'It underlines the fact that, collectively, we need to take a new approach to tackling and ultimately overcoming the fundamental challenges we face in our economy here.'
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'We want to support all of our tenants as much as we can and therefore will not penalise anyone who is unable to make payments over the next few months.'
‘Even farming a small percentage of available land could transform the health of urban populations, enhance a city’s environment and help build a more resilient food system.’
'We will be retaining a lot of attractive heritage across the city while also ensuring we create new spaces that are sustainable to the local economy.'
'Investing in CCHT makes economic sense for the country and Sheffield region.'
'The longer the ladder gets, the distance to the first rung seems impossible.’
Sheffield is a city of makers, of ‘little mesters’ in workshops and studio complexes dotted around the city’s villages. But can Little Sheffield fit with the ‘big’ economic picture the city region is developing?
Maybe we should look again at the quintessentially Sheffield model of Little Mesters, independent craftsmen working on a specific part the cutlery making process, but within a factory to deliver a final product. Sheffield as ‘One Great Workshop' again – not necessarily just a city of makers, but a networked city.
On Friday 4th December, Sheffield First, with New Start, NEF and CLES, hosted a roundtable discussion looking at alternative models of economic growth, with a particular interest in how we can ensure that growth is fair and inclusive, so that it benefits everyone in our city and not just a few.
If we genuinely want to support our local economies we need to look again at the people who came out of school without passing a single exam, who have a crap job or no job, who lack confidence and have been labelled failures and find ways of giving them second, third and fourth chances.