Business and economy
Rotherham town centre has been shortlisted for part of a £675m fund designed to help communities reinvent their high streets.
9 July 2019
Templeborough Biomass Power Plant was officially inaugurated by His Royal Highness The Duke of York this week, with the Leader of Rotherham Council welcoming the project.
25 June 2019
Rotherham Council’s Town Centre Masterplan is forging ahead with site investigation works underway on Forge Island as part of the flood defence works.
24 May 2019
No. 26 Makers Emporium is celebrating its five-year milestone this April.
16 April 2019
Funding of almost £7m has been agreed for three major projects, set to bring in tourists and boost the Sheffield City Region's cultural economy.
19 December 2018
The UK's first Tram Train will welcome its first passengers on board on Thursday 25 October, with partners Stagecoach Supertram, Network Rail and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).
24 October 2018
Councillors, directors and project managers marked the halfway point in the refurbishment of Rotherham Interchange.
16 October 2018
Visitors to Rotherham will have an additional 40 temporary parking spaces to use in the town centre from Monday (8 October).
4 October 2018
Rotherham Council’s partnership with Wates Residential North to build 217 homes has resulted in employment opportunities for people in the borough.
6 September 2018
Rotherham Council has welcomed the opening of a new bar in the town centre as plans to make the area an attractive place to visit ramp up.
30 July 2018
United Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, has announced it will be constructing a new manufacturing plant in Dinnington, Rotherham.
23 July 2018
A development partner for Forge Island could be chosen as early as July under proposals put forward to Rotherham Council, marking further progress on the Town Centre Masterplan.
5 June 2018
Rotherham residents have the chance for a Spring Clean as the Council launches a new Car Boot Sale in the Town Centre on Sunday 24 June 2018.
23 May 2018
Rotherham’s High Street has welcomed a new business, in the shape of the Lumière Gallery.
18 May 2018
Visitors to Rotherham Town Centre could soon benefit from free public access Wi-Fi if new proposals get the green light.
8 May 2018
Free parking spaces are to be provided on Drummond Street, near to the Rotherham Markets complex, under new council proposals.
29 March 2018
Work has started on a major new build programme to develop over 300 high quality homes in Rotherham.
21 March 2018
Shoppers and visitors to Rotherham will be able to benefit from a new parking offer from this weekend.
1 March 2018
The world-leading reputation of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) for advanced manufacturing brought a high-level delegation from the US Congress to the region this week.
23 February 2018
Work on an innovative housing scheme, set to attract first time buyers, will begin next month at a key regeneration site in Rotherham.
19 February 2018
First-time buyers, older people, and adults with support needs are to benefit from more than half a million pounds awarded by the Government to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) today.
16 February 2018
Construction of a temporary bus interchange at Forge Island in Rotherham is due to start next Monday 19 February.
16 February 2018
Rotherham Council leaders have welcomed a new report which reveals Rotherham is the fastest growing-city economy in Yorkshire, and the eighth fastest growing economy in the UK.
4 January 2018
Students, jobseekers and local businesses recently came together to share employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.
13 December 2017
Trading standards experts have today published a new video guide aimed at online and distance sellers to ensure consumers and businesses are protected under the Consumer Rights Act.
31 October 2017
Almost £10m in Government funding is set to be pumped into three different transport schemes in Sheffield City Region.
23 October 2017
Visitors to Rotherham saw progress being made around Forge Island this week.
11 October 2017
An initiative to develop start-up and young businesses across Rotherham, with free, tailored help and support, launched on Saturday 30 September.
29 September 2017
Motorists are being advised that a town centre car park will be temporarily closed from October 9, as improvement works for cyclists and pedestrians continue.
26 September 2017
Iceland Foods Limited have this week (18 September 2017) been fined £2.5 million at a sentencing hearing at Grimsby Crown Court.
19 September 2017
Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP launches first Tram Train into service.
15 September 2017
Rotherham Council is proposing to build several new business units in a bid to attract more inward investment to the borough.
4 September 2017
Work on the pedestrian bridge linking Forge Island to the town centre has been completed more than a week ahead of schedule.
4 August 2017
Special autism-friendly sessions have been among the highlights of a Rotherham hair salon’s successful first year trading.
26 June 2017
Rotherham Council and Design Company WYG Group have revealed new plans that aim to transform Rotherham town centre, bringing more people to live, visit and work in the town.
