Sheffield has been shortlisted for City of the Year in the annual EG awards following a joint entry by Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Property Association.
The shortlisted candidates were announced last Thursday by EG, who specialise in data, intelligence and development in the commercial real estate sector. The other cities in the running for City of the Year are Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle.
The award seeks to celebrate the UK’s cities and the work they are doing to create liveable, successful places. Similarly to the city itself, Sheffield’s bid was inventive, inclusive and unexpected and caught the judges attention, focusing on its key strengths; Sheffield’s people and liveability.
Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:
“It’s fantastic to be shortlisted for City of the Year against other leading UK core cites, recognising Sheffield’s all-encompassing strengths, our people and our place, that make us stand out from the rest.
“Our bid highlights just how special the city is and that’s why we invited EG to come on a walk with us, to see for themselves the collective qualities of Sheffield and the many benefits of living here.
“Whatever you want to be or do, you can in Sheffield. From innovation and creativity to outdoors adventure and cutting-edge architecture we do have it all. We’re constantly developing, planning, evolving and growing in ways that enhance our natural assets but create opportunity.
“We embrace people, we’re kind, inclusive, welcoming and friendly, and we celebrate and encourage diversity creating rich cultures across our communities. We’re also pretty modest, quietly getting on with the job, but this is not a time for modesty, and I want to shout about all the things that undoubtedly make Sheffield City of the Year.”
The award is one of 21 categories, with winners being announced at an award ceremony on Thursday 28 October 2021.