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Steve Manley is president of Sheffield Chamber.
Steve Manley is president of Sheffield Chamber.
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From: Steve Manley, Director, Universal Office Products, Sheffield.

WHEN I became President of Sheffield Chamber 11 months ago, I met James Mitchinson, editor of The Yorkshire Post, at the Copthorne Hotel in the city.

James Mitchinson is editor of The Yorkshire Post.

James Mitchinson is editor of The Yorkshire Post.

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I explained that my vision was to encourage youth enterprise and James then asked me: “Steve that’s all great, but what are you really going to do and how are you going to make a lasting impression that will hopefully leave you a legacy that makes a real difference to the city?”

That one question has always stayed with me and, right after our meeting, I knew that I had to up my game and words were cheap, but you were right, what was I really going to do?

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Speaking at a few events to young people would not make any real lasting impression, so I had to think in more depth and improve on both my vision and mission.

I am delighted to stay, that we have now launched the first ever, Chamber-led academy at Sheffield College. I must say, that you should take a small part of credit as your questioning made me think a little deeper and therefore I would like to thank you for interviewing me back in November last year, you made a difference. The Yorkshire Post made a difference. How much poorer the county would be without it.