Sheffield maintains its manufacturing core by becoming the hub for software development
Traditional manufacturing in Sheffield has been replaced to some extent with the manufacturing of software.
There are literally hundreds of software development companies in Sheffield from the international PLC (WANdisco) to medium sized down to self-employed developers. Sheffield is a real hotbed for ultra hi-tech manufacturing.
Why? Developing software requires high levels of skill and is very stressful. Sheffield is an ideal place to set up a software company. We have two great universities turning out talented developers, a large number of which get caught in the 'Sheffield Elastic' which entices students to stay. Sheffield is a laid back cosmopolitan city and friendly place to live with the beautiful Peak District on its doorstep.
It’s no longer grim up North and manufacturing is ahead of its time.