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Barnsley teenager shortlisted for Making Business Happen awards

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Barnsley teenager Eve Lodge is one of seven ‘aspiring entrepreneurs’ shortlisted for the inaugural Making Business Happen Awards. Eve, 16, is travelling down to South Wales on Thursday afternoon, and the following day will pitch her ‘Barmy’ bunting business to a number of judges. Organised by The University of South Wales, the Making Business Happen Awards were set… Read more »



Yorkshire’s Got Talent go Barmy for teenage Barnsley entrepreneur

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Yorkshire’s Got Talent – a competition to discover and help budding businesses – has gone Barmy for a Barnsley teenager! At just 16 Eve Lodge is making waves with her ‘Barmy’ business – which produces bespoke, handmade bunting – and on Tuesday afternoon she ‘pitched up’ at Kirklees College in the Yorkshire’s Got Talent 2014 final. Eve,… Read more »



Young Apprentice winner Ashleigh proves a big hit for BBIS!

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South Yorkshire ‘entrepreneur’ Ashleigh Porter-Exley proved to be a big BBIS hit at Horizon College on Friday morning. Eighteen-years-old Ashleigh, who attended Wath Comprehensive School as a student, was the deserved winner of the BBC’s 2012 Young Apprentice, and won £25,000 from Lord Alan Sugar. She currently works for Reeds Rains Estate and Letting Agents… Read more »


Reds chief executive Ben Mansford releases club statement

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Barnsley FC chief executive Ben Mansford today released a club statement, aimed at giving supporters an update not only on the current managerial situation at Oakwell ahead of this weekend’s match against fellow Championship strugglers Yeovil Town but also on the Reds’ search for a new club crest. Mansford said: “Nobody expected the start to… Read more »


Penistone and Stocksbridge MP calls for schoolkids to start learning about money

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Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith has called for local schoolchildren to start to learning about money. The Labour MP, who has also offered support to a ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ venture organised by local financial management company Lifetime , is backing a charity’s new campaign to help improve the financial capability of young people…. Read more »


Funding boost for Barnsley FC’s Community Trust

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Grassroots sport in Barnsley is in rude health following the opening of a new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch. The pitch (AGP) is funded by the Premier League Community Facility Fund (PLCFF). Following a £165,883 grant from the PLCFF, the new £260,883 3G AGP, which is situated at Oakwell, the home of Barnsley FC,… Read more »



Barnsley community champion wins Social Enterprise award

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A Barnsley man who is on a mission to encourage more people to get fit has won an award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Darren Padgett (pictured) founder of Team Activ, scooped the award from the Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH). The awards recognise the finest social businesses which combine the best of… Read more »