Support Services

Support for freelancers, small start-ups, entrepreneurs and SME’s


This page is dedicated to support services that offer both local and national support

Why Sheffield

A innovative city making its mark on the region, the country, the world, the universe….. get it ūüėČ


We think Sheffield is Reyt Good and I reckon all these services only prove us right!

Sheffield Bid

The Sheffield BID is established and run for the benefit of local businesses to improve the commercial conditions of the area.

Sheffield Star

Local Newspaper offering news and business advice for Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Chesterfield

Sheffield University

Support for business in a variety of ways, from access to their students, training and professional development courses, collaboration with our translational research centres.

Voluntary Action Sheffield

Providing wide range of support and services to groups, helping those starting up, as well as established organisations

Business Sheffield

Business Sheffield offer a comprehensive service designed to help businesses thrive and grow, whether they be start-up or established.

SCR Growth Hub

Sheffield City Region Growth Hub aims to be the single point of contact for all business support across our region.

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

 A membership organisation providing the latest news, events, business advice, support and expertise to the local business community.

Examiner Live

YorkshireLive is part of ReachPLC, which is Britain’s largest newspaper, magazine and digital publisher. Latest news across Yorkshire and the Humber

UnLTD Business

unLTD magazine is a monthly print magazine and website for the Sheffield city business region community which is distributed to 5,000 businesses and organisations across the region.

This is Kelham

A guide to our very own Kelham Island, an exciting neighbourhood in Sheffield for food, beer & art.

The Prince’s Trust

 Offer hundreds of free courses, grants and mentoring opportunities to inspire young people to build their confidence and start a career.

Business Enterprise Fund

Financial support for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Yorkshire and the North East.

SCR – Skills Bank

Designed to support growth within businesses through investment in training, it provides flexible funding to deliver bespoke, tailored training.

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council’s support service for businesses including advice, licences and rates information

Business Support Helpline

Get help and support for your business
Advice and financial help from government-backed schemes.

Start and Grow Enterprise

Free support for freelancers, entrepreneurs and new businesses

Product & Process Innovation

PAPI encourages innovation with 40% capital grants of up to £20k to support the development of new products or services.

Manufacturing Growth Programme

Supporting SME Manufacturers to grow by identifying, understanding and removing barriers to growth.

The Key Fund

Our central mission is to provide finance – flexible loans and grant/loan packages to help community and social enterprises to start up, become sustainable, or grow.

The Funding Circle

Help 90,000 small businesses across the world access funding

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