Free Events For Small & Medium-Sized Companies


The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project organises and runs Masterclasses throughout the Sheffield City Region to provide small and medium-sized businesses with free, expert advice and support in an interactive environment.

The content of the Masterclasses is based on demand from SMEs and is delivered by experts from the private sector.


Masterclasses are open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you are based in this region, you can use the postcode checker. A part of your business must be based in one of the following boroughs:

Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover, Bassetlaw or the  Derbyshire Dales.

What is an SME?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are defined as having a staff headcount < 250, Turnover ≤ € 50 m or Balance sheet total ≤ € 43 m. Please note that a firm that is part of a larger group may need to include staff headcount/turnover/balance sheet data from that group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

 Topic Date Time Venue 
Creating and Implementing a Winning Sales Strategy Tuesday 23rd January 2018 8:30am –12:30pm National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC), Carlton Road, Worksop, S81 7HP Book Now 
Introduction to ISO 9001:2015Tuesday 23rd January 20189:30am –12:30pmThe Source Academy, SheffieldBook Now
Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Chesterfield) Tuesday 23rd January 2018 2:00pm – 5:30pm Tapton Park Innovation Centre, Brimington Road, Tapton, Chesterfield, S41 0TZ Book Now 
Personal Leadership and the Responsibilities of a Manager Wednesday 24th January 2018 9:00am – 1:00pmDigital Media Centre, Barnsley Book Now 
Introduction to Public Sector Tendering Tuesday 30th January 2018 9:00am – 3:30pm BizSpace, Rotherham Book Now 
Building an Effective Team, Successful Communication and Engagement Wednesday 7th February 2018 9:00am – 1:00pm Digital Media Centre, Barnsley  Book Now
Introduction to ISO 14001:2015Wednesday 21st February 2018 9:30am – 12:30pm The Source Academy, Sheffield Book Now 
Basic Business Planning and Performance MonitoringWednesday 7th March 2018 9:00am – 1:00pm Digital Media Centre, Barnsley Book Now 
Introduction to ISO 27001: 2013 Wednesday 28th March 2018 9:30am – 12:30pm The Source Academy, Sheffield Book Now 


These events will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.

Click here for more information on the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub.