Rotherham Investment & Development Office

Rotherham Investment & Development Office

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Rotherham Investment & Development Office

Key Competitive Attractions

Rotherham sits at the centre of the UK, with a comprehensive transport network by road, rail and canal, with links to the east coast seaports.

The area is assisted under the Government`s Objective 2 programme, and offers financial assistance to eligible companies for investment and growth, including capital expenditure and R&D.

Rotherham has a number of developments ready for occupation, and sites available for custom design and build facilities for investors. Prices are highly competitive compared to elsewhere in the UK.

The borough plays host to the Advanced Manufacturing Park, the UK`s premier Science Park, bringing together world names in materials technology, advanced manufacturing and research & development, with links to a number of research establishments and academic institutions.

The Digital Region project is also underway, delivering synchronous next generation broadband services up to 100MB, that will be available to businesses over the coming years.

Assistance and Support For New Business Investors

RiDO can provide business advice, free property searches, recruitment and training advice, as well as links to partner organisations to make any investment hassle-free.

Property

RiDO work with partners from across South Yorkshire to provide a comprehensive property search and investment service, all free of charge. From office to industrial, hybrid to retail, we can find the right property for you.

People

Our HR Business Consultancy Service provides a free, first-class people and skills service for companies investing and expanding in the Rotherham area.

Services are customised to suit you, but often include:

  • Pre-recruitment assistance – Labour market information relating to wage rates, skills availability, qualifications, analysis of recruitment needs and advertising options.
  • Recruitment – Assistance with advertising, guidance on recruitment services and subsidies available, job readiness training programmes, links with commercial organisations, community and other partner groups.
  • Training & development – Information relating to training subsidies and funds available, training and development planning, access to and advice on local training provision.
  • Redundancy Support – Assistance to local companies who are downsizing and linking to those who are recruiting to retain the skills and experience.

Finance

There are a number of financial assistance and grant schemes potentially available for businesses looking to invest in, expand or grow in the Rotherham area.

One of the main grants available is the Grant for Business Investment (GBI). This scheme is designed to encourage companies to expand and invest in the Assisted Areas of the UK, of which Rotherham is one.

Existing Business Base

Rotherham has transformed itself over the last decade and is playing a major role at the forefront of Yorkshire`s resurgence. It has a proud industrial heritage and is now building a future with exciting new jobs and investment. Included in this is Rotherham Renaissance, a 25 year programme attracting an estimated £2 billion of investment into the town.

Rotherham has created a diverse and thriving local economy, offering excellent conditions for jobs and businesses. More than 90 overseas companies have already invested in Rotherham. They, and local companies, operate across a wide range of sectors, including aerospace, food production, healthcare, automotive components, ICT and other hi-tech industries.

Rotherham`s past industry comprised a significant proportion of steel, coal and heavy engineering; a legacy that has given workers in Rotherham significant skills in these areas and that is now helping to drive the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing sector that Rotherham and South Yorkshire boasts, including the flagship Advanced Manufacturing Park.

Rotherham is home to world-class names such as Boeing and Rolls Royce, and even hosts an F1 Grand Prix racing team.

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Contact Details

Telephone:
01709 254444

Key Contacts:
Rotherham Investment & Development Office Phoenix Business Centre All Saints' Church Yard Vicarage Lane Rotherham

Website:
http://www.investinrotherham.co.uk

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