The Sheffield City Region on the doorstep

Our promise to you is longer lasting and profitable routes, where they’re needed most. The facts speak for themselves:

  • 1.8 million people live within a 45-minute drive from the airport
  • 6 million people in Yorkshire and the North Midlands live within 60 minutes
  • 4.9 million people make 7.6 million journeys per year in our unique catchment area
  • The Welcome to Yorkshire Visitor economy is worth £7 billion annually
  • The Sheffield City Region economy is worth £28 billion

A great place to live, work, visit and invest in

There are many reasons why people want to come the region and why many more stay:

  • A thriving commercial centre with a number of multi-national businesses
  • Two universities, 40,000 national and international students and the highest number of graduates who love the region so much, they stay put
  • Quality of life - with low crime rates in Sheffield you’re as safe as houses
  • As a modern European city, Sheffield is bursting with culture, entertainment, leisure and sport to suit all tastes and budgets
  • The Peak District is one of three national parks on our doorstep. It’s loved by millions for its breath-taking landscapes, relaxation, inspiration and adventure
  • Other world famous attractions including the City of York, Sherwood Forest and the historic city of Lincoln are a stone’s throw away

A resilient region makes us a safe bet

Over the last five years, the region has stood the test of the recession with higher average incomes than Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham.

What’s more, Sheffield City Region has seen an outstanding 271% rise in foreign direct investment in the past year, the biggest in the UK in 2013. A total of 26 companies have invested in the region resulting in 631 new jobs and 3,099 safeguarded jobs.