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The Business is the only magazine to cover all of Sheffield City Region and the April/May edition is on its way.

It includes an interview with Sheffield-born business guru Sharron Lowe, who started out in Debenhams on The Moor.

Today top global firms beat a path to her door looking for advice including Chanel, Christian Dior, Clinique, Lancome and Estee Lauder.

The impressive Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield is the location for a round table discussion, in partnership with law firm Taylor&Emmet, on the travails of manufacturers and the EU referendum.

The in-out vote in June is acting as a brake on confidence for businesses which take a long term view - such as manufacturers planning to spend big money on equipment.

China may be unpopular due to steel dumping, but as the largest economy in the world - a place where 12,000 new enterprises are registered every day - it is impossible to ignore. The magazine has a feature on a China-Britain Business Council meeting in Sheffield. The impressively-resourced organisation has 23 offices throughout both countries and posts 70 opportunities for British firms every day.

Sheffield medical equipment company JRI Orthopaedics committed to China in 2013. Boss Keith Jackson tells magazine editor David Walsh about the long road to building business relationships and gaining regulatory approval for its replacements hips - and the potential for ‘exponential’ growth in a country with 1.3billion residents.

Barnsley’s improving fortunes and the opening of the Great Yorkshire Way to Doncaster Airport also get a mention, as does Vita Students’ £42million revamp of Telephone House in Sheffield city centre to create four-star accommodation for scholars.

But it also has room for fun with a review of a very nice BMW and a sit down with Chesterfield construction boss Peter Swallow at one of North Derbyshire’s best eateries.

There’s also social pictures, Chamber news and commercial property updates.

The Business magazine is published bi-monthly by Johnston Press - owners of The Star in Sheffield, Doncaster Free Press and Derbyshire Times - and it is backed by all four Chambers of Commerce.

The Business is essential reading.

To subscribe email david.walsh@thestar.co.uk