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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
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    Categories: Member News
    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 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
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    Categories: Chamber
    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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    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
    Categories: Member News
    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
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    St Leger Homes of Doncaster has confirmed that works to install sprinklers into its nine high-rise buildings have now been completed. The news follows the publication of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report. Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in London, the local housing provider has been working closely with colleagues at Doncaster Council to improve fire safety across its ...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
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, December 20, 2019
    A Doncaster based health Trust that provides a wide range of services across the borough is offering a free 90 minute Mental Health Awareness Programme to local businesses to benefit their staff. Clinician Magdalena Matthews of Doncaster’s Improving Access to Physiological Therapies (IAPT), a Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) primary care mental health team, ...read more
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    Friday, December 20, 2019
    Doncaster and locations across the UK are fighting against an epidemic of obesity and poor physical and mental health in the young. The Active Fusion Conference 2020 aims to address this, bringing together professionals in education to explore how we can inspire a healthier and happier generation together.Date: Friday 14 February 2020Time: 9am - 3pmVenue: Keepmoat Stadium The conference brings ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19, 2019
    Health and social care organisations in Doncaster are encouraging residents in the borough to rethink their drink and live healthier and happier lives in the New Year. As part of Dry January, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) which runs Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service in partnership with the Drug and Alcohol Service; NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group and ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19, 2019
    A Doncaster based health trust which provides a range of services across the borough to people experiencing difficulties with their mental health has issued the following advice for residents who may be experiencing more than just the winter blues over the Christmas period. Alison Lancaster, Manager of mental health services in Doncaster for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19, 2019
    A mental health ‘Safe Space’ has been officially launched in Doncaster this week.  Located in Intake, the innovative service ran by NHS Doncaster CCG, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), People Focused Group (PFG), Mind and Open Minds, has been given the green light for two years funding following a successful pilot last year.   Health and care organisations across ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19, 2019
    Active Fusion is very excited to announce that John Hayes from Reach Interactive will be joining their Board of Trustees. John is the Chief Operating Officer at Reach Interactive with an extensive background in sales and management. He has helped grow the company into one that operates on a global scale and generates a multi-million-pound revenue yearly. The company is an SMS marketing provider ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    Women in the Manor and Castle areas of Sheffield are being reminded by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to attend their breast screening appointments as eligible women in this area, who are registered with a GP Practice, have been sent appointments. Each month, more than 5,000 women are  diagnosed with breast cancer, which is one of the most common cancers in the world.  Each year in the UK alone ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    A specialist Doncaster-based recruitment consultancy is celebrating a record-breaking year of business less than two years after setting up.   Orb Recruitment, which was established in April 2018, achieved a staggering £1m turnover in its first year of trading and is now one of the leading agencies in South Yorkshire focusing on the manufacturing and production, healthcare and construction and ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    Lakeside Village has once again received national recognition for its gleaming toilet facilities.   At the annual Loo of the Year awards 2019, Doncaster’s leading retail outlet walked away with the top Diamond classification for its exceptionally clean and well-looked after toilets.   For 2019, award organisers introduced the new Diamond Award, which joined the existing Silver, Gold and ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    At a packed Doncaster Chamber Business Awards on 12 December, local businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Nadeem Shah was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for over forty years of support for the town of Doncaster. Born in Pakistan, Nadeem came to the UK in the early 1960’s with his parents. His father, Ahmed Hassan Shah, set up his first business in Doncaster ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    Patients in Doncaster are being spared an avoidable visit to hospital this winter thanks to GPs using an expanded rapid telephone advice and guidance service, delivered by Consultant Connect. Having direct and quick access to advice from Consultants, GPs can ensure that patients get the right care first time. This often means that patients avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, the NHS saves money ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    A team of Chartered Surveyors from Doncaster and Newark have put their best foot forward for charity. The group, from the Doncaster and Newark offices of Fisher German tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, raising £1741 for Doncaster Deaf Trust. Alexis Johnson, executive principal, at Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “We are so pleased to receive this donation from Fisher German. Many people do ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    A team of academics and clinicians from Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) and Sheffield Children’s Hospital (SCH) has triumphed in a Dragons’ Den-style pitch to win £10,000 of medical technology funding. The money will be used to advance the development of a device that utilises innovative method to monitor central sleep apnoea in young children and infants.  Led by medical engineer Professor ...read more
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    Monday, December 16, 2019
    A documentary made by two professors from Sheffield Hallam will tell the story of how "hairy guys in sheds" have created their own identity through building "cigar box" guitars. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design History, portrays the passionate makers and ...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
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    A list of Doncaster’s top 100 books, as voted for by children across the town, has been revealed.  Children from every primary school in Doncaster were invited to take part in Doncaster 100 Reads and almost 5,800 votes were cast. The final list features books for children of all ages and a diverse list of titles. Well known authors such as Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson, and Beatrix Potter ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    Kind-hearted Doncaster six-year-old Georgia Ardron knew exactly what she wanted to do to celebrate her birthday… She decided to forgo presents from all of the 26 friends attending her party – and asked for donations to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice instead. The Tickhill Estfield Primary pupil raised a whopping £300 and proudly brought a cheque to the North Anston hospice. Georgia’s parents ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    Specialist children’s nurse Judith Bentley has joined Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as Head of Care. Judith Bentley joins the hospice from Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and is passionate about delivering gold-standard care for children and families at the North Anston hospice and expanding her team to enable more care at home. She brings a wealth of nursing expertise and life experience ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) has begun the search for a new Medical Director, as current post-holder, Mr Sewa Singh, is set to retire on 31 March 2020. The organisation’s longest-serving Executive Director, Mr Singh has held the position of Medical Director since 2012, having initially joined the Trust in 1996 as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon, and having overseen many ...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
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, December 06, 2019
    We know mums have the legal right to breastfeed anywhere (2010 Equality Act) but many do not feel confident in doing so. The 'We Support Our Mums' 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.   Venues across Doncaster including cafes, restaurants, libraries and leisure centres are all ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Clinicians at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) have been working hard to improve the quality of information that is given to patients. Often a major theme within the feedback received from visitors, ward staff have recently focused upon enhancing communication with patients, introducing a number of initiatives to ensure that individuals know what to expect during their hospital ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Doncaster photographer picks up top prize for timeless portrait. Photographer Gary MacDonald of Revu Photography has picked up a top award in a prestigious industry competition for his portrait photography skills. Gary, who owns a photography business in C-View Centre, Church View, won in the Little Miss portrait category at the Xperience group awards ceremony recently. Gary is one of 13 ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Christmas is starting to sparkle with the fast-approaching festive fairs at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. The landmark events with fun for all the family combining a visit to the award- winning wildlife park and all the fun and seasonal cheer of the  Christmas Fair are taking place over the weekends of December 7/8 and 14/15. The event will inspire the Christmas spirit in everyone – ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    When Michael (Mick) Bates suffered a tragic accident three years ago resulting in him losing a leg, he didn’t expect that he’d end up training to try and get into the GB Paralympic team. Now two Doncaster businesses are backing Mick and offering him support to help his training and his bid to get onto the team. Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) have welcomed Mick onto their Talented ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    The former St James’ Baths in Doncaster’s blossoming Civic and Cultural Quarter is being made available to developers and commercial operators. Doncaster Council is looking for interested parties with appropriate business plans for rejuvenating this prominent 1930s building to express their interest. Located next door to the new Savoy cinema and restaurant complex which will be open in spring ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    A special ‘All Change’ exhibition which showcases the history of Doncaster museum past and present will give residents a last chance to experience the museum in its current home. Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery on Chequer Road will close its doors on Friday, 17 January 2020 before reopening in its new home just up the road on Waterdale in summer 2020. The exhibition will take a fond look back ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    The British Wedding Awards is a National Awards and a celebration of the UK’s favourite wedding companies, voted for and chosen by real brides. Bawtry Hall has been shortlisted in the Countryside Wedding Venue Category and the winner will be announced at a the glitzy black tie ceremony in London in February 2020. Katey Dent of Bawtry Hall commented “Our team are thrilled! Bawtry Hall has only ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    More than 200 local people with dementia and their carers will take part in the Singing for Memory project, providing fun and friendship and reducing social isolation, thanks to a grant of £70,000 from Yorkshire, West Riding freemasons to Doncaster Community Arts (darts). During group sessions, new songs are created using lyrics given by the participants and everyone’s contribution is ...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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    Monday, December 02, 2019
    An extensive six month Trading Standards operation targeting several Doncaster town centre premises has seen over 47,000 packets of illicit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco seized and destined for destruction.    Six individuals, in separate prosecutions, pleaded guilty to offences that accounted for the total seized which had an estimated street value believed to be as much as £280,000. The ...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
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, November 29, 2019
    A university wide strategy to transform lives has been recognised at the Times Higher Education Awards.  The University picked up the award at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night (Thursday 28 November) in the Outstanding Strategic Planning Team category for its Transforming Lives strategy.  Transforming Lives was launched in 2017 to make Sheffield Hallam the world’s ...read more
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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) recently hosted a pair of events, dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits that Research and Development (R&D) can have on patient care.   R&D plays an absolutely vital role within a healthcare setting, especially when it comes to refining procedures and modernising services. Innovative studies enable hospitals to be ahead of the curve by ...read more
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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    A wonderful selection of entertainment and offers are being lined up throughout December to encourage residents and visitors to experience Doncaster this Christmas. The council’s Visit Doncaster team, along with MAM Doncaster Markets team, have helped organise dozens of festive activities the whole family will love and enjoy and with free parking offers available, local residents can have a great ...read more
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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    Filling Christmas stockings with a roar is proving a growing trend as people search for exciting presents. Staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Park are gearing up for a busy Christmas and are hoping for record sales over the popular Black Friday weekend. The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is reporting a rise in gifting experience presents such as VIP, Experience Vouchers and Annual Passes as ...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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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    Schoolchildren are being offered unique opportunities to get a hands-on experience to learn all about Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s polar bears.   The Bear Necessities Sessions will feature interactive activities and games designed to reveal the challenges they face in the Arctic as climate change threatens their home and hunting grounds.   The outreach sessions are aimed at children from Years 1 ...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
