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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    DN Colleges Group has reached out to new and current students during the Covid-19 pandemic, offering reassurance and support in turbulent times.    The Group, which encompasses Doncaster College and University Centre, North Lindsey College and the UCNL, have tapped into their digital resources and expertise to keep classes running and support ongoing for students and staff.  The digital ...read more
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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    A couple in self isolation had nowhere left to turn until they found a Doncaster business, 1st Security Solutions, who are using their staff to help people in the community. Denise Humphries, aged 22, in Hexthorpe, was advised by the NHS website to put herself and her household into self-isolation after she started showing signs of coronavirus. She said: “We don’t have two weeks worth of ...read more
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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    A Doncaster Social Care Academy has been launched to recruit people to various paid roles across the adult social care sector in response to the coronavirus crisis. Doncaster Council, has set up the academy to help get people quickly into a range of temporary roles. Jobs range from compassionate carers through to important supportive roles such as cleaners and cooks. Councillor Rachael Blake, ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    Welcoming measures outlined by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to support the self-employed and sole traders whose businesses have been affected by Coronavirus, British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:   “The Chancellor’s announcement offers a lifeline to the vast majority of the UK’s 5 million self-employed people, many of whom have seen their ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    Doncaster Deaf Trust has today (27 March) launched a free online British Sign Language (BSL) course. The online course, developed thanks to National Lottery Funding, will enable users to learn Level One BSL. Alexis Johnson, executive principal of Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “We are thrilled to be able to launch this free resource for people during this unprecedented time. “Our team have been ...read more
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    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Award winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park was all quiet yesterday after temporarily closing in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Visitors enjoyed the unique walk through experience coming almost face to face with some of the world’s most beautiful and at a risk animals for the last time in a while on Sunday. Then staff locked the gates due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Today, the 120-acre ...read more
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    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Three leading businesses have more in common than just their office location at leading flexible office complex, Cavendish Court in Doncaster. The three companies – Vigo Group, NCM Auctions and DigitalXRAID –are all multiple award winners who make ongoing and significant contributions to the local economy and job creation. Vigo Group, owners of a range of Doncaster property developments, ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Doncaster Council has launched a Community Hub in response to the COVID-19 crisis, to ensure the most vulnerable people across the borough will be supported during the coming weeks. Doncaster Community Hub, is a partnership between Doncaster Council, Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT), Age UK and other voluntary, community and faith organisations across the Borough.  Mayor Ros Jones ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of further restrictions to tackle the spread of Coronavirus, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “Businesses must play their part to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.  “As the UK goes into lockdown, ministers must be crystal-clear about which businesses can continue to operate, and those which must now shut their doors. “The new ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Mayor Ros Jones has today announced a 10-point plan to help people, communities, businesses and arts and leisure get through the COVID-19 emergency.  The plan includes a three month Council Tax payment holiday for households struggling to pay due to the crisis. St Leger Homes tenants will also be given a similar financial break with their rents.  These are just two points in a £5m 10-point ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    Is your business having to reduce your workforce temporarily due to the impact of COVID-19? Do you require additional temporary staff at this time? The Advance Team at Doncaster Council is on hand to support and can help your business in the following ways. For businesses with staff at risk: Connect staff with employers who have requirements at the moment,Connect you with recruitment ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Doncaster Council continues to work with Public Health England (PHE) and NHS colleagues to respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Doncaster.  Dr Rupert Suckling, Doncaster’s Director of Public Health, said: “I can confirm that we have the first confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the borough. I’d like to reassure people that we are working with health colleagues to do everything we can to stop the ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    For 190 years the Doncaster Deaf Trust has provided education and care to some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our community. What we are all experiencing is unprecedented and the team at the Deaf Trust know that all businesses are under similar pressures.  Whilst they are closing on Friday 20 March in line with Government guidance, the teaching team will continue to support, ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Responding to the package of government announcements to help businesses affected by Coronavirus, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:     “Businesses will welcome the scale of the Government's latest response, as well as the specific support it is offering to some of the worst-affected parts of our economy. These measures could be a lifeline for many businesses across the UK who are now ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Lex Hygiene would like to support local businesses whether it be a school to a restaurant offices etc. with our services to support continued activities. We would like to offer businesses a Lex Hygiene cleaning certificate to show that their premises has been cleaned to a high standard using our cleaning techniques and our bacterial and virusidal sprays. Lex Hygiene uses the very latest equipment ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    UK economic growth is expected to slow sharply in 2020 amid disruption caused by the impact of Coronavirus, according to the latest economic forecast by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).   The leading business group has downgraded its UK GDP growth expectations for 2020 to 0.8%, from our previous forecast of 1.0%. Outside of the 2008/09 financial crisis, this would be the weakest full-year ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the spread of Coronavirus, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce has decided to postpone a number of events planned over the coming weeks, including its headline Conference in May. The Chamber is also looking at ways to deliver some of its events programme and training courses as online interactive sessions with further details to be released when available. The ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    A Bawtry-based husband and wife team who sought to inspire property owners by making the most of their homes have expanded their company Meliora’s operations after calling on help from a unique business support programme which aims to help entrepreneurs in the Sheffield City Region to unlock their business potential.    Leon Roden first began thinking about working for himself back in 2017. ...read more
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    Monday, March 16, 2020
    A junior football team is celebrating after netting a top donation from a kind-hearted Doncaster company.   Orb Recruitment, based in Balby Carr, has provided Rossington Main Junior under 8s boys football team with a brand-new away kit as well as a number of training garments to help keep them warm in the colder months.   Stewart Olsen, managing director of Orb Recruitment, said: “When I heard ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    In November 2019 Doncaster experienced some of the worst flooding it has known, unfortunately 1,000 properties had to be evacuated in various villages throughout Doncaster and over 500 of them were flooded.  Many homes were left ruined and forced families into temporary accommodation or having to live in unsuitable homes. Doncaster is now in the recovery phase with a lot of work still to complete ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    A team of nurses which support families in Doncaster with the health of young children is raising awareness of safe sleep as part of the Lullaby Trust’s Safer Sleep Week which runs from March 9-15.   The Doncaster Health Visiting team at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) invited parents who may be going through the challenging time of looking after a young baby to ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Local housing provider St Leger Homes have announced they have secured reaccreditation from the Government for Customer Service Excellence to the public – for the tenth consecutive year! The Customer Service Excellence scheme has a rolling programme of assessments over a three year cycle – with a third of the elements being assessed and reviewed each year. Out of the 57 elements which make up ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Doncaster Chamber has today launched a dedicated online resource for local businesses about the coronavirus, bringing together advice and guidance alongside practical support to help businesses and their employees prepare for and minimise disruption caused by the outbreak. Up to date local and national business advice on the coronavirus can be accessed at doncaster-chamber.co.uk/coronavirus. ...read more
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    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    A national conversation around making it easier for people with long-term health conditions to be more physically active is being launched this week by the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine, Sheffield in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, Sport England and Public Health England. The project, #EasierToBeActive, encourages individuals who have a passion for helping those ...read more
