About Rotherham

Front of Wentworth Woodhouse covered in sunshine.

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham has transformed itself over the last decade and is playing a major role at the forefront of Yorkshire’s resurgence. It has a proud industrial heritage, but is now building a new future with exciting new jobs and investment.

Home to over 260,000 people and situated in South Yorkshire, the Borough comprises the minster town of Rotherham itself and a further 100 square miles of smaller towns, attractive villages and rolling countryside.

As one of the fastest growing economies in the country, Rotherham offers excellent conditions for jobs and businesses. Over 100 overseas companies have already invested in Rotherham. They, alongside local companies, operate across a wide range of sectors including aerospace, food production, healthcare, automotive components, ICT and other hi-tech industries.

Within Rotherham, we are proud of our industrial past but ambitious about our future. Rotherham is continually evolving, from our world class Advanced Manufacturing Park and investment opportunities, to a new University Centre, town centre regeneration plans, and beautiful places to spend leisure time such as Wentworth Woodhouse, Clifton Park and our country parks.

Our improvements are delivering positive outcomes for our communities. Our planning service is rated the best in the Country and is a vital part in the town’s growth with over 1000 new homes and exciting plans for major town centre regeneration. Our economy is the fastest growing in Yorkshire and Humber and attracting global brands such as McClaren and Boeing.