Sheffield City Council

Perform Green was commissioned to support the compilation, editing and submission of the Sheffield & Rotherham 5G Urban Connected Communities bid (for £50m – £100m investment from DCMS).

The Perform Green team provided specialist advisory input on the bid, engaged with a large group of stakeholders to provide input to the bid, and, in partnership with Sheffield City Council co-edited and finalised the bid submission.

Stakeholder engagement was key:

In order to compile this complex bid in the very short time window available, we needed to get technical and narrative input from specialists from across the city region. This was achieved through a combination of:

  • Stakeholder events (kick-off, collaborative bid review)
  • Face to face meetings and interviews
  • Remote collaboration on specific bid elements
  • Progress review/feedback phone calls
  • Regular email updates to contributors

The wide input was facilitated through the use of agile collaboration tools such as Trello and Google Docs.

The bid was compiled by eliciting input from a large range of stakeholders from across a range of public sector partners including:

  • Sheffield City Council – a range of directorates/teams including:
    • Economic development
    • Commercial / legal
    • Digital skills development
    • Technology
    • Public Health
    • Sustainable Development
    • Public Safety / City Centre Management
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sheffield University
    • Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
    • Urban Flows Observatory
    • Centre for Assistive Technology in Healthcare
    • OAK Research Group
  • Sheffield Hallam University
    • Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre
    • Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering, and Sciences
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust
    • Medical Imaging & Medical Physics
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority

We also engaged with business-public sector collaborative communities including:

  • Sheffield Digital
  • Smart Sheffield
  • SHF
  • Sheffield Digital Skills Partnership