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Look-in-the-Bag is a company that aspires to create fashion accessories that are stylish, witty, functional and fun. Look-in-the-Bag sells gift packs of fashion accessories. Each gift pack is designed around a theme that we refer to as a ‘Look’. Each one comprises a scarf and matching piece of jewellery sold in a bag designed to complement the ‘Look’. Not only is the bag another stylish accessory, it also acts as packaging.

The Co-founder of Look-in-the-Bag, Andrew Madden, received office space, start-up funding worth £250 and advice on marketing and websites from USE.

Affordable Community Massage is a socially minded enterprise using ‘pop up’ clinics at venues in the community and at home to provide easy access to affordable deeper tissue massage treatments. Profits then go toward providing clinics for vulnerable community groups who wouldn’t usually be able to access treatment. For more information or to book your appointment, contact us on ouch@affordablecommunitymassage.co.uk

I’m a social media consultant helping businesses to take their first step on the path to social media success. I consult on best practices and also manage accounts on behalf of companies who don’t have the time or knowledge to do it themselves.

Here’s what I can do for you:

  • Assess your current social media profiles and give feedback on how you can improve.
  • Coach you to use social media in the most effective way possible.
  • Create the perfect social media schedule for you, by analysing your audience and choosing the best times to post.
  • Manage your social media accounts for you, saving you time and freeing you up to work on your business.
  • Show you how to grow your following, increase your engagement, and get people talking about your brand.
  • Teach you the secrets behind social media success so you can do it yourself.

Claire Kemp Cake Studio specialises in the design and creation of contemporary cakes for weddings, celebrations and events. Influenced by art, architecture, fashion and graphics, Claire’s cakes offer a fresh interpretation of cake design.

All cakes are handmade to order by Claire in her Sheffield studio using high quality ingredients. Cakes can be delivered throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and beyond.

The founder of Claire Kemp Studios, Claire Kemp, received from the USE business advice and a start-up grant which funded the first photo-shoots and designs.

Concert A Music Publishing is an ethical, innovative, no-boundaries publishing house with good rapport between both the composers and the public. Concert A’s enthusiasm and passion for new music is the basis for our venture and ever-continuous improvement. Concert A (formerly named CBWSM Publishing – Contemporary British Woodwind Sheet Music) aims to help drive forward innovation and progress in music through printing new works. It also aims to provide a way forward for upcoming talented composers for publication. Concert A also strives to keep the composers’ wishes and intentions close to heart and to be our inspiration in making new music. Concert A is owned and run by Tierney Kirby who is a composer, classical saxophonist and entrepreneur. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2013 with a BMus degree in Music and is currently continuing at the University with a part time MMus postgraduate research degree in ensemble composition and classical saxophone performance. She is committed to writing her own and uncovering other talented composers, making their work available to the wider musical community. The University of Sheffield Enterprise gave me a £250 start up fund which I used to buy essential equipment for my business to begin to function.

I believe that success with any student is not just a case of how well you know your subject, but also how well you can engage with that student. Tuition should be stress-free and as relaxed as possible to promote a positive learning experience. As such, my approach to tutoring is designed to be calming and engaging, as well as knowledgeable. With an extensive background of teaching anxious and unconfident students on a one-to-one basis, I seek to establish an immediate rapport through welcoming discussion, positivity and reassurance.

My services include GCSE/A-Level English and History tuition, as well as general computing, Microsoft Office and ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence).

I take a welcoming and friendly approach to sessions where I value my student’s input for session goals. My tuition covers a wide range including general teaching, revision techniques, essay writing and understanding specifications. My teaching involves a mixture of discussion, demonstration and instruction to suit each student’s preference. For English, I also specialise in presentation planning and delivery for Speaking and Listening modules. Through a combination of calm discussion and practice, it is my aspiration to build my students’ skills by building a passion for the subject based on their own interests and goals. This approach has proved highly effective with my students and I have a strong satisfaction and success rate within my work history.

MatchChat is a commenting plug-in designed specifically for football sites and their passionate fans. It allows fans to engage on the site and it’s free. Powering the conversations of fans across football sites all over the web, MatchChat has become one of the fastest-growing communities of football fans on the web. With MatchChat, you can fuel fast-flowing conversation on your site, bring fans together, give your fans an identity and keep them coming back.

The Co-founder of MatchChat, James Routledge, received a start-up grant and office space from the USE.

We believe that every woman should have access to stunning jewellery but at affordable prices. That is the vision of our business – to offer breath-taking jewellery that will not break the bank. Our jewellery is inspired by stunning fine jewellery, especially diamonds – different types and colours of diamonds. So our product range features Russian man-made diamonds aka cubic zirconia and other high-grade crystals in a variety of different colours.  The products are plated either Rhodium, Gold or Rose-gold for a beautiful and anti-tarnish finish.

The University provided the funding to design our website and advertisement through social media.

berMuzik is literally translated to as “musicking“, which stands for making, listening, and interacting with oneself and others via music. The term musicking was popularised by the late ethnomusicologist, Christopher Small, as a way to understand the nature of the music act and its function in human life (Small, 1999).

At berMuzik, we believe that music connects with people through many ways. That is why we come out with ways to make your music making experiences a special one. Our unique approaches are based on current research findings linked to psychology, music, and education. Be it an event to improve team cohesion or a new journey to the world of music, berMuzik will make it a positive and unforgettable one.

Let’s make music together, let’s berMuzik!

SKINN is a new, not for profit organisation that is working to make the Shalesmoor, Kelham Island, Neepsend area better for everyone. We aim to improve the area by working on real projects with local businesses, residents, and organisations.

