WE HAVE TAKEN A LONG HARD LOOK AT OUR TOWN AND AREA, WE KNOW WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT ROTHERHAM AND ARE CLEAR WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON IN ORDER TO BE THOUGHT ABOUT AND CHOSEN. WE ARE CLEAR ON WHY WE ARE SPECIAL AND HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT.
In Rotherham, we are proud of our past but ambitious about our future. We are looking to the future with confidence because we already have so many of the building blocks in place, from the world class Advanced Manufacturing Park, superb facilities for start-up businesses and beautiful places to spend leisure time such as Clifton Park and Rother Valley Country Park; with the Peak District a short drive away.
Rotherham Pioneers came about as a result of businesses wanting to give something back to Rotherham and support an improved Rotherham for all.
Founder of Cannon PR
“There are some truly amazing businesses based in the borough. Working together will provide a chance to celebrate success, boost the local economy, resulting in new opportunities and the creation of new skilled jobs and a place we can all be proud of.”
Chief Executive at BR Chamber
“I hope that the ‘Pioneer Programme’ generates genuine enthusiasm and broad engagement across our business community. There are real opportunities for Rotherham and we all need to be fully committed to take advantage and benefit from them”
Chair of the Rotherham Business Growth Board
“Being a Rotherham Pioneer gives me a unique opportunity to meet and work with a broad range of Rotherham entrepreneurs and business people who all have the same shared vision – to put Rotherham firmly on the map as a place to invest, do business, visit, study, live and enjoy.”
General Manager at Mears
“I am happy and proud to be involved with the Rotherham Pioneers, it provides me and my company with a real chance to put Rotherham on the map and celebrate all that is fantastic about the area. Rotherham offers a great environment for a first class work life balance. The people are great and the countryside around the area provides an ideal place to explore with friends and family.”
BECOME A PIONEER
Rotherham Pioneers will bring together the knowledge, networks, passion and determination of businesses, organisations and individuals as a powerful force, helping the place compete; attracting investment, business and visitors to create a more successful economy to the benefit of everyone in the borough.