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Barnsley College student lands UK bricklaying award

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A Barnsley College construction trainee has been named the UK’s top Bricklaying trainee at the national final of SkillBuild, the UK’s largest multi-trade competition. Nineteen-year-old Jason Whitehead, from Hoyland, beat off stiff competition from 10 other finalists to win first place in his category at the three-day final which took place at Preston College. Run… Read more »



Barnsley technology company leading the way in innovation

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An innovative Barnsley technology company is targeting schools, colleges and visitor attractions across the United Kingdom with a new product for people with special needs. Osborne Technologies Ltd has designed, developed and refined the SensoryPod over the last two years and is now being supported by business support programme, Enterprising Barnsley, to market the innovation nationally. The SensoryPod is a… Read more »


Premises in Penistone and Goldthorpe set for BT fibre broadband upgrade

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British Telecom has revealed that premises in Penistone and Goldthorpe on the outskirts of Barnsley are among 39,500 homes and businesses in South Yorkshire set for fibre broadband upgrade. BT have announced a major investment in South Yorkshire, pledging to roll-out its £2.5 billion high-speed fibre broadband network. There are six locations in all. As well as… Read more »


Get Berneslai Homes services at the touch of a button

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Berneslai Homes have launched a new service for customers called Looking Local. Looking Local gives local information, advice and services through a Smartphone or TV (Sky or Virgin). Customers can now access Berneslai Homes services and report issues such as anti-social behaviour, graffiti, neighbour disputes, repairs or apply for a property, all at the touch of a button. Berneslai… Read more »


Duke of York calls into the Dearne Valley

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A Dearne Valley call centre enjoyed a right royal visit this week. His Royal Highness the Duke of York made an official visit to the Manvers-based HEROtsc call centre, where 830 staff are based, working for such clients as Vodafone, E-on and Office Depot. Prince Andrew chatted with employees about their day-to-day work and expressed… Read more »


Freight company moves to Barnsley

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The UK wide company Rhys Davies freight logistics is moving to Carlton industrial estate in Barnsley. They will move into a 55,000 ft.² capacity unit at Carlton. The new space at Carlton also comes with seven acres of land which will give them the space they need to load and unload their vehicles. Paul Hodgkiss,… Read more »


Barnsley entrepreneur urges house buyers to build their own

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A Barnsley entrepreneur is setting the foundations of a new business by offering an unusual solution to getting on the property ladder – build your own semi. Paul Wright wants to persuade people that self-build doesn’t necessarily involve a grand property and a massive budget. And he is a man who knows first-hand what can… Read more »


Entrepreneurs encouraged to start their own companies

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A new Government start-up scheme is set to launch up to 30,000 young entrepreneurs towards starting their own companies. The Start-Up Loans scheme is offering business finance and support from experienced mentors to young people in a bid to ‘inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs’. The first wave of money from the £83.5 million scheme… Read more »


First ever Barnsley Business Conference

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Leading entrepreneurs from across Yorkshire will join exhibitors and local businesses at the first ever Barnsley Business Conference next month. The event at Barnsley Metrodome on Thursday, October 25th is expected to draw hundreds of delegates. The day-long Conference, which is free to attend, features a packed programme of business specific seminars, an exhibition hall… Read more »