Sponsored - Grant Thornton: Supporting business growth in Sheffield City Region
As the joint leaders of Grant Thornton UK LLP’s Sheffield office, we know the last year has been tough for many business leaders responding to the personal and commercial challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has posed, but we believe that now a roadmap out of lockdown has been established, there are multiple reasons to be cheerful.
Recent data from Grant Thornton’s Business Tracker Survey confirms our optimism too, with Yorkshire businesses found to be the most upbeat on prospects for the UK economy than any other region, and looking for growth opportunities.
We think this is clear testament to the grit, agility and enterprise of Yorkshire business, and locally to the remarkable progress Sheffield has made over recent decades to emerge as a leader in the industries of the future.
While we are a region famed for our industrial heritage, we also have a burgeoning reputation for advanced manufacturing and engineering, plus a fast-growing digital sector.
Being home to AMID, (The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District), the UK’s largest research-led advanced manufacturing cluster, provides not only a link to our industrial past, but also points to way towards a brighter, high skilled future in the low carbon and digital economy, which are doubtless going to be huge drivers of growth for UK plc over the next decade.
Certainly, as we all look to build back better, we believe Sheffield City Region is well placed to thrive, and would obviously be pleased to see the sectors prioritised in the Mayor and Combined Authority’s Renewal Action Plan given the investment they require to create a stronger, greener and fairer economy.
With investment in mind, we’re delighted to be investing in our future in the city region with 14 recent additions to our team.
Having recruited remotely over the last few months, we are now looking forward to being able to meet our new colleagues in person when Government guidelines advise we are able to re-open our office.
Among the new starters are two colleagues we are thrilled to welcome from within our international network, Mike Parker, who has relocated from Australia and Habib Alaa’li who is joining from Bahrain.
We were pleased too to see Eimear Considine from our Consulting team promoted to Director in recognition for her excellent work in helping clients transform their operations and processes.