Favourite Things: “I’m so thankful I chose to lay my roots here”

Originally from Walsall in the West Midlands, Lisa Leighton moved to Sheffield to study Accounting and Financial Management at Sheffield University in 1991. Slightly apprehensive at first, it was during Lisa’s first bus journey through the city that it began to grow on her and she has been a firm advocate ever since. Now living in Lodge Moor with her husband and two children, aged 14 and nine, Lisa is due to be appointed joint managing partner in April 2019 at Yorkshire’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants, BHP.
Favourite Things with Richard Stubbs at Acero, 3 Digital Campus, Sheffield.

Favourite Things: “World class theatre and home in ten minutes”

Richard Stubbs is the CEO of the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network.  With offices in Sheffield, Leeds, and Wakefield the AHSN works with the NHS, industry and academia to drive the adoption of health innovation and improvement into use more rapidly, in order to improve care for patients.
Colin Davies the Commercial Director of Hope City Church for 'Favourite Things' feature. Picture Scott Merrylees

Favourite Things: A practical expression of love for city and its people

Colin Davies is the development director at Hope City Church in Sheffield, a rich and varied role as part of the leadership team of this 1500-strong church.  He is currently working on the relocation of the church from its home at the Megacentre just off Park Square in Sheffield, to the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Waverley on the Sheffield- Rotherham border.  This is an exciting and challenging £10m project which will deliver wide- ranging benefits for the Sheffield City Region.
Meadow Pipit

Wildlife Column: Autumn migration well  underway              

Whilst warmer weather may hold back a few species of birds from migrating, (I saw swallows quite recently for example), most of our summer visitors have now gone south.  They are quickly replaced by northern birds coming down to over-winter with us, and also huge numbers of birds simply ‘moving through’.
Mark Ross

Favourite Things: “Breath-taking scenery right on the doorstep”

Mark Ross is one of the founding directors at Redbrik Estate Agents. Since opening its first office in 2013, Redbrik has gone from strength to strength and has five offices located throughout Sheffield and Chesterfield, with its city centre office opening last month. The company has just been named as the region’s number one agent by the Best Estate Agent Guide 2019. Sheffield-born Mark, aged 38, lives with his wife Laura and their children Rafferty and Quinn in south-west Sheffield.
Michelle Shires at Abbeydale Picture House, one of her favourite things

Favourite Things: Discovering a network of amazing city musicians

Michelle Shires enjoyed a prolific and varied medical career before setting up as a private hypnotherapist in more recent times.  Few practioners offer the skillset and experience she brings to the table. The former psychiatrist started her medical career in 1982 as a registered nurse and midwife before studying medicine at Sheffield University. She did general practice before specialising in psychiatry and also became an addiction specialist.
Oz Billings at the Green Bean Cafe.

Favourite Things: “Theatre Deli is one of the city’s best kept secrets”

A man that changed the face of policing in Sheffield now has the same sense of ambition for the housing market at the east side of the city. Oz Billings enjoyed an illustrious law enforcement career that started way back in 1984 when he joined the local force at Hammerton Road as a constable. He served in a number of uniformed and non-uniformed roles and took part in major operations to reduce violent crime and clampdown on illegal drug activity. He was promoted to sergeant in 1992.
Bark stripping  Phil Green

Wildlife: Who are nature’s bark strippers?

Observations of nature in a particular area are always informative. Phil Green of Dronfield is a regular reader of my column in the Sheffield Telegraph. He also maintains ‘a few acres of land’ in the Beauchief Hall Conservation Area and came up with an interesting observation and a question.

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