About RiDO

Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) is the regeneration arm of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

RiDO provides a professional and completely free service that can help with everything from finding the right sites and premises, to planning advice and guidance, from finding and training recruits to locating new customers and suppliers.

This website is designed to give you a flavour of what Rotherham can offer; whether you are a new business starting up, an existing Rotherham business looking to expand, or inward investors from outside the borough considering an operation in Rotherham. 

Underpinning all this is our total commitment and partnership approach to helping companies achieve the success they seek.


Further Information:

See our infographic below for an overview of how we can help.






The Team

Tim O'ConnellBusiness Development Manager 01709 254 444
Andrew NettletonBusiness Investment Manager 01709 254 569
Dean HughesInvestment Manager  01709 254 567
Catherine DavisRetail Investment Officer  01709 255 973 
Emily HickmanInvestment Assistant  01709 254 444 
Andrew Klinkenberg Key Account Manager 01709 254 568
Sarah WilkinsonHR Business Consultant  01709 254 564
Bernadette RushtonRetail Investment Manager  01709 254 576
Bob LangleyBusiness Advisor  01709 254 444
Julia MilleaStart-up Business Advisor 01709 331 111
Martyn BensonStart-up Business Advisor 01709 255 975
Tracy ParkerProject Support Officer   01709 254 574