//Inward Investment newsletter – November 2018

Published 13th November 2018 at 3:09pm

These last few weeks have seen a huge amount of activity for the inward investment team here at Sheffield City Region. Here’s a taste of what we’ve been up to.

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New relationships forged in China

A Northern Powerhouse delegation led by Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, successfully forged new partnerships during the 4th UK – China Regional Leaders Summit. More than 350 UK and Chinese regional government leaders and businesses attended the Summit, with Mayor Jarvis spearheading the Sheffield City Region and Northern Powerhouse delegation. Representatives from the SCR executive team, local authorities, Sheffield Hallam University, the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, the Sheffield City Region Chambers Group and the National College of High Speed Rail attended alongside the Mayor. Find out more.  Want to find out more about investment opportunities in our region? Email rachel.clark@scrinvest.com

New multi-million pound engineering centres opened by Mayor Dan Jarvis

Three new University of Sheffield research centres, which aim to boost Sheffield City Region’s reputation as a hub for advanced engineering and industrial digital technologies, were officially opened in October. The centres – the Royce Translational Centre (RTC), the Laboratory for Verification and Validation (LVV), and the Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Centre (ICAIR) – are located within the heart of the Sheffield City Region’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, a key element of the emerging Global Innovation Corridor that stretches across the Sheffield City Region. Find out more.

Boeing opens its first European production facility in Sheffield City Region

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing officially opened its first European manufacturing site in South Yorkshire last month. The £40m Boeing Sheffield plant in Catcliffe has 52 staff producing aircraft components in its 6,200 sq m (66,736 sq ft) factory. Speaking at the launch, Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis said: “Boeing’s choice of location is a strong sign of confidence in our advanced engineering excellence, confidence in our workforce and strong manufacturing heritage, and confidence in the cutting-edge collaborations between university and business that enable us to lead the world.” Find out moreIndian business delegation visit the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Indian business delegation visit the University of Sheffeld’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

A senior delegation of Indian manufacturing and technology companies visited the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) during a week-long visit to the UK. During their visit, they met with Sheffield City Region inward investment experts and discussed potential trade opportunities. Trading with India is a key priority for the Sheffield City Region. In 2016 Sheffield City Region businesses exported £66m worth of goods to India, and it was one of the top five source markets for investment into the SCR between 2006 and 2016. Find out more. Want to find out more about investment opportunities in our region? Email rachel.clark@scrinvest.com

Doncaster’s rail capabilities under the spotlight

Our Senior Business Development Manager, Gareth Morgan, spoke about the strategic importance of the region to freight and logistics at a Rail Alliance networking event, held at the iPort on 8 October. Delegates learned why it is so important to encourage freight onto rail, and also looked at supply chain oppportunities. Other speakers included Maggie Simpson, Executive Director of Rail Freight Group; Roger Neary, Head of Sales at DB Cargo UK and Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director at Transport for the North. Find out more about the unrivalled connectivity of iPort Rail and what it means for Doncaster and the wider region, or email gareth.morgan@scrinvest.com for more details of current investment opportunities.

Inward Investment team make new connections at European supply chain event

New business relationships were forged at the annual 3PL and Supply Chain Summit in Dusseldorf. Members of the Sheffield City Region’s inward investment team met attendees from around the world at the two-day conference of industry leaders, with programme topics including automation, logistics, supply chain and the impact of Brexit. If your plan for Brexit is to have more stock closer to your UK customers, then the Sheffield City Region is the place to come for warehousing space. Looking for an alternative to the Port of Dover? Contact Gareth Morgan on gareth.morgan@scrinvest.com

And finally…

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set to open McLaren’s new £50m Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield City Region tomorrow. Keep your eyes on our Twitter feed at @Scrinvest – and on the national news – for more!
  • Following our visit to China, we’re set to welcome a delegation from Ningxia, China, to the region, to learn more about healthcare technologies. More info in our next newsletter.