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    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    SUPERSTAR Katherine Jenkins is revealed today as the headline act of award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s series of Wild Live Safari Night concerts this summer.   The Mezzo Soprano singer song writer, who is officially the world’s most successful Classical Singer ever with 13 number one albums in just over a decade, will perform on Saturday August 29th.    An excited Katherine Jenkins OBE ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is offering nurses a behind-the-scenes insight into its life-changing work with two special open days. The open days - on the 18th and 29th March – will give nurses considering a career change the chance to look beyond the myths and see what a happy place a children’s hospice really is. It comes after Bluebell Wood recently launched a recruitment drive for six ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Responding to the Bank of England’s announcement that interest rates will be cut from 0.75% to 0.25% in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:   "Businesses will welcome the decisive action taken by the Bank of England to support the economy at this delicate moment.    “The Bank and UK financial institutions must now work together to ensure that these ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Doncaster-based Orb Recruitment has expanded its team with the appointment of two new specialist consultants.    Danny Farr and James East have joined the firm, to support its growth into the construction sector.    Danny, who lives in Bolton on Dearne, has been named Orb’s Head of Construction, bringing more than a decade of experience to the role which sees Danny tasked with building and ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    The British Chambers of Commerce provides its full response to the 2020 Budget.   Giving his initial reaction to the Chancellor’s March Budget, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:    “There’s much to welcome in this Budget for business communities across the UK.     “The Chancellor has listened to our calls for support to help firms overcome cash flow challenges posed by ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Responding to the 2020 Budget announcement, Dan Fell, CEO at Doncaster Chamber, said:  “After many years of uncertainty caused by Brexit and political gamesmanship, businesses were optimistic for a budget that would inject confidence into the economy and prioritise the domestic business agenda.  Regrettably, the headline objective of driving the economy forwards and injecting confidence in to the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Unified communications and cybersecurity industry leader Connectus Business Solutions has announced it has achieved total gigabit coverage of networking services provided to Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s business park. Occupying more than half a million square feet of office, warehousing and manufacturing space, with outstanding rail, road and air links, the business park is home to over 160 ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    On 4 March the Sleep Charity joined forces with The Sleep Council to launch their sleep manifesto, urging the government to wake up to the importance of sleep and to ensure that sleep becomes a key issue on the Public Health agenda. Research clearly demonstrates that if we do not get adequate sleep our physical and mental health can be adversely affected. Despite the overwhelming amount of ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Business leader Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE has today (Thursday 5th March) been elected President of the British Chambers of Commerce.    Baroness McGregor-Smith was elected by representatives of the accredited Chamber Network ahead of the BCC’s Annual Conference in London today. She will take up the role, which is unremunerated, with immediate effect, succeeding Francis Martin ...read more
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    Friday, March 06, 2020
    A Doncaster man is getting into the boxing ring to fundraise for Cancer Research UK in memory of his grandma.  Jason Roddam, who works at Coral Lodge, Doncaster, a rehabilitation and recovery unit for men with enduring mental health needs, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), will take part in a White Collar Boxing match at Doncaster Racecourse on ...read more
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    Friday, March 06, 2020
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport has brought in a new Director of Operations. Dee Thomas has relocated from Kent where she worked for Wilson James, a supplier of security, logistics and business support, as director of aviation. In her new role she will oversee operations including sustainability, compliance, passenger services and terminal operations. Thomas said: "I'm delighted to join the team at ...read more
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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    Damian Allen is Doncaster Council’s next Chief Executive. Damian’s appointment was approved by Full Council today (March 5). Damian, who has been with the council since 2015, will take up the role from 6 March. He has been interim Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service since July last year. Yorkshireman Damian said: “It is a great honour to be asked to take up this role and to continue to ...read more
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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
    A team which supports new and expectant mums in Doncaster to quit smoking is raising awareness of the impact that smoking has on the health and wellbeing of their babies.The Stop Smoking in Pregnancy and Beyond Team, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), will be using No Smoking Day on March 11 to encourage smokers to quit the habit.The RDaSH Health ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    Ahead of Doncaster Rovers’ game against Wycombe Wanderers last Saturday, hundreds of young football fans got the chance to choose a brand new book to take home and keep as part of an exciting partnership to celebrate World Book Day.     Doncaster Stories and WHSmith teamed up to support Club Doncaster Foundation to bring World Book Day books to children and young people at a fantastic pop-up ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    The brand new addition to the Crown Hotel Bawtry wedding renovations – The Crown Bawtry blossom tree! Following extensive renovations of the Hogarth Suite and lounge areas, the Crown Hotel Bawtry is delighted to announce the arrival of a giant indoor Blossom Tree! The giant tree was made and installed by Plantart and is the central design feature to the pre-lounge area of the recently renovated ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    Doncaster town centre based business, The Shoe Room Doncaster, is celebrating winning a highly coveted national award: Men’s Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year. The Award was presented to owners Richard and Michelle Smith at the Footwear Industry Awards, held at the NCC Birmingham last month, with the Doncaster based shop being selected ahead of a wide range of other entrants from across ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    Doncaster Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.  The campaign, which runs from March 20 to April 13, will see up to 600,000 people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country. The Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, brings together individuals, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    Weston Park Cancer Charity’s Race Evening is returning to Doncaster Racecourse and this year is set to be extra special.    Ex-serviceman, Tony Sheppeck was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2010 and referred to Weston Park Cancer Hospital for treatment. Following a gruelling course of treatment, which included chemotherapy and radiotherapy, he is now celebrating ten years cancer free. Tony ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    A team which provides a community eating disorder service for children and young people in Doncaster is reminding residents that help is at hand if they are experiencing bulimia, binge eating and anorexia. The Community Eating Disorder Service which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) is using the national awareness week (March 2-8) to highlight the myths ...read more
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    Monday, March 02, 2020
    Lakeside Village is set to flourish with the arrival of a special wildflower garden.   The leading retail outlet wants to mark World Wildlife Day, which takes place on Tuesday 3 March, so is introducing an area dedicated to the great outdoors.   The idea came as part of the centre’s ‘Go Green March’ which sees the management team strive to do as much as possible to reduce the impact Lakeside ...read more
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    Monday, March 02, 2020
    Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has teamed up with energy and services firm ENGIE to support projects working on the transition to clean energy. The £4 million competition will fund innovative projects that decarbonise, digitise and decentralise (find ways to generate power off the main grid) energy, and help achieve a sustainable transition to cleaner energy. Successful projects ...read more
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    Monday, March 02, 2020
    A free business school that comes to Doncaster from the 9 – 20 March is hoping to inspire local residents to start their own businesses. The Pop-Up Business School is supported by Business Doncaster and helps potential entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-ups right across the UK to take their new ventures towards their first sale. The training schedule includes a mix of practical sessions, ...read more
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    Friday, February 28, 2020
    Commenting on the outline business case submitted to the Government by the Sheffield City Region, Doncaster Council and the Peel Group, which could deliver a new national and regional rail connection to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Dan Fell, CEO at Doncaster Chamber welcomed the proposal and said: “A rail link to the airport is an essential piece of infrastructure that is currently missing. I ...read more
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    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    Delivery of 33,000 jobs for the North takes a major step forward today as the Department of Transport receives formal proposals for a major Yorkshire rail scheme    The Sheffield City Region, Doncaster Council and the Peel Group (owners of Doncaster Sheffield Airport) have taken a major step forward today by submitting an outline business case to the Government which could deliver a new national ...read more
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    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    Responding to the final report of the UK 2070 Commission on regional inequalities led by Lord Kerslake, published today (Thurs 27 Feb), BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:   “Future UK growth depends both on investment in areas with untapped potential and on genuine devolution of decision-making powers and funding to every part of the UK.    “A long-term strategy to ‘level up’ must be ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    Lakeside Village has dedicated the month of March to kickstarting its drive to do as much as possible to reduce its impact on the environment. Last month, the leading retail outlet unveiled some exciting new environmental pledges for 2020  including increasing its overall recycling rate to 80%, working with local businesses to clean up and maintain the Lakeside area and introducing additional ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    Business Doncaster, organisers of the Doncaster Business Showcase in conjunction with Nicky Thomas, Regional Director, BforB and Rik Courtney, Be More Social recently announced that this year’s event would feature a new business-networking group using the power of Linkedin – the ‘LinkedIn Networking Lounge’.     In recent years, LinkedIn has grown rapidly and is now seen as an essential business ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    An NHS Trust that provides a range of inpatient and community services is doing its bit for the environment and creating renewable energy to charge electric cars. Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) has fitted solar panels in various locations throughout its sites, along with other energy saving measures in a bid to be more environmentally friendly. Solar panels ...read more
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    Monday, February 24, 2020
    A Doncaster service has joined forces with research teams in Yorkshire and the USA in a bid to improve the future care and treatment for people experiencing drug and alcohol problems. Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and registered charity The Alcohol & Drug Service, is working with The University of Sheffield, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Castle Hills Primary School in Scawthorpe has received 600 books from local literacy campaign Doncaster Stories, who rallied support from publishers after the town was hit by the worst flood in 100 years last November.    500 homes were flooded and more than 1,000 properties were evacuated as a result of the floods. Many schools were forced to close as a precautionary measure and Castle Hills ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    Commenting on the government’s policy proposals for a points-based immigration system, British Chambers of Commerce Director General Adam Marshall said:   “The speed and scale of these changes will require significant adjustment by businesses.   “Companies are already investing heavily in home-grown talent across the UK, but critical labour shortages mean firms will still need access to ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    Smith Craven Partner, Kelvin Fitton, is pleased to announce that his Kilimanjaro climb in 2019 raised almost £11,000 for Sheffield Children's Hospital.  Kelvin said: "I'd like to extend my thanks once again for all the financial support I received for taking part in this challenging climb. "All the promised funds have now been collected and will make a huge difference to the Sheffield Children's ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    The next theme of Doncaster’s primary care campaign launches today (Tuesday 18 February), helping patients to make best use of digital tools and apps to help them communicate with local practices, at their convenience. All 39 local practices are able to offer alternative ways for patients to communicate with their patients through a range of tools, apps and online platforms such as practice ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    Kaywood Ltd is a new organisation set up specifically to assist businesses expand into the Asian markets. Whether this be via projects, trial deals, setting up representative offices, branches or subsidiary companies Kaywood has the capability to assist in any of these areas.    The Far East is an exciting area for growth and business success. Most countries welcome western organisations setting ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    Hot on the heels of the arrival of Rasputin the new polar bear, there is exciting news for monkey fans from Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Two new species of primate have arrived at the award-winning park and will be making their debut during February half term.    The two new species are from different parts of the world. The striking black and white Roloway monkey (Cercopithecus roloway) is native ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    Brewster Partners would like to extend a warm welcome to three incredibly talented consultants, Jo Proctor, Amy Sharkey and Shelley Rice. Together they bring over 40 years of recruitment experience and a deep knowledge and understanding of their respective regions and job markets, and we are delighted they have joined the Brewster Partners team. Jo Proctor, based in our Doncaster office, will be ...read more
