Hallam plans to fix it for business

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Businesses across South Yorkshire are being given a chance to fix their business problems for free.

Sheffield Hallam University has declared April 8 Fix It Friday, when a range of experts will be providing 30 minutes of their time for free to any company that needs a helping hand

Professor Alan Smith, Sheffield Hallam’s head of business development and a knowledge transfer champion, said: “Whatever the size or nature of the company, a consultation with a technical expert will bring fresh insight and innovative ways of taking on challenges.

“This is the first time we have offered this service to businesses but if it is successful we will make this a regular occurrence.

“We have a huge breadth of expertise at the University and would like to encourage businesses to have a free and confidential consultation to enable them to achieve great strides in their business.”

Fix It Friday is being organised in conjunction with the University’s Innovation Futures project, which helps companies to innovate and develop services, products and processes.

Experts from the University’s Materials Engineering and Research Institute (MERI) and the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) are taking part in the initiative.

Fix It Friday starts at midday on Friday, April 8.

For details of the advice available, and to register, visit: http://www.shu.ac.uk/ad/fix-it-friday.