Rotherham is at the centre of the United Kingdom and has a diverse business makeup, with over 100 foreign owned businesses located within the borough.

Investment over the past 15 years has seen names such as McLaren, Liberty Steel and Boeing join world renowned UK companies such as Rolls-Royce in locating their operations in the Rotherham borough.

A diverse business base in the region can provide supply chain opportunities for your business. RiDO can help you to locate the right partners and deliver cost advantage through proximity to suppliers and customers.


To help you access this help and assistance, a dedicated Account Manager will be assigned to help you locate in Rotherham, providing market research, property optionsskills, recruitment and training advice and act as a central coordinator for all partner organisations – whatever help you need, we will find it for you. So if you are looking to invest in the UK, start with the Rotherham Investment & Development Office in South Yorkshire, England.

To discuss locating your businesses in the United Kingdom (UK), please contact RiDO or ring +44 (0)1709 254444.

Further Information:


Technology development is at the heart of business in the UK and Rotherham is no exception. Projects including aerospace, defence, automotive, metal processing and digital media are all currently underway in the borough. See the Innovation section for further information.


Rotherham, part of the Sheffield City Region, sits at the centre of the UK amongst an integrated national road network. It also connects via rail to mainline services and is closely located to the Humber Ports on the east coast. Four international airports (Manchester, East Midlands, Humberside & Leeds Bradford) are located within 90 minutes of the borough, with the new Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (RHADS) located under 30 minutes drive away.

Financial & Grant Assistance

Rotherham has great incentives for international investors including a range of grant assistance packages for eligible projects. Research & Development (R&D) is a key focus for the region, and a host of schemes help Yorkshire companies to set up world class R&D operations, develop intellectual property (IP) and progress this to commercialisation. The metals technology that exists in the borough and world leading academic capability is what attracted Boeing to the borough, partnered with the University of Sheffield at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP). 

Rotherham is home to the number 1 rated Enterprise Zone for Modern Manufacturing and Technology in the UK by the Financial Times fDi magazine. Our strength lies in advanced manufacturing and materials, feeding into global markets.
See further information on Grants and Finance.