Successful events create new opportunities for Sheffield to grow

Sheffield Chamber of Commece president Yuri Matischen (third from the left) and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson (centre) with VIP guests at the Chamber's annual dinner
Sheffield Chamber of Commece president Yuri Matischen (third from the left) and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson (centre) with VIP guests at the Chamber's annual dinner
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SHEFFIELD needs to harness its growing reputation for staging successful events and use it to generate more wealth for the city.

That was the verdict of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce president Yuri Matischen, speaking at the Chamber’s annual President’s Dinner, held for the first time in Sheffield Cathedral.

Mr Matischen told guests: “Sheffield has a growing reputation and successes in staging events that is helping to promote the area as an international city of significance.

“This all needs to be further harnessed and developed to ensure we can continue to grow the sector along with our tourism offer to generate wealth, jobs and a dynamic reputation for the city.

“I hope that as a city and as a Chamber we can not only build a successful economy but engage and inspire the thousands of young people in our communities to become part of our city’s future success story – whether they become our next apprentices, entrepreneurs, innovators, or our energetic, skilled and enterprising workforce.”

Guests included Britain’s most successful ever Paralympian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, and Downhill Mountain Biking World Champion, Steve Peat, who is seeking to create his own academy using facilities in Sheffield to develop the next generation of stars.