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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
    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
    There’s lots of cracking free fun lined up at an Easter Fayre in Balby on Good Friday. Doncaster folk are being invited to the Flourish Enterprises Easter Fayre, held at Woodfield Park off Tickhill Road, Doncaster. The fayre will run from 11am – 4pm on April 19 with free parking as well as entry. The free fun on offer includes an appearance from the Easter bunny, face painting, an Easter bonnet ...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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    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
    Businesses from across the region are being invited to an official launch of the highly-anticipated Doncaster University Technical College.   Last year, the UTC gained approval from the Department for Education to open in the centre of Doncaster in September 2020 and now the team behind the project has organised a special event so businesses can find out more and get involved.   Taking place ...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
    Commenting on the latest UK GDP and trade statistics, published by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The latest data indicates that the UK economy suffered a significant loss of momentum in the final quarter of 2018, with Brexit uncertainty, a slowing global economy and the persistent financial squeeze on consumers and businesses ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    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
    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
    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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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    An intrepid Doncaster business woman is set to put her best foot forward and tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with a group of fellow females to raise money for charity. Jill Wood, age 41, from Sprotbrough in Doncaster, will scale the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours on April 13 with 12 others from Doncaster 7 Ladies Circle. Ladies Circle is part of the ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Over 300 public and private sector business leaders expected to attend annual flagship event. Public and private sector business leaders will attend the Doncaster Business Conference 2019 on Thursday 16 May to discuss what the future holds for Doncaster and its impact on the local and global economy. The Conference facilitator, Hannah Essex, from the British Chambers of Commerce, will question ...read more
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    Sunday, February 10, 2019
    Max Fischer, the founder of Michelin-starred restaurant Fischer's at Baslow Hall, is returning to Sheffield Hallam University to host a pop-up restaurant - with this year's emphasis on using local suppliers. Max, whose restaurant has held a Michelin Star since 1994, will again host 'A Taste of Fischer's' at the University's Hallam View restaurant on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March.  The event will ...read more
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    Sunday, February 10, 2019
    Doncaster has been selected as one of ten project areas nationally in a drive to save lives by detecting lung cancer early. A number of initiatives proposed, which could include scanning trucks operating from supermarket car parks, will check those most at risk, inviting people for an MOT of their lungs and a chest scan if needed. This comes as part of a national investment of £70 million. The ...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
    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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    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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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Handelsbanken Doncaster reports an encouraging start to the year, following strong 2018 annual results Handelsbanken’s results are the first to be announced following the launch of the Bank’s UK subsidiary in December   Handelsbanken has credited another successful year of growth to the loyalty of its local customers. The local relationship bank with over 200 branches across the UK, has ...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
    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
    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 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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    Innovative waste management company, Ellgia Recycling Ltd. has become a patron member of Doncaster Chamber. The new partnership will enable them to open up new business opportunities and engage with other like-minded business people and institutions within the community who are working for the greater good. Ellgia uses the latest technology to design bespoke waste solutions for businesses in the ...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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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    In the three months to November 2018, the number of people in employment rose by 141,000 on the previous three-month period. Average weekly earnings (excluding bonuses) rose by 3.3%, up from 3.2% on the previous three-month period. Public sector net borrowing (excluding public sector banks) in December 2018 was £3.0 billion, £0.3 billion higher than in December 2017 and the highest December ...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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    Friday, January 25, 2019
    The NHS Trust which runs Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) is holding elections to appoint eight new members to its Council of Governors. Governors play a vital role in representing the public and influencing how their local hospitals make plans to improve and develop services. The representatives also hold the Non-executive Directors of the Board to account and ask important questions on behalf of ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Doncaster-based marketing agency MultiWebMarketing.co.uk have been awarded “Digital Marketing Agency of the Year 2019 – Yorkshire” in the AI Global Excellence Awards – a great way to welcome in the new year!   MultiWebMarketing, based in Doncaster, provide full service marketing solutions, and have generated over £50million of new online enquiries for businesses throughout the UK. Founder and ...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
    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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    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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    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Shoppers at Lakeside Village have donated cash to ensure that the centre’s charity of the year can help even more families affected by cancer.   The kind hearted customers have donated money to help Team Verrico when they have visited the centre to see the Coca Cola Truck or visited the centre to see Santa’s Grotto.   David Aunins, centre manager for Lakeside Village said: “We are thrilled ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    In the upcoming Doncaster Business Showcase in February we will be looking to expand our reach to businesses within the local area.  We already provide the latest support and services to many organisations' throughout Doncaster and wish to discuss how we could be of assistance to any business within the region that is either experiencing IT issues or are looking to improve how trheir current setup ...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
