City region sells itself abroad

James Newman: Chairman
James Newman: Chairman
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Sheffield City Region has seized a solo opportunity to sell itself and its development prospects to an international audience.

The region’s Local Enterprise Partnership became the only UK LEP to be invited to speak at the World Free Zone Convention after the region’s Enterprise Zone was named the leading UK zone for modern manufacturing and technology.

LEP chairman and past Master Cutler James Newman, said: “The Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone is now widely regarded as the jewel in the crown of UK Enterprise Zones and it was recently described by the Secretary of State as at the heart of national economic recovery.

“It is because our zone is clearly focused on modern manufacturing and technology that it has the enviable reputation as the Number 1 Enterprise Zone in the UK.”

Mr Newman, Enterprise Zone project manager Michael Hellewell and business development manager Rachel Clarke joined speakers from Luxembourg, Lithuania, Dubai, Delhi, New York and Washington at the convention, staged in London.