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New Launchpad for ambitious entrepreneurs

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Ambitious entrepreneurs in Barnsley can now access a free and comprehensive support service which has been launched to help them set up and run successful new businesses. Sheffield City Region Launchpad is a new fully inclusive and co-ordinated programme of start-up support which aims to help create hundreds of new businesses right across the region… Read more »


Barnsley finance firm shortlisted for national animation award

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Barnsley-based financial management company Lifetime is up for a national award for innovative use of animation. Lifetime’s Big Questions/Here Is A Man animation – done in collaboration with Marsden-based Fettle Animation and the ‘Bard of Barnsley’ Ian McMillan – (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdVxmrLojiQ) has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Use of Animation’ category in the 2016 Big Chip Awards…. Read more »


Business students given tribunal insight

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Barnsley College Business students have received an expert insight into the workings of employment law during two mock tribunal sessions. Two groups of Level 3 Business students were joined by Solicitor Toby Pochron of Ironmonger Curtis LLP for the sessions. Toby explained how an employment tribunal operates, what businesses must do to avoid being taken… Read more »



Gibson Booth appoint new director

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A Barnsley-based accountancy firm has appointed a new director. He is Rob Howard, 34, who becomes  tax director at Gibson Booth, joining managing director Robert Watson and directors Gary Dickinson and Scott Mell as a principal of the firm. Rob said: “I’ve been working towards this for a long time and it’s such a great… Read more »


PR and media training company celebrates 10 years in business

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A South Yorkshire media training and PR consultancy is celebrating ten years in business. Capital B Media, which specialises in public relations, media training, crisis communications and social media, was set up by former BBC journalist Kate Betts. Since it was formed a decade ago the company has gone from strength to strength and has… Read more »


Teacher Andrew gets off his bike to find work!

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A Yorkshire teacher who has returned to the classroom after a five-month cycling adventure in Europe is backing a campaign to encourage more people back to the profession. After ten months away from the classroom in total, Andrew Sykes returned to teaching modern foreign languages with the help of Barnsley-based recruitment specialists Provide Education. He… Read more »


Derek Carpenter appointed IoD Ambassador for South Yorkshire

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An initiative by the Institute of Directors in Yorkshire to appoint Derek Carpenter (pictured) as their Ambassador for South Yorkshire has resulted in hundreds of congratulatory messages, both National and International. The Institute of Directors has been supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903. As the UK’s longest running organisation for professional… Read more »


Berneslai Homes set out plans for next five years

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Berneslai Homes have published their new Strategic Plan, which sets out what they are going to achieve from 2016 -2021. April 2016 sees the start of a five year extended contract with Barnsley Council and the plan has been developed by Berneslai Homes in consultation with tenants, staff and the board through conversations around future… Read more »