Sheffield

Sheffield is Yorkshire’s second city (after Leeds), famously building its fortune on steel manufacturing. Today, its thriving commercial centre is home to a number of high-quality cutlery producers, but professional services, retail and the knowledge industries are increasingly important, says Emma Allen.

Shefield

WOW FACTOR
Name: Cutlers Hall
Address: Church St, Sheffield S1 1HG
Tel: 0114 276 8149
Web: cutlershall.co.uk
This historic building (pictured above right) has a lavishly decorated interior and a fine art collection that give guests a sense of the city’s history. The Main Hall can host up to 500 guests and smaller spaces are available for receptions and meetings. PRICE DDR is from £35 (+VAT)

QUIRKY VENUE
Name: Sheffield Winter Gardens
Address: Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2HH
Tel: 0114 2736895
Web: welcometosheffield.co.uk
This vast glass structure is one of the largest temperate greenhouses to have been built in the UK, and houses more than 2,500 plants from around the world. The venue can host up to 300 and offers a spectacular setting for evening receptions and parties. PRICE Hire from 6pm is £800 (+VAT)

ON A SHOESTRING
Name: University of Sheffield
Address: Diamond Building, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD
Tel: 0114 222 8822
Web: withus.com
The University’s new, state-ofthe- art Diamond Building has earned a reputation as a high quality conference venue, with nine tiered lecture theatres and conference space for up to 3,000. The University also has its own 38-bed boutique hotel, Halifax Hall. PRICE DDR from £25 (+VAT)

SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED
Name: The Chimney House
Address: 4 Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY
Tel: 0114 276 7885
Web: thechimneyhouse.com
This red-brick grade II listed building in Kelham Island has been transformed into a funky, ultramodern event space popular for private dining and parties. There are three flexible rooms available for up to a total of 55 guests, decked out with stylish fittings and furniture, created almost entirely from reclaimed materials. PRICE Room hire is from £180 (+VAT)

WIRED UP
Name: The Cantor Building
Address: Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB
Tel: 0114 225 5555
Web: www.shu.ac.uk
A short walk from the train station, this modern, energy efficient building is home to the university’s computer science faculty and offers excellent AV and IT facilities. It can host up to 120 delegates in its lecture theatre and it can be paired with the threestorey light-filled Cantor Atrium. There's also a number of meeting rooms available. PRICE DDR from £25 (+VAT)

OUT OF TOWN
Name: Chatsworth House
Address: Bakewell, DE45 1PP
Tel: 01246 565300
Web: chatsworth.org
This stately home (pictured above left) is less than 20 miles from Sheffield city centre. Its various event spaces include the Carriage House restaurant for 180 guests, and the Stables complex, which can hold up to 80 in the recently refurbished Hartington Room. Groups can also enjoy activities and team building days. PRICE DDR from £40 (minimum ten delegates)

GETTING THERE
Sheffield’s central location makes it easily accessible by road and rail networks. Regular train services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (just over 2 hours), Birmingham (1.25 hours), Leeds (1 hour) and Manchester (1 hour)

For further information, contact Conference Sheffield on 0114 273 5978 or see welcometosheffield.co.uk/conference