, contact Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber on 01709 386200.

Visit the awards website at

University of Sheffield’s AMRC named Boeing Supplier of the Year at global awards ceremony

posted 13 Apr 2017, 08:33 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 13 Apr 2017, 08:34 ]

● Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) recognised at Boeing’s Supplier of the Year Awards
● The AMRC was honoured in the Innovation category of Boeing’s annual Supplier of the Year awards in Dallas, Texas
● It’s the second time the AMRC has been honoured, previously receiving an award in 2011 in the best International (Technology) category

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) received international recognition for its outstanding research and development as it was named a Supplier of the Year by The Boeing Company at an awards ceremony in the USA last night (12 April 2017). 
The AMRC, which was co-founded with Boeing 16 years ago, was honoured in the Innovation category of the company’s annual Supplier of the Year awards, acknowledging its instrumental role in the introduction of new products that meet Boeing’s current and future business needs.
Yesterday, the AMRC was honoured alongside 12 other companies at an awards ceremony in Dallas, Texas, which recognised the distinguished performance of the winners and the value they create amongst Boeing’s thousands of suppliers from around the world.
The AMRC has a global reputation as a centre of excellence for manufacturing research and leading the way in innovative engineering. This second award is a testament to the strong performance of the AMRC and its long-standing collaboration with Boeing.
It is the second time the AMRC has received global recognition from Boeing since becoming the first British company to win the accolade in the International (Technology) category in 2011.  That award celebrated the AMRC’s role in allowing Boeing to meet and exceed the expectations of its customers by developing new technologies and processes for machining high-performance metal alloys used in aerospace.
Professor Keith Ridgway, Executive Dean of the AMRC said: “It is a great honour for the AMRC to be recognised for a second time under Boeing’s Supplier of the Year Award scheme.
“The award is a tribute to the hard work and talent of the AMRC engineers who develop and introduce the manufacturing technologies and processes that keep companies like Boeing - and the UK manufacturing sector – competitive in a global market.”
Last month Boeing announced it will open a new manufacturing facility alongside the AMRC in Sheffield, which will enable the company to bring the manufacture of key high-tech actuation components and systems used in Boeing’s Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX and 777 aircraft in-house, enhancing production efficiency and reducing costs.
Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, added: "It is a great honour for the University of Sheffield AMRC with Boeing to once again be named Boeing Supplier of the Year.
“We are deeply proud of the vision and talent of our engineers who have a global reputation for advanced manufacturing research which works directly with industry in ways which transform business, create jobs and strengthen our economy.
“It is increasingly clear that what has been achieved here in Sheffield and Rotherham is unique, not only in the UK but globally. This work was the reason Boeing decided to open its first production facility in Europe to work with us and we will be working with the company in the US too, creating wealth and opportunity in both nations.
“Truly it is an inspirational partnership going from strength to strength.”
Boeing’s Leader for Enterprise Supplier Management, Kent Fisher, said: “Boeing’s success is a testament to the partnerships we hold with the finest aerospace suppliers in the world such as the AMRC. Together we will continue to deliver affordable, technologically advanced products and services that give our customers a competitive edge.”

McLaren Automotive investment to supercharge the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

posted 13 Feb 2017, 07:29 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 13 Feb 2017, 07:30 ]

Rotherham Council welcomes McLaren to Rotherham's world-class Advanced Manufacturing Park.

Business and civic leaders have welcomed supercar producer McLaren Automotive’s move to locate research and production facilities within the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) on the Sheffield–Rotherham border as a further boost to the region’s status as a world-leading centre of manufacturing excellence.

The investment, announced at The University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 today (Thursday 9 February), will generate more than £100m of value added in the economy over the next 10 years.

Creative Sheffield, the business-facing arm of Sheffield City Council, was instrumental in securing McLaren  Automotive’s move to the city, working closely with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, University of Sheffield’s AMRC and the Sheffield City Region team to bring the supercar producers on board.

It was confirmed at the launch event that the location for the development will be at Rotherham's Advanced Manufacturing Park, which lies within the AMID.

It also positions key partner the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), which offers the automotive company unrivalled access to world-class research, skills and industry partnerships as a global centre of expertise in lightweight manufacturing and materials development.

The creation of the new McLaren Composites Technology Centre close to Factory 2050 at AMID represents the company’s first purpose-built facility outside of the current McLaren campus. 

Formed through a partnership between McLaren Automotive, the University of Sheffield’s AMRC and Sheffield City Council, the new Composites Technology Centre will create more than 200 jobs through a combined investment of nearly £50 million. 