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    Monday, February 17, 2020
    More than 100 head teachers, teachers and business owners from across South Yorkshire were in attendance at Active Fusion’s showcase conference – Fit and Well for the Future. Taking place at the Keepmoat Stadium on Valentine’s Day, the conference saw influencers from all over Doncaster and South Yorkshire come together and share ideas about driving forward Physical Education. The Conference ...read more
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    Friday, February 14, 2020
    Dignitaries including the Mayor of Doncaster visited the site of the new Bader Academy to mark the completion of its steel structure, which is almost entirely constructed using British steel. The 100-place specialist school, which will support young people in Doncaster with communication and interaction needs, is one of the first projects to follow the signing of the UK Steel charter by the Mayor ...read more
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    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Ellgia Recycling, in association with Club Doncaster are proud to be launching their Seen to be Green campaign.  The campaign will see staff, supporters and players get together to help clean up Doncaster in 2020, with a series of litter picks throughout the borough.  Ellgia are one of the leading waste management, recycling and skip hire businesses across Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and East ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    Sheffield Hallam University has appointed Dr Lisa Mooney as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation.  Dr Mooney has an academic background in the arts and social sciences, and extensive research and consultancy expertise in the fields of knowledge exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration and research impact.  She was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Exchange at the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    A Doncaster choir has presented a Balby based hospice with more than £700 to boost its funds for its services. Rock Choir from Doncaster performed at St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Bessacarr for an end of term social event. Friends and family of the choir attended the event called A Frothy Cappuccino and a Piece of Cake. A grand total of £783.26 was raised for St John’s Hospice.  The choir ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    When Josh Judson was 25 he started hearing voices and having hallucinations........he was admitted to mental health services in Doncaster where he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Josh, now 28, was admitted to Coral Lodge, run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and he says the staff there simply turned his life around. Coral Lodge is a male rehabilitation and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    More than 350 careers will be showcased to 12 and 13 year olds at the Doncaster Dome on 3 July as partners across health and social care are busy making plans for the second annual ‘We Care Into The Future’ event. Organised in partnership between Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH), Hall Cross Academy and other health, social care and educational organisations in the area, ‘We Care ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    Following the Doncaster Business Awards held in December, Doncaster Chamber and its members have raised over £4,800 through a charity raffle. The charity donations will be split equally between four local charities: Cast Theatre, Doncaster Little Theatre, DARTS and the South Yorkshire Community Foundation, all selected as the Doncaster Chamber President’s charities for 2019.Michael Wilkinson, ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    Westfield Health in conjunction with Doncaster Business for the Community is proud to announce the launch of yet another ground breaking and unique fundraising initiative in their growing sporting calendar. The “10TenK” Challenge will consist of participants taking part in ten 10k running events of their choice over the course of this year and recruitment of 100 runners each signing up to raise ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    For the 16th consecutive year, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) have hosted the international Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Masterclass.   Taking place at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, this forum brings together clinical experts from around the world, giving them an opportunity to share knowledge, demonstrate recent breakthroughs in patient care, and celebrate outstanding ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    Commenting on the Prime Minister's HS2 high-speed rail link announcement, Dan Fell, CEO at Doncaster Chamber, said: “Today’s announcement regarding HS2 will, broadly, be welcomed by the business community. HS2 is a key infrastructure project for the UK and its delivery will enhance connectivity across England, encourage inward investment into towns and cities across the UK. Closer to home, we ...read more
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    Monday, February 10, 2020
    Responding to news that one-third of FTSE 100 board members are women, Jill Wood, Doncaster Chamber President, said:  “As President of Doncaster Chamber I’m proud that over 50% of our non-executive members are female. As a mother I understand first-hand the importance of balancing work and family life, and think it is vital that women are empowered to choose a career path that meets their ...read more
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    Monday, February 10, 2020
    Doncaster-based agency, Multi Web Marketing, are excited to announce their Junior Content Marketing Executive last week was awarded Creative Apprentice of the Year! Doncaster College’s Apprentice Awards night was held on Thursday 6 February 2020, to celebrate this year’s most committed and talented apprentices across South Yorkshire, marking the close of National Apprentice Week. Emma (20), from ...read more
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    Thursday, February 06, 2020
    A new degree apprenticeship has been launched by Sheffield Hallam University to help businesses create future sustainable alternatives to address environmental, risk and waste costs throughout the supply chain. The Packaging Professional degree apprenticeship, the first of its kind offered by a UK university, will equip staff at some of the world’s biggest companies with the chance to gain ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    The council’s Visit Doncaster team and The Rotary Club of Doncaster St George’s have joined in the Chinese New Year celebrations to the launch the Doncaster Dragon Boat Challenge 2020.    This spectacular team event will take place at Doncaster Lakeside on Saturday 4th July 2020 and teams can now book their spot.   Dragon boat racing has an ancient Chinese history and according to the Chinese ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    Clean Power Hydrogen (CPH2), the Doncaster developer of the unique Membrane-Free Electrolyser™ which generates clean hydrogen has been awarded a £338k grant by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.  CPH2 submitted its application to Innovate UK’s Smart Grant Programme in October 2019. The programme is an opportunity to compete for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    Computing students from Sheffield Hallam University will be testing just how well-prepared local businesses are for potential cyber-attacks by attempting to hack into their IT systems. The students are part of a group of ‘ethical hackers’ – specially-trained to attempt to bypass online security systems in order to identify potential threats or weaknesses, which could be exploited by real-life ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    Doncaster Council Director of Economy and Environment, Peter Dale, said: "Given the importance of our climate change and biodiversity agenda, and our plans to align our tree policy to our draft Environmental Strategy, we have decided to have a short-term pause of all Street Tree works across the borough, subject to exceptional circumstances, such as health and safety risks. While no further ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    Doncaster students, teachers, parents and businesses are preparing for the borough’s biggest ever careers event later this month. Running from 10 – 14 February, Doncaster Careers Week showcases career opportunities and inspires students to think about their future career pathways, culminating in Doncaster Opportunities LIVE on 13 February – the biggest careers event ever held in Doncaster, with ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    Sheffield Hallam University is celebrating the arrival of its 1,000th degree apprentice, as part of a new partnership with local digital care software provider Servelec. The new apprentices from Servelec, alongside other cohorts which began their studies in this academic year, have pushed the number of degree apprentices at Sheffield Hallam to more than 1,300.  The Victoria Quays-based firm ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    Leading Yorkshire law firm Keebles LLP is welcoming in-house lawyers and in-house legal teams to their latest K:IN network event in March. The free-ticketed event, ‘Working Effectively and Improving Wellbeing’, follows the successful launch event of K:IN in November last year and is an opportunity for in-house lawyers to network with local peers and receive advice on their professional ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    Over half of UK firms attempted to recruit in the last quarter of 2019, but almost three quarters have struggled to find the right talent, the largest survey of UK employers has found. Labour market remains stable as over half (55%) of UK businesses attempted to recruit in the final quarter of 2019.Skills shortages continue to impact growth as 72% of firms reported recruitment difficulties in Q4 ...read more
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    Monday, February 03, 2020
    Following a rigorous recruitment process, Dr Tim Noble has been appointed as Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals’ (DBTH) next Medical Director.   The Medical Director is an incredibly important position within the Trust. As an executive director, the post-holder is responsible for the successful delivery of high quality patient care and treatment, and provides leadership to the ...read more
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    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) welcomed the UK Aviation Minister, Paul Maynard, MP on 30th January as it revealed a £10m redevelopment plan for the for terminal as part of its continued commitment to provide an easy, friendly and relaxed service to its customers. The £10m terminal investment programme for Yorkshire’s award-winning airport includes a number of improvements and new facilities ...read more
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    Friday, January 31, 2020
