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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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    Friday, November 02, 2018
    Bluebell Wood’s birthday ball marks a decade    Over 230 people celebrated a very special anniversary when Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice held its’ tenth birthday ball at Sheffield City Hall.  Stilt walkers, fire-eaters, a magician, singing waiters and recording artist Luke Sabatino provided the entertainment, with the evening raising £16,000 in support of children and young adults with ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    A survey looking into the homecare and support people in Doncaster receive has revealed 62% are extremely satisfied with the service, however Healthwatch Doncaster recommendations have called for improvements - amongst other things, communication and improving social isolation and loneliness - in a wide-ranging report produced by Healthwatch Doncaster.Through an extensive piece of work around care ...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
    The clock has started ticking down for someone to have an unforgettable Christmas. Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has launched its 2018 Seasonal Superdraw, with a top prize of £2,500 and a runner-up prize of a luxury hamper set to make this year’s festivities extra special for their lucky winners.    Every penny raised in the charity’s Seasonal Superdraw, which will be drawn on 14 December, ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    A Doncaster family helped by a charity during the toughest time of their lives have helped launch its ‘Light up a Life’ appeal for Christmas. Maxine and Mark Strong and their daughter Olivia, who live in Epworth, are asking people to dedicate a snowflake to the memory of a loved one and help families supported by Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.  Maxine and Mark’s son and Olivia’s brother Lex ...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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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    PMS are pleased to announce that we are about to deliver our fourth on site training course for Sony Global Technology at their South Wales plant.  The series of courses covering a variety of supply chain management topics have been very well received and we will be delivering a fifth course on negotiation.  
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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Keebles has represented Doncaster-headquartered Senior Architectural Systems, the UK’s largest privately owned aluminium fenestration systems manufacturer, in a management buy-out (MBO) of the company by its current board of directors. The MBO deal has been led by Senior’s managing director Mark Wadsworth and includes three other members of the board – sales director James Keeling-Heane, ...read more
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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Local charity ‘The Children’s Sleep Charity’ are celebrating once more after scooping their second national award of this year.    The Children’s Sleep Charity is based in Doncaster and supports families across the country to get a better night’s sleep. Although it is a small charity it’s impact is huge reaching approximately 30,000 families.  The achievements of the charity were firstly ...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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