South Yorkshire Economic Summit Wednesday 9 March 2022


Together we can renew South Yorkshire’s economy.

On the 9 March 2022 South Yorkshire held an Economic Summit that brought together the brightest thinkers from across the country, the best businesses, entrepreneurs, research institutes and anchor institutions for a day of debate and ideation.  

Our shared goal is renewal for our region; we will only achieve it by working together. This event brought momentum, securing the commitments we must all make to turn our shared ambitions into reality for people and communities.  

With keynotes from Andy Haldane, the Head of the UK Government’s Levelling Up Taskforce and former Mayor Dan Jarvis MP MBE and contributions from the leading thinkers from the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, who have been supporting work within the region, and who include members of the Government’s new Levelling Up Council, we explored the key growth drivers for our region, and the actions we can take to unlock them.


Press releases

Close up picture of Dan Jarvis

Momentum builds behind South Yorkshire's economic renewal - Read the press release

Dan Jarvis speaking

South Yorkshire mayor and local business leaders back Rail HQ bid - Read the press release

Dan Jarvis stood at a podium speaking

New sustainability centre will bring region together to lead drive for net-zero - Read the press release

Dan Jarvis Sitting

South Yorkshire welcomes business leaders and innovators at the region’s first-ever Economic Summit - Read the press release

Keynote speeches 

Watch the videos of our Keynote speakers from the event:

Dan Jarvis MP Keynote Speach
Mayor of South Yorkshire

Andy Haldane
Head of levelling up taskforce

Lucy Nickson
Chair, South Yorkshire LEP

Katz Kiely
Founder & CEO Beep

Other videos

Andy Haldane

Louisa Harrison

Dan Jarvis MP

Tom Le Quesne

Lucy Nickson

Colin Mayer

Dame Julie Kenny

Richard Stubbs

Gemma Smith

Rose Marley

Koen Lamberts