    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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    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
    Commenting on the labour market figures for January 2019, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:    “The marked increase in employment is further evidence that the jobs market remains a major positive for the UK economy. Although some firms report that Brexit uncertainty and recruitment difficulties are weighing on hiring ...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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    Sunday, January 20, 2019
    Alder Tree Therapy House are offering an open house to mark World Cancer Day 2019 on Sunday 3 February 2019, 11am-3pm. The Cancer Awareness And Support Open day is inviting local charities and support services to provide information stalls, and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions or advice. Charities include Eve's Merton Trust, Doncaster Cancer Support Drop in, Aurora, Firefly and ...read more
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    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    The new look visitor guide promoting what’s going on in Doncaster in 2019 has been launched by Visit Doncaster. Featuring artwork of the town’s attractions and assets by local designer We Are Blok Heds, the eye-catching guide sets out everything you need to know when planning a visit to Doncaster or just enjoying spending quality time in your home town. Available online at ...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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    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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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Local firms that completed the lastest Doncaster Business Insight Survey, run by Doncaster Chamber, raised over £150 for Real Help Doncaster. For every survey taken by a business with a DN postcode, £1 was donated to the local fund that helps homeless and vulnerable people off the street and into a healthier and safer lifestyle. This is in addition to the £500 donation that the Chamber has already ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Health and physical activity experts from across the UK will meet at Sheffield Hallam University this week to explore ways in which to improve youth exercise education. The Youth Strength, Fitness and Health Conference taking place on Thursday (17 January) will welcome key-note speakers and guests from around the country and has been organised in collaboration with TRA Performance Education, an ...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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    Friday, January 11, 2019
    As a result of co-ordinated work to support homeless people into accommodation and provide additional support, over twenty homeless people were helped into accommodation during the Christmas period.  The Complex Lives Alliance that includes St Leger Homes, Doncaster Council, Riverside Care & Support, Target Housing, Doncaster Foyer, Ongo and others has made sure that extra capacity and ongoing ...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 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    The 2019 Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival will take place from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 May and feature Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown and leading celebrity chef Simon Rimmer.   Candice Brown who was crowned Great British Bake Off Champion and the highly popular celebrity chef Simon Rimmer will be highlights of the three-day festival hosting live cooking demonstrations 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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    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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    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    The UK’s five leading business groups, representing hundreds of thousands of businesses across the United Kingdom employing millions of people, today unite and call on politicians to prevent a disorderly ‘no-deal’ Brexit on 29th March.   “Businesses have been watching in horror as politicians have focused on factional disputes rather than practical steps that business needs to move forward. The ...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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    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 has provided a tailored solution to Club Doncaster’s insurance needs. Established in 2016, the management team has a combined industry experience of more than 60 years and has seen the business grow ...read more
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    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    St Leger Homes are this week launching a range of apprenticeships aimed at giving high quality training and work opportunities to people living in Doncaster. The organisation manages over 20,000 properties on behalf of Doncaster Council, and since 2005 their annual apprenticeship programme has trained around 100 people from the local area. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to ...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
    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
    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
    Three Sheffield Hallam University PhD students have begun working with the United States' Department of Energy on a project to help with the clean-up of a US nuclear plant undergoing decommissioning. The project will involve looking at how harmful nuclear waste at the Hanford site in Washington State can be safely disposed of by turning it into glass. Students Katrina Love, Jessica Rigby and ...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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    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
    Patients in Doncaster could be spared an avoidable visit to hospital this winter thanks to GPs using an expanded immediate phone advice and guidance service, delivered by Consultant Connect. By having immediate and direct access to specialist advice, GPs can ensure that patients get the right care first time. This quite often means that patients avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, the NHS saves ...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
    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
    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
    The winners of the 20th annual Doncaster Business Awards 2018, sponsored by Doncaster College & University Centre, were announced on Thursday 13 December during a prestigious awards ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse. The black-tie evening organised by Doncaster Chamber saw over 800 guests from the local business community recognise and celebrate the high calibre of work that firms are performing ...read more
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    Monday, December 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
