The imposition of lockdown in March shut down swathes of the economy, and while restrictions have been eased at points, the tier system and the second national ‘stay at home’ order is a reminder that a return to normality is still some way off.
However, ventures have got off the ground in Sheffield despite the pandemic. Here are 10 businesses that have opened in the city since the crisis began.
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1. The TapHouse
The TapHouse bar on Alma Street in Kelham Island opened in May. Ryan Booth, part of the family team that runs the venue, is pictured.
Photo: Brian Eyre
2. Do The Thing
Claire Simpson launched her personal training studio, Do The Thing, at the Krynkl building at Shalesmoor during lockdown.
3. Fenlon’s Butties and Sugar Treats
Fenlon’s Butties and Sugar Treats, on White Lane in Gleadless Townend, was opened by owner Laura Fenlon in summer. She began by making and selling cakes from home during lockdown.
Photo: Dean Atkins
4. Metro Bank
In a much-needed boost for Fargate in Sheffield city centre, Metro Bank opened a branch there in June, creating 25 jobs.
Photo: Chris Etchells