    As the UK marks its official departure from the European Union, and the start of an 11-month transition period, Dan Fell, Chief Executive at Doncaster Chamber, said: “Brexit will create winners and losers throughout the UK’s business communities; therefore, as some firms gear up to maximise new opportunities, others will be working to mitigate risks and head off new challenges.  They key to ...read more
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    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Staff who provide talking therapies to people living with common mental health problems are using Time to Talk Day to encourage Doncaster residents to talk about mental health.The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team at the Talking Shop and the IAPT Long Term Conditions team will be at Thorne Library, in the Vermuyden Centre, Field Side, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 4BQ, between ...read more
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    Thursday, January 30, 2020
    Andy File Associates is cementing their place in South Yorkshire after renewing their membership with all three Chambers across South Yorkshire - Doncaster, Sheffield, and Rotherham & Barnsley Chambers of Commerce.  Over the 10 years of trading, Andy File Associates has gone from strength-to-strength, with offices in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster, and to celebrate the continued partnership, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Local businesses Age UK Doncaster, Boxes and Packaging and Cementation Skanska are set to open their doors during Doncaster Careers Week (10-14 February) to showcase the range of career opportunities available to local people. These “Introduction to…” evenings are just one type of career-focused event taking place throughout the first Doncaster Careers Week, which aims to underscore the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    The Environment Agency is looking for four new members of its Board.  As the environmental regulator with responsibility for flood and coastal erosion risk management, the Environment Agency’s purpose is to create better places for people and wildlife - and promote sustainable development.  Members of the Environment Agency Board must be advocates for environmental sustainability and have the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    A wallaby, who recovered after being shot by thugs, has given birth months after being left for dead and is now spearheading the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation campaign to raise funds to help crisis-stricken wildlife in Australia.   New mum named Wilding, who was nursed back to health and rehabilitated at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park after the sickening incident, and her baby ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Doncaster Council is on the lookout for a catering partner for the cafe and eatery in the exciting Danum Gallery, Library and Museum. This unique building in the heart of Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter will attract thousands of visitors and will make a superb location for a new cafe. A special event is being organised to share more information on this wonderful business opportunity. It ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Commenting on the release of the Migration Advisory Committee’s report on the UK’s immigration system, published today, BCC Head of People Policy Jane Gratton said:   “Businesses want a flexible immigration system that provides access to the staff they need, without costly delays or red tape.    “While a reduction in the salary threshold is welcome and the list of eligible jobs has been ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Over 800 households have received emergency payments from local charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) to help support those affected meet their most urgent needs. The £200 payments have gone to all affected households who applied, with the aim of alleviating the immediate pressures experienced by those hit by the destructive flooding in November 2019. SYCF working in partnership ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    While it’s something many of us try to put off, there is no getting away from the fact that having a Will is absolutely fundamental to safeguarding our families’ futures. Aside from making sure your possessions and property are distributed amongst your family and friends exactly as you want them to be, there are also more practical issues to consider.   Having a Will can help reduce the amount ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    A new service has launched in Doncaster that aims to support the physical health and wellbeing of people who have a serious mental illness (SMI). GPs across the borough and mental health staff at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) are working together to provide Physical Health and Wellbeing Clinics throughout Doncaster. The aim of this new service is to support ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    Local housing provider St Leger Homes have announced that their Chief Executive Paul Tanney will retire at the end June, after three and a half years in the role. Recruitment for a replacement will begin in the next few weeks. Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said: “It is a very difficult decision to leave, as I have enjoyed my time at St Leger Homes, making a positive difference ...read more
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    Monday, January 27, 2020
    Donations from Lakeside Village shoppers raised almost £7000 for charities last year.  The money was donated at various onsite events and activities held at the shopping centre throughout the year.  This is in addition to the £15,000 worth of donations made to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and £1,500 raised to date for the centre’s charity of the year, DonMentia.  Di Rodgers, centre manager ...read more
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    Monday, January 27, 2020
    NHS England, in partnership with Age UK, have recently announced a new campaign to encourage older people access treatment for mental health conditions. Shocking recently released data reveals more than six in 10 people in the UK aged 65 or above have experienced depression and anxiety, but the majority of them do not seek any help. The campaign aims to boost the number of older people getting ...read more
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    Friday, January 24, 2020
    The latest addition to the Doncaster Knights commercial network is printing company Copy Print Scan Limited, as they sponsor the club for the next five years. Andrew Thompson, Sales Director of Copy Print Scan Limited, was delighted to see his banner at Castle Park as the partnership was confirmed. “It is great to see our advertising with Doncaster Knights, we have several links with sports ...read more
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    Friday, January 24, 2020
    Sheffield Hallam University has today (Friday 24 January) opened the most advanced research centre in the world for developing innovations that will increase physical activity and improve population health. The new multi-million pound Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), which has been supported by £14million funding from the Department of Health and Social Care and £905k investment from ...read more
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    Friday, January 24, 2020
    A new service has launched in Doncaster that aims to support the physical health and wellbeing of people who have a serious mental illness (SMI).GPs across the borough and mental health staff at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) are working together to provide Physical Health and Wellbeing Clinics throughout Doncaster.The aim of this new service is to support and ...read more
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    Friday, January 24, 2020
    A South Yorkshire theatre company has presented four collection buckets full of money from its performances of Aladdin for St John’s Hospice in Balby.  Two of the main characters from the Tin Pot Theatre’s Aladdin pantomime Suzy Dix and Jacob Sykes travelled to the hospice on Weston Road in Doncaster to hand over the buckets filled with £870.47 to Lindsey Richards Fundraiser at St John’s ...read more
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    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has welcomed the news that paid leave for bereaved parents is to be introduced in to law in April. The Parental Bereavement Act 2018, known as Jack’s Law, will give working parents the right to two weeks statutory paid leave following the death of a child aged under 18.  It comes after a campaigning mum from Cumbria helped bring about a change in the law ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Residents and visitors will soon be enjoying a five star cinema and restaurant experience in Doncaster town centre as a major construction milestone is reached.   The £8.5million Savoy cinema complex, being developed and project managed by Doncaster Council, constructed by Lindum and benefitting from Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding (LGF) has celebrated the roof being in place at a ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Ahead of its official opening this week, Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) has welcomed GO Fit as a major new international collaborator.    GO Fit, part of the Ingesport group which runs full service health and fitness clubs in Spain and Portugal, has announced it is set to make the AWRC the European hub of its research and innovation programme. The AWRC, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Members of the public are invited along to the next meeting of a health trust’s Council of Governors. Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s (RDaSH) Council of Governors’ meeting will be held at Holiday Inn Rotherham (M1 – Junction 33) West Bawtry Road, Rotherham, S60 2XL on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 9.30am. Items will include the latest finance and performance data and ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking the views of residents in South Yorkshire on setting the council tax precept for policing for the financial year starting in April 2020. The police budget is made up of a Government allocation of funding plus money raised from the Council Tax precept and other government grants.  The precept is the part of the Council Tax ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association (DaBKA) have donated £25,000 to the Renal Outpatients units at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH), in order to purchase three new vascular scanners.  The state-of-the-art Sonosite scanners are used in the departments to scan haemodialysis patients. They use ultrasound technology to enable nursing staff to gain a clear view of a patient’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    School children are to be given the chance to learn essential skills to boost their chances of finding work at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.   The sessions for secondary schools and colleges focus on employability skills through a fun interactive session. YWP Education Manager Jade Bancroft said:” We are really excited to be holding these sessions at the park. Feedback on the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Doncaster is looking forward to throwing a spotlight on culture and generating even more family fun and excitement as the 2020 Visitor Guide is unveiled at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The 2020 Doncaster Visitor Guide includes all the ‘need to know’ information about the big events, vast array of attractions, where to stay and all the hidden gems Doncaster has to offer. Pulled together by the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre Multi-Storey Car Park is celebrating after regaining a top award for the 11th consecutive year.  The shopping centre has once again been given the Park Mark®, the accredited logo of the Safer Parking Scheme.  The 1355 space car park underwent a rigorous assessment conducted by the police and the British Parking Association. The process investigated; ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Commenting on the ONS labour market figures for January 2020, published, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The jobs market remains strong in the face of a challenging economic backdrop, with firms continuing to hire in large numbers.   “However, falling job vacancies in Q4 compared to the previous quarter suggests that a subdued economy, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) have begun a new, novel project to bring live music to its high traffic areas in order to lift the spirits of patients, staff and visitors who are coming and going at the Trust.  With skilled musicians playing at intervals, it is hoped that this incidental music will provide a calming and cultured atmosphere within the hospitals, reducing anxiety ...read more
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    Monday, January 20, 2020