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, November 26, 2019
    The season of giving is nigh... And once again, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice prepares to be amazed by the generosity of supporters wanting to send festive gifts to its children and families. The hospice needs to make sure Christmas presents can benefit as many children as possible, so its team sends an online letter to Santa. Each gift on Bluebell Wood’s Christmas wishlist is carefully ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    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
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, November 25, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University is continuing to build stronger communities by providing scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Last year, three students in the Department of Natural and Built Environment were awarded the scholarship, entitling them to a £3,000 grant for each year of study on a full time undergraduate course. This has now been extended to five students, thanks to ...read more
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    Monday, November 25, 2019
    ARC and Doncaster Racecourse roared their way to success by scooping an award at the prestigious 10th Annual RCA Awards at Hamilton Park on the 14th November. Seen as the Oscars amongst UK Racecourses, the 10th annual Showcase & Awards celebrates excellence and rewards innovation from racecourses all across the UK. Racecourses representatives from across the UK were in attendance vying for the ...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
    Categories: Chamber
    Friday, November 22, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) is looking for an experienced and talented Non-executive Director to join the Trust’s Board of Directors. Non-executive Directors (NED) play a crucial role on any board by bringing an independent perspective to the Trust boardroom. They provide constructive challenge, help develop strategy and set the ‘tone at the top’ in terms of championing the ...read more
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    Friday, November 22, 2019
    Young people from across the city who take part in Sheffield Children's University (CU) attended a special graduation event at Sheffield City Hall to celebrate completing 1,000 hours of extra-curricular learning activities.  Fifteen Sheffield CU pupils, who have all received the CU's highest award, the Gold Fellowship, for 1000 hours of participation, were presented with a special certificate in ...read more
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    Friday, November 22, 2019
    A Doncaster College Apprentice scooped first prize in the Painting and Decorating Association competition on Saturday 9th November. Alex was nominated in the senior category for ‘The Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year Competition’.  The shortlisting for the competition started at Doncaster College in June 2019, Apprentices from different Colleges up and down the UK come along to take part in a ...read more
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    Friday, November 22, 2019
    As the colder nights draw in we would like to let people know the steps that are being taken in line with the Doncaster Winter Plan to ensure there is provision in Doncaster for anyone that is homeless that needs a bed and support from services.   Under the Winter Plan, extra beds are being made available for anyone sleeping rough in Doncaster through the winter period, whatever the weather – ...read more
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    £4,300 was raised on Sunday 17 November through the generous donation of local, national and international artists.  Some art works sold for as much as £700 and even as the auction began, work was still being donated.  A total of 70 paintings, sculptures and by established and emerging artists, went on sale mostly with no reserve, which enabled many first time buyers to experience great and ...read more
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam has signed become the first University in the UK to sign the School Governor Champion charter, pledging to encourage and support staff to be governors in local schools. This 5-step charter has been developed by Inspiring Governance, a national school governor recruitment service, as a call to action for employers across the country to sign and act as an advocate for school ...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
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Doctor Who showrunner and executive producer, Chris Chibnall, said he and the cast and crew of series 11 of the iconic show were 'blown away' after receiving honorary doctorates from Sheffield Hallam University.  Chris became showrunner and executive producer on the series which saw the first female Doctor arrive on our screens in 2018. The opening episode, The Woman Who Fell to Earth, was filmed ...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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    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    Founded in 1995, Juratek Ltd are a supplier of high-quality automotive aftermarket braking products for both Light & Commercial Vehicles. From its head office in Doncaster (UK), the company employs 50+ people and distributes around the world. Existing shareholders Matt Robinson (Managing Director), Toby Whewell (Sales & Marketing Director) and Mark Clegg (Operations Director) have now taken full ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    Nursing staff at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) are set to implement a number of innovative projects to help patients stay hydrated.   One of the biggest challenges for health professionals is ensuring that inpatients drink enough throughout their time in hospital, ultimately to aid in recovery. A lack of water can lead to dehydration — a condition which occurs when you don't ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    19 November is International Men’s Day and across Doncaster, local health and care organisations are encouraging men who are struggling with their emotions to share their feelings. In the UK, men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives, according to emotional support charity Samaritans. Globally, male suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45, says the CALM ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam has today (Monday 18 November) launched its Heart of the Region campaign to seek the views of the public to help shape the future of the University.  The campaign follows the University's signing of the Civic University Agreement earlier this year - a pledge of commitment to the Sheffield City Region to put the economy and quality of life in the local community top of its list ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
    Frenchgate Shopping Centre is collaborating with mental health charity, Doncaster Mind to promote positive mental wellbeing during the festive period by launching the ‘Mental Elf’ initiative. The centre is encouraging shoppers to relieve stress and boost their confidence by taking part in the Doncaster Mind ‘Mental Elf’ activity by creating their very own elf. The charity is providing the pattern ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
    Doncaster Council's gritters have been out across the borough signalling the start of the winter period. The gritters will, throughout the next five months, treat up to 330 miles of gritting routes when necessary - regularly getting their fill of rock salt stored at the Council's North Bridge depot - in an effort to keep as many roads and footways as safe as possible when the region experiences ...read more
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    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
    Categories: Chamber
    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Harrison College is a new independent business and enterprise college based in Doncaster for young people with high functioning autism. Opened in September, Harrison College has been opened to support young people and their families in developing employability skills so that they can achieve their potential and secure employment. Harrison College has a clear vision; “A specialist post-16 ...read more
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    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    The Times has listed Atherton Godfrey among the top law firms in England and Wales in its Best 200 Law Firms guide, for the second year running.   The guide, produced in conjunction with an international market research firm, is based on the opinions of lawyers who were asked to recommend the best law firms in 26 categories, covering business, public and private client services.   Out of ...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
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Staff and children at Little Learners Day Nursery are celebrating as the nursery, based at Doncaster Deaf Trust, was named the Favourite Day Nursery in the town at the recent Doncaster Mumbler Awards. The inaugural awards, voted by parents across the town, saw the team at Little Learners Day Nursery take the covet title of Favourite Day Nursery. Natalie Firth, nursery manager said: “We were ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) recently devoted an entire day to championing a large group of its staff, known as Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). Across its hospital sites in Doncaster and Worksop, the Trust employs nine of 14 nationally recognised AHPs – these being orthoptists, podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners (OPDs), ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Lakeside Village has reinforced its commitment to accessible shopping by supporting a special awareness day.  For the second year running, ‘Purple Tuesday’, which was on Tuesday 12 November, saw the stores at Lakeside Village join in with retailers across the country to introduce new measures and promote existing measures that make the shopping experience more inclusive for disabled ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    A radiography student from Sheffield Hallam University has been named Student Therapeutic Radiographer of the Year by the Society and College of Radiographers.   Sarah Bradder has been presented with her award at a ceremony this week, held at the Dorchester Library Room, The Royal College of Physicians, in London. On winning the award, Sarah said: “It’s overwhelming to know that there are so ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    A local Estate Agents is proving to be one of the best in Doncaster. Northwood Thorne have been awarded 7 titles in this years AllAgents Awards. Four of the awards were thanks to Senior Negotiator, Lindsey Bennett. Lindsey has been announced as being the best letting agent and best overall agent in the whole of Doncaster, as well as receiving both titles for the DN2 area. She has worked for the ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    A local restaurant earned the title of 'Best Wine Bar and Restaurant' in the Eastside Restaurant Awards which took place in October. Edwins of Hatfield were announced the winners after taking on some tough competition from Restaurants across Doncaster, Rotherham and North Nottinghamshire. The annual awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Doncaster Racecourse with over 150 guests ...read more
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    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
    The UK Packaging Awards, held last week at the Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane, is one of the industry’s most glittering events, recognising the entire packaging industry and how it integrates into a wide variety of sectors. Included in this was the category ‘Co-Packing and Fulfilment Company of the Year’ and local company, Carlton Forest Group which has its headquarters in Worksop and a ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    On World Diabetes Day (14 November 2019), health organisations* in Doncaster are calling for people to think about diabetes – how to prevent it and take control of it. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. There are 2 main types of diabetes:•Type 1 diabetes – where the body does not produce enough insulin due to an immune system attack which ...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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    Sunday, November 10, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber member Mark Smith has been elected to serve as an International Vice President in 2020 for the Junior Chamber International.  JCI is a global network of young active citizens made up of 180,000 members in 120 countries that aim to provide development opportunities to empower young people to create positive change. Mark who runs Make Your Mark UK, a training and consultancy ...read more
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    Saturday, November 09, 2019
    Together with its partners, Doncaster Council is continuing to work around the clock to provide support and resources for people caught up in the major flooding around Doncaster. The areas affected by severe flood warnings are: Kirk SandallBarnby DunSouth BramwithKirk BramwithBentleyWillow BridgeThorpe in BalneTrumfleetFishlakeResidents in Thorpe in Balne, Trumfleet and Fishlake have been ...read more
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    Saturday, November 09, 2019
    An emergency appeal has launched to support those affected by the flooding across South Yorkshire. Thousands of people have been evacuated, with hundreds of homes flooded in the worst hit areas. Whilst the true extent of the damage of the floods is still being realised, disruption continues to schools, business, roads and public transport. Local charity, South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    More needs to be done by energy companies this winter to address the poor treatment of society's most vulnerable citizens, according to a new report which is being launched in Westminster tomorrow. Energy firms are not doing enough to help vulnerable citizens when they ring for advice about their fuel bills or cold homes, research has found. This is despite the fact that energy is legally ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    Elmfield Park, adjacent to Doncaster’s Cenotaph War Memorial, has been put forward to become a designated area of protected space for years to come. As part of a UK-wide World War I remembrance – more than a century on from the Great War - Doncaster Council is taking steps to honour the memories of those soldiers who fought and died in conflict by designating the park as a Centenary Field. This ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    A national specialist centre in Doncaster is celebrating reaching a remarkable milestone this month (November 2019). Doncaster Deaf Trust, which provides education, training and care for deaf and hearing impaired children, young adults and those with communication and learning difficulties, is now officially 190 years old. The trust, on Leger Way, manages Little Learners Day Nursery, Doncaster ...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