23 June 2017
Rotherham Council is looking to improve the appearance of a major route through the town centre with progress on a group of derelict buildings – described as an “eyesore”.
20 June 2017
Demolition is already well under way on the former Tesco building in Rotherham Town Centre – as the regeneration of Forge Island takes another step forward.
12 April 2017
Pioneering metals and novel alloys company Metalysis today announced its arrival at Rotherham's Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP).
31 March 2017
Rotherham Council has agreed to acquire the former Rotherham Magistrates Court in the latest move to regenerate the town centre.
14 March 2017
Diners in Rotherham have a reason to celebrate with the official opening of a brand new restaurant this week.
7 March 2017
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3 March 2017
Rotherham Council has welcomed today’s announcement that Boeing is to bring its first factory outside the USA to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID).
24 February 2017
Ten teams of entrepreneurs from the Sheffield City Region took part in a 12 week business accelerator programme resulting in four enterprises being offered investment to help drive their development.
23 February 2017
One of Rotherham’s leading projects is due to take a step forward after planning permission was approved for a theme park and resort at Rother Valley this week (Thursday).
16 February 2017
Rotherham Council welcomes McLaren to Rotherham's world-class Advanced Manufacturing Park.
9 February 2017
Two more companies have joined the Evolution development at Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP).
31 January 2017
Two former TATA steelworkers from Kimberworth are turning the tables on redundancy after setting up their own business in Rotherham’s indoor market.
21 December 2016
Rotherham Council leaders welcome new report into Trans-Pennine Tunnel - which could open up the north
Rotherham Council has welcomed a new Trans-Pennine Tunnel study report.
9 December 2016
A major study that aims to improve the road network up to the rapidly-growing Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) is being driven forward.
5 December 2016
Rotherham’s historic sorting office is being brought back to life as one of Rotherham's finest eateries and wine establishments - with a special nod to its heritage.
22 November 2016
A global urban design company has been picked to develop a masterplan for Rotherham town centre.
18 November 2016
Rotherham Council has moved one step closer to its plans to regenerate Forge Island by agreeing to buy out the remaining long leases on the units on one of the key routes into the site.
15 November 2016
Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed handing back of licensing powers by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.
19 October 2016
The restoration of Rotherham's "historic core" was given the official seal of approval today.
8 September 2016
Visitors to Rotherham Markets will be greeted by an eye catching new entrance area when they call in to do their shopping.
21 July 2016
Rotherham’s High Street has welcomed two new retailers – Maia Interiors and the Sweet Escape Dessert & Ice Cream Parlour.
19 July 2016
A major consultation drive is being launched across the Sheffield City Region this week to ask all residents and businesses how the new powers the area will get under devolution should be used.
1 July 2016
Rotherham Council and Property consultancy Commercial Property Partners LLP have announced the letting of the Advanced Manufacturing Park's Unit 4 to specialist manufacturing company Metalysis.
25 May 2016
Organisations have been working together to support steel workers affected by Tata’s restructuring in Yorkshire.
11 May 2016
Two thousand visitors, 45 schools, 70 exhibitors - and a supersonic car - have helped the sixth Get Up To Speed festival to break records this year.
29 April 2016
Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.
13 April 2016
Firms based on key business parks and Enterprise Zones throughout South Yorkshire will soon experience first-hand why faster broadband is good for business.
8 April 2016
A Rotherham apprentice is streets ahead of his peers after scooping 'Construction Apprentice of the Year' at special ceremony.
5 April 2016
New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.
17 March 2016
Chief Executive Sharon Kemp takes a young apprentice under her wing to show them the ropes as part of National Apprentice Week.
11 March 2016
Rotherham town centre has scored a hat track after being recognised for its diverse mix of independent shops.
11 March 2016
Rotherham shoppers will be able to park longer for less when they visit the town centre.
10 March 2016
Rotherham United has become the latest organisation to back "Visit Rotherham."
9 March 2016
Rotherham Council has formally ratified the proposal for the Sheffield City Region economic devolution agreement.
3 March 2016
A new shop on High Street is bringing the taste of Thailand to Rotherham.
17 February 2016
Following a move at the beginning of January from the previous shop on Howard Street, Dawn's Ink is now open at 68 Effingham Street.