    Responding to reports on the unpublished Oakervee Review, Dan Fell, Chief Executive at Doncaster Chamber, said: “In the election campaign the Government talked extensively about the need to level up the country and invest in the North of England.  A good way of delivering this would be by delivering a parity of investment in infrastructure projects across the UK.  The South is not being asked to ...read more
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    Monday, January 20, 2020
    A brand new General Practice Nursing (GPN) Development Strategy has been launched today (Monday 20 January) to help recruit, retain and further develop Doncaster’s primary care nursing family. Written by and for primary care nurses, it’s a key step in helping to raise the profile and highlight the endless opportunities that a long term career in primary care nursing can bring. It also sets out how ...read more
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    Monday, January 20, 2020
    Teams from three schools across the city have been given a taste of the fast-paced world of financial trading at an event held at Sheffield Hallam University. The inaugural Sheffield Business School inter-school financial trading competition aims to give A-Level and GCSE pupils a taste of life as a financial trader, using Bloomberg terminals that are used on Wall Street and the London Stock ...read more
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    Monday, January 20, 2020
    Yorkshire Wildlife Park responded to the disastrous floods in South Yorkshire with a big-hearted gesture – free tickets for flood victims and people who helped them.  More than 500 tickets were handed out to adults and children over a weekend – worth more than £8,000 – in a partnership with South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF).  The charity launched the South Yorkshire Flood Disaster ...read more
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    Friday, January 17, 2020
    With 2020 marking the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, Sheffield Hallam University has held a national roundtable debate to discuss the role of family-focussed nursing in the UK and Ireland.  Family nursing focuses on promoting health and wellbeing by supporting families to develop their own resources to become resilient, adaptable ...read more
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    Friday, January 17, 2020
    People across the Borough value support from family and friends with their emotional health, alongside others with shared experiences, detailed in a report published by Healthwatch Doncaster. An independent voice for people to share their views on health and social care in the town, Healthwatch Doncaster completed two successful engagement events in August 2019 at the Recovery Games, and at ...read more
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    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    Commenting on the South Yorkshire devolution deal, Dan Fell, Chief Executive at Doncaster Chamber, said: “Securing a South Yorkshire devolution deal is a positive step for Doncaster and the region. “Whilst the Chamber – led by member sentiment – has, and continues to advocate for, full Yorkshire devolution, Doncaster businesses have always been extremely pragmatic about how this is achieved and ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Do you have baking skills to rival Mary Berry? Fancy driving patients to appointments? Or helping to man a reception?  These are just a few jobs dedicated volunteers carry out at a local health trust. Now staff at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) are on the hunt for more volunteers in Doncaster to get involved and help support patients. Volunteers can give as ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Parents whose children haven’t had the flu vaccination are being urged to jump on board a bus.  Nurses from a local health trust will be on a health bus visiting Doncaster, Retford and Scunthorpe to give the free immunisation to eligible school children.  The National Healthy Child Flu Vaccination programme is in its fifth year and nurses from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    International climate conservation efforts will be given a major boost at a summit hosted at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week. Experts from the Climate Change Specialist Group of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation and Nature) will agree the plan for the next stages of a significant new climate change initiative to promote a deeper understanding of climate change, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    The latest theme in Doncaster’s Primary Care campaign launches today (Monday 13 January 2020) and highlights the importance of self-care. The campaign sets out to raise awareness of the importance of self-care, and to help people understand that taking more control of your own care, having medicines available at home and to lead healthier life style is an important part of staying well. 100s of ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    A team from Doncaster Deaf Trust are running a new programme to help people in the Sheffield City Region who are Deaf/ hard of hearing or have other communication difficulties gain the skills needed to access employment. The Specialist Employability Support Services (SESS) team are running the Skills Support for Employment Programme, which ais to support unemployed people aged 19+, who have ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Scottish-based travel agency, Barrhead Travel has opened one of its twenty brand-new stores at Frenchgate Shopping Centre in Doncaster, becoming the first ever travel agency to launch at the centre.  The new 930 sq. ft unit will offer a wide choice of holiday types from all-inclusive and luxury to sunshine and city breaks.  Located on the upper mall of the centre, the team of six travel experts ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Network Rail has appointed VolkerRail as a supplier on its Design Services Framework (DSF). The DSF is worth an estimated £400m and will deliver design services across the country for Control Period 6, with the option to extend into Control Period 7. The 82 contracts went live on 1 January 2020 and are split across four multi-discipline frameworks and 78 single-discipline frameworks. VolkerRail ...read more
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    Monday, January 13, 2020
    The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, visited Doncaster Royal Infirmary last week (Friday 10 January) to meet with student nurses, as well as discuss future plans for the hospital. The Government Minister visited the site, speaking to nurses and doctors, as well as exploring the Trust’s future ambitions with Richard Parker OBE and Suzy Brain England OBE, the respective ...read more
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    A Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire health trust has pledged its commitment to support armed forces’ veterans, reservists and their families. This week the Chief Executive of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), Kathryn Singh, together with Chairman Alan Lockwood, made a formal commitment to Britain’s military by signing the Armed Forces’ Covenant. They were also ...read more
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    Experiences of local emergency and out-of-hours services in the Borough are rated mostly positive by patients, in a new report published by Healthwatch Doncaster.  An independent voice for people who use health and social care services, Healthwatch Doncaster visited local emergency and out of hours services including an overnight visit to Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s (DRI) Emergency ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 07, 2020
    The Ecosurety Investment Fund is investing £1 million in projects that aim to reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment). Spread across three years and offering individual grants of up to £150,000, the fund is open to UK registered companies, charities, not-for-profits and academic institutions. To be eligible, projects ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 07, 2020
    British Chambers of Commerce Co-Executive Director, Claire Walker, said:    “Businesses will be looking to the Budget to boost confidence and stimulate growth at a time of significant uncertainty for the UK economy.     “Firms of all sizes need to see a package of fiscal measures to alleviate the burden of high up-front costs and boost investment. The Chancellor must outline how he will make ...read more
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    Monday, January 06, 2020
    A £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property in the devastating floods in November has opened for applications today (Monday 6 January).   The Government confirmed in November 2019 that it would extend its Farming Recovery Fund so farmers in parts of South Yorkshire could apply for grants between £500 and £25,000 to cover a number of repair costs, ...read more
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    Monday, January 06, 2020
    Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has saved thousands of pounds and covered almost 10,000 miles supporting local families thanks to a generous local motor company.   Since April, Bluebell Wood staff have been proudly driving around the region in a brand new Toyota C-HR courtesy of Burrows Fleet and Business Centre in Barugh Green, Barnsley.   The brand new sleek Toyota C-HR, complete with ...read more
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    Monday, January 06, 2020
    The Crown was delighted to purchase buildings on Scot Lane in Bawtry at the end of 2019, and leasing to new takeaway owners the Bull House Chinese offering superb takeaway food into Bawtry and the surrounding areas, this is a great addition to the Crown Hotel and Bawtry Hall Portfolio. Craig Dowie Managing Director commented “We wish Bull House Chinese all the best with the new venture and are ...read more
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    Monday, January 06, 2020
    Formally announced at the Doncaster Chamber AGM in December, Doncaster Chamber is pleased to announce new appointments to its Board.  Changes to the Board include:Jill Wood (Signum Facilities Management) promoted to PresidentAndy Morley (ProAktive), Steve Bradley (NatWest) and Jim Carley (Carley Consult) welcomed to the Board as Elected members.Karen Beardsley (Unipart Rail) and Heather Boyce ...read more
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    Friday, January 03, 2020
    Discarded Christmas Trees were given a new lease of life yesterday - as enrichment toys for the lemurs at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.   Rangers delivered the trees to the one-acre Lemur Woods reserve for the enjoyment of the endangered ring tailed and red bellied lemurs.   Greg Clifton, team leader of primates team at the park said: "Like us all after the Christmas season the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    It has been an exciting 12 months for the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park! January – Amur Tigers The year began with the Amur Tigers enjoying the winter snow as temperatures dropped closer to those of their natural habitat in Russia. Only 500 Amur Tigers survive in the wild and YWP is at the forefront of the international effort to save the species.  February – Polar Bears The country's ...read more
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    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that the UK ended 2019 in stagnation, amid long term uncertainty, rising business costs and a slowing global economy.  The latest results of the survey – which is the largest of its kind in the UK and a leading indicator of GDP growth - found protracted weakness across most indicators of economic health in the final quarter of ...read more
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    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    Commenting on the announcement that the new National Living Wage will be set at £8.72, with the National Minimum Wage increasing across all age groups, Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:     “Businesses want to pay their staff a good wage. They recognise and support the drive to improve living standards. But many have struggled with increased costs in a time of great economic uncertainty. ...read more
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    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    The Disability Confident scheme is a national initiative to support employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. Through Disability Confident, thousands of employers are:challenging attitudes towards disabilityincreasing understanding of disabilityremoving barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditionsensuring that disabled ...read more
