Stuart Mitchell is just one of the businesses whose future has been secured after campaigners agreed a deal to buy the works.
One of Sheffield's most historic buildings has been saved from redevelopment.
Portland Works was the first place in the world to produce stainless steel cutlery. But the building's owner wanted to sell off the site. Thanks to a share issue campaigners have agreed a deal to buy the building.
Sheffield's famous Portland Works where an announcement is due shortly that is expected to secure the historic building's future. It was where some of the world's first stainless steel cutlery was made and has been in continuos use since 1870.