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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Doncaster based full service marketing agency, Moirae, has expanded their digital team with the recruitment of a Digital Marketing Executive. Having worked in a marketing position for Doncaster Council and developed a wealth of experience, Joanna Byrne has secured a full-time position with the company as a Digital Marketing Executive. Commenting on her new role, Joanna Byrne, stated: “I have ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Keebles’ corporate and commercial department has represented Hull-based APD Communications which has become part of a global corporation following its acquisition. The £9.3m-turnover company - which develops and supplies critical software for the emergency services, public safety and control room markets - has been purchased by Northgate Public Services (NPS).NPS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ...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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    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
    South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation are looking for a new Corporate Relationships Officer. The local charity is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and creative person to join their Philanthropy Team to work on the next stage of development of the SY100 Corporate Membership Scheme. The postholder will also manage a portfolio of corporate donors and contribute to the overall objectives of ...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
    Mark Smith, from Make Your Mark UK, has taken the helm as JCI UK’s latest National President, promising to encourage members of the national organisation to “Step Up” in 2019.  JCI, or Junior Chamber International, is a leading global membership organisation; with a mission to provide development opportunities to empower young people to create positive change. Mark will be leading JCI UK - a ...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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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    Following demand from local residents within Doncaster and surrounding areas, Mount Pleasant Kennels has launched a public boarding service and doggy daycare.  In a newly refurbished kennel block with it's own entrance separate from the rest of the kennels, dogs can now board whilst their families are on holiday, at work or just out for the day. All of the dogs are walked at elast once per day ...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
    Moirae Creative are delighted to announce today that they have been shortlisted for 5 European Branding Awards at the Transform Awards Europe 2019 for their work with Ancala Water Services.  The Transform Awards recognise excellence and reward innovation in branding across Europe. The awards honour brand development and rebranding projects from businesses and agencies of all sizes, in both ...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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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, 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
    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
    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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    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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
    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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    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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    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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