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Higher Skills Higher Growth:

Delivering Business Support for SMEs in the Sheffield City Region

We are working in collaboration with RNN Group and lead partner Sheffield Hallam University, to provide SMEs, start-ups and microbusinesses with a tailored business package to support innovation and develop new opportunities. These services are available to businesses based in the Sheffield City Region, with less than 250 employees with a turnover of less than €50M per annum.

Higher Skills Higher Growth:

Our offer

Continuing our mission to transform lives through learning, our goal is to assist students and employers by fostering sustainable, community focused collaborations within the Sheffield City Region. In order to achieve this goal, we are delighted to introduce The Sheffield College Business Support Team; students are hand picked to create a bespoke team to help buisinesses grow and develop!

We take pride in the talented and creative individuals we’ve cultivated within the college, and as a part of our HSHG offer we can now offer you members of the TSC Business Support Team to help complete your project. Whether you need more hands-on deck for an upcoming event, or longer-term support for a new website or product launch, you have a great deal of flexibility within the scope of the HSHG programme.

Sometimes broad limits are harder to deal with than narrow parameters, so here are a couple of ideas to get your gears turning: 

  • our Land-Based Studies learners can help you to rejuvenate a green space
  • maybe your online presence would benefit from the design skills of our Creative and Digital students
  • perhaps our catering and hospitality students could support with an event

The Sheffield College has a wide range of course areas from Aviation to Construction, Games Design to Hair and beauty, and we will help you to find the right student for your project. Best of all – it’s completely free!

Are you eligible?

We can support your business if you meet the following criteria:

  • Employ less than 250 employees
  • Annual turnover of no more than €50m
  • Based within the Sheffield City Region (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield)



Our SME business services are delivered in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and RNN Group and is part-funded by the European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020.


Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University's vision is to become the world's leading applied university, transforming lives and creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

Named University of the Year for Teaching Quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest higher education providers, with over 30,500 students. The University offers a comprehensive range of courses and is one of the leading providers of health and teacher training.

The University is committed to the Sheffield City Region, providing leadership to drive improvements in social mobility, health and the economy. Through its industrial and business partnerships, Sheffield Hallam is helping to drive future economies, by supporting businesses to improve productivity, narrow skills gaps through training, innovation and enterprise. 

The RNN Group

The RNN Group is the largest single provider of education to school leavers in an area bridging South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire, delivering excellent technical training and Apprenticeships for young people each year, propelling them forward to employment or undergraduate courses. 

*The RNN Group includes Rotherham College, North Notts College, Dearne Valley College and University Centre Rotherham.


Get in touch

Get in touch with a member of our HSHG Business Support team today via email at to see how we can support you develop your business.


HSHG is delivered in partnership by Sheffield Hallam University, The Sheffield College and RNN Group, and is part-funded by the European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020.


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