About RiDO

Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) is the regeneration arm of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

RiDO provides a professional and completely free service that can help with everything from finding the right sites and premises, to planning advice and guidance, from finding and training recruits to locating new customers and suppliers.

This website is designed to give you a flavour of what Rotherham can offer; whether you are a new business starting up, an existing Rotherham business looking to expand, or inward investors from outside the borough considering an operation in Rotherham. 

Underpinning all this is our total commitment and partnership approach to helping companies achieve the success they seek.


Further Information:

See our infographic below for an overview of how we can help.






The Team

Tim O'ConnellHead of RiDO 01709 254 444
Dan WatsonInvestment & Economic Initiatives Manager 01709 254 444
Simeon LeachEconomic Strategy & Partnerships Manager 01709 823 828
Amanda Parris Business Centre Manager  01709 331 111
Catherine DavisEconomic Initiatives & Marketing Coordinator 01709 255 973 
Andy NewtonEconomic Initiatives Officer  01709 823 849 
Jackie FreebornPlace Manager 01709 254 444 
Andrew KlinkenbergKey Account Manager 01709 254 568
Sarah StanleyHR Business Consultant  01709 254 564
Dean ThurlowMarket Operations Manager  01709 336 956 
Bob LangleyKey Account Manager 01709 254 444
Julia MilleaNew Business Developer 01709 331 111
Martyn BensonNew Business Developer 01709 331 107
Richard Keates Project Coordinator 01709 331 111
Vicki Norman     Growth Board & Partnerships Coordinator  01709 254 726
Tracy ParkerProject Support Officer   01709 254 574