Round Table talks on investment

Steve Bell: Head of corporate finance
Steve Bell: Head of corporate finance
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Independent accountants and business advisers, Hart Shaw, and The Star are joining forces to uncover what makes South Yorkshire an attractive location for modern business and how the region could improve its prospects for inward investment.

The two organisations are inviting leading figures from the local business community to a Round Table discussion will also look at the barriers to doing business in the Sheffield City Region and whether government support is being targeted where it is needed.

“We want to look at both sides of the coin,” says Hart Shaw, head of corporate finance Steve Bell.

“There is a lot that makes the region attractive to global, national and local businesses, not to mention start-up entrepreneurs.

“Obviously, there can be a tendency to focus on what is wrong – with the aim of putting it right – but, we also need to highlight and celebrate the successes and the opportunities for businesses in the region.

“Equally, it is important to hear about the local business community’s priorities for improvement – and whether the limited funds now available for regeneration and economic renewal are being targeted where they will do the most good.”

Edited highlights of the round table discussion, chaired by Star Business Editor Bob Rae, will appear in Star Business Monthly and as a video and text on The Star’s website www.thestar.co.uk.

The Round Table discussion will take place at lunchtime on Wednesday, May 16, involve around a dozen leading business people and is expected to last for around two hours.

In addition to invited guests, one place is available for Star Business readers who wish to take part.

If you would like to join the Round Table discussion, please email your details and the details of your company to Brendan.Hall@hartshaw.co.uk.