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    Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    People from Doncaster are being given the opportunity be a part of the history of the last airworthy Vulcan bomber. XH558, the last airworthy Vulcan that stopped flying in 2015, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its first-ever test flight in May 1960, by offering supporters the chance to have their names on her wing. The charity responsible for XH558, the Vulcan To the Sky Trust, will ask ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    Popular national bakery chain Greggs has expanded and re-opened one of its stores following a brand-new refurbishment at Frenchgate Shopping Centre. The recently renovated store re-opened on November 1, welcoming shoppers to a wide choice of food and drink, a new contemporary seating area and a grab and go section. Located on the lower floor of the centre, the renovations have increased the ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Charity has this week (31 October) launched an appeal to improve the maternity experience at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Bassetlaw Hospital. Seeking the support of its local residents ‘The Doncaster and Bassetlaw Birth Appeal’ hopes to raise £100,000 to provide additional equipment and enhance the environments of maternity units in both towns to give ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    An international clinical trial involving academics from Sheffield Hallam University exploring the effects of following a Mediterranean diet and regular exercise on those living with dementia has been awarded almost £1 million funding.  Sheffield Hallam is one of a group of seven universities from England and Australia who are collaborating on this project to determine the effects of a ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    The Doncaster Business Showcase 2020, the largest business-to-business networking event in Yorkshire, have announced another partnership for the upcoming event in February 2020.    Fortay Media, one of the region’s leading web, social and video production companies, will become the media partner for the event which showcases and celebrates the fantastic business community from across the ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a nurse from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) made a guest appearance on BBC Radio Sheffield, to share her knowledge and expertise with listeners across the region.  Speaking on ‘’Nowt So Strange as Folk’’ -  a weekly broadcast centred around modern life in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire -  Christina Dyer, Macmillan Breast Care ...read more
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    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 28, 2019
    Huge opportunity for Yorkshire youth - Yorkshire based talent academy auditioning 7-18 year oldsStudents have already appeared on ITV’s Coronation street, The Voice UK and in critically acclaimed UK Touring productions such as Dr Doolittle & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.Yorkshire Based CAST Academy launching new wave of auditions November 2nd at their Wath Upon Dearne based training facility. South ...read more
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    Monday, October 28, 2019
    This autumn health experts across Doncaster are urging mums-to-be to take up the offer and have warned of the risks of having flu whilst pregnant could be.  As the colder months draw in, flu season is right around the corner and the latest figures from Public Health show that last year only 41.5% of pregnant women in Doncaster had the free flu vaccination.  Flu is a highly infectious acute viral ...read more
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    Friday, October 25, 2019
    Doncaster charity Active Fusion is looking to appoint trustees to its team. Active Fusion works to provide children and young people with greater opportunities to be physically active. They would like to appoint a trustee with a background in business partnerships, fundraising and charitable governance. To find out more about the trustee role and the organisation, visit the Active Fusion ...read more
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    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local NHS organisations have joined up with the newly launched Fit Rovers Ladies club to raise awareness and educate members around cancer.    According to Breast Cancer Now and Cancer Research UK, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK accounting for 15% of all new cancer cases.   1 in 7 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer ...read more
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    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Handelsbanken Doncaster has appointed two new Corporate Banking Managers and a Corporate Development Manager in response to increasing demand for its local relationship banking services. Steve Matthews and Tom Wadsworth join the local relationship bank as Corporate Banking Managers with over 35 years of combined banking experience. They will be involved in developing existing customer ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    On Tuesday 22 October, school children across Doncaster were treated to theatre workshops and a mass book giveaway for the launch of Doncaster Stories, a literacy campaign delivered by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with Doncaster Opportunity Area. The National Literacy Trust works with schools and local communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills they need to ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    Frenchgate Shopping Centre is collaborating with Heritage Doncaster and Second Generation to unveil a Black History exhibition project to tell the stories of local people from the Caribbean who made Doncaster their home between 1948 and 1973. October is Black History Month where the UK recognises the contributions that African and Caribbean descent have made to the country over generations. The ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    Four Graphic Design graduates who decided to start their careers together after studying together at Sheffield Hallam University have won the £5,000 top prize at the Hallam Enterprise Awards.  Studio Rife, a design collective founded by Andrew Bainbridge, James Popple-Beckett, Will Rea and Callum Seymour, having already established a collaborative and varied network across the Sheffield creative ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    A recent annual report by BHP Chartered Accountants has listed Carlton Forest Group as one of the thirty fastest growing companies in the Sheffield City Region.   The survey, that encompasses a wide variety of sectors, that show ‘continued determination and entrepreneurialism’ to succeed has placed the business, renowned for its warehousing and logistics operations, as number 17 on the list as ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    The £3.3million makeover of the Colonnades in Doncaster town centre has been completed.  The scheme of works have been coordinated by Doncaster Council and funded by the Sheffield City Region Local Growth Fund. Built in the 1980s, the brick built building has received a major overhaul. The investment has seen the visual appearance enhanced inside and out. The five floors of offices have been ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    The new route in and out of Doncaster train station for vehicles starts on Sunday morning 27 October as the transformation of the forecourt moves into its final stage. Completion of the new access layout means work can now start on turning the existing parking area in front of the station into an inviting public space. The new public realm will feature an iconic piece of public art and is the ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    A Cardiac Physiologist has collected the ‘’Teaching Hospital’’ prize at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals’ (DBTH) annual Star Awards ceremony, which took place on 19 September 2019.  This accolade is intended to shine a spotlight on those who have gone the extra mile in order to improve the education offering at the Trust. Specifically, it acknowledges where members of Team DBTH have ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is pleased to announce TUI will further expand by adding an extra aircraft to its base at the airport, starting flying in Summer 2020.   Two new routes, Fuerteventura and Heraklion will be added on top of the recently announced services to Mexico and Girona, along with additional days of operation to ten destinations including to Ibiza, Larnaca, Reus, Malaga, ...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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    Monday, October 21, 2019
    There’ll be some spooky goings on down at Lakeside Village this Halloween for the whole family to enjoy!  The Doncaster retail outlet will be hosting a range of Halloween happenings during half term.  On Thursday 31 October, scary pumpkin carving and spooky face painting will be the order of the day and as many families as possible are invited to take part in the free activities.  Di Rodgers, ...read more
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    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    Commenting on Saturday’s Parliamentary debate, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  “While the parliamentary drama continues, in the real world businesses wait anxiously for a clear outcome.  “In the coming days the onus is on the government to answer the many questions businesses are posing on the Prime Minister’s deal – and its potential impact ...read more
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    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    Commenting on the announcement that the UK and EU negotiators have come to an agreement, Dr Adam Marshall of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “Business communities will recognise the huge efforts by UK and EU negotiators to reach an agreement. Understandably, many businesses will reserve judgment until they see the detail.     “Businesses need a chance to analyse precisely what ...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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    Thursday, October 03, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber and the wider Chamber Network have launched a new campaign to celebrate, support and develop the most important part of any business – it’s people.  Chambers will be working with government, academics, business communities and employees, to make the UK a more productive, attractive and modern place to work. At a time of critical levels of skills shortages, weak productivity and ...read more
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    Monday, September 16, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber are thrilled to announce Ben Hanlin will return to host the Doncaster Business Awards on Thursday, 12 December for the second year running. Originally from Birmingham, Ben became an overnight sensation through debuting his tricks on YouTube. Since then, he has starred in the world’s best-selling touring show The Illusionists and appeared on ITV1’s Live at the Palladium. His ...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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Since winning a place on the 2018 Raw Talent program, Chinwe Russell, the Nigerian born British artist living and working in Doncaster has seen her life transformed through her work. With strong mentoring from Victoria Robinson, one of the forces behind art&, Chinwe has seen her career as an international artist take off. Chinwe who is a self taught artist has accomplished what many emerging and ...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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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    CFS Formations welcomed a local student in the office for their Work Shadowing Day on the 3rd of May 2019. The student when in the office observed the UK administration team and experienced the fast pace key duties completed throughout the day. The work shadowing day provided the student with the unique opportunity to find out how administrative staff work and what the role of the Administration ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Commenting on the news British Steel is entering insolvency, Hannah Essex, Co-executive director at the British Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Many Chamber businesses will be concerned about the potential impact of British Steel entering insolvency, particularly those in their supply chain who will be directly and deeply affected. The company’s operations are at the centre of many local ...read more
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    Monday, May 27, 2019
    The keys to new council homes have been handed over at three further top quality housing developments in Doncaster.   Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, handed David Coates the keys to his new bungalow on Warde Avenue in Balby, Sara Neagle picked up the keys to her new family home on Old Road in Conisbrough and Jodie Gurnhill collected the keys to her new home at the multi-award winning Bristol ...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
    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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    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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    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    A free business course with a track record of inspiring entrepreneurs is set on making a huge impact at Doncaster Wool Market from 3 to 14 June. Organised by Doncaster Council’s Business Doncaster team, Pop-Up Business School’s two week course will encourage local people to turn their passions into businesses. The 10-day course is open to anyone who wants to start their own business and make a ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Should Doncaster go for City Status? is just one of the important questions in the Spring Doncaster Business Insight Survey which is evoking a large response from local business leaders. The responses will be used by Doncaster Chamber to help inform their mandate of work and represent the business voice on matters that impact business growth and the local economy.  “This is an important survey ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    The future is tech and data - with robotics becoming more widely used; but that means nothing without people as businesses have to be trusted and transparent and have good customer relations, according to Chris Oldacre, IBM UK's Industry Leader for the Consumer Products, Travel and Logistics sectors, speaking at the sixth Doncaster Business Conference. The keynote speaker was back in his home ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Frenchgate Shopping Centre is celebrating having won a prestigious industry award.  The Centre has been recognised for the Rich Seam exhibition by the Revo Purple Apple Marketing Awards and collected a coveted Purple Apple Award at a ceremony in London.  The popular Rich Seam exhibition, which saw Frenchgate working with DMBC and Doncaster College to successfully raise awareness of the crowd ...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