    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
    Commenting on the labour market figures for December 2018, published by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While the latest data confirms that the UK jobs market remains in good shape, the second successive rise in unemployment, coupled with a decline in the number of people who are not seeking work, is further evidence of the increasing ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Commenting on the GDP and trade statistics for October 2018, published by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The latest GDP data is further evidence that the drag effect of persistent Brexit uncertainty and the significant cost pressures faced by consumers and businesses is taking its toll on the UK economy.    “The slowdown on 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
    Staff from local housing provider St Leger Homes have smashed all expectations this and raised over 1 tonne of food for the eight local foodbanks serving communities across Doncaster. St Leger Homes staff raised £960 through a raffle, tombola and other activities – which added to food donations collected during the week, meaning a massive grand total of 1062kgs of food going to Doncaster ...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
    New research from Sheffield Hallam University has found that adopting a Mediterranean diet can help improve cardiovascular health.  Researchers also looked into the effects on the body of adopting a vegan diet, which included weight loss and the consumption of less fat and saturated fat. The pilot study, led by Dr Markos Klonizakis and Dr David Rogerson from Hallam's Faculty of Health and ...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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    Sunday, December 09, 2018
    The route of the world famous Tour de Yorkshire has now been announced with the exciting news that Doncaster will host the start of the Stage One Men’s race on Thursday 2 May 2019.    The event organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire, revealed that the start of the race will begin in what will be the newly refurbished market square which will showcase the historic market to the world.   The cyclists ...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
    Doncaster University Technological College will be a distinctive school led by employers to provide an innovative and engaging learning environment and unique learning experience. This will equip young people with the education and qualifications required for future success and will create pathways into university or higher levels of education and to the most significant areas of growth in ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    A superfast broadband provider has received £150,000 worth of funding from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). Connectus Group provides fibre optic broadband cabling and end user products including broadband, VOIP, mobile, telephony, data storage and CCTV. The company works with a host of blue-chip clients such as BT and ...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
    The region’s newest exclusive use wedding venue Bawtry Hall is delighted to unveil its latest edition – a giant blossom tree inside the hall. The tree, which is seven meters in height, was installed at the end of November at Bawtry Hall as a central focal point for wedding and event photos near the grand staircase. Made of natural cherry trees from sustainable woodlands, a steel base and silk ...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
    In annual terms, UK business borrowing contracted by 1.9% in October 2018. Deposits held by UK non-financial companies grew by 3.4%.   In the year to June 2018, net migration stood at 273,000 with 625,000 people moving to the UK and 351,000 people leaving the UK over the period. EU net migration was 74,000 in the year to June 2018 and non-EU net migration was 248,000.   The US economy grew by ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University has launched a multi-million pound EU project looking at the integration of migrants in European countries. Set to be one of the biggest projects of its kind, MIICT (ICT Enabled Services for Migration) will look into how technology, social media, software and mobile apps can be used to help to integrate migrants into new countries by providing them with cultural ...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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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University's graduation fortnight has drawn to a close for another year.  With 22 ceremonies taking place over the two-week graduation period, Sheffield City Hall has welcomed more than 7,750 graduates, bringing with them over 28,500 guests. This year Sheffield Hallam has also welcomed several notable figures into the 'Hallam family', awarding honorary doctorates to ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Commenting on the agreement between the UK and EU27 on the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “While this is a milestone in the political process of Brexit, and a significant personal achievement for the Prime Minister, it’s just one more step on a long road for businesses exhausted by three years of ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University and the UN's migrant agency have developed a system designed to protect World Health Organisation (WHO) staff working in the field.  The team at the University's Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) has worked with WHO and the UN's migration agency IOM to co-create the security-focused situational awareness dashboard and ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The first cohort of students to qualify with a degree in operating department practice (ODP) has graduated from Sheffield Hallam University. Forty four newly-qualified operating department practitioners graduated with a BSc (hons) degree at a ceremony this morning at Sheffield City Hall in front of hundreds of fellow healthcare graduates from the University's department of allied health ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The talented creators of hit theatre show Everybody’s Talking about Jamie have been presented with honorary doctorates from Sheffield Hallam University. Jonathan Butterell, Dan Gillespie-Sells and Tom MacRae - the creative team behind the smash hit musical - received their honours from Sheffield Hallam University at the City Hall today. Speaking before the ceremony, the trio said they were ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Urban Fresh Burgers and Fries has completed the line-up of leisure operators at Doncaster Council’s Lakeside Triangle development. Doncaster based Urban joins Costa Coffee, Creams Desserts, Dunkin Donuts, Estabulo Brazilian Restaurant, Taco Bell, Burger King and TGI’s as tenants at the prestigious Doncaster Lakeside site. Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “I am committed to supporting local ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    With 300 days to go until the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, organisers Yorkshire 2019 are on the lookout for true Yorkshire Champions! Yorkshire Champions are the volunteers who will work alongside official event staff during the nine days of racing between 21-29 September. There are a wide variety of roles on offer, spread right across the county, and every position will grant people a ...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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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Local people are being encouraged to support Doncaster businesses as several campaigns launch to showcase what they have to offer in the lead up to the festive season and all year round. Doncaster Council is backing a national campaign called ‘Small Business Saturday,’ which highlights the vital role small businesses play in the economy on Saturday 1 December. The council is also launching a ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    An intensive action plan from Doncaster Council, South Yorkshire Police, St Leger Homes and health partners is making a positive impression in the town centre, tackling issues of homelessness, addiction, anti-social behaviour, crime, aggressive begging and drug dealing. Early results show that the initiative is working well. Amid actions set out in a robust action plan to improve people’s ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Neil Gibson of Neil’s Cheeseboard received a new ‘Personalised Solid Oak Cheeseboard’ as winner of Doncaster Markets Trader of the Month for November. When asked for a comment Neil said: “I think my cheesy grin says it all!” As Yorkshire’s favourite purveyors of fine cheeses, Neil’s business is growing and adding to Doncaster’s positive business mix.  Simon Young leading local entrepreneur & ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Almost 16000 people have visited Doncaster Minster in the last week to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Museum of the Moon. Right Up Our Street, the organisers of the week-long DN festival, have been overwhelmed by the response to the spectacular art installation. Sally Lockey, project director for Right Up Our Street said: “What an amazing week we’ve had in Doncaster, 15,917 people took the ...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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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Two projects at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) have been nominated for awards by the Stand Alone charity as part of its 'Pledge' commitment to support estranged students. The charity raises awareness of estrangement and works with higher education providers to increase recognition of the barriers and issues estranged students face in accessing and succeeding at higher education. The Stand ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    A head chef is hoping to forge a tasty future for himself by embracing his love of Italian cuisine to launch a new gourmet pizza business.  Earlier this year, Doncaster-based Oliver Ellis decided to try and earn his own dough, after securing support from Launchpad, a unique business support programme that helped him to take his mobile pizza business on tour. Today, Oliver travels throughout ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    A vital campaign to save endangered giant otters has been launched by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation.   The project will collect information and data about the animals in their native Brazilian tropical rainforests where they are threatened by habitat loss, over-fishing and poachers.   The Foundation, which is a leading force in global animal conservation, announced a near £10,000 ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Doncaster has launched a Borough wide winter campaign to help people in Doncaster stay as well as they possibly can during the cold winter months. This year’s campaign primarily focuses on four key areas to support people to stay well, taking control over their own health and providing a number of options to enable people to choose the right services for their health and care needs. Doncaster ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Documentary and film maker Louis Theroux has received an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.  Theroux has achieved cult-hero status in the UK, with programmes covering topics as diverse as drug addiction, wrestling, racism and Scientology. His documentaries follow his attempts to get to know the people at the heart of some of the world's - and especially America's - most ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Doncaster Chamber is the first business to back the new partnership scheme that helps people off the street and into a healthier and safer lifestyle.  The business support organisation and its members have been working with the council and police to address the spike of anti-social behaviour, crime, aggressive begging and drug dealing/usage in Doncaster town centre and across the borough. Town ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    CPI inflation in the UK stood at 2.4% in October 2018, unchanged from the previous month. The large downward contributions to the change in the 12-month rate from food and non-alcoholic beverages, clothing and footwear, and some transport elements were offset by upward contributions from rising fuel prices.   In the three months to September 2018, the number of people in employment rose by ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    More than 80 Sheffield Hallam University students are set to work with Asda to deliver recommendations on how they can reduce sugar in their own-brand biscuits.  The collaborative project with the UK based supermarket chain aims to tackle obesity by reducing the amount of sugar in a range of Asda own-brand biscuits, including bourbons, custard creams and milk chocolate digestives. The project ...read more
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    Sunday, November 18, 2018
    Legendary writer and broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson returned to his Yorkshire roots today to receive an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.  The Barnsley-born television star and talk show host took part in a graduation ceremony at Sheffield City Hall. The son of a miner, 'Parky' as he is affectionately known, was born in Cudworth, Barnsley and  educated at Barnsley Grammar ...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
    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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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    A seven-strong team of trainees from Keebles set their charity fundraising wheels in motion by jointly clocking up 544 kilometres on static bikes. The trainees at the award-winning firm which has offices in Sheffield, Doncaster and Leeds, took part in the cycle challenge at Sheffield Hallam University’s City Campus during Freshers’ Week.        Participants were Andrew Donaldson, Amelia Goodair, ...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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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    The CIPD’s Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) proved to be the perfect opportunity to inspire learners interested in taking their next step on the career ladder with cHRysos HR. The prestigious event, hosted by the official body for HR professionals, was held at the Manchester Central Conference Centre between 7-8 November 2018. It gave cHRysos HR the opportunity to showcase their new ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    England manager Gareth Southgate has been officially named as an ‘Honorary Yorkshireman.’  