Why I’ve Made My Return
You may or may not know that I’ve worked at the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce before. Whilst that role itself was something I left behind when I set up R3D2, what I didn’t leave behind was my passion for wanting to do my bit for Sheffield.
I’m absolutely delighted to have applied, and subsequently, been asked to join the Sheffield Chamber Council and whilst it’s exciting to be alongside many distinguished names in Sheffield business, I’m more excited to be given a platform to be able to effect real change and give back to the city that I love.
In my blog post where I talked about my focus on business in Sheffield, I talk about how I’ve felt helpless in the past when I wanted to contribute to the City of Sheffield during its tougher times.
Sheffield has come a long way since then, but we still have work to do if we are to compete with other big Cities like Leeds and Manchester.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve worked hard to get myself into a position where I could help others. Setting up in business has given me the freedom to explore opportunities like this one, which is another big step in the right direction for me. I look forward to helping make Sheffield a better place for businesses like yours and mine.
I’m especially looking forward to working with the Visitor Economy forum, which looks at the Leisure, Sports, Tourism and Retail industries within Sheffield.
You only have to talk to me for five minutes (or see my social media on a Saturday) to realise how passionate I am about sport, and that for me will be a focus, as it’s the area that I can contribute most effectively to.
Sheffield needs to shout about itself more. It’s a city. A city made up of passionate people. Being born and bred here, I can’t wait to lead by example and be the change I want to see in the city and shout about how much I love Sheffield!