Tuesday June 19th 2018
Sheffield BID launches second guide to the city’s independents
Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) has released a second version of its popular guide to the city centre, which showcases the very best of Sheffield’s independent businesses to both residents and visitors alike.
Following from the success of 2017’s guide, which was been read by more than 18,000 people, ‘Experience Sheffield City Centre: An Independent Guide’ will be available for free across the city with the aim of encouraging those visiting the city to explore beyond the high street names that can be found in cities across the UK.
The 190-page guidebook provides a platform for the city’s independent businesses, and will be given to people visiting Sheffield for conferences and business meetings, so they can explore the very best of the city centre, and discover hidden gems. It will also be available to pick up at key points around the city centre, and can be viewed online.
‘Experience Sheffield City Centre: An Independent Guide’ shines a light on each of the city’s unique districts. From shopping hubs at The Moor and Heart of the City, to student favourite the Devonshire Quarter and the office filled streets of the Cathedral Quarter. The Cultural Industries Quarter and Castlegate, two areas of the city centre enjoying regeneration and redevelopment, are also featured.
The guide, which has been written in both English and Mandarin, looks at Sheffield as a city of makers, city of music, city of beer, city of charity, and a city of learning. There are also guides to food and drink, getting around, and working in Sheffield city centre.
Diane Jarvis, Sheffield BID manager, said: “Experience Sheffield City Centre: An Independent Guide is a go-to guidebook for both residents and visitors to Sheffield. Independent businesses bring character and vibrancy to a city centre, and in Sheffield we are lucky to have hundreds of unique businesses, each bringing something different to the city.
“When people visit Sheffield, we want them to discover the very best of the city. By distributing this guidebook, the BID is showcasing independent businesses to visitors, encouraging spend that will be retained in the local economy.”
Learn more about the city’s pioneers both old and new in the ‘City of Makers’ section, which also features the city’s galleries, theatres, studio spaces, and the artists who reside in them. The guide’s ‘City Of Music’ section features the city’s music venues, from The Leadmill’s legendary stage to the jazz-filled rooms of Trippets alongside interviews with the organisers of some of the city’s most-loved festivals.
Turn to the guide’s ‘City of Beer’ section to find interviews with local beer legends, the best pubs in the city, and the breweries dispatching beer to around the world from Sheffield city centre.
Charities, colleges, the city’s two world-famous universities and the libraries are showcased in the guide’s ‘City of Learning’ and ‘City of Charity’ sections. In the ‘Visit’ section, find information on galleries, theatres and museums.
‘Experience Sheffield City Centre: An Independent Guide’ is available for free. The guide can be collected from the Winter Garden and other key points across the city centre. If you would like to request copies for your workplace or to distribute please contact email@example.com with the number of boxes you would like. You can also view the guide online.Share this article