He was presented with the accolade at the White Rose Awards in Harrogate, the UK’s biggest annual celebration of tourism, which recognises the very best tourism businesses in Yorkshire. The honour is presented by Welcome to Yorkshire to inspirational individuals who have made a big impact on Yorkshire, ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Commenting on the labour market figures for November 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The slight increase in the unemployment rate suggests that the UK jobs market may be starting to falter under the weight of persistent Brexit uncertainty and chronic skills shortages. While the number of people in work remains ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Directors at Signum Facilities Management are swapping building maintenance for football management for their latest project. Jill and Ian Wood, directors of award winning Doncaster based Signum FM, have ventured into the world of junior football to help their local community. The duo have affiliated Barnburgh Athletic Junior Football Club and current have an under 10s side in place. Jill Wood, ...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
    A Doncaster based IT company is helping to ensure that students at The British Racing School in Suffolk are on the right track for success. Dolphin ICT, based near Doncaster Sheffield Airport, have been working with the racing school to improve their network connectivity and make tracking student progress even easier thanks to a new fibre cable linking the buildings. Russell Till, managing ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    CFS International Formations would like to congratulate Courtney on her first year of service with them. During this time Courtney has completed CFS’ comprehensive training program and is now experienced in all aspects of UK Formation Services. Some people may already know Courtney as she is the first point of contact for most clients who require assistance with UK Companies. Courtney commented ...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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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    The UK economy grew by 0.6% in Q3 2018, up from growth of 0.4% in the previous quarter. On a monthly basis, UK economic growth was flat in September, unchanged from the previous month. Growth in output from the services sector grew by 0.4% in Q3. Output from the construction sector rose by 2.1%, while total industrial production increased by 0.8% in the month.   The UK’s trade deficit in goods ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    The way we work, future job roles and required skills are changing rapidly due to digital transformation. Businesses are adapting their workforces to work more smartly alongside new technologies and become more productive. This was the story reflected in the results of the latest Doncaster Business Insight Survey which showed that more than a third of firms (35%) said a higher percentage of their ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Now in its 20th year, the Doncaster Business Awards have become the highlight of the local business calendar and an opportunity to support and celebrate doing business in Doncaster.  The Awards, sponsored by Doncaster College & University Centre, recognises the very best of Doncaster’s business community as firms go head to head in the 11 award categories including Excellence in Customer Service, ...read more
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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Commenting on the first estimate of GDP for Q3 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said   “While the pick-up in GDP growth in the third quarter is welcome, the stronger headline figure masks a loss of momentum through the quarter from the particularly strong July outturn, when a number of temporary factors, including the ...read more
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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Doncaster’s Firefly run a charitable fleet of vehicles, collecting cancer patients from their homes and driving them to and from Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield to receive specialist cancer treatment. Firefly relies entirely upon donations and support from the local community.   Local marketing agency MultiWebMarketing.co.uk provided a new fundraising website, graphic design, leaflets and ...read more
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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    On Friday 9 November, Chris Ackroyd, Founder and Director of Color Coded Ltd, provided a ten minute presentation to business owners on the '7 benefits of wearing branded corporate uniform' . The presentation focused on the following:- 1 - Professionalism - A good strong first impression is essential to gaining new customers, what every business must do to succeed.  2 - Trustworthy - Following ...read more
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    Friday, November 09, 2018
    A Doncaster law firm has been recognised in a list of the top 200 legal practices in England Wales, published by The Times.   Atherton Godfrey Solicitors, which has operated in the town centre for almost 40 years, was particularly commended for its personal injury and clinical negligence work. It is the only Doncaster-based law firm to be featured.   The inaugural list has been compiled based ...read more
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    Friday, November 09, 2018
    Doncaster Chamber has announced the finalists for the Doncaster Business Awards. The awards celebrate the best practice and success exemplified in Doncaster’s business community.  Now in their 20th year, the Doncaster Business Awards have become the highlight of Doncaster’s business calendar. The finalists are competing for 11 award categories including Success in International Markets, ...read more
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    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    To mark the centenary of the end of The Great War, Sheffield Hallam University has organised a series of workshops and events. 'The 1918 Project' is a programme of activity focused on educating local school and college children and recognising the social and economic impact of The Great War.  As part of the project, an open day at Collegiate Hall, home to Sheffield Hallam's Faculty of Health and ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Lakeside Village is set to take part in the UK’s first day dedicated to accessible shopping on Tuesday November 13. ‘Purple Tuesday’ will see 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 customers. The initiative is being co-ordinated by the ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Local housing provider St Leger Homes of Doncaster is pleased to announce that it has appointed Anthony French and Steve Lyons as new tenant members of its Board.   Anthony French is a tenant who lives in Mexborough and runs his own design business, creating garments and accessories for clients and their homes. Before deciding to start his own business, Anthony worked in the customer services ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University's ties to an international business were strengthened this week when a delegation from the company awarded an accolade to a leading researcher. Hitoshi Oike, President and owner of OIKE, a global manufacturing company based in Japan, visited Professor Arutiun Ehiasarian, Head of the National HIPIMS Technology Centre, based at the University, to present him with an ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Frenchgate Shopping Centre Doncaster are aiming to bring light into the community this Christmas by launching a campaign with Age UK Doncaster.    