    A social media stir has been created by fifty Doncaster ladies who went topless to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage ladies, and men, to check and be aware of their breasts and breast tissue. In just a matter of days since the photo was posted it has garnered over 1.7m views, 7,000 likes on LinkedIn, over 400 on Facebook, many reposts on Instagram and has been shared beyond belief ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    If you suffer from hay fever – or seasonal allergic rhinitis – you may have noticed that more and more people are suffering along with you so far this year. You’re not wrong in thinking this.   According to the charity, Allergy UK, in the 1970s only 10% of the population were affected by hay fever. In 2019 around 30% of adults and 40% of children struggle with what has become one of the nation’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    New teachers will get extra advice and support during the first years of their careers thanks to a panel of experts headed up by a Sheffield Hallam University academic. The group of experts, led by Professor Sam Twiselton OBE, director of the Sheffield Institute of Education, will be reviewing the content of teacher training and recommending ways to align it with the Early Career Framework – the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Commenting on the Prime Minister’s statement, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses need concrete outcomes to plan for the future. In the absence of parliamentary consensus on either the Withdrawal Agreement or any other proposition for the future, both businesses and investment remain in limbo.    “Companies across the UK are ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    A Doncaster firm is helping to revolutionise the operations of a successful local soft fruit farm by installing cutting edge technology in its brand-new processing facility. Dolphin ICT, an IT solutions company based next to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, has been working with Tasker Partnership in Retford in the major expansion of its operations which includes a new building for cooling, storing ...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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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    THREE South-Yorkshire charities have been shortlisted to be named Lakeside Village’s Charity of the Year.  B:Friend, Donmentia and Open Minds have been named in the final phase of a search launched by the retail outlet shopping centre.  The shortlisted trio, chosen by the centre management from nominations made online, will now be put to the shoppers’ vote, with token drop boxes located at the ...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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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    A warehousing, contract packing and supply chain solutions provider has reinforced its senior warehousing and operations team as the business continues to prosper.  Carlton Forest Group, which has its headquarters and distribution centres across North Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and the Sheffield City Region has recruited three Warehouse Managers Ian Beswick, John Bower and Alistair Plant, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    LNER are pleased to announce that the first of the new Azuma trains has entered service, delivering more seats and services, and a better experience for customers on the East Coast route. The first Azuma trains will serve the London to Leeds route from 15th May and the London to Hull route from 16th May. Azuma trains will be then introduced in a phased programme throughout the remainder of 2019 ...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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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    St Leger Homes of Doncaster has launched its Corporate Plan for the work it will undertake between 2019 and 2024. The award-winning local housing provider, which maintains over 20,000 homes for Doncaster Council, held a number of consultation events across the borough to help bring this plan together which sets out the vision for the next five years. There are four strategic objectives: •Ensure ...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, 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
    St Leger Homes of Doncaster and Doncaster Council have formally signed a new management agreement which means the local housing provider will continue to manage council housing on behalf of the authority until 31st March 2024. St Leger Homes have managed Doncaster Council’s social housing stock since October 2005, and the renewal came after an independent performance assessment showed St Leger ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Commenting on the latest UK GDP statistics, published on Friday 10 May 2019 by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “While there was a strengthening in UK GDP growth in the first quarter, the headline figure has been flattered by a temporary boost from stockpiling ahead of a possible no-deal exit, and so does little to alter the UK’s ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Ideal Financial Management Ltd are delighted that two of the firms Mortgage advisers have now qualified as Independent Financial Advisers. Ben Butcher, 19, from Bessacarr has achieved the Diploma in Financial Planning, becoming one of the youngest ever to attain the qualification. Ben qualified as a Mortgage Advisor at the age of 18 and then continued his studies with the Quilter Financial ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Young people, their parents and carers are invited to find out more about Doncaster University Technical College (UTC) at a special event. The official launchpad event, which will take place on May 22 at CAST, will showcase what the UTC has to offer for students in Doncaster. Doncaster UTC, which will be based in the town centre, just a stone’s throw away from CAST, opens its doors to students ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber is pleased to welcome Cllr. Nuala Fennelly to its Board as a co-opted director. As Doncaster Council's Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, her expertise will help inform the Chamber's work to connect businesses and schools to help inspire and prepare young people to be work ready.  Her predecessor Cllr. Bill Mordue served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors as ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Nigel Brewster, of the Brewster Partners Recruitment Group, has been appointed vice-chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for a second term. In his role, Nigel will be working closely with James Muir, who took up the role of LEP Chair earlier this year. LEP Board members shape the economic strategy for the Sheffield City Region and ensure that the organisation ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Commenting on the National Infrastructure Commission’s letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on infrastructure planning and investment, Mike Spicer, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The National Infrastructure Commission is right to stress the importance of protecting infrastructure spend in the government’s forthcoming spending review. Business expects ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    HR Media are celebrating a hat-trick of submissions they worked on for their client ​Frenchgate Shopping Centre as they have successfully made the shortlist for the prestigious Purple Apple Marketing Awards. The Centre has been recognised for their 50th Birthday and Christmas campaign’s as well as the Rich Seam exhibition by the Revo Purple Apple Marketing Awards. The 50th birthday campaign has ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday operator, has launched its new TUI Airways Dreamliner flight from Doncaster Sheffield airport to Orlando Sanford in Florida. The Boeing 787 took off for the first flight at 10:30 on 4 May with excited passengers and crew on board.  TUI marked the exciting milestone with celebrations throughout the morning for customers. This included a Disney-themed party in the ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 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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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    HR Media is thrilled to welcome two new members to their team; Sophie Hodgson and Sasha Mossman. Social media executive Sophie, from Rotherham, returns to the right side of the Pennines after working for a tech-company which specialised in health and wellness, beauty and fitness in Manchester. Sophie, aged 23, will work closely with clients on delivering their social media content as well as ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    The wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits on the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire as Jesper Asselman sprinted to a dramatic breakaway victory in Selby. The riders received a warm welcome in Doncaster’s Market Place at the start of the day and continued to be cheered along by the sizeable crowds who braved the elements to see the world’s best riders in action.  The towns and villages along ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    Work has started on the first phase of a £5 million industrial development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. South Yorkshire developers Priority Space are behind the speculative development at Aero Centre Yorkshire, which will provide 45,000 sq. ft of prime industrial space for businesses in the region. Priority Space is working in partnership with H.G. Sites to deliver phase one of the ...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 30, 2019
    The Tour de Yorkshire came to Doncaster in 2016 and 2018 and it's back in 2019. Doncaster will host Stage One of the Men’s race  on Thursday 2 May 2019. The start of the race at 1.05pm will begin in the newly refurbished market square which will showcase the historic market to the world. Event activities start from 10am. For key traffic and travel information for the Tour de Yorkshire, on ...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
    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
    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
    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
    Board member at Healthwatch Doncaster urges local people to have their say on the long term plan   Healthcare in Doncaster will only work if people get to have their say – urges Healthwatch Doncaster Board member Sucha Singh.   Sucha, from Bessacarr, is encouraging others to speak out as part of ‘What Would You do?’, led by the Borough’s independent health and social care champion Healthwatch ...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
    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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    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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    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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    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Are you invested in the Sheffield City Region? There are big plans for the future. Join us for discussion and networking to find out more. The Sheffield City Region has a diverse £31 billion economy, made up of 68,000 businesses. New projects are set to boost the economy and act as a magnet for people, industry and innovators. As part of Sheffield Hallam’s Driving Future Economies week, they’re ...read more
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    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Pupils from across South Yorkshire visited Sheffield Hallam for a four-day chocolate-themed higher education experience ahead of the Easter weekend. 'Spring Up' is an annual taster event hosted by the University's Widening Participation and Outreach team, who work with children and young people in the community to improve engagement and aspiration to higher education. Over 90 pupils from 16 ...read more
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    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Community groups in Doncaster can team up to apply for a maximum amount of £1,000 during Healthwatch Doncaster’s annual micro-grant scheme that has just launched.  With the success of previous years, Healthwatch Doncaster are keen for organisations to join up for this year’s campaign and apply for a bigger pot of funding to deliver an activity, based on Healthwatch’s core values, that results in ...read more
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    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Commenting on the labour market figures for April 2019, published by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:                                                 “The strong increase in employment, coupled with another fall in the number of people out of work, suggests that the UK labour market remains in good order.   “However, behind the strong ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) is setting up a new small business stakeholder forum. This is a great opportunity for employers to influence policy and raise any issues, concerns and opportunities with the Institute around the development of Apprenticeship Standards and T levels. The forum will meet three times a year in Westminster and the first meeting will be ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Leading national figures from the field of education have joined the line-up for the first Hallam Festival of Education.  The Rt Hon. Lord David Blunkett (former Secretary of State for Education and Employment), the Rt Hon. Lord Jim Knight (former Minister of State for Schools and Learning) and Helen O'Donnell (Chief Executive and Director of Partnerships at Children's University) will all be ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    A counsellor who supports families of children with life-shortening conditions will be taking to the runway on 2 May for Bluebell Wood’s charity fashion show. Angie Beasley, from Doncaster, is a Child and Family Counselling Co-ordinator at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which supports children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions; and their families. She has ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Easter is nearly upon us and health and care organisations in Doncaster are doing all they can to ensure Doncaster folk are as prepared as possible and know what to do if they need to access health and care services over the bank holiday period. Following on from the success of the Doncaster winter campaign, we are focussing information on and around four key areas: •Ensuring people have enough ...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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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Commenting on the latest UK GDP and trade statistics, published on 10 April 2019 by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The widening in the UK’s trade deficit is further evidence of deep-rooted imbalances in UK economic growth and suggests that net trade is likely to have been a drag on UK GDP growth in Q1. Slowing global growth, Brexit ...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
    Susan Franklin, a former Sheffield Hallam University lecturer has left a sum of money in her will to set up an annual prize for graduating students.  The Susan Franklin Award will be presented to one postgraduate student from the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at graduation each year. The prize will consist of £250 of book vouchers and, at Susan's request, will be awarded for "research or work ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in.  The Tour de Yorkshire is now regarded as one of the best supported and most colourful races on the world cycling calendar, with giant land art projects being dotted along the route and entire streets lined ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Commented the British Chambers of Commerce on the Article 50 extension: “For most businesses, the ‘flextension’ agreed by the European Council will be preferable to deadlines that are repeatedly moved forward at the last possible moment. “This extension buys Parliament some time to come to a consensus, but they can’t afford to squander it. Politicians must urgently agree on a way forward. It ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Doncaster College and University Centre are nearing the end of a two year project which has seen painting and decorating tutor Glen Galbraith travelling across Europe to meet with other colleges. This exciting project involves Doncaster College as well as other Colleges from Belgium, France, Portugal and Slovakia. Paint Up is a project that is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme and the Painting ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    darts (Doncaster Community Arts) is thrilled to announce that Keepmoat Homes has generously agreed to sponsor the much-anticipated #PointFEST event on Saturday 25 May 2019. Thanks to this extra funding, the event will be bigger and better than ever! Ben Ormsby of Keepmoat Homes said: “As a business that is both located in Doncaster and delivering much needed new homes across the region, we ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    JP Walton & Son (Transport) Ltd has featured in the Parliamentary Review 2019 publication that highlights and focusses on the best of British industry to promote the UK to throughout the world.  The family-run company is one of South Yorkshire’s fastest growing independent transport companies, recognised by the Plimsoll List 2017, and a founder member of the DVSA Earned Recognition. The business ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Home favourite Lizzie Deignan has confirmed she will ride the 2019 Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race. Deignan has not competed since the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen and gave birth to her first child in September last year. Since then she has worked hard to build her fitness and will make her return to racing on the continent this month before heading back to Yorkshire on 3-4 ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber’s latest quarterly Business Insight Survey to capture a snapshot of local business sentiment is more positive than the national picture but Brexit is still their biggest concern.  Key indicators of their economic health showed a more positive balance of Doncaster firms reporting increased sales, advance orders, and employment in Q1 2019 compared to the overall UK Quarterly ...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
