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Recruitment agency still top of the class

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A Barnsley-based recruitment agency has been awarded the Gold standard for the way it vets teachers and support staff before sending them into schools. Provide Education has gained REC Audited Education Gold Status for the second time, following an audit to re-assess its safeguarding practices. The award is the highest national accreditation for safeguarding children… Read more »


Barnsley solicitors goes into administration

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A Barnsley firm of solicitors, formed more than 130 years ago, has gone into administration. Insolvency practitioner Begbies Traynor was appointed as administrator to Raleys Solicitors on 11 March and existing clients have been advised to contact Leeds firm Ison Harrison. A spokesman for Begbies Traynor said: “To ensure that their clients’ matters and interests… Read more »



Aaron is Alhambra’s ace card

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A Barnsley Shopping Centre is celebrating having won an Ace Star in the Achieving Customer Excellence (ACE) Awards. Aaron Powell, facilites manager at the Alhambra, was one of the Star Award winners in the prestigious national British Council of Shopping Centre’s awards and attended a glitzy ceremony in Brighton last week. The 31-year-old from Worsbrough… Read more »


Barnsley accountants serving up a post-budget breakfast

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Barnsley accountants Gibson Booth are holding their annual post-Budget breakfast briefing to explain how the changes may affect local businesses. The briefing will take place on Friday, two days after the Budget, and will feature expert talks and presentations from senior managers and directors at the firm. Managing director Robert Watson and senior tax manager… Read more »



Device Doctors help people get on-line

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Bernelsai Homes and Barnsley Council are working together to deliver Device Doctor Sessions across Barnsley. Advice will be available on a range of topics, including using a smartphone or tablet and making the most of online services such as email, social media, Skype. Help is also available to complete council online forms and accessing Berneslai… Read more »


Talent United celebrates ton-up milestone

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Talent United and The Copthorne Hotel Sheffield are celebrating their partnership as the hotel becomes the 100th business to sign up to the employer engagement initiative. Sheffield’s  Copthorne Hotel is part of the global Millennium and Copthorne Hotels and Resorts group. The hotel joins a growing list of employers across a range of industries and… Read more »



I Know I Can challenge extended to primary-aged teams

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The I Know I Can (IKIC) Big Challenge enterprise competition launched for primary schools in February with a marketing workshop at Horizon Community College. The enterprise challenge invites young people in teams or individually to create and run their own businesses. Launched for secondary and College students back in November the challenge has now been… Read more »