10 February 2016
Rotherham’s Tuesday Street Market is celebrating after winning a national award.
29 January 2016
Rotherham Council's Leader has welcomed the news that Government funding will be made available to support those affected by Tata Steel restructuring and job losses.
6 January 2016
Business leaders are being urged to support the proposed Devolution Deal for Sheffield City Region.
31 December 2015
Rotherham Council is backing a support package for the steel industry which is being put together by Sheffield City Region partners.
15 December 2015
A business advisor with the Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO) has been named as Enterprise Coach and Mentor of the Year.
15 December 2015
Morrison, part of Mears Group, brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.
14 December 2015
Aspiring business owners took advantage of free drop-in sessions during last week’s Small Business Saturday (5 December).
11 December 2015
More support services for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation are being commissioned over the next three years, as part of longer-term plans which have been agreed by Rotherham Council.
11 December 2015
Residents and businesses are invite to have their say and get involved in the debate on the in-principle Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal with the Government.
2 December 2015
Rotherham town centre is celebrating today after beating off stiff competition to win the best town category in the Great British High Street competition.
30 November 2015
The Leader of Rotherham Council, in response to recent media speculation, has today confirmed that the Council will be looking to restructure the debt currently owed by Magna.
24 November 2015
The first teams of entrepreneurs have completed the Y-Accelerator programme in the Sheffield City Region.
19 November 2015
Another popular town centre business has moved to new premises.
17 November 2015
The Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO) has been short-listed for three national awards recognising its commitment to supporting local businesses.
6 November 2015
An innovative programme to attract new business start-ups from South Korea has been championed by local Rotherham firms.
4 November 2015
The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, USA visited the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, Rotherham on Wednesday 21 October.
23 October 2015
One of the UK's largest online mirrors stores will be one of the first companies in South Yorkshire to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband deployed by Superfast South Yorkshire.
14 September 2015
The sites earmarked for new homes, industrial and retail space in Rotherham will be put forward for council approval for consultation at the next Council meeting (16 September).
14 September 2015
Entrepreneurs and new business start-ups can now take advantage of free training and support in Rotherham.
10 September 2015
A well-known family theme park is on track to open, adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park.
9 September 2015
A Rotherham health store that launched with support from the Council is re-branding with a promise to offer shoppers even better value!
7 September 2015
Popular Rotherham butchers, Andrew’s, is on the move to pastures new!
2 September 2015
Five South Korean companies are launching into the UK as an immediate result of a business delegation to Yorkshire.
10 August 2015
Three company directors who attended high schools across Rotherham are now passing on their skills and experience to the next generation of school leavers.
3 August 2015
The many thousands of people who enjoy performances at Rotherham's Civic Theatre can expect a fresh experience when new seating is gradually installed over the coming weeks.
31 July 2015
Retail opportunities are set to grow in Rotherham Town Centre, thanks to the addition of two new pop-up shops.
31 July 2015
Dinnington is the first location in the borough to benefit from the multi million pound Superfast South Yorkshire programme as high-speed fibre broadband arrived five months ahead of schedule.
30 July 2015
Greencore Prepared Meals is the first business in Rotherham to achieve the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, a national standard that demonstrates employers’ commitment to workplace health and wellbeing.
22 July 2015
Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.
8 July 2015
The Mayor of Rotherham took a shopping trip this week to see for herself the town's bigger and better popular Tuesday street market.
3 July 2015
Leaders from the public and private sectors have taken a vital step on the road to devolution.
22 June 2015
One of Rotherham's most impressive restoration projects got the official seal of approval this week.
9 June 2015
Custom Metal Products, based at Masborough in Rotherham, is celebrating its fifth year in business by embarking on exciting plans to break into European markets.
26 May 2015
For the first time, a business delegation led by a representative of the South Korean government is to visit a British region outside London.
19 May 2015
A new licensing scheme, geared to driving up the standards of privately rented accommodation in Rotherham, is going ahead after a judge dismissed a legal challenge.
15 May 2015
The Council is installing a "Pay on Exit" barrier system in its multi-storey car park located on Wellgate.
14 May 2015
It’s a 'Mesmerizing' time for one Rotherham shop celebrating a special milestone birthday.
6 May 2015
Residents in Rotherham are once again being asked for their views on tighter regulations being recommended for the borough's taxi trade.
