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Project Director

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Welcome to Sheffield

Why Sheffield?

It’s a brilliant choice for any start-up with a huge range of networks and events, fantastic office spaces like our own studio. There’s also an exciting group of talented people, including both universities, and the diverse range of businesses that play a huge part in the exciting revival the city is experiencing.

As a business which understands the value of work/life balance in our small team, most importantly for us is it’s not just a great place to start a business, but it’s also a great place to raise a family.

A photo from Jon Rhodes of Stannage Edge

“With places like Stannage Edge just outside the city, it’s not a difficult choice.”

Globe Works

We’re based in a former cutlery factory called Globe Works which is Grade II* listed. Suffice to say it is absolutely stunning and we’re chuffed to be able to call it home for Paper. Find out more about Globe Works and our studio on the about us page.

A photo of the Globe Works in Sheffield


So you’ve come to visit your favourite research and design studio in Sheffield but can’t make head nor tails of the way Sheffield people speak? Don’t worry local artist Pete McKee has made this brilliant Periodic Table of Sheffield Dialect to help you out.

Image: Courtesy of Pete McKee

Where to grab some snap and bevvies (eat and drink)

We’re spoilt for some brilliant choices, here’s where you’ll find us most lunch times.

Grind Cafe. Their sausage rolls are immense.

The Bhaji Shop & Thali Cafe. Don’t leave without trying a bhaji.

The Milestone. Taking over Sheffield one step at a time - nicely done.

The Depot Bakery. Great coffee and pastries.

Sheffield Tap. Perfect for a pre-train ale.

Ship Inn. Decent ales and pork pies? Yes please. Image courtesy Artisan Tap.

All other images in this section used with kind permission from the brilliant Our Favourite Places - cheers guys.

Feel free to pop in to see us anytime - there’s a handy guide to find us on our About Paper page.