Sheffield makes more than you know.

Since 2016 a number of organisations in the city have been working together in a Brand Partnership to help create a meaningful and true representation of the city.

The Partnership originally comprised of both Sheffield Universities, the Chamber of Commerce, the Culture Consortium, Sheffield BID and Sheffield City Council - although has added other partners throughout this time, such as the Sheffield Property Association.

The original purpose of the group was to find a way to tell Sheffield’s story in our own, unique way. “Sheffield doesn’t shout enough about what it does” has been a common theme over the years.  As the city has transitioned from heavy industry into more specialised manufacturing and subsequently expanded into a number of other sectors, telling the story has been more difficult, because there hasn’t been a common denominator or a place in which this story can be told.

We worked with Jaywing to produce the updated visual identity for Sheffield and created what is known as the ‘Sheffield Makes’ campaign, which centres around people being the inventive force of the city, using the grit, determination and ability to constantly make and re-make that underpins any project or initiative - be it in manufacturing, culture, digital, civil society or the outdoors.

January 2019 was the first time the new visual identity was used in re-launching The Outdoor City brand and website, and was followed shortly after with Phlegm’s ‘Mausoleum of the Giants’ exhibition. The Universities, Sheffield Property Association, Sheffield City Council and other key partners used the Sheffield brand and the Makes campaign thinking a number of times throughout 2019, and this website represents the accumulation of all that work and more - finally giving back to the City of Sheffield with a resource that can be used for any audience to shout more about why this is such a great place to live, visit, invest, work or study.

With all that said, we are acutely aware of the fact that there will be more going on that needs shouting about. You can only know what you know - and you can’t know everything. So that’s where we need your help.

This website is not intended as a news page or a comprehensive list of everything going on, so before you submit any information we’ve developed a bit of a checklist below so you can see how the criteria we have applied to the current content on the site could match up to what you want to tell us to see if it fits.

Do you know about a person who should feature on here?

To help keep our workload down (i.e. not listing every single person in Sheffield), please ensure the person you are thinking of could tick at least one box from each of the three criteria, and 6 in total.

How do they make things happen?

How do they help to promote the city?

How are they inventive?

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When you complete this form we ask you for your email address, so we can let you know the outcome of your suggestion. The email address is not used for any other purpose and will be deleted from our records after 3 months.

Is there a project or initiative you know about or are involved in that needs to be part of this website?

We clearly can’t track and feature all the amazing things Sheffield has going on, so we try to feature projects which meet the below criteria. Please tick the boxes to confirm that the project or initiative you are thinking of does too - you need to make sure at least one box is ticked per category, and have at least 6. Also, because Sheffield makes people and people make Sheffield, all projects must have people or a key person at the heart of them, and/or benefit people in the wider sense.

Are people at the heart of it?

Does it align to one of our key messages?

How does it align to the ‘Sheffield Makes’ campaign?

Why is it inventive?

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When you complete this form we ask you for your email address, so we can let you know the outcome of your suggestion. The email address is not used for any other purpose and will be deleted from our records after 3 months.

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