The shopping centre will be selling a range of six candles from 10th November, which will be available to purchase at Guest Services within the Centre and on Saturdays throughout the Christmas period outside Debenhams, with all proceeds going to Age ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Business owners could be forgiven for assuming they will qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief on the sale of their business, and benefit from the low rate of Capital Gains Tax of 10%. However, changes announced in the Budget could have a severe impact on the rate of tax paid and result in double the amount of tax expected for some disposals.  Previously, individuals selling shares in their ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University has been named 'Best Educational Institution' by TIGA, the independent games association, at an awards ceremony in London. The announcement was made at the 2018 TIGA Awards, which celebrate the best in creativity, innovation and business in the UK games industry.  The award recognises Sheffield Hallam's games courses for being world leading, having strong links with ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    In its latest forecasts, the Office for Budget Responsibility expects GDP growth for 2018 of 1.3%, down from their previous forecast of 1.5% published in March 2018. The growth forecast for 2019 has been upgraded to 1.6%, from 1.3%. Forecasted growth in 2020 has also been upgraded to 1.4%, from 1.3%. UK interest rates were kept at 0.75% with the Monetary Policy Committee voting unanimously (9-0) ...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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    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Students at Communication Specialist College Doncaster have expanded their range of products on sale at their onsite and online Enterprise Shop. The number of products, made by the students, has grown year on year with popular items such as their Christmas Reindeer often having a waiting list. New to the shop are the wooden chalkboards and Owls. The group have also introduced wooden lanterns ...read more
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    Monday, November 05, 2018
    A major planning application has been submitted for an extensive logistics and advanced manufacturing development on land adjacent to Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA), part of the Airport’s wider site, Aero Centre Yorkshire. The development from Peel Land and Property proposes up to 325,160m² (3.5 million sq ft) of state-of-the-art logistics and advanced manufacturing space, with supporting ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    The Legal 500 UK 2018-2019 guide reinforces Keebles’ extensive expertise as a leading, multi-award winning Yorkshire legal firm.    The corporate and commercial department, which retained its coveted Law Firm of the Year title at the Sheffield City Region 2018 Dealmakers Awards, continues to be applauded as a key player. Department head, Matt Ainsworth, is praised as ‘technically brilliant with ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Hundreds of apprentices have embarked on degree courses at Sheffield Hallam University as the new academic year gets underway. The university is running degree level apprenticeships for record numbers of students this academic year with apprentices of all ages signed up on 25 different courses.  The university has over 800 apprentices on its books and works with 270 employers. In September and ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    A team from Doncaster have visited Sweden to progress the next stages of a European sign language. The group from Doncaster Deaf Trust met with partners from 14 European countries to discuss Spread the Sign 360, a development which will see 360 degree images added to the online sign language dictionary to help Deaf people across the globe. Alan Robinson, executive principal at Doncaster Deaf ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Feedback from the diverse array of businesses that make up the membership of Chambers across the UK confirms that while getting a good Brexit deal is vital, it is not the only challenge facing the UK economy. Indeed, many of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the UK economy have little or nothing to do with the UK’s departure from the European Union. The best Brexit deal imaginable ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    All businesses across the Sheffield City Region are invited to a free event to find out more about the benefits of becoming a Living Wage employer.  This is a great opportunity for all businesses across the Sheffield City Region to come along and hear from the Mayor of Sheffield City Region and business leaders about the benefits of paying the real Living Wage. To celebrate Living Wage Week, ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    The latest UK Finance business lending data revealed that net lending to businesses grew for the fourth consecutive month in September, with total borrowing by non-financial companies increasing by £597m. Deposits held by UK non-financial companies grew by 3.6% over the last twelve months. The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 3.5% in Q3 2018, better than expected but still slower than the ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Real Help Doncaster, a new partnership scheme that helps people off the street and into a healthier and safer lifestyle, is urging people to change the way they give and not give on the street. Providing an alternative to giving on the street, the primary aim of Real Help Doncaster is to provide a way for people who want to donate to know that their support will contribute to ‘ real help’ instead ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    The Yorkshire Wildlife Park's new arrivals have taken their first steps. The three-week-old Visayan Warty Piglets, made up of two males and three females, stepped out into their reserve for the first time this week – obediently following their first time mum Trish. The record breaking new litter of piglets, recognised by their stripy coat to help camouflage them while they are young, is ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Work undertaken by Sheffield Hallam University to explore how mindfulness programmes can support those working in high-stress environments has been discussed as part of an evidence session at the Westminster.  Sport science officer Dave Hembrough joined leading healthcare innovators and academics at the hearing today (Thursday 25 October) hosted by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Property specialist Barnsdales has acted to strengthen its management team by appointing Kay Sliwinski to the new role of finance director. The company, which serves clients nationwide from offices across the North and the Midlands, is expanding its team and its range of activities, which includes commercial and residential property and the growing Barnsdales FM division. It recently completed ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    The talented creators of hit musical Everyone's Talking about Jamie are to receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of their success. Jonathan Butterell, Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae - the creative team behind the smash hit musical - will receive the honour from Sheffield Hallam University at a ceremony in November. The musical was inspired by the 2011 BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag ...read more
