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Business Travel in Sheffield There are many reasons to go to Sheffield, but if it’s for business then you could find it to be quite a pleasurable experience.

Sheffield has long been associated with the steel industry with the origins of the relationship dating back to the 14th century. Although the 1980s saw the industry decline dramatically, today the city produces more steel than ever (up to 500,000 tons a year).

Steel may have taken the business and industry limelight for Sheffield, but as the sixth largest city in Great Britain it has a diverse range of business and industry.

Confectionary is one of Sheffield’s lesser known industries. The city is the birthplace of the Jelly Baby and has been home to the Bassett factory [map] since 1842. Today the company that produces Liquorice Allsorts and Jelly Babies is now known as Cadbury Trebor Basset but the factory is still based in Hillsborough.

Sheffield is also home to the first branch of the Thorntons [map] chocolate shop, which opened in the city in 1911.

Probably the industry gaining most recognition in Sheffield recently is culture and the arts. The 21st century has brought a new art gallery, a new museum and a dedicated Cultural Industries Quarter, where more than 300 creative companies are based.

If you have business in the city and are looking for a conference venue or a location to hold a business meeting then you have several options in the city.

Keeping with the cultural side of Sheffield, there’s the Showroom and Workstation [map] cinema and business complex. Here you’ll find a variety of meeting rooms as well as four luxury auditoria with state of the art presentation facilities and an in-house catering team for all your food requirements. Book your conference here if you want an unusual but professional venue.

More conventional conference venues and meeting rooms can be found at hotels located in and around the city centre. For a stylish and modern venue in the Quayside Quarter of the city, the Hotel Bristol [map] is a good option. Training, interviews, workshops and meetings can all be held here, with catering available for up to 40 delegates.

Other options include the Sheffield Hilton [map] with nine meeting rooms, and a little further afield there’s the Sheffield Marriott Hotel [map]. The Sheffield Marriott has a self-contained conference building that contains Kenwood Hall, a larger venue for major events that caters for up to 250 people as well as smaller rooms that are ideal for as few as eight delegates.

If you want to give your colleagues a break from the city grind, why not hold your meeting or conference amidst the greenery of Whitley Hall [map]. This venue is within easy reach of the motorway and Sheffield city centre, and can accommodate events for as few as 12 to as many as 100 people. So whether you’re planning an intense business discussion or a company bonding exercise, this could be the ideal venue.

For a one stop business shop just two miles from the city centre see what the University of Sheffield [map] has to offer. The conference office can advise and help arrange use of the university’s 300 meeting rooms, their 1,250 capacity conference room, as well as on site accommodation.

In addition to offering a multitude of business venues as ConferenceSheffield, the University of Sheffield also has a ‘business gateway’, offering business services that cover everything from consulting and training through to research and report writing. Using the skills and knowledge the university has access to, they aim to help with the productivity, efficiency and competitiveness of your organisation. For more information call 0114 222 2000.

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