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    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    Comments that access to GP services is an issue for Doncaster patients has been a common theme from patient feedback to Healthwatch Doncaster.  Healthwatch Doncaster talked to over 1500 local people about their experiences of accessing GP services. All the experiences and opinions that were shared have been analysed in a report published by Healthwatch Doncaster.  Healthwatch Doncaster completed ...read more
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    Friday, December 20, 2019
    Commenting on the appointment of Andrew Bailey, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:     “Businesses will look to the new Governor to foster confidence and offer reassurance at a time of significant change in the UK economy.     “With our own research pointing to a stagnating economy, businesses will want to see the Bank deliver continued ...read more
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    Friday, December 13, 2019
    The winners of the 21st annual Doncaster Business Awards, sponsored by Doncaster College and University Centre, were announced on Thursday 12 December during a prestigious awards ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse. The black-tie evening organised by Doncaster Chamber saw over 900 guests from the local business community recognise and celebrate the high calibre of work that firms are performing ...read more
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    Monday, December 09, 2019
    Doncaster based mechanical and electrical engineering company, Mech FS, is leading the way with their support for the workforce of tomorrow as headline sponsor for Opportunities Doncaster LIVE.  Opportunities Doncaster LIVE is a flagship event designed to engage and inspire local students to choose their career pathway. It takes place on 13 February 2020, with over 100 business and education ...read more
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    Monday, December 09, 2019
    UK economic growth in 2020 is forecast to slow to its weakest rate since the financial crisis as higher government spending struggles to offset falling business investment, weakening net trade and sluggish consumer spending.     GDP growth is forecast to slow from 1.3% for this year to 1.0% in 2020 - the weakest outturn since 2009 – according to the latest economic forecast from British Chambers ...read more
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    Monday, December 02, 2019
    At this years’ British Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019, Doncaster Chamber has been awarded the Chamber of the Year – the highest accolade a Chamber of Commerce can win at the annual event. The awards, now in their 16th year, are one of the showpiece events in the national business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local ...read more
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    Friday, November 29, 2019
    Businesses are hampered by an unreliable electricity supply according to a survey of more than 1,000 business leaders published today by British Chambers of Commerce and Drax.     One third (33 per cent) of UK businesses have experienced electricity outages in past twelve months, according to a major new study of the business community’s views on infrastructure and risk.      With demands on ...read more
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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    This article provides information for businesses affected by the floods in Doncaster.Business Rates – Tel: 01302 734454 Option 2 Any business premises affected by flood damage will qualify for an exemption, 100% relief, from business rates for a minimum period of up to 3 months (6 months for industrial) from the date of the flood when full business rates will be payable. The property needs to be ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 26, 2019
    Business satisfaction rates fall, underlining need for parties to make good on infrastructure promises     UK businesses are even less satisfied with UK infrastructure than they were a year ago, according to research published today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Stagecoach.     The survey of 1,200 business leaders finds that only around one third (35%) of UK businesses feel ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 26, 2019
    A new and exciting Doncaster initiative launches on 2 December to further strengthen local relationships between business and education for the benefit of the future workforce. The Doncaster Promise is a new social compact between businesses, education and the local public sector. It represents a deep and sincere commitment from businesses to support and help young people develop their careers. ...read more
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    Monday, November 25, 2019
    In his initial response to the publication of the Conservative Party manifesto, BCC Director General, Dr Adam Marshall said:    “While the Conservative manifesto strikes some of the right notes, business communities across the UK will be looking to see more substantial measures to boost growth, enterprise and investment from the Prime Minister and his party if they form the next ...read more
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Responding to the Labour Party manifesto, Director-General Dr Adam Marshall said:   “No government can deliver the prosperity that people and public services depend on, or achieve net-zero, without a true partnership with business. When business thrives, people and communities thrive too.   “Millions of businesspeople care deeply about their employees and their communities and they need the ...read more
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Robyn Cooper, aged 20 has been studying at Communication Specialist College Doncaster since September 2015 and with the help of her Social Worker and the team at the college she secured a work experience placement at Doncaster Chamber of Commerce through the summer. Rachael McEwan from Doncaster Chamber of Commerce said: “It has been a real pleasure to work with Robyn, she has worked with us ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, November 15, 2019
    A majority of UK manufacturing exporters are reporting a stark worsening in sales and orders, with indicators showing a substantial drop compared to 2017 and 2018 levels.     The Quarterly International Trade Outlook for Q3 2019, released by British Chambers of Commerce and DHL today, reveals that indicators for exporting manufacturers in Q3 2019 have undergone large declines, with several key ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    A big-hearted man whose novel approach to fundraising involves Jaguars and stickers has raised over £150,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in just three years. Stuart Dixon has covered one of his prized fleet of Jaguars with stickers bearing the names of people and businesses – with a second car already half full. Those who want their name featured on one of his cars are asked to pay for ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    Ahead of the Doncaster Business Awards on 12 December, Doncaster Chamber is urging local business to get involved and donate prizes for the charity raffle, held as part of the highly anticipated awards event. The Doncaster Business Awards, sponsored this year by Doncaster College & University Centre, are an annual recognition and celebration of excellence across Doncaster business. Each year all ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    Here at the Chamber we would like to send our sincere thanks to our emergency services, volunteers and the wider community supporting those affected by the recent flooding. Members of the Chamber team will be lending their support as volunteers as clean-up operations progress throughout the week. Please feel free to get in touch with any queries or concerns by telephone at 01302 640100 or email ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    The latest quarterly Doncaster Business Insight survey is now open and for every survey completed by a business with a DN postcode, Doncaster Chamber will donate £1 to support Doncaster residents via Changing Lives. The Doncaster Business Survey, run by Doncaster Chamber in association with Doncaster Council and sponsored by ProAktive, gains a snapshot of business sentiment on current issues that ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber in the running for national ‘Chamber of the Year’ award. Doncaster Chamber has finalised for Chamber of the Year at the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) annual business awards.  The prestigious awards night celebrates the best of business from across the UK whilst also shining a light on the most impact Chambers in the network.  To be shortlisted for ‘Chamber of the Year’ ...read more
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    Monday, October 21, 2019
    Clark's Vehicle Conversions took nearly 100 of their employees and families to Castle Park for an enrichment day on 5 October.  The 2018 Doncaster Chamber Awards Large Business of the Year winner and Chamber Patron member attended a Doncaster Knights fixture against Jersey Reds as the Knights made a winning start to their Championship Cup campaign.  Prior to kick off, members of the Knights ...read more
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    Friday, October 11, 2019
    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Bibby Financial Services (BFS) have revealed that uncertainty around Brexit, tariffs and exchange rate volatility are holding back the potential of many UK exporters. The recent survey included 1,140 internationally active UK businesses, and found that general uncertainty around Brexit was considered the top barrier to export, listed by almost half (47%) ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    Commenting on the publication of the No-Deal Readiness Report, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce said:   “It’s good that government has got its shoulder to the wheel, but it’s going to have to push a lot harder to give businesses answers to the many complex and detailed questions they have in order to trade successfully in the event of an unwanted no-deal ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    More than 100 Doncaster businesses are on track to take advantage of the country’s biggest investment in national railways since the Victorian era. They were among those attending a HS2 Supply Chain event held at National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (formerly National College for High Speed Rail), organised by the Doncaster Chamber on 8 October. The Chamber is working with ...read more
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    Friday, October 04, 2019
    The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey – now in its thirtieth year as the largest UK private sector survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that UK economic conditions weakened in the third quarter amid a significant deterioration in manufacturing sector activity. The balance of manufacturers reporting increased export orders lowest in a ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    With the deadline for the Doncaster Chamber Business Awards fast approaching, we spoke with some of the winners of the 2018 Awards to learn about the opportunities they have had since winning, their experience of the evening and any advice they have for this year’s entrants. Keepmoat Homes’ Corporate & Social Responsibility Manager, Mark Burley, reflected that  winning the Excellence in ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    Westfield Health have just launched their first Wellbeing Index report, a quarterly in-depth look into the state of the nation's wellbeing, at home and in the workplace. They surveyed 2,001 UK employees and 251 HR professionals to create a barometer of the nation's wellbeing across key areas; financial, physical, mental and social wellbeing.  The report explores how our wellbeing impacts us at ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport is pleased to announce plans to expand its retail offer and customer choice with the planned opening of a new Costa Coffee in late summer 2019.   Passengers can soon kick-off their holiday with the continental flavours of an intensely roasted Espresso or the velvety milk of a Flat White, topped off with the iconic Costa florette, at the UK’s favourite airport as voted ...read more
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    Friday, June 14, 2019
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport is delighted to publish its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility report which looks at the positive impact the airport makes to the local community. The airport delivers a wide range of benefits to its local communities through responsible investment and a focus on sustainability. Our CSR philosophy is based upon three pillars of sustainability, communities, ...read more
