MADE in Sheffield

From the wide range of support available to the city’s ‘REYT’ good attitude to entrepreneurship – we asked the MADE speaker line-up what they thought of Sheffield as a place to do business.


Host Geoff Ramm – creator of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing

Sheffield is a wonderful hub of creativity and support.

“For one it hosts the number one entrepreneurial event in the UK – MADE! – and two, I have also had the pleasure of working with the Sheffield Hallam University team, where I have seen first-hand the level of support they give aspiring entrepreneurs of the future.”


Brad Burton – entrepreneur, founder and managing director of 4Networking, and author of four business books 

I LOVE Sheffield, it’s a wonderful, warm city.

“The people and the entrepreneurs have that same warmth, not to mention the ‘IT’LL BE REYT’ attitude which is exactly what is needed to breakthrough from start-up and beyond.”


James Brown, founder of UK-based craft beer club Beer52 and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

There’s never been a better time to start a business in Sheffield.

“There is a strong start-up community, plus a wide range of support available for new and growing business, too.”


Phil M Jones, best-selling author and multiple award-winner

“Sheffield is a city steeped in a history of industry and a place that really knows the meaning of hard work. Now is a great time to start a business and the changing landscape provides countless opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to develop new solutions to old problems and use proven successes for the changing times.

I spent much of my early career in the areas of Sheffield, Doncaster and Chesterfield and the wonderful people of the areas provide numerous reasons to start a business in such a buoyant and supportive neighbourhood.


Simon Biltcliffe, founder & CEO Webmart

Sheffield is a fantastic city with a wide range of industries, a great pool of talent coming out of their excellent universities and the facilities to put on great events such as MADE 2017.

We are fortunate to have both clients and suppliers in Sheffield, and this is a perfect example of what the city can provide; high performing organisations that drives innovation in the marketplace.

By having all of the factors such as industry and talent, it makes it the perfect place to set up and grow a business, with all you could need at your fingertips.

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