    HSR Law Solicitors has promoted Solicitor Rachel Cooke to Equity Partner and added Solicitor Amy Kavanagh to its expanding residential conveyancing team. Ms Cooke joined HSR as a Trainee Solicitor in 2012 after graduating from Sheffield University where she obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Law.    Partner Andrew Best said, “Rachel’s commitment to her clients and outstanding customer ...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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    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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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Do you run or manage a small or medium-sized business? If so, then leading think-tank IPPR North want to hear from you!  IPPR North do influential research on a wide range of issues relevant to the North of England and they engage with politicians in Westminster and across the North to improve public policy. They are looking for SMEs to take part in a survey, as part of their new project on the ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    At a recent Doncaster Business Insight Breakfast Briefing, local firms gained an economic snapshot of how the local economy is faring and how they can make themselves more robust and sustainable in these changing economic, political, and environmental times. The results of the latest Doncaster Business Insight Survey, run by Doncaster Chamber, showed that despite Brexit uncertainty, local firms’ ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Doncaster law firm, Atherton Godfrey marks its 40th anniversary this April. When the firm first opened its doors on Thursday 12 April 1979, John Atherton and Charles Godfrey, aided by their two secretaries, initially advised and acted for clients in relation to family and matrimonial, conveyancing, wills and probate,  civil litigation  and criminal matters. But after only 12 months, the thriving ...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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    Sunday, April 07, 2019
    "Doncaster Sheffield Airport is forecasting record passenger numbers for the year ahead, over 15% growth. It will be the airports busiest year on record since opening in 2005. With an additional 250,000 seats already on sale and 11 new routes launched in the past year, passengers numbers will soar to in excess of 1.4m making it one of the fastest growing airports in the UK in recent years.  Flybe ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    World Feeds is representing the fish food industry in The Parliamentary Review 2019. The Doncaster based internationally trading business has always strived to provide fresh ideas and innovations in the aquatics and aquaculture industries, combining their unique formulations and engineering expertise to create an unparalleled product. They manufacture and distribute worldwide all from one ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    Another major development in Doncaster has started with work beginning on an exciting new cinema and restaurant complex next door to the Cast performance venue in the Cultural and Civic Quarter. The £8.5 million project has benefitted from £635,000 from the Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding (LGF) and once complete will create more than 100 jobs and bring more than £530,000 of new ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    Commenting on the Prime Minister's announcement she will seek to extend the Brexit deadline, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:  “The clock is still ticking, and avoiding a messy and disorderly exit from the EU is still the top priority for our business communities. The government must take firm action, now,  to ensure that this is not allowed to happen ...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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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Sheffield City Region has reported huge interest at the recent MIPIM Conference in Cannes (13-16 March), where it revealed over GBP1.4 billion of investable propositions to international investors. This included demonstrating that over 2,500 hectares of land is available potentially for commercial or housing development, plus Sheffield City Region has the capacity for around 15,000 new ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    There is a long-established tradition of Higher Education provision in Doncaster which has been described as ‘Doncaster’s best-kept secret.  University-level courses have been taught in Doncaster since 1949 when Doncaster College of Education was opened as constituent college of Sheffield University Institute of Education. The College of Education was relocated to Melton Park Hall in High Melton ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Connectus has announced a new voice proposition following a sequence of strategic industry partnerships. Building on its exclusive UK-relationship with Swedish-based technology firm Advoco, the firm has built a communications platform based on supporting businesses adopting working practices that aren’t bound by geographic location or cumbersome telephone equipment. With a mobile-first approach, ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    RSPCA volunteers in Doncaster are urging people in the borough to de-clutter their homes and donate essential items to help their vital fundraising drive. They say spring is the season of new beginnings. From warmer weather and longer days to flowers blooming and the budding of leaves and there is no better time to have a fresh start and a good old de-clutter. At the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    A local care home provider has made the shortlist of the Ward Hadaway ‘Fastest 50’ awards for 2019  - a run-down of the fastest growing businesses in the region put together by UK Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway. Trust Care Ltd, which owns seven homes across the South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire area, is wholly owned by directors Andrew Savage and Steven Wilson and has a current turnover of ...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
    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 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
    Leading national figures from the field of education have been announced to speak at the first ever Hallam Festival of Education. Baroness Estelle Morris (former Secretary of State for Education and Skills), Tracy Brabin MP (Shadow Minister for Early Years), Anne Longfield OBE (Children's Commissioner for England), Sir Tim Brighouse (former Schools Commissioner for London), the Rt Hon. David Laws ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    A consortium led by Sheffield Hallam University has been awarded a research grant to examine the factors that affect access to and success in higher education for estranged students and those who have spent time in care. The research has been commissioned and funded by the Unite Foundation, the UK’s leading provider of HE scholarships for care-experienced and estranged students.   The project ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    A group of care homes in the South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire region is one of the first to  drive the standards of care even higher with the installation of a mobile care monitoring programme. Trust Care Ltd has installed Person Centred Software (PCS) into each of its homes to support its care assistants in their day to day care programmes.  The company is proud to take strides forward in ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    CPI inflation in the UK stood at 1.9% in February 2019, up from 1.8% in the previous month. In the three months to December 2018, the number of people in employment rose by 222,000 on the previous three-month period. Average weekly earnings (excluding bonuses) rose by 3.4%, up from 3.2% on the previous three-month period. UK retail sales increased by 0.4% in February 2019 and were up by 0.7% on ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    An innovative project to save critically endangered lemurs is taking shape thanks to the support of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. A new school and research centre are almost built as part of an international programme to support the species in their native Madagascar.   The Foundation, based at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park, has granted the project £5,000 year for the next ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    A new affordable housing development in Doncaster has been unveiled by the Mayor. The development, which has been built by energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE on behalf of Ongo, is made up of 50 new affordable bungalows and houses on Ivor Grove in Balby. Project partners visited the newly completed £5.9million development for a tour of the homes and to congratulate the final residents to ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Barnsdales are delighted to have sold the prime multi let office investment Icon in Doncaster. The 29,522 sq ft office building with 101 on site parking spaces was sold for £4.3 million pounds. Jason Barnsdale MRICS acted on the sale and commented: "We are delighted to sell this office investment during a period of uncertainty, however we were able to generate considerable interest in the ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Barnsdales Chartered Surveyors are delighted to have sold the prime multi let office investment Icon in Doncaster. The 29,522 sq ft office building with 101 on site parking spaces was sold for £4.3 million pounds. Jason Barnsdale MRICS acted on the sale and commented "we are delighted to sell this office investment during a period of uncertainty, however we were able to generate considerable ...read more
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    The transformed Doncaster Wool Market will open next week (Tuesday, 26 March) and will be celebrated in style with a fantastic weekend of fun and entertainment from Friday to Sunday, 29 to 31 March. It will be officially opened by Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster and Dan Jarvis, the Sheffield City Region Mayor, on Tuesday with traders open for business and ready to welcome shoppers and ...read more
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    It's just six months until the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, which will raise the curtain on the biggest cycling event ever held in the UK.  Later this evening iconic landmarks across Yorkshire will be lit up in the colours of the world champions’ rainbow jersey (a separate press release will follow).  To also mark the occasion, Yorkshire 2019 has launched an ...read more
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    Commenting on the inflation statistics for February 2019, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “Inflation picked-up for the first time since August 2018, with rising prices across a range of items including food and alcohol, placing the largest upward pressure on price growth in ...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
    Getting married in an exotic location close to some of the world’s most majestic animals is just a step away thanks to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.   Its unique safari-themed wedding day packages allow couples to have a special ceremony without flying all the way to Africa.   The park, home to more than 400 animals from rare and endangered species, is showcasing its unique ...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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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    With just weeks to go before its planned introduction, new research suggests nearly one in five businesses above the VAT threshold still know little or nothing about Making Tax Digital, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.   Responding to the findings, and amid the significant cost pressures placed on business by the ongoing Brexit uncertainty, the leading business group is reiterating ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    St. Leger Homes are currently offering three 12-month paid work placements to local students.  They're looking to hear from current students looking for a placement year/fixed term opportunity to embed their learning and are keen to gain work experience. The office based roles are in Business Transformation; Health, Safety and Compliance; and in Organisation Development.  They are looking for ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University are launching their new Level 7 Software Engineering Specialist apprenticeship in September 2019.  This 3-year programme will allow confident, competent and capable individuals to apply leadership and change management skills within their organisation. It is for people who already have a Degree (2:1 or above) in any subject. Learners will attend university for roughly ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Commenting on the parliamentary vote on extending Article 50, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “While most businesses will support an extension to Article 50 to avert the prospect of a messy and disorderly exit on the March 29th, with just two weeks to go this vote leaves firms with no real clarity on the future.   “Although Parliament has ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Commenting on the Spring Statement, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The Chancellor is right to warn of the risks that a messy and disorderly exit on March 29th would pose for the economy. Westminster must heed the fact that businesses and government agencies are simply not ready for such an abrupt change, and Parliament must take concrete ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University students on animation and film and media production courses received three awards at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Student Awards. Students on the animation and film and media production degree courses won the animation craft - production design, drama craft - production design and factual craft - sound awards.  Sarah McCarthy, a fourth year animation ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    “Businesses have warned time and again that the United Kingdom is not ready to face the consequences of a messy and disorderly exit from the European Union. Government agencies are not ready, many businesses are not ready, and despite two and a half years passing since the referendum, there is no clear plan to support communities at the sharp end of such an abrupt change," commented Dr Adam ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Students, graduates and staff from Sheffield Hallam University are taking part in a life-changing trip to Africa to help women and girls living in some of the world's poorest communities. The group of 20 from the University's Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice are visiting Lesotho in South Africa in June as part of a Human Rights project which will see them introduce the Wonderbag to ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    “Although there was an increase in GDP growth between December and January, the data for the longer three-month period recorded an economy that was continuing to slow under the weight of uncertainty over Brexit and weakening global trading conditions," commented Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), on the latest UK GDP and trade statistics, published today by ...read more
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    Monday, March 11, 2019
