Sheffield China Business Programme 

China’s unrivalled economic growth over the past three decades has helped it to become the world’s second largest economy.  The important role China plays on the global stage is reaffirmed by announcement such as their 13th Five Year Plan, BRI (The Belt & Road Initiative) and the creation of AIIB (Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank). But what does this mean for Sheffield.

As China is moving towards an innovation-driven and consumption-driven economic model, there are many opportunities for Sheffield companies looking to trade internationally. Because we know how important these trading relationships can be to business growth, we have developed a programme of support to help Sheffield businesses to learn more about (and in some cases take that next step to) doing business with China.

Take a look around these pages to learn about the support we offer; the seminars and networking opportunities, out partner affiliations, trade missions to China and useful resources.

Sheffield already has strong links with many Chinese cities such as Chengdu, Nanchang and Daqing. We also have a dedicated China market specialist whose expertise, experience and connections will help you make the most of these relationships. If you have any questions about the Sheffield / China Business Programme or the free support you can get from it, please email