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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Commenting on the Chancellor’s proposals for the high street in the upcoming Autumn Budget, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of Policy and Campaigns, at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “We’re delighted that the Chancellor has heeded our calls to abandon the uprating of business rates for the high street for the next two years, and gone further by cutting bills for the vast ...read more
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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Giving his reaction to the Autumn Budget 2018, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “In an atmosphere of unprecedented uncertainty and heightened political noise, the Chancellor has demonstrated that he is listening to business concerns by delivering a Budget that supports investment and growth.   “The Chancellor responded directly to the BCC’s ...read more
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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Giving his initial reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “In an atmosphere of unprecedented uncertainty and heightened political noise, the Chancellor has demonstrated that he is listening to business concerns by delivering a Budget that supports investment and growth.   “The Chancellor responded directly ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Doncaster based photographer Gary MacDonald of Revu Photography has just had four images selected to go into the final judging of the prestigious Xperience Portrait Awards.  In the third round of judging it was revealed that Gary of Revu Photography now has no less than seven finalist images in the Teen, Little Miss, and Open categories. In each of the categories there is a £500 prize for his ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    HMRC has updated the Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme, as the April 2019 deadline for most VAT-registered businesses to submit VAT returns approaches. HMRC has provided important information about: the VAT pilot, which now includes property income; details of record-keeping requirements for taxpayers; and an updated list of software suppliers. The pilot schemes HMRC is currently piloting MTD ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    A Doncaster-based examination board is celebrating after winning the top honour at its industry awards. Highfield Qualifications took the coveted ‘Awarding Organisation of the Year’ accolade at this year’s FAB Awards. FAB – the Federation of Awarding Bodies – is the membership organisation for the UK’s circa 170 technical and professional organisations. It represents awarding organisations to ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    The second edition of the Doncaster art fair taking place on Sunday December 2nd will see Doncaster town centre come alive with about 50 visual artists from a range of media including painting, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, mixed media, photography, textile and more.  This unique art fair themed #buyartforchristmas will see the Doncaster businesses, galleries and the general art loving ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    An innovative project set up to tackle youth unemployment in the UK has led to nearly half of participants finding work, a study by Sheffield Hallam University has found. Sheffield Hallam University was commissioned to evaluate the Big Lottery Fund's £108 million Talent Match programme and found its innovative youth-centred design and emphasis on local partnerships was turning the tide for ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    A brave contingent of around 1,000 runners battled through the downpours to raise more than £7,500 for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation in a 5k fun run around the park. The runners, joggers and walkers created a big splash and covered a combined distance of 5,070 kilometres (3,150 miles), the equivalent of a return trip from Doncaster to Marbella. The Run for Wildlife 5K, organised by ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Owners of some of the world’s most exclusive cars have helped raise an incredible £117,000 for families across the region. Supercar Driver, the UK's leading members club for supercar owners, has supported Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which cares for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, since 2010.  The stunning sum raised by the club over the last ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Pupils from Doncaster School for the Deaf took a special trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to teach some of the rangers the British Sign Language sign for the animals they look after. The pupils, aged between 8 and 16, asked the rangers questions about the animals and taught them a number of basic signs including the animal name and signs for eating, carnivore and other useful day to day ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Doncaster Racecourse has announced it is to give away 200 tickets for its November Handicap, to serving armed forces personnel, including members who have been medically discharged since 2001, as the race takes place on Armistice weekend. The racecourse has once again teamed up with Tickets For Troops – a charity which provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces – to offer free access to ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    darts (Doncaster Community Arts) is delighted to announce that Keepmoat Homes has generously sponsored The Point’s Gallery. The donation has contributed to the new internal wall space in the gallery, built specially to house the current ARTIST ROOMS: Bill Viola exhibition.  darts’ Assistant Director, Helen Jones, who curates the exhibition programme at The Point, said: “We are delighted that ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Cyber criminals can destroy companies who fail to implement simple but effective security measures, a major business event was told. The rising cost of cyber crime was placed under the spotlight at the Sheffield City Region Quarterly Economic Review breakfast briefing, which was held in front of 70 business leaders at Inox Dine in Sheffield. The keynote speaker was Sergeant Shelton Newsham of the ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Over 100 business leaders met with Heathrow and their supply chains at Yorkshire’s only Heathrow Business Summit. Doncaster Chamber worked in partnership with Heathrow Airport to facilitate the connections with the Airport’s procurement team and principal suppliers and open up an array of national business opportunities. Heathrow is keen to ensure the benefits of its expansion are felt across the ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Commenting on the inflation statistics for September 2018, published by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation slowed for the first time since April, with food and non-alcoholic drinks placing the largest downward pressure on price