    Shoppers at Lakeside Village will soon be able to take a break from shopping and enjoy playing some free table tennis as the centre opens a pop-up Ping Pong Parlour. The parlour can be found next to Thorntons and will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 6pm, Thursday 10am until 8pm, Saturday 9.30am until 6pm and Sunday 10am until 4.30pm.  Everyone is welcome to drop in to play ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Welcome to Yorkshire has confirmed 10 exclusive announcements will be made at this year’s tourism showcase Y19 – to mark the organisation’s 10th anniversary. The stage show takes place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds in just under a month’s time - on Wednesday April 3rd, 10 years to the day since the tourism body was formed in 2009. Announcements on the day will include an update on the economic ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    The Mayor of Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis MP helped kick off National Apprenticeship Week today when he met degree apprentices at Sheffield Hallam University. The Mayor met learners who are employees of Dixons Carphone and studying for a chartered manager degree apprenticeship at Sheffield Hallam's business school. He talked to the apprentices about what inspired them to take up this ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    A Sheffield Hallam University graduate has won the Entrepreneurial Award at the 2019 British Council Study UK Alumni Awards which took place in Egypt. Omnia El Rashidy graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Neurodisability in November 2017. Since then she has become a pioneer in Neurodisability and founded the first keto-clinic for epilepsy treatment in Egypt, as well as the Maharat ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Work on a new world-class cycling facility at Doncaster Dome has begun, thanks to a significant cash injection from the Places to Ride capital grants programme – designed to provide a lasting legacy from the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. The site will be transformed into a modern cycling area and will encompass a cycle circuit designed to provide recreational and competitive ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Education in South Yorkshire will take centre stage next year as a new festival comes to Sheffield Hallam University. The Sheffield Hallam University Festival of Education, which will take place in June 2019, will combine a festival-style atmosphere, celebrating recent achievements and developments in education in the region, with provocative and stimulating debate about current and emerging ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    A Sheffield Hallam University student midwife has won the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Pregnacare Student Midwife of the Year award.  Katy Ellis was presented with her award at a ceremony in London yesterday (March 5) by host and BBC's the One Show presenter Alex Jones. The Pregnacare Student Midwife of the Year award recognises an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to their ...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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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    St Leger Homes are pleased to announce the appointment of Arturo Gulla, as Director of Property Services.  Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said: “Arturo has an excellent track record of service improvement and a wide knowledge of property issues having worked his way up from apprentice plumber to Head of Service and Director level in a number of organisations. Most recently he ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Switalskis Solicitors has appointed serious injury and traumatic brain injury claims specialist, Ewan Bain, strengthening the firm’s team in Doncaster. Ewan, who is originally from Sheffield and now lives in Doncaster, joins Switalskis from Irwin Mitchell where he started his career as a legal helpline advisor, advising on all areas of law. He subsequently joined its serious injury team as a ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Doncaster’s Rapid Response service has been recognised as an exemplar service in the 2019 HSJ Value Awards. This new, innovative service been shortlisted under the Improving Value in the Care of Older Patients Award, led by Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in partnership with Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Barnsley College and ITS Group are coming together, maximising the strengths and shared values of both organisations and building on the current long-standing relationship. This will provide further opportunities by offering Barnsley College an additional employer-led delivery arm adding to its existing successful apprenticeship offer and ITS will benefit from the College’s capital and investment ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    With just weeks to go before its planned introduction, new research suggests nearly one in five businesses above the VAT threshold still know little or nothing about Making Tax Digital, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.   Responding to the findings, and amid the significant cost pressures placed on business by the ongoing Brexit uncertainty, the leading business group is reiterating ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    A new and improved play area is in store for youngsters at Doncaster Deaf Trust’s school and nursery as it launches an appeal to revamp its outdoor facilities.    The Trust hopes to raise £125,000 for the new nursery and school play area through its appeal, which will see grassy areas replaced with an all-weather surface and new playground equipment.    Bobbie Roberts, chair of Trustees at the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    A critical mass of regeneration projects and developments are making Doncaster ripe for investment. Major infrastructure projects, regeneration schemes and housing developments are stimulating private sector growth, attracting new investment and boosting the economy. Scott Cardwell, Doncaster Council’s Assistant Director of Development, is attending MIPIM (12-15 March) to promote the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    Dozens of sports pitches in the Doncaster region are to be rejuvenated with investment in a futuristic GPS controlled robot. The diminutive line marker utilises the latest technology to connect to global satellites and mobile network connections, inputting pitch dimensions and multiple pitches via an app and re-positions them to best fit the site using Google Maps. Once stored, the lines are ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport came in pole position, topping the table for all participating UK airports in the quarterly Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey for Q4-2018. Waiting time across the whole of the airport scored above average. Courtesy and helpfulness of the staff received a positive mention; from car park, to check-in, passport control and security, adding to DSA’s reputation as the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    Amazon welcomed 15 SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) students from the Communication Specialist College Doncaster (CSCD) for an industry visit organised by Doncaster Skills Academy to give them a first-hand experience of the various employment opportunities available to them on their doorstep.  Amazon opened their doors to the first SEND school to visit the premises located at the ...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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    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    The latest Doncaster Business Insight Survey is now open and for every one completed by a business with a DN postcode, Doncaster Chamber will donate £1 to Active Fusion. Active Fusion is a Doncaster charity helping young people to develop a love for being active by unlocking their potential and creating positive habits for life.  Over the last year they have worked with over 23,000 young people ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Communities across the county are getting ready to welcome the official Tour de Yorkshire trophies ahead of their own tour, which starts this week. Both the men’s and women’s trophies will visit each of the start and finish locations on their travels, making an appearance at schools, leisure centres and iconic venues along the way. A variety of events and activities are planned across the eight ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    9 students from Doncaster College completed a 2 week all expenses paid mobility to Perpignan in the South of France.   The work placements, which took place this February, were organised by our host organisation Alfmed School, where Business students worked in accounts and promotion. Catering students worked in a variety of restaurants in Perpignan, ranging from fine dining to a traditional ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Commenting ahead of today’s Cabinet meeting and the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “At this pivotal moment, the government must take decisive steps to avoid the damage that a messy and disorderly exit would cause to business and the economy in just a month’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Commenting on the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the next steps in the Brexit process, Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director of Policy and Campaigns at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “While this a giant political leap for the Prime Minister, this is only a small step towards the clarity and precision that businesses need to chart their future ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    In the three months to December 2018, the number of people in employment in the UK rose by 167,000 on the previous three-month period. Average weekly earnings (excluding bonuses) rose by 3.4% and the number of job vacancies rose by 16,000 to 870,000, a new record high. UK labour productivity dropped by 0.2% in the year to Q4 2018. Public sector net borrowing (excluding public sector banks) in ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    A brrr-illiant idea has put the animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park on ice….and they love it. A consignment of ice was delivered to the award-winning park after a generous donation from The Ice Co, the nation’s biggest producer of ice. The park’s four polar bears, Nobby, Nissan, Pixel and Victor, based at the ten-acre Project Polar Reserve, gleefully plunged around in the mountains of ice. YWP’s ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    St Leger Homes and J&D Activities have partnered with Doncaster College to launch new Communi-Tea Café which employs young people and adults with additional needs.  11 students across Doncaster College Foundation Studies (Life Skills), Catering and Animal Care courses have landed voluntary work experience in the new café which launched on Monday 4th February. The students work across 3 roles – ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Doncaster resident and former Councillor Tony Sockett received a Freedom of the Borough Award on Thursday (21st February) for his tireless charity and voluntary work and years of public service. The accolade is the highest honour that a local resident can receive and recognises their achievements and work in the Doncaster community. A former teacher and youth worker, Tony has always worked to ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    If the thoughts of seeing the name of a former partner permanently emblazoned on your body as a lasting legacy to a failed relationship sends a shiver down your spine, spare a thought for John Pearson who agreed to support his wife’s fledgling tattoo removal business by allowing his arm to be tattoed with the company logo.  Former speech therapist Amy Pearson became so fascinated with the idea of ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Commenting on the latest update to existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The lack of progress revealed today is an incredibly disappointing, though not unexpected admission. This is unfortunately yet another example where politicians have overpromised and underdelivered – and it is ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    A young Sheffield entrepreneur whose business was inspired by the ‘hug in a box’ gift she received while suffering from Lyme Disease is now ‘parcelling up the love’ for young patients at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Kind-hearted Faye Savory’s gift hamper delivery business BearHugs has sold 22,000 across the globe since launching in 2015. At its heart is the same sentiment of kindness which so ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    The Doncaster Business Awards charity raffle and silent auction raised £4,730 for Real Help Doncaster to help vulnerable people off the streets and into healthier lifestyles. The monies will be shared equally between local charities Changing Lives and Riverside. Over 800 people attended the Business Awards organised by Doncaster Chamber in December 2018 and participated in the raffle to win ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Commenting on the labour market figures for February 2019, published by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The fall in unemployment and strong employment levels are further evidence that the UK jobs market remains resilient, with firms continuing to recruit despite an increasingly challenging economic backdrop.   “With earnings growth ...read more
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    Monday, February 18, 2019
    Doncaster shop owners can get funding to enhance the external appearance of their shops thanks to a new council initiative.   Business Doncaster has launched a scheme offering matched funding of up to £1,000 to help shop owners revitalise their shop fronts and improve the look and feel of Doncaster town centre.   Cllr Bill Mordue, Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Economic Development, ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Doncaster Council is proud to be working with Employers for Carers to help businesses in Doncaster support and keep hold of the carers in their workforces.   Through the Council’s partnership with Employers for Carers, local businesses are now able to access practical resources, advice and information online to help support carers in their workplaces. The site includes case studies, legislation ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    The percentage of both manufacturing and services exporters who are expecting to increase their prices has risen in the past three months, as international traders struggle with the value of the pound and pressure from the cost of raw materials and other overheads, according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL. The ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Researchers from Sheffield Hallam University have developed two virtual reality (VR) computer games aimed at helping injured children through rehabilitation. The team, led by Ivan Phelan, research associate games developer, worked with physiotherapists and play specialists from Sheffield Children's Hospital to develop the games which are being used to help children recover from hand and arm ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    A multi-million pound revolutionary research project that aims to regenerate damaged spinal discs and cure back pain has begun at Sheffield Hallam University. Each year, back pain costs the NHS around £1bn to treat but this five-year project, led by Utrecht University in the Netherlands, will see a team of scientists and engineers from across Europe develop a technique to use stem cells to repair ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Doncaster residents are self-identifying as having served in the forces as part of a week-long campaign to encourage those within the Armed Forces community to access dedicated support, activities and services. The campaign will see a number of community drop-ins across the borough where current or former serving residents can access face-to-face support with their wellbeing, as well videos ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Doncaster Council has launched its new We Support Our Mums scheme, a local initiative which encourages local businesses and community venues to show they are breastfeeding-friendly and reduce the stigma sometimes associated with breastfeeding. The aim of We Support Our Mums is to make it easy for mums to find welcoming and supportive places to breastfeed as well as to recognise those businesses ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Over 2,500 students from schools across Doncaster attended Doncaster Skills Fest 2019 to gather valuable careers advice from a range of local education providers and employers. Held at The Dome on 7 February, the event, run by Doncaster Chamber’s Doncaster Skills Academy, is the largest in the region for young people to think about their future careers and the education and employment ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University is among 30 universities to sign a new “Civic University Agreement” to reaffirm their local role. The University has reiterated its commitment to the Sheffield City Region by pledging to put the economy and quality of life in the local community top of its list of priorities by committing to produce a “Civic University Agreement” in partnership with local government ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    St Leger Homes has this week been shortlisted for a UK Housing Award in the Landlord of the Year category. The local housing provider which manages over 20,000 properties on behalf of Doncaster Council, will now be invited to an awards ceremony taking place on Wednesday 1st May 2019 at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London, where the winner will be announced.   Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    A major study, supported by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, has discovered a range of trees resistant to climate change. The discovery could have huge implications on the protection of animals threatened by disappearing habitats around the world. The study, Reforesting for The Climate of Tomorrow, analysed the traits of 25 species of trees and other plants in Borneo’s Kutai National ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    Mexborough Market will become the heartbeat of Mexborough town centre thanks to the appointment of an expert operator, significant investment and a fresh and ambitious vision for its future. In the next five years, approaching £500,000 will be spent by Doncaster Council and the planned new operator Market Asset Management (Doncaster) Ltd (“MAM”). The council has allocated £393,000 to undertake a ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    Commenting on reports that the Cabinet is considering options around making imports tariff-free across the board if we leave the EU next month without a deal, Adam Marshall, Director General of British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses across the UK will be deeply concerned by reports that ministers are considering setting UK import tariffs to zero in the case of ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Two senior directors have joined Doncaster Chamber to drive the development of its award-winning support for business and education across the borough. Stefan Rodgers and Andy Hibbitt will use their commercial expertise to enable the not for profit organisation to provide it’s 700+ members and partners with the services they need to grow and succeed. Stefan Rodgers, in his role as Commercial ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Doncaster Council is inviting local businesses to share the Tour de Yorkshire spirit with the launch of a best dressed window competition to celebrate the major cycling event’s return to Doncaster in May. Doncaster has hosted the TDY in 2016 and 2018 and on each occasion, local people have risen to the creative challenge with eye catching yellow and blue land art, bunting and bike decorations to ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    UK based Frog Education has forged a partnership with Civica, a global educational provider which will see their world-class Learning Management and Progress solution integrated with their market-leading, cloudbased software to transform education in Australia.  The South Australian Department for Education hopes its school tech overhaul will save educators' time and improve transparency for ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    They’re still at school and working towards their GCSEs – but they are already striking out in the work of business. School pals Oscar Hunt and Luca O'Grady have set up their own business – and at the ages of just 15 and 16 respectively have now become the youngest members of Doncaster Chamber, the borough’s chamber of commerce.  Instead of setting out on paper rounds or working at the check-outs ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber CEO Dan Fell will bang the drum for regional aviation and economic development at the Heathrow National Conference on 8 February in London. He will chair a panel discussion on ‘Building a gateway to the UK: Tourism & Growth’ with representatives from national tourism and aviation organisations including Visit Britain and ABTA.  This panel will discuss options to help boost ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
    A new course helping South Yorkshire schools be better prepared for supporting young people with mental health issues has begun at Sheffield Hallam University.  The Trauma Informed Schools (TISUK) course, delivered in partnership with Sheffield Hallam's social mobility programme South Yorkshire Futures, provides training to professionals from a range of education settings, in helping pupils and ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Commenting on the announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures for customs in the case of no deal, Ronan Quigley, Executive Director responsible for Trade at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The priority of business communities across the UK is to avoid a messy and disorderly Brexit on March 29th. In the unwelcome scenario of no deal, we have been fighting long and ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    A kind great-grandmother from Retford has raised over £400 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Mrs Millicent Clayton, was born in Corringham in January 1919, and has just celebrated her hundredth birthday.  Mrs Clayton decided that this year, instead of asking for presents for her milestone birthday celebrations, she would ask family and friends to donate to her local children’s hospice, to ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Commenting on the latest votes in Parliament on Brexit, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Another day lost while the clock is ticking. Government and parliament are still going round in circles when businesses and the public urgently need answers. “The real-world result of Westminster’s interminable wrangling is market uncertainty, stockpiling, ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    A new course developed by Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with employers is aiming to stop the 'brain drain' and keep leadership talent in the region. The Professional Practice in Organisational and Regional Change Leadership, PGDip, has been developed by academics at Sheffield Hallam University with employers and staff from Sheffield City Region businesses in an attempt to keep more ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber members are invited to the inaugural Transport for the North Conference in Sheffield on Monday 11 February 2019. The inaugural conference will mark the first time the North has come together to outline their vision for the future. The conference will include programmes featured in the Strategic Transport Plan, which is their blueprint for how transport will play a defining role ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    Doncaster has been successful in its bid to host three fixtures of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and bring top class international rugby league to South Yorkshire. Following an intensive year long ‘Back the Bid’ campaign to secure the fixtures, Doncaster will be one of the venues selected following a highly competitive bidding process. Councillor Nigel Ball, Cabinet Member for Public Health, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    On the 29 March, the UK will exit the European Union. The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Growth Hub is working hard to ensure that businesses across the region are prepared for Brexit and that they understand the potential ongoing impacts for their company. To help businesses to plan, the Growth Hub has launched an online Brexit planning tool, which will enable business owners to carry out a ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    Mayor Ros Jones has announced her draft budget proposals for 2019/20 and whilst the financial challenges are getting harder each year, keeping Doncaster thriving as a place to live, learn, work and invest is still very much part of the future. Through hard work, expertise and the use of one off funding, the proposals set out the plan to balance the books for 2019/20 but within this it is clear ...read more
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    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    Welcome to Yorkshire has confirmed it will mark its 10th anniversary with a huge celebration at the very location where the organisation was first launched in 2009. This year’s Y conference - Y19 - will be held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Wednesday 3rd April, 10 years to the day since it was first unveiled. A major event is planned which will be open to both Welcome to Yorkshire members ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    The North-South divide is not closing despite encouraging economic performance in the Northern Powerhouse, new figures today reveal. Figures obtained by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership show that, while a number of Northern regions have performed well in the past year, many of the North’s key areas are lagging behind the national average when it comes to the productivity of their ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Hundreds of people across the region came together to celebrate the life of a young Sheffield mum, raising over £8,000 for Weston Park Cancer Charity in the process. The fundraising drive, led by Thornbridge, saw the Ashford-in-the-Water based brewery’s Jaipur IPA renamed ‘JenPour’ after Jenny Walker, who sadly lost her fight with stage 4 bowel cancer last November. Inspired by Jenny, one of ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    The Handcrafted IV EW DANVM collection were unveiled on Wednesday 23 January by Mayor Ros Jones and Councillor Bill Mordue and feature titled frames such as “Leger”, “Mayflower” and “Belle” which will be exclusively stocked by the practice, unavailable anywhere else in the world.  In fact, the “Mayflower” range proved so popular with the Mayor that she bought the very first pair. The collection ...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 22, 2019
    Keebles has represented Evac, one of the world’s fastest growing cleantech solution companies, in its acquisition of Transvac Systems for an undisclosed sum.   Transvac Systems, based in Arundel, West Sussex, specialises in the distribution and servicing of wastewater treatment systems, sanitary systems and ballast water treatment systems for ships and offshore platforms. The purchase comes ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    It’s been a pretty incredible journey for the Curly’s Athletes Team over the past three years as they’ve seen their events increase in number with the number of runners, walkers, children, adults and volunteers getting involved. They have just found out that both their 5K event (Run for Wildlife) and 10K race held in Doncaster, have won the best 5K and 10K in Yorkshire. This means that they’ve ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    Doncaster Council’s vision to transform Doncaster Markets reaches a turning point as the council’s Cabinet will consider plans to appoint an expert commercial provider to run Doncaster and Mexborough markets.   In what will be a new era for the historic markets, this deal will bring about major changes to Doncaster Markets layout, improving the public areas, introducing new enterprise spaces for ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is forecasting its busiest year ever for passengers with almost 1.5m set to fly from the airport in 2019.  This follows the launch of a number of new routes with Wizz Air, TUI and Flybe in 2018.   The airport has quickly become the home of long haul in Yorkshire, with the first passengers to Sandford, Florida jetting off in May.  A further long-haul route to ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    One of the aims throughout 2018 for White Rose Fire Safety was to increase the number of local Charities & Voluntary Orgs throughout Doncaster they offer their services to at no cost. They are delighted to have added to their growing number but are looking to add even more throughout 2019 as a way of giving back to the community. Furthermore they would rather charities spend the money on the ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University will host multiple gaming events this week as a two-year virtual reality (VR) project comes to an end.  The University has been leading the EU 'REVEAL' project since it began in 2017 and has led to two VR games being developed for Sony's Playstation®4 console. Steel Minions, Hallam's in-house games studio, released The Chantry - a game based inside the residence of ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    Over 150 firms gave an insight into how their business is faring and their views on hot business matters by participating in the Doncaster Business Insight survey for Q4 2018. Their feedback will enable Doncaster Chamber, Doncaster Council and other key stakeholders to monitor economic trends, capture business sentiment and support firms in their business growth. Firms completed the quarterly ...read more
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    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    A ground-breaking partnership between Sheffield Hallam University and Wipro Limited to support teachers in South Yorkshire through a long-term programme of development has begun. Made possible thanks to a donation from Wipro Limited, a global information technology company based in India, the initiative will support newly qualified, early and mid-career teachers in the STEM subjects (science, ...read more
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    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Visit Doncaster has unveiled its impressive line-up of fun-packed events for Doncaster’s town centre in 2019.   The council’s tourism arm will stage some trusty old favourites and a whole load of new events to offer something for everyone this year.   The official opening of the refurbished Wool Market will kick things off with two great events over the weekend of Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Responding to the Parliamentary defeat of the Meaningful Vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:   “There are no more words to describe the frustration, impatience, and growing anger amongst business after two and a half years on a high-stakes political rollercoaster ride that shows no sign ...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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    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    CFS International Formations are pleased to congratulate Chloe Myatt on her second year of service as a UK and International Business Administrator. During her time at CFS, Chloe has completed a Qualification in Business Administration and is experienced in all aspects of UK Company Formations, and Offshore Formations. She is the first point of contact for many clients wishing to start their ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 09, 2019