1 May 2015
Shopping in Rotherham next week? Then why not take a 'butchers' at the new premises of one of the town centre's oldest traders?
2 April 2015
The Council has revoked the licences of two taxi drivers after they were arrested on suspicion of historic sexual offences against underage girls.
2 April 2015
Bruce Katz publishes findings following his visit to Sheffield and Rotherham.
26 March 2015
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was in Rotherham on 12 March, visiting the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
12 March 2015
Free parking in one of Rotherham's car parks has been extended!
9 March 2015
Rolls-Royce has marked the official opening of its new £110m Advanced Blade Casting Facility (ABCF) with a ceremony conducted by Business Minister Matthew Hancock.
4 March 2015
Councillors in Rotherham will consider further financial support for Magna to safeguard local jobs – but only if an urgent independent review of the trust’s future business viability is carried out.
29 January 2015
Rotherham's hugely popular Tuesday street market is set to expand later this year to meet trader demand.
29 January 2015
Sheffield and Rotherham have today unveiled an ambitious plan to create the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK.
16 January 2015
Europe’s leading Incentive and Motivation company is expanding their Rotherham-based location to help meet growing demand.
16 January 2015
South Korean multinational KD Navien has its sights set on the European market and has chosen Rotherham for its UK HQ.
13 January 2015
Landlords who own property in certain parts of Rotherham are to be the subject of a new licensing scheme in an effort to drive up the standards of rented accommodation.
18 December 2014
Town centre businesses have become the latest organisations to commit to looking out for the signs of child sexual exploitation by signing up to the Rotherham Standing Together campaign.
18 December 2014
Good things come in small packages - and none more so than in Rotherham Town Centre last Saturday.
11 December 2014
Organisations across the borough are pledging to stand together to keep Rotherham’s children safe.
24 November 2014
The town centre has received an early Christmas present in the form of 220 new car parking spaces.
20 November 2014
The public consultation on plans to tighten the standards of Rotherham's taxi industry has begun.
4 November 2014
Start-up businesses in Rotherham can get a head start thanks to the Rotherham Investment and Development Office - RiDO.
23 October 2014
Rotherham's taxi companies could face more stringent standards in the future.
22 October 2014
Rotherham town centre's popular shopping reward scheme is set to hit the road, thanks to an innovative partnership with First South Yorkshire.
22 October 2014
After a month of frenzied voting, Rotherham’s favourite independent shop has been crowned.
15 August 2014
The Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team will gain the Freedom of the Borough this week.
13 August 2014
The newly appointed Cabinet Member for Business Growth and Regeneration for Rotherham has been witnessing first-hand the important work the town is doing to promote business in the borough.
6 August 2014
Building work is taking place at Rotherham's Ministry of Food in preparation for its re-opening in the autumn.
4 August 2014
Rotherham is once again one of the top-performing authorities for its Council Tax collection rate despite the huge changes imposed by the Government.
1 August 2014
A successful partnership between Parkgate Shopping, Rotherham Ready and Wingfield Academy is once again helping local young people to take their first steps onto the career ladder.
23 July 2014
Tony Stewart, Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team, was given the green light to be made a Freeman of the Borough on Wednesday 2 July.
2 July 2014
On Friday July 4, Rotherham is getting set to celebrate its many varied independent retailers.
1 July 2014
Rotherham is proudly placing yet another feather in its business cap after successfully hosting the Yorkshire International Business Convention.
22 May 2014
One local resident has won big, and simplified her life, thanks to a new online feature offered by the Council.
13 May 2014
A business that began life as a “little acorn” market stall is now celebrating ten years of successful trading in Rotherham.
6 May 2014
Rotherham has received the Portas seal of approval after the retail guru returned to witness the continuing transformation of the town centre.
16 April 2014
Two high profile guests will review the transformation of Rotherham Town Centre in a planned visit next week.
11 April 2014
Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.
10 April 2014
The Council has taken a significant leap forward in the way key services are delivered by introducing an exciting new online service.
12 March 2014
The next phase of development at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) has been confirmed with the purchase of the first part of the "R-evolution At The AMP" scheme by the Council.
11 March 2014
A tribute project to to the world's first black professional footballer has been launched in Rotherham.
24 February 2014
The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is to become the first business to sign up to Rotherham's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.
10 February 2014