City's indie business celebrated at fair

Over fifty of the city's best independent businesses will be celebrated at an annual fair to be held later this month.

Thursday, 12th April 2018, 6:02 am
Bhayani, one of the businesses housed in The Workstation, Sheffield, who will be at The Indie Business Fair.

The Workstation, which houses over fifty thriving unique businesses, ranging from high growth tech start-ups, to theatre and broadcasting, will open its doors to the public next week.

The Indie Business Fair will take place on Wednesday April 18 between 9am and 1pm.

The event, which will be a celebration of the city’s thriving independent scene, will showcase some of the best of Sheffield’s independent, creative and homegrown businesses.

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Exhibitors will be from a variety of backgrounds; photography to illustration, social media and marketing, legal and financial, along with the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Sheffield City Region Growth Hub.

The event creates a forum to promote and support independent businesses across a range of sectors in Sheffield, providing an opportunity for attendees to network, meet like-minded people and make lasting connections.

Mark Farnsworth, Commercial Manager at Showroom Workstation said: “Sheffield is a vibrant city, and an exciting place to do business. We want the range of exhibitors at the Indie Business Fair to reflect this.

“Whether you are freelancers, an SME, a social enterprise or a larger organisation- The Indie Business Fair is for you. Whatever or whomever you need to help get your business to the next level, we are confident that you will find them at the fair.

“Tap into the city’s exciting network of independent businesses, share ideas, and discover a wealth of talented people who are looking for ways for you to work together.”

Guests will have the opportunity to meet Workstation tenants Meshviz, Shift Media, Benchmark Recruitment, Richard Smith Illustration, Yoko:10 and Poochie Presents.

Other exhibitors who will be there on the day include UNltd / Exposed Magazine, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Princes Trust and Vintage Volksweddings.

The Indie Business Fair will take place at The Workstation, Paternoster Row, City Centre, at is free.

Guests can register for a ticket online at