Lying on the east side of the Pennines, South Yorkshire is landlocked, and borders Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The Sheffield Urban Area is the ninth most populous conurbation in the UK.
Sheffield’s economy is going through a strong revival. Sheffield is one of the fastest-growing cities outside of London for office and residential space and rents. This is seen by the surge of redevelopments in the city. The city is recognised as one of the best cities to locate a business today having occupied third and fourth places respectively for best office location and best new call centre location. Sheffield iis also noted for its "green reputation".
Serviced offices in South Yorkshire are linked into the national motorway network via the M1 and M18 motorways, linking Sheffield with London to the south and Leeds to the north. The M18 branches from the M1 close to Sheffield, linking the city with Doncaster, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and the Humber ports.