Two young entrepreneurs have opened the doors to a new city nightclub that they hope will put Sheffield ‘back on the clubbing map’.
Shaun Hall, aged 20, and Bradley Beadle, aged 19, have launched Vertigo on Eyre Street to help increase the city’s offering to late-night revellers.
The duo, from Gleadless, had become tired of their jobs when the opportunity arose for them to run their own business in an industry they love.
Shaun said: “I’d run a cleaning business before but always had the idea of running a club at the back of my mind.
“I shared my idea with Brad and when the opportunity arose to set up a club at the premises on Eyre Street, we decided to go for it.
“Not many people our age have the courage to set up their own business but it is possible.
“We’re both keen clubbers so understand what people want from a night out, and aim to give them that.”
Vertigo, which can hold up to 650 clubbers, hosts mainstream music nights on Thursday and Friday evenings and themed bassline nights on Saturdays.
On the opening night the business partners say they pulled in around 550 revellers and expect the club to remain a party hotspot.
Shaun said: “We planned to launch the club next year but it came together quicker than expected which meant we could open in time for the students returning to Sheffield. That said, we do offer something for a broad age range of clubbers.
“We feel there is a lack of partying in Sheffield, especially after losing big clubs like Embrace, and would like to help put the city back on the clubbing map.
“We have some really exciting plans for the business that should set us apart from other clubs while adding to the overall offering in Sheffield.”
Next week Vertigo will open all seven nights but its usual opening times of every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening will resume from the week commencing Monday, September 29.