growth in September. “Inflation’s trajectory is likely to fluctuate somewhat ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    CPI inflation in the UK stood at 2.4% in September 2018, down from 2.7% in August. The largest downward contribution came from food and non-alcoholic beverages where prices fell. Other large downward contributions came from transport, recreation and culture, and clothing. In the three months to July 2018, the number of people in employment fell by 5,000 on the previous three-month period. Average ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    BCC convenes a meeting with DEXEU Secretary Dominic Raab and seven Northern European Chambers of CommerceThe group collectively represents regions and nations that cover 70% of UK-EU trade – around £344bn in 2016Recent research by BCC shows a fifth of businesses will move part or all of their business to the EU in the event of a no-deal BrexitAt a meeting today (Thursday) with Brexit Secretary ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Half of businesses surveyed say that Brexit is making it difficult to decide whether to import or export, hampering British tradeVolatility of sterling is also causing concernBCC has long been calling for clarity for business on the practical questions over Brexit  A survey by British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL Express UK, has revealed that almost half – 49% – of businesses have ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    The co-founder of Yorkshire Wildlife Park has been named as one of the country’s leading business figures. John Minion, who has guided the park from humble beginnings to the UK’s No.1 walkthrough wildlife adventure in less than a decade, was hailed for his business drive and commitment to animal welfare. He was selected for the honour by a panel of experts who were impressed by the park’s rapid ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Construction has begun on what will become an industry-leading food engineering research centre. Sheffield Hallam University's National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering is set to open next year and sit alongside the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park (OLP), and an event today marked the start of building work on the site. Plans for the research-led centre include pilot-scale production ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    HS2 Ltd has launched a further consultation on the Phase 2b route from West Midlands to Leeds which passes through our borough. It is based on their Working Draft Environmental Statement which takes the design and build implications to a next stage of refinement. The consultation is open until 21st December and there will be a public meeting held by HS2 on 8th November in Mexborough. Doncaster ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    The Frenchgate Centre has been at the heart of Doncaster’s town centre for almost five decades - and this month marks exactly fifty years since it first opened its doors. The centre, which was originally called the Arndale Centre, was officially opened on October 4, 1968, and has over 120 stores. The shopping centre was renamed thirty years ago, in 1988, after a change of ownership, with the new ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Living Wage Week is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK. The Living Wage Foundation will be marking the occasion with a series of celebrations across the UK, including a flagship event in Sheffield City Region with the Mayor, Dan Jarvis. Mayor Jarvis and the Living Wage Foundation invite you to join us on the morning of Monday 5 November to celebrate the announcement of ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    If you are planning on travelling abroad during the winter months, you and your family may need to have some vaccinations before you go, particularly if you’re heading to a country where malaria is prevalent. If you’re not sure about whether you will need any vaccinations Weldricks, in conjunction with MASTA can help. The first step is to check online with specialist travel health consultancy, ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Doncaster Council has started implementing new licensing requirements for landlords or managing agents of properties in parts of Doncaster. Landlords or managing agents of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), commonly known as bedsits, in parts of Balby, Hexthorpe, Hyde Park, Intake, Wheatley and Wheatley Hills with four or more occupiers now need to apply for a HMO licence.  The scheme ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    The second annual report by charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) surveyed local people for their opinions and experiences of community needs.  Combined with the latest statistics nationally and from local authorities, the Vital Signs report 2018 reveals high levels of deprivation, visible homelessness and lack of affordable housing for Doncaster residents and across South ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Leading engineering firm AESSEAL have donated a £50,000 grant to Sheffield Hallam University, aimed at encouraging more women to work in engineering. The two year grant from the Rotherham-based company will be used to encourage and support women in engineering, with more than 40 students benefitting from the donation.  Stephen Shaw, group engineering director at AESSEAL, formally made the ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    A South Yorkshire-based boutique PR agency, led by three female entrepreneurs, has been shortlisted for a National Business Women’s Award.  Sidekick PR, based at Kelham Island in Sheffield, has been shortlisted for the ‘Best New Business Award’, which recognises the achievements of female-led companies set up within the last two years. The trio – Charlotte Dimond, Eve Worthington and Kirstie ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Doncaster Chamber has been finalised for two British Chamber of Commerce Awards. The national awards for “Chamber of the Year” and “Campaign of the Year” recognise the Chamber’s exemplary service that supports the growth and prosperity of the local and British business community.  “Through consultation, lobbying, training, and community engagement, Doncaster Chamber is at the heart of getting ...read more
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    Friday, October 12, 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 yearsOf those services firms recruiting, ...read more
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    Thursday, October 04, 2018
    One of the biggest surveys of business intentions since the EU referendum has found that nearly two-thirds of firms still aren’t preparing for Brexit – and in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome many would cut investment and recruitment plans. With just six months to go before the UK leaves the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce is calling for UK ministers to redouble their efforts to reach an ...read more
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    Thursday, October 04, 2018
    The British Chambers of Commerce has published a Business Brexit Checklist to help firms consider the changes Brexit may bring and to plan for them. Their Brexit Risk Register assesses the progress on 24 business-critical issues which businesses need clear answers on. 
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