The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Tony Downing, lined up with representatives from the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce to unveil the scheme for local businesses earlier this week. Arundel Street’s Silversmiths has re-launched under new ownership from October and has launched its own business club to help create a brand new city centre hub for networking and business meetings. Local businessmen Rick Bailey and Matt Ray have invested heavily in the creation of a restaurant, bar and corporate space that offers the new setting for business meetings and events. They were joined at the launch evening by members of Sheffield University, Marketing Sheffield, 4N Networking, the Results Hub, Atkinsons of Sheffield, UTC College, Graysons Solicitors, Ewe Move Estate Agents, Royston Parkin Accountants and others from across the city’s firms. Rick Bailey said: “Our proximity to the railway station, city centre and Hallam University makes us an ideal place for business meetings. We also offer a private and corporate dining room on the first floor of the restaurant that will seat up to 15 guests". “Our free to join new business club offers member discount in the restaurant as well as the chance to get exclusive invitations to everything from networking events to wine and food tasting evenings. “We also want to help create a destination to develop the after work trade of the city.” The team at Silversmiths, which famously appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmare’s programme in 2009, say it has been receiving great acclaim since it re-opened thanks to their head chef, Ashley Bagshaw. The 24-year-old hailed as a ‘rising star of the culinary world’ is renowned for his flair and tipped for greatness. Matt Ray has held senior positions at Gatecrasher, Bloo88 and Soyo. Rick Bailey runs the 150-strong IPM Group. He also recently launched the thriving FirePit Rocks – Sports & Dive bar on West Street. People can join the business club or find out more about the scheme by visiting the website https://silversmithsrestaurant.co.uk/business-club/ Mention to Sheffield's "The Star" newspaper business section for the article.