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    Friday, June 14, 2019
    One of Doncaster’s leading banks, Handelsbanken, has become a patron member of Doncaster Chamber. The new partnership will enable them to build stronger relations with local businesses and individuals and contribute to the borough.  Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank, based on satisfied customers, financial strength and traditional values. Their Doncaster branch is empowered to make the ...read more
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    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    The Doncaster Business Awards 2019 are now open for entry. Businesses with a DN postcode can enter any or all of the 12 award categories including SME Business of the Year, and Excellence in Customer Service, as well as two new awards, Marketing Campaign of the Year and Business & Education Partnership.  The Doncaster Business Awards, run by Doncaster Chamber, are the highlight of the region’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    Doncaster's retail outlet shopping centre, Lakeside Village, has begun work on a significant refurbishment programme, which will see more than £1m invested in the site over the coming months. The centre, which is home to major brands such as Ben Sherman, Clarks, M&S Outlet and GAP Outlet, is undergoing a makeover with everything from the shop fronts to the landscaping of the site earmarked for ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    On 23 May, Doncaster Chamber hosted a ‘Doing business in south-east Asia’ event to support local businesses already trading overseas and those considering expanding to new horizons. The morning event focussed on three keynote speakers with a wide and varied experience of doing business within the region including where to start, and understanding local laws and political and cultural differences ...read more
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    Monday, June 03, 2019
    Opportunities Doncaster is a new and exciting organisation, co-created by Doncaster Chamber and Doncaster Council, in Partnership with the Opportunity Area Programme, to bring business and education together. The new professional organisation will launch itself at a special event on Tuesday 16 July. Business people, education leaders, teachers, careers leads and parents are invited to the event ...read more
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    Monday, June 03, 2019
    A local entrepreneur, who is the third-generation owner of a renowned national warehousing and distribution company, is commencing work on a visionary energy project which will revolutionise not only his own business model but those of businesses across the UK. Mark Pepper, CEO, Carlton Forest Group in Worksop at the heart of the thriving Sheffield City Region, has commissioned the installation ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Commenting on the Migration Advisory Committee’s report, Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:    “Expanding the Shortage Occupation List will help businesses access the skills they need when they can’t recruit locally. Listing occupations, rather that job titles, simplifies the system and gives welcome flexibility to those hiring for new or ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    The £2 million Quality Streets project has started to transform Silver Street into a vibrant and attractive area in Doncaster’s town centre. The regeneration project has already made a huge difference on Hall Gate.  This prominent street has been turned into a classy, pedestrian friendly area. It has benefited from extended York stone paving areas, new lighting, trees, new bus stops, a cycle ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    On Sunday 2nd June Bawtry Hall will hosting a Wedding showcase for potential engaged couples to come and view Bawtry Hall and its stunning five acres of grounds. Partnerships are a big part of Bawtry Hall’s wedding strategy and have forged strong local connections with wedding partners to complement each and every aspect of booking a wedding. Bawtry Hall will dressed by All Occasions Venue ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Work has officially started on a top quality six screen cinema and five restaurant development in Doncaster town centre.   Located in the Civic and Cultural Quarter, this major leisure development sits snugly next to the Cast performance venue and frames Sir Nigel Gresley Square.    It is one of a string of schemes revitalising Doncaster town centre and delivering the plans laid out in the ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Doncaster’s £1.5m leisure attraction has reached new heights after recording 50k visitors in less than a year.  Since opening at Frenchgate Shopping Centre last July, Flip Out has gone from strength to strength with a range of sessions now available for all ages and abilities.  The 28,000 sq ft multi-level site is one of the largest opened by Flip Out in the UK. As well as a bed of 50 ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Back of the net! Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice scored with its first ever fundraising footie tournament… The event was staged on Rotherham United’s pitch at the New York Stadium and team places sold out within 24 hours. The four local companies who snapped up the chance to showcase their employees’ soccer skills had a ball - and raised over £4,500 for the hospice. The event was so popular, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    The fourth edition of the Doncaster art fair taking place on Sunday 30 June will see Doncaster town centre come alive again with about 30 visual artists from a range of media including painting, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, mixed media, photography, textile and more. This unique art fair will see the Doncaster businesses, galleries and the general art loving public come out in mass to meet ...read more
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    Monday, May 27, 2019
    More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year, with cashflow and confidence dipping too according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL.   The report based on the responses of over 3,400 exporters shows that one in five manufacturers (23%) and service firms (20%) saw their ...read more
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    Monday, May 27, 2019
    Two Sheffield Hallam University film and media academics have worked with Dutch artist Marcel Schreur to create a virtual reality (VR) and art installation that gives viewers an insight into dementia.  The exhibition, 'Life is Beautiful. Always' is now on display at the London Art Biennale 2019, which officially opened yesterday (Thursday 23 May) after a preview event with Lady Sophie Windsor ...read more
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    Monday, May 27, 2019
    A crafty former library assistant has found a new outlet for her creative talents, after teaming up with a number of like-minded entrepreneurs to pioneer Doncaster’s first eco-friendly shop.   Based in Doncaster’s recently renovated Woolmarket, Artisan and Eco offers a range of plastic-free products, ranging from bamboo toothbrushes, hand crafted fairies, traditional peg dolls and even cling film ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Magna will signal the start of the summer months when it re-opens the popular AQUA-TEK outdoor splash park this half term.   Children of all ages can create a splash with the range of water-based activities AQUA-TEK offers, including hidden spray, mist and jets of water. But be warned… you’ll get very, very wet!   AQUA-TEK will re-open for summer 2019 on Saturday 25th May and is included in ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is gearing up for a family fun-packed May Bank Holiday weekend and half term.   The innovative park offers the chance to get close-up to some of the world’s most endangered species including Black Rhino, Amur Leopard, Giant Otters and Amur Tigers amongst others.    There are also amazing indoor and outdoor play areas and a full programme of ranger ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    Recruitment intentions were strong in the first quarter of the year but nearly 75% of firms reported a shortage of suitable candidates, according to the landmark publication of the Quarterly Recruitment Outlook released on Wednesday 15 May by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Totaljobs.  •Over half (53%) of UK businesses attempted to recruit new hires in the first quarter ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    Would you like to be more physically active, but don’t know how? Or maybe you struggle to find the time? Perhaps you can’t find the motivation? Active Fusion, a charity based in Doncaster striving to improve the health and wellbeing of young people across South Yorkshire, has launched virtual challenge Active Teams. We challenge you to take part in any physical activity you enjoy every weekday ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Local housing provider St Leger Homes, in partnership with Doncaster Council, has launched an exhibition marking 100 years of Council Housing and the positive impact this has had across Doncaster. St Leger Homes currently manages over 20,000 homes across the borough on behalf of Doncaster Council. The Addison Act Exhibition – named after Christopher Addison, the Housing Minister who introduced ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Ramsdens, the Teesside-based popular value retail and financial services brand, has chosen Frenchgate Shopping Centre, Doncaster, as the location for its latest store opening.  The new Ramsdens store at Frenchgate offers a range of services. As well as offering a fantastic range of ladies and men’s pre-owned jewellery, customers will also be able to choose from an array of new gold and diamond ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Commenting on the Rail Delivery Group’s submission to the Williams Review of the rail industry, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “We’ve always believed the private sector has a central role to play in delivering a rail network that is fit for purpose and that can take responsibility and respond quickly when things go wrong. Business ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    After joining the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce in 2018, it became increasingly evident, that the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch (RSPCA DRB) could build new and exciting links with local businesses, who were interested in supporting the work undertaken at the Animal Centre.  The Corporate Heroes who have committed to support us in 2019 will be:  •promoting their company’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    The annual Doncaster Business Conference on Thursday 16 May promises a full line-up of high profile speakers discussing the issues that matter most to local firms. It will drive a two-way dialogue between businesses and partner organisations about how barriers to growth can be overcome and how economic opportunities can be better exploited for the benefit of the local economy.  This year’s two ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Work has started on a new link road which paves the way for a major regeneration scheme creating thousands of jobs and homes in the north-east of Doncaster. The DN7 Hatfield link road will create a new 2.9km road between the M18 at Junction 5 to Waggons Way next to the former Hatfield Colliery. The start of work is the result of a collaborative effort led by Doncaster Council and supported by the ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis has announced he is supporting the expansion of the Children's University across South Yorkshire. The Children's University is a national charity which works with schools to encourage participation in extra-curricular activities - particularly with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Children attend special graduation ceremonies when they clock up a ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam has launched a campaign to highlight how the work of the University is having a positive impact on the economy, at the heart of the region and beyond.  The week-long campaign will outline how the University is a key driver of economic growth; attracting investment, improving productivity, narrowing skills gaps and supporting business through innovation and enterprise.  Sheffield ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Business believes that the UK tax system is fundamentally unfair and want more support to stay compliant, according to new research released by the British Chambers of Commerce.  The survey of over 1,000 firms from across the UK, found that nearly three-fifths (58%) of respondents think that the UK tax regime is unfair to businesses like theirs.  The findings largely signal concerns over how ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    Doncaster has maintained an excellent record of securing a preferred school place for primary school children.  98 per cent of children across Doncaster have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools and 95.7 per cent of children will attend their first preferred school.  Out of 3155 applications, there were only 70 children who did not receive one of their preferred schools. All of ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    Doncaster College and University Centre are looking forward to welcoming three guest authors into College on Wednesday 1st May.  Joining for the day is Dean Lomax, Sasha Lane and Craig Hallam. Dean Lomax will be talking with students about palaeontology and his work experiences, which include being a co-presenter for ITV’s Dinosaur Britain. Dean is an internationally recongised multi-award ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    A Sheffield Hallam University student will spend the day with the CEO of a FTSE 100 company after winning a competition. Final year Business and Enterprise student Lisa Allen secured the opportunity through the CEO x 1 Day programme, led by executive recruitment company Odgers Berndston. Twenty-one UK undergraduate students have been invited to take part and will spend the day with the chief ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    A new look Skills Bank that puts employers from across the Sheffield City Region in charge of their own skills and training launched this Easter. Skills Bank, delivered by Calderdale College, is a business led programme developed by the Local Enterprise Partnership and using devolved government funding, matches private sector investment with public funding to help businesses invest in their ...read more
