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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 »


Barnsley Council is No 1 in the UK for Driving Growth

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Barnsley Council’s Enterprising Barnsley project has come away with the top award in the prestigious Driving Growth category at this year’s 20th anniversary Local Government Chronicle (LGC) awards. The LGC Awards identify, celebrate and help share the finest examples of innovation and quality delivered by councils on a daily basis. Barnsley faced stiff competition in… Read more »


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 »