The target is that the new Centre will deliver cost savings of around £10million when compared to costs of today and £100 million of GVA (gross value added) benefit to the local economy by 2028. 

Opportunities for expansion thereafter create an ambition of doubling that to £200 million. 

The in-sourcing of the manufacture of the carbon fibre chassis also increases the average percentage (by value) of a McLaren car sourced in the UK by around eight per cent from its average of around 50 per cent, depending on model.

McLaren Automotive and the University of Sheffield will deliver a two-year research and development programme, which will lead to the development of a production facility to build its lightweight carbon fibre chassis for its new models from 2020.

In making this investment, McLaren Automotive will join Rolls Royce and other planned aerospace and automotive investors developing their products of the future at AMID.

Councillor Leigh Bramall, deputy leader of Sheffield City Council and Cabinet Member for Business and Economy, said: “This is a tremendous achievement for Sheffield, its people and workforce, and its growing research and development sector.

“It is further proof that AMID is the place for leading manufacturers to come not only for research and development and industrial collaboration, but also for production. 

“This combination of value-adding research and development investment and related production employment is the key to our future economic success.  

“We offer something unique here in Sheffield and Rotherham – a cutting-edge manufacturing base that links our two Universities and leading businesses to create jobs and investment across the Sheffield City Region.

“Sheffield and Rotherham have led the charge to create a place that draws in and develops world-class people and a place where the world's leading companies come to explore new technologies and operating methods and deliver research and technology into the UK's supply and value chains.” 

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy Cllr Denise Lelliott said the move was a significant deal for the Advanced Manufacturing Park and further great news for the Sheffield City Region’s economy.

She added: “McLaren joins other global names developing the next generation of advanced engineering and manufacturing technologies and products. These businesses are choosing to come to a place that has a history and future of engineering excellence.

“As we look to the future of manufacturing and the next stage of our economy in Rotherham, the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District project is the standard to which other parts of the country aspire."

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Automotive said: “The now-iconic McLaren F1 was the world’s first road car to be built with a carbon fibre chassis and every car built more recently by McLaren Automotive has the same. Creating a facility where we can manufacture our own carbon fibre chassis structures is therefore a logical next step. 

“We evaluated several options to achieve this objective but the opportunity created by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Sheffield was compelling. 

“At the AMRC, we will have access to some of the world’s finest composites and materials research capabilities, and I look forward to building a world-class facility and talented team at the new McLaren Composites Technology Centre.”

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, Sir Keith Burnett, said:  “This investment - and the innovation, jobs, training and opportunities it offers - is hugely significant for our region, the North of England and the UK’s global, industrial ambitions. 

“What we’re offering is unrivalled access to world-leading research, development and established partnerships with industry. We also have an exceptional facility that offers degree apprenticeships - meaning we can train our region’s young people with the skills it needs to power the manufacturing workforce of the future.” 

The new McLaren Composites Technology Centre will be a catalyst for innovation-led manufacturing across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) and Northern Powerhouse, attracting new international investors and generating a research and development revolution.

The AMP has already seen a decade of development, propelled by the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and a growing cluster of advanced manufacturing and technology firms. 

The AMRC is now expanding the development of world class research facilities on to Sheffield Business Park with the building of Factory 2050 and the 50-acre AMRC 2 campus. The AMID will also encompass the new Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre with Toshiba at the Olympic Legacy Park.

Chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Sir Nigel Knowles said: “This is fantastic news for the Sheffield City Region, and proof that our research and manufacturing capabilities are up there with the best in the world. As McLaren themselves have made clear, the chance to be part of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District was compelling not least because of the opportunity to access some of the world’s finest composites and materials research capabilities.

“The announcement today is the culmination of a tremendous amount of partnership working across the public and private sectors and shows that our super-connected city region is a place that lives up to its enviable reputation as a place that is straightforward, practical and business focused. The Sheffield City Region LEP and Combined Authority have provided and will continue to provide considerable support to ensure this investment flourishes.

“McLaren Automotive will be in good company on the AMID, alongside the AMRC, Rolls-Royce, British Steel, Siemens, Forgemasters and others. I expect this to be just the start of much good news for the city region.”

New SFSY Connection and Innovation Voucher Scheme!

posted 7 Feb 2017, 02:17 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 7 Feb 2017, 02:18 ]

See your business grow!  Access a faster broadband connection, introduce a new innovation and reap the rewards!   

Do you want a speedy, reliable connection that will open your business up to global markets? Could a new innovation create new business opportunities?  If the answer is yes then the SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme could provide you with the help you need!

The SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme offers Vouchers to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take-up faster digital connectivity, and to further support SMEs to introduce transformational innovations to the business that can improve business performance through faster digital connections. Vouchers will have a maximum value which will be 50% of the actual cost for the connection or innovation provided, (all figures stated are excluding VAT):

Connection Voucher : Actual connection costs between £1000 and £5000 
(Voucher values would be between £500 and £2500) 

Innovation Voucher:  Actual innovation costs between £5000 and £24999 
(Voucher values would be between £2500 and £12499.50) 

For full information visit:, Call us on 01709 334334 or email:

The SFSY Connection and Innovation Voucher Scheme is supported by the Sheffield City Region European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), part of the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) portfolio 2015 to 2020.

The Superfast South Yorkshire partnership was formed in 2014 between the 4 South Yorkshire authorities alongside a deal of £22m to extend the availability of high-speed, fibre broadband  with further investment of £4.8m to delivery ultrafast technology at the Enterprise Zones and Key Business Parks for ultrafast technology.  The project is jointly funded by Sheffield City Region LEP, the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) fund, BT and Sheffield City Region European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  For further information visit

International Women’s Day, with ATHENA International

posted 4 Jan 2017, 02:53 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 4 Jan 2017, 02:54 ]

Barnsley are proud to once again be hosting The Sheffield City Region ATHENA International Awards, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, which will be held on 8th March 2017, at Tankersley Manor Hotel.

This year the focus will be on value driven leadership, and how it nurtures and accelerates the potential of individuals, businesses and organisations and communities. A celebration of the contribution women make to society, the economy and to family with speakers both women and men who champion gender equality.

“Values, Leadership and Potential”


We are pleased to announce 3 ATHENA International Award categories


Applications online from Tuesday, 22nd November until Monday, 23rd January 2017. For more information please visit:

Three major Sheffield City Region projects showcased to Chinese investors

posted 11 Nov 2016, 03:51 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 11 Nov 2016, 03:51 ]

Three key projects in the Sheffield City Region have been presented today to high-level Chinese investors in London. The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District which runs between Rotherham and Sheffield, the Aero Centre at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and the Unity development in Doncaster are among a portfolio of 13 projects offering more than £5 billion of opportunities across the Northern Powerhouse.

Sir Nigel Knowles, Sheffield City Region LEP, said: “Sheffield City Region is at the forefront of the Northern Powerhouse with national and global investors showing increased confidence and interest in being part of our success story. With everyone pulling together behind our key investment opportunities we are building a truly competitive centre of business excellence. Last year more than 1,000 jobs were created here by international companies and this growth has brought in £97 million in capital investment.”

The presentation, made by the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy and International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, is part of the eighth UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD), which will involve a series of events over a two-day period, including discussions on trade, financial services, infrastructure and energy.

Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, who brings with him the most senior Chinese delegation to the UK this year, will also have meetings with the Prime Minister and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, with the overall dialogue focusing on forging a stronger strategic partnership between the UK and China – the world’s second largest economy.

The new portfolio follows the recent strong performance of foreign direct investment into the Northern Powerhouse, which grew at twice the national average last year.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond said:

“As we seek to take to take the golden era of UK China relations to the next step, we have a major opportunity to open up investment opportunities across the Northern Powerhouse.

“This portfolio, opening up billions of pounds of investment ready projects to Chinese investors, will support our work to grow and create jobs across the north, as well as underpin our ambitions to bring world class infrastructure to every corner of Britain.”

Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy said:

“Building the Northern Powerhouse is at the heart of our efforts to create an economy that works for everyone.

“Investors from abroad know that the North has some of the world’s best and most talented entrepreneurs and businesses, and today we’re showcasing 13 oven-ready opportunities to them which could create thousands of jobs for years to come.”

Sheffield City Region projects in the Northern Powerhouse Investment Portfolio:
  • Aero Centre, Doncaster: working with Doncaster / Sheffield Airport in the next phase of development to create new offices, logistic units and aviation hangars.
  • Unity, Doncaster: a major regeneration and infrastructure project that will create 3,100 new homes, a transport interchange, school and community uses. There is also an opportunity to invest in commercial space for manufacturing uses, 6000 new jobs, a new power station and a materials recycling facility.
  • Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, Rotherham / Sheffield: an opportunity to invest in a 2,000+ acre centre of excellence for innovation-led advanced manufacturing in metals and materials. Over 4,000 new homes will also be created in the district.

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