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    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Commenting on the inflation statistics for March 2019, published by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “CPI inflation was unchanged in March with rising prices for fuel and clothing, offset by downward pressure from across a range of goods including food and motor vehicles.   “It remains probable that UK ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University has launched a new business incubation hub - the Hallam i-Lab - which will offer advice, support and high-tech facilities to student and graduate entrepreneurs. WANdisco CEO Dave Richards, whose computer software company has sites in Sheffield and Silicon Valley, USA, supported the launch alongside the University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Chris Husbands on 4 ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Yorkshire Sound Women Network (YSWN) have been successful in gaining Youth Music, ISME and Music For All funding bids, and are all set to launch the WIRED! project in partnership with Leeds Beckett University and University Centre Doncaster. The WIRED! project aims to inspire and educate the next generation of women working with music technology, giving them new skills, experience and enjoyment ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    CEO Sleepout is challenging bosses from businesses across Doncaster to swap their warm beds for a night sleeping out to raise money and make a stand against homelessness. CEO Sleepout Doncaster will see dozens of business leaders and execs braving cold temperatures on the night of 20 May to sleep rough and raise thousands of pounds to support charities fighting homelessness and poverty across ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    Doncaster Skills Academy (DSA) hosted an awards ceremony for 60 people from business and education to celebrate their working together to raise the career aspirations of young people and show them the job opportunities available locally.  Cllr Nuala Fennelly, Councillor for Young People & Families, Doncaster Council, presented the seven awards: Raising Aspirations – Kate Haigh, Stewart & ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    Doncaster National champion fitness athlete, Victoria Gill has opened her ‘dream’ yoga and meditation studio ‘Varchisa’. Victoria with the help and support of her parents and family, spent weeks tirelessly converting the space, decorating and furnishing the studio at Queens Road Design Centre. Nearly 10 years ago whilst completing her Master’s Degree, Victoria was diagnosed with a condition in ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    The next monthly HR Network, organised by Keebles, will focus on changes in employment law which came into effect from April 1. The event on April 11 will explain new developments regarding statutory employment provisions which include employment compensation, statutory sick and maternity pay along with national minimum wage rates. It will be jointly presented by employment law partner ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    Bookings to see Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown and leading celebrity chef Simon Rimmer showcasing their culinary talents at the 2019 Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May can now be made. Tickets for the superb cooking demonstrations start at just £5 with special VIP tickets, which include a free ‘goody bag’, available at £20. Councillor ...read more
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    Monday, April 01, 2019
    The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey – the largest private sector survey of business sentiment and leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that key indicators of UK economic health weakened considerably in the first quarter of 2019.  •The balance of services firms reporting a rise in export sales at its lowest level in a decade•The balance of firms reporting improved ...read more
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    Saturday, March 30, 2019
    Keebles’ Doncaster-based commercial property team is marking further growth with the appointment of senior associate Wendy Martin and solicitor Holly Langman. Wendy brings over two decades of legal expertise to the department which deals with wide-ranging property transactions and acts for property developers and investors with large property portfolios.   Keebles’ 25-strong commercial ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Doncaster Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board has committed to tackling poor mental health by signing up to the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health from Public Health England (PHE). Working closely with PHE, the board is making significant steps towards promoting good mental health and preventing mental health problems.  One in six adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    With just over five weeks to go until the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have confirmed the 38 teams that will be competing between 2-5 May. The men’s race will see Team Ineos in action for the very first time after changing their name from Team Sky, and they will be joined by fellow UCI WorldTour outfits CCC Team, Team Dimension Data and ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Local business people will attend the Doncaster Business Insight Breakfast Briefing on Thursday 4 April to discuss how Doncaster firms are making themselves more robust, sustainable and productive during these changing economic, political and environmental times. Anna Round from the IPPR will talk about her ongoing work into the productivity of small and medium sized businesses in the North of ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Cementation has appointed Jamie Dunbar as its new managing director. He brings 34 years of experience and commitment to Skanska UK’s piling and foundations business which makes him ideally placed to lead the business on the next stage of its journey.  Jamie started his Cementation career as a graduate engineer. Since then he has worked in all operating areas of Cementation, and has held ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    The new Central Library and Museum site in Doncaster is opening up to the public as part of a week-long event aimed at attracting young people into a career in construction.        Willmott Dixon is opening the site as part of the national Open Doors 2019 event – which is delivered by Build UK in partnership with CITB.  It sees contractors open live construction sites to the public to go ‘behind ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Doncaster College & University Centre hosted an Apprenticeship Awards night to celebrate the success of their apprentices and their employers during the academic year 2018/19. As proud sponsors, Doncaster Chamber presented the 'Business Support Apprentice of the Year Award' to Abbie Brierly at Hallcross Medical Practice, and Doncaster Skills Academy presented Narmila Singh from Doncaster School ...read more
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    Friday, March 01, 2019
    We Support Our Mums is the new breastfeeding welcome scheme for Doncaster. Could your business benefit from being a breastfeeding-friendly venue? Led by Doncaster Council, the scheme aims to make it easier for breastfeeding mums to recognise where they will be welcomed to breastfeed their babies whilst out and about in Doncaster. From cafes and coffee shops, to pharmacies and supermarkets, we’re ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Chief Executive Jo Miller is leaving Doncaster in June to take up a role on the other side of the world. Jo is to become the Chief Executive of Hutt City Council, near Wellington in New Zealand in July. “This opportunity starts a new chapter in my public service career and I am looking forward to the challenge in a different country with a different set of challenges and opportunities. It goes ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Where else but Doncaster could you train to be a zoo keeper, jockey or pilot?  Doncaster Skills Academy’s annual flagship event, Skills Fest 2019, will motivate over 2,600 students from local schools and colleges to think about the career pathways and opportunities available to them. On Thursday 7 February at Doncaster Dome, over 80+ local businesses and education providers will showcase their ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Local firms that completed the lastest Doncaster Business Insight Survey, run by Doncaster Chamber, raised over £150 for Real Help Doncaster. For every survey taken by a business with a DN postcode, £1 was donated to the local fund that helps homeless and vulnerable people off the street and into a healthier and safer lifestyle. This is in addition to the £500 donation that the Chamber has already ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    A specialist college in Doncaster is celebrating gaining experience in the world of work for 100 percent of expected students. Communication Specialist College Doncaster, have worked with 54 employers across the country to make sure that their students, who are Deaf, hard of hearing or have communication difficulties, have had the opportunity to gain work experience. Suzie Beaumont, from the ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    A Doncaster ice cream supplier has raised over £2,100 for charity. Ice Cream Direct, the UK’s leading ice-cream wholesaler, sponsored a day at Doncaster races and held a prize draw at its annual dinner, helping to bring in the impressive total for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.      Lorraine Jackson from Ice Cream Direct said: “We wanted to fundraise for Bluebell Wood because they do amazing ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    Local housing provider St Leger Homes has again achieved a five-star rating from the British Safety Council, it has been announced this week. The assessment, as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Audit, is the eighth year in a row that the company has received this accreditation for their approach to health and safety. The independent audit measured performance against key health and ...read more
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    Monday, December 17, 2018
    Lakeside Village is flushed with pride as they walked away with four awards at the National Loo of the Year Awards. The Doncaster based shopping outlet was given the title of UK winner of the best baby changing facilities, national winner for England, Market Sector award for Retail and was given an overall grade of Platinum for their facilities. Lyndsey Parry, deputy centre manager, for Lakeside ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    Doncaster Chamber is celebrating winning the Most Effective Campaigning award, sponsored by Heathrow Airport, at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards 2018. The national awards highlight the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local towns and regions.  Doncaster Chamber has worked closely with a range of partners – including Hungerhill ...read more
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