Issue two is now here…

In the music industry they say that the second album is always the hardest with all the good ideas gone into making a name for yourself with a ground-breaking debut.

If we had any worries about following up our first issue then they were soon thrown out of the window when we began to consider the amount of stories we can tell from the Sheffield business community.

There’s plenty here to enjoy at your leisure, although you’d be forgiven for going straight to our guide to the best places to get your weekend brunch.

Or why not kick off with our interview with escape game pioneer Hannah Duraid on page 26? It’s an industry that has exploded in the last five years and she tells us why. 

Unless you’re a political junkie then it’s unlikely – and probably unwise –  that you’ve have kept up with every change of direction in the devolution saga. We asked some of the city’s big hitters to find out what they think. The bottom line is that the powers-that-be need to get cracking soon or whatever crumbs are left on the table from the government will disappear.

One man who knows a thing or two about the machinations of our governing class is former Sheffield Central MP Richard Caborn. His ambition for our region is certainly bold with parts of his vision already very much a reality. Our chat with him is well worth a read.

Finally, unLTD picked up its first piece of silverware recently as we romped to victory at the Benchmark Recruit charity quiz night! 

As pleased as we were by the win – the picture speaks for itself – the real victors were charities FareShare and The Real Junk Food Project, who benefited from the generosity of all those who attended. 

Not that people needed any reminding but Sheffield really is a place where business and social enterprises work very well together.