Pro-South Yorkshire launch

A project to promote professional services in South Yorkshire is being launched by South Yorkshire Investment Fund (SYIF.) Pro-South Yorkshire is a new business-led initiative made up of local companies in the business, professional and financial services cluster.

Funded through European Objective One funding, Pro-South Yorkshire’s primary role will be to assist in attracting new investment into South Yorkshire in addition to increasing the involvement of professional firms with local businesses.

SYIF was successful in its bid to win the project funding which amounts to £180,000 over three years. Pro-South Yorkshire aims to replicate the success of similar initiatives in other parts of the country, which have promoted their professional and business services as a key marketing strength in attracting new investment.

Pro-South Yorkshire will be managed by Tony Gernon. He has over 20 years’ experience in business in both small and large companies covering construction materials, training and business services and specialist finance. Paul Firth of law firm DLA in Sheffield chairs the initiative.