26 Mar: Cutlery ‘must be Made in Sheffield’ (Demo)

Commons catering chiefs claim it costs too much to maintain silver cutlery and insist a new £17,000 stainless steel set – made in Vietnam or Taiwan – will not ‘compromise class or elegance’.

A report accepted by the Commons Administration Committee says the move will save £50,000 in costs including sharpening, burnishing, repair and replacement over the next five years.

But any switch to stainless steel should be to cutlery that is Made in Sheffield, angry manufacturers say.

30 May: Sheffield Design Week 23-29 June 2014 (Demo)

Sheffield Design Week is hosted in one of the UK’s most creative cities. Taking place annually, this 7 day festival will host an array of local, regional, national and international design, architectural and creative names. It will showcase all disciplines of design, from graphic design to architecture, advanced manufacturing and technology to fashion and product design and more.