SKINN operates as a multi-disciplinary design agency made to develop and deliver real projects, taking large scale problems and finding ways to solve them, using the people, resources, projects, information already in the area.

Cadega is a technology start up focusing on the development of services and tools for students at the University of Sheffield. Owned and run by 2 final year students at the university, the Enterprise zone has helped us learn more about running a business through training sessions, the ‘Making Ideas Happen’ module, first-steps funding and by proving a home to our business at the enterprise zone itself. To learn more about Cadega please visit our website or email us today at enquires@cadega.com

I do website & print design, branding and make good stuff happen.
 
When I’m not doing that, I enjoy road biking in the Peak District, and playing guitar, surfing & snowboarding (not in the Peak District). 
 
Founder of The Level Collective and Printed By us.

Whether you’re looking to introduce the wonders of STEM to the little ones or motivate those much older to consider a career in STEM, MindSET are here to offer some guidance. With a range of activities to choose from, we can guarantee that students will leave a MindSET activity feeling excited and more curious about the world around them. If you’d prefer some peer to peer motivation, then the option to have an apprentice or university student visit your school to talk about their experience is available; your students will get the opportunity to have informal discussions and find out truthful answers to their questions while gaining invaluable advice that could influence their future for the better. We provide activities and talks to: primary and secondary schools, colleges/sixth forms, youth centres, charities (for FREE)

We are a online greetings card company that ensures you never forget to send a card again. USE have helped me to set up the business and have offered continued support including help with marketing and finance.

Red Vanilla is a Sheffield based training and development company with three specialisms:

Leadership and management development

We deliver leadership and management development workshops for team leaders, middle managers and directors. We are an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Approved Centre and offer nationally recognised ILM qualifications in leadership, management, coaching and mentoring.

Improving customer experience

We design and deliver customer experience training programmes for small and medium sized enterprises. We work with universities helping them improve student experience and with NHS Trusts helping them enhance patient experience.

We offer approved consultancy support for the Customer First national standard.

Helping people in teams get better at working together

We run team development events for teams, departments and whole organisations. We are one one of only four UK consultants licensed to use a psychometric tool based on geometric shapes which helps people understand how they.

Super Stars Tutors offers a bespoke tutoring service for children aged 5-11. Every Learning Journey is created individually to allow each child to reach for the stars! Based in Chelmsford Essex, the tutor is a qualified and passionate teacher who strongly believes that children should enjoy learning. A 1-1 approach allows children to succeed without distraction, and also encourages curiosity as the children can freely explore their learning without restriction. The sessions focus on each child’s dreams, inspirations and needs whilst encouraging independence in their learning and increasing their confidence.

Through a unique, tailored approach children are inspired to reach their potential!

Ischus are specialists in solving computer software and hardware problems. Our scientific and technical background enables us to understand the issues and requirements of engineering and science based companies. We develop, maintain design and re-engineer software particularly:

Embedded software, Software tools, including CRM Equipment manifest and history, Control of plant and monitoring of equipment, Control of automatic test equipment, Data processing and 3D visualisation.

We can usually find solutions to issues that may arise due to the age of equipment or software.

We also offer Business process advice. Our consultants are able to aid you with: Cost reduction, Procedure improvement, Infrastructure tuning and Project management.

The founders of Ischus limited, Catherine Wells and Martin Wells, are proud University of Sheffield Alumnus and graduated in 1979.

Our Motivation
We aim to help people with disabilities express themselves through user-centered design. We believe that if somebody relies upon a product for their everyday life, it should be a joy to use.

Our Name
exyo, is short for express yourself, because our designs aim to empower the user, with the freedom to be themselves, when using the device they rely upon.

Our Story
We are 3 mechanical engineering graduates from The University of Sheffield who want to invest our skills in helping people.

We started out by helping 2 individuals called Louis and Callum, whom we had the opportunity to design medical devices for, during our time at university. This inspired us to set about addressing problems faced by people with disabilities around the world.

exyo is the birth of an opportunity: To have a real impact on the lives of others; by reaching out to improve physical circumstance and alleviate the stresses and stigmatization that arise through having to deal with cumbersome devices.

Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd. is a company founded on significant technological advances in the production of black truffles.

Having built the world’s largest truffle research network, we believe our technique is one of the most technologically advanced, thorough and scientific methods currently employed to cultivate truffles.

Mycorrhizal Systems has a global network of client-partner truffle plantations that comprise the world’s largest truffle research network. This diverse geographic presence includes, but is not limited to, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Our production technique used for partnership plantations has the following benefits: 100% DNA-identified inoculums (if requested), high inoculation levels, large substrate levels and reduced contamination. Twinned with thorough monitoring our technique should lead to greater yields and increased harvest reliability.

Dr Paul Thomas, the founder of Mycorrhizal Systems ltd, is a proud University of Sheffield Alumnus who graduated in 2004.

Hello, we are Rum & Raisin, a Sheffield web design and creative agency offering promotional and marketing resources for startups and local businesses. We make amazing websites, print cool business cards and take awesome photos.

We believe that by delivering an exceptionally high standard of product within an affordable budget will help build the right brand and pitch perfect for targeting your market and ultimately increasing leads and in turn sales.

Rum & Raisin specialises in the core elements needed by start-up and local businesses as they get the idea off the ground. This includes logo design, web design, website development, branding, printing, product photography and promotional video creation. Each service will be available individually or as part of the “start-up” packages. Check out our website to see our services.

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