Maxon's Visit


It was brilliant to have the chance this week to visit Maxon’s, the decades old confectioners based in Sheffield Heeley, just around the corner from my office. The fifth generation family business has been in Sheffield since 1927 and is famous for its Yorkshire Mixture, which they won the right to keep producing after a recent legal battle – in a piece of fantastic news for a great Sheffield brand.

I met with Richard Pitchfork, one of the joint Managing Directors along with his brother Chris, and we spoke about the company’s history, plans for the future and the kind of help local businesses need to build on their success.

Supporting our businesses is vital for making Sheffield a successful and exciting place to live, and that’s why I’m trying to find out how local businesses are doing. If you run a business in Sheffield or know someone who might be interested, you can fill out my quick Small Business Survey here.