    Two firms of chartered surveyors with almost 200 years of history between them have agreed a merger which will strengthen their presence in South Yorkshire and further afield.Barnsdales, founded in Doncaster 113 years ago, will take on the business of Swift & Co, which was formed in Sheffield 83 years ago.  Peter Swift, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, who joined his ...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 special arrival at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park could be a huge breakthrough in the battle to save critically endangered black rhinos. Two-year-old Najuma will play a pivotal role in an ambitious international breeding programme to help the species recover from the brink of extinction. The female black rhino, who was transferred from a German zoo, arrived yesterday [December 4] at ...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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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University students have been working with organisations in South Yorkshire including Santander to help them tackle complex business challenges and improve key services. The students, studying business and financial management at the University's Sheffield Business School, have undertaken the project as part of a final year module focused on career management and decision making. ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    Some are fast, some are slow, some huge but all creatures great and small need to be measured in the annual Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s audit.  From millipedes to meerkats and lions to leeches, all 600-plus animals had their vital statistics noted down as part of a national monitoring programme.  Staff and Rangers had their hands full as they worked out ingenious methods to take the pinpoint ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    Extra appointments are being provided in the evening and at weekends across Doncaster. The service is an extension of your GP practice and offers routine and same day appointments with a range of clinicians including GPs, Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals (When using the service, you may not see your usual doctor, but we do employ clinicians from local practices where possible) These ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    A lawyer and two managing directors have been elected to join the Doncaster Chamber Board of Directors. They will share their expertise to advise the membership organisation that supports and represents Doncaster’s private sector through its tailored business services.  Chamber President Michael Wilkinson (Frog Education) announced the election results at the Doncaster Chamber AGM and welcomed ...read more
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    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey – the UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – finds that the UK economy ended 2018 stuck in a weak holding pattern, with stagnating levels of growth and business confidence as a result of heightened Brexit uncertainty and other economic pressures.  Key findings:•Percentage of ...read more
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    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    Commenting on the publication of the government’s Immigration White Paper, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “While these proposals are not quite as bad as we had originally feared, it’s no secret that companies across the UK are sceptical about whether the government’s approach will actually deliver on their practical, real-world ...read more
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    Friday, December 21, 2018
    IFS Risk Solutions Ltd have been confirmed as Doncaster Rovers’ official insurance broker. Following a comprehensive review of the club’s insurance risk management requirements, the Doncaster firm have provided a tailored solution to Club Doncaster’s insurance needs. Established in 2016, the management team have a combined industry experience of more than 60 years and have seen the business grow ...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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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    The UK’s largest online bathroom store has invested in new technology to provide extra security for its warehouse. Victorian Plumbing has worked with Doncaster based Dolphin ICT to introduce improved technology around its site, with upgraded camera systems across the board. Dolphin ICT, managing director Russell Till explains more: “We’ve worked with Victorian Plumbing for a number of years and ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam has announced plans to create a revolutionary collaboration to deliver its £220m campus masterplan in the heart of the city centre.  The campus masterplan was announced in February 2018. It will play a key role in Sheffield Hallam fulfilling its ambition to become the world's leading applied university.  The University has gone out to tender with the aim of creating a 'Hallam ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    A new development of council homes in Doncaster has been crowned ‘Social Housing Development of the Year’.  The new homes at Bristol Grove, Wheatley won the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) ‘Bricks’ award at a national awards ceremony.  The new homes have been built in partnership between Doncaster Council, St Leger Homes, Homes England and the developer Willmott Dixon.   The Bricks ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    UK GDP on the rolling three-month growth measure increased by 0.4% in October 2018, down from 0.6% September 2018. On the monthly measure, UK GDP increased by 0.1% in October 2018, up slightly from zero growth in September. Growth in output from the services sector grew by 0.2% in October. Output from the construction sector dropped by 0.2%, while total industrial production decreased by 0.6% in ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU is one of many factors that has weakened the outlook for business investment, according to the latest forecast by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The UK’s leading business group forecast a decline of -0.6% for business investment this year following weaker than expected data. This is a sharp decline from the 1.0% growth previously ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    A well established and leading Yorkshire manufacturer has welcomed a handful of French students to its production plant to showcase the career opportunities available. Pegler, a manufacturer of Integrated Piping Systems and in conjunction with Business and Education Together, offered the opportunity to the students to highlight the opportunities and satisfaction that a career in manufacturing can ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    70 years on from the implementation of the United Nations (UN) universal declaration of human rights, the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University reflects on the future of human rights. In a three-day conference, academics, experts and activists from around the world debated and contemplated the future of human rights, looking forward at the renewed and ...read more
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    Monday, December 17, 2018
    A Doncaster based charity has won a special award at the national Children and Young People Now Awards, marking their third award win in the last six months.  The Children’s Sleep Charity was awarded the Children and Young Peoples’ Charity for 2018 adding to the accolades from the Royal Society for Public Health Award for children and young people and the Foundation for Social Improvement. ...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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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    Commenting on the confidence vote in the Prime Minister, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “With news that the Prime Minister remains in place, business communities will hope that these political games can finally be put to bed. Westminster must now focus all its energy on urgently giving businesses clarity on the future and avoiding a messy or ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park has a range of unusual and memorable gifts for animal lovers this Christmas.  The park, in Branton, near Doncaster, has an array of exciting gifts and experiences to offer, perfect for people of all ages.  YWP is offering a fantastic and unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the Ussuri brown bears, impossible anywhere else in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Commenting on the publication of the policy paper by DExEU on the rights of EU (European Union) citizens in the UK in the event of no deal, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce said:   “While it is long overdue, businesses and EU citizens in the UK will welcome the clarity on how the EU Settlement Scheme will operate in the event of no ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on delaying Parliament’s ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Firms are looking on with utter dismay at the ongoing saga in Westminster, and express concern that politicians are seemingly acting in their own ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Three charitable organisations are celebrating receiving new funding for their projects supporting local people.  Artistic Spectrum, b: Friend and Thorne & Moorends Community Hub have all received funding in time for Christmas, thanks to E.ON’s Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund.  Artistic Spectrum received £5,000 to run arts and crafts sessions for older residents in Thorne. The ...read more
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    Sunday, December 09, 2018
    The full routes for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race have been unveiled at Leeds Civic Hall. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity led a packed press conference with the Amaury Sport Organisation’s Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme.  British champion Connor Swift, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Charlie Tanfield and Team Sky rider ...read more
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    A specially-designed bra developed by Sheffield Hallam University to help women undergoing radiotherapy has today been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives. The SuPPORT 4 All project led by a team of health experts and designers from Sheffield Hallam is honoured in the UK’s Best Breakthroughs list of the last century for its ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    A special arrival at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park could be a huge breakthrough in the battle to save critically endangered black rhinos. Two-year-old Najuma will play a pivotal role in an ambitious international breeding programme to help the species recover from the brink of extinction. The female black rhino, who was transferred from a German zoo, arrived on 4 december at the park ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    The structural steelworks of Sheffield Hallam University's two new research centres are now in place. Building work led by BAM Construction Ltd is progressing quickly on the University's National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), which will be based at Sheffield Hallam's Health Innovation Park. Situated at the heart of the Sheffield ...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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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    Commenting on the latest migration statistics, published today by the ONS, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “These latest figures are nothing to celebrate when businesses up and down the country are facing record high skills shortages.    “Despite valiant efforts to recruit at home, employers need people to fill vacancies where there are local ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    An 18 year-old former apprentice has been singled out for praise as an ‘unsung hero’ at a prestigious national awards ceremony which celebrates the important contribution made by those working in the enterprise support sector.  Rebekah Wickham,  business administrator at Doncaster-based Finance For Enterprise, was highly commended in the Unsung Hero category, a special award which recognises the ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Ben Hanlin, one of the UK’s leading magicians, is hosting the prestigious Doncaster Business Awards 2018. Over 900 guests will be entertained by his cheeky magic, close-up conjuring and mind games as they celebrate doing business in Doncaster.  Now in its 20th year, the black tie event has become the UK’s largest Chamber awards night with the announcement of the winners and runners-up, ...read more
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    Friday, November 23, 2018
    Commenting on the announcement that the UK government and EU Commission have agreed a Political Declaration, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “While we welcome the fact that more flesh has been put on the bones of the proposed future UK-EU relationship, the reality is that the clarity and precision businesses need to plan for the long term can ...read more
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    Friday, November 16, 2018
    Local firms that completed the Doncaster Business Insight Survey last quarter raised over £150 for The Children’s Sleep Charity. For every survey taken by a business with a DN postcode, £1 was donated to the local charity that annually supports around 30k families nationwide who are in crisis due to sleep deprivation. Says Vicki Dawson, CEO and Founder: “We are hugely grateful for this kind ...read more
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    Friday, November 16, 2018
    As the Government prepares the Brexit Agreement, Doncaster businesses are being asked how prepared they are whatever the outcome of the Brexit deal / no deal. This is just one of the important questions in the latest Doncaster Business Insight Survey. Hundreds of local businesses will participate in the quarterly survey run by Doncaster Chamber in association with Business Doncaster and sponsored ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Chinwe Russell the organiser of the Doncaster art fair taking place on Sunday 2 December across four venues in Doncaster town centre has announced an exciting new feature of this popular art fair. She will be conducting a tour of the art fair for businesses and introducing them to the artists and their work. This tour which will start at 12 pm for businesses and 1pm for the general public will ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Doncaster College is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative.   The Sport England-backed scheme believes that every young person on a talent pathway should have the opportunity to gain qualifications alongside their sporting pursuits and have the chance to follow other ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Commenting on the announcement from the Prime Minister that the Cabinet has backed the draft Withdrawal Agreement and the political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU27, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Businesses will recognise the huge efforts made by the Prime Minister and across government to reach this ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    A campaign that highlights leaders who inspire by example and show how better business can be done, has featured a Sheffield Hallam University professor.   Steve Haake, professor of sports engineering at the University's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) has been recognised for his work in translating technology used in elite sport to benefit and improve the health and wellbeing of the ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Running a business isn’t easy. It requires dedication and commitment, but that can lead to sleepless nights, working long hours and skipping meals. And all that can impact your health and wellbeing in the long run. Nearly 9 out of 10 people rate their health as important to them. Yet, more than a third of business owners said they feel that running a business has, at some point, affected their ...read more
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    Monday, November 05, 2018
    The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey – the UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment, and a lead indicator of UK GDP growth - shows little to be cheerful about as growth flatlines and business confidence weakens.  Key findings: •Percentage of services firms attempting to recruit is at its lowest level for 25 years•Of those services firms recruiting, ...read more
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