Sheffield is England’s fourth largest city, is rich in culture and heritage and has a warm and friendly attitude to visitors.
The economy of Sheffield was founded on steel, engineering and cutlery and for a time became world famous as a bench mark provider. Sheffield is still one of the world’s most skilled manufacturing areas in specialist steels and advanced engineering.
Loved for its green and leafy areas it is England’s greenest city and has 150 woodlands and 50 public parks, it boasts a fine sporting tradition and is the birth place of association club football (Sheffield Football Club is the world’s oldest football club).
Sheffield also has Europe’s largest artificial ski resort and the World Snooker Championship is held annually at the Crucible Theater.
250’000 Sheffield city residents live within 15 minutes of open country side. It is also one of the safest cities in Britain in which to live and work. A third of it lies within the Peak District National Park. (No other United Kingdom city has a national park within its boundaries).
Nearby, is Meadowhall, Europe’s largest shopping and Leisure complex, offering a broad range of retail outlets.
The city has been voted the most popular student destination in the United Kingdom, and has more graduates remaining in the city after leaving university than any other city. Of the 12,000 high caliber graduates both Sheffield University’s produce each year over 92% go on to find employment.
Sheffield has a regular train service to London St Pancras which only takes 2 hours and 5 minutes and nearby is the Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield airport which connects with 45 European cities in less than 3 hours flying time. The M1 motorway passes close by and provides fast direct links with all major centers of population.