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Barnsley company set to hit 30 million mark – in shuttlecocks!

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A Barnsley company will soon see the 30 millionth badminton shuttlecock fly out of its factory. Echelon Sport makes five million synthetic shuttlecocks every year at its factory in Barugh Green – and is the principal supplier to the Carlton brand as well as dealing with other major sport retailers including Head. The company has… Read more »


Game Group enters administration

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Staff at retail outlet Game, who have a string of stores across South Yorkshire, including in Barnsley town centre, face an uncertain future after it was forced to enter administration. Professional services firm PwC has been appointed administrator to the UK operations of Game Group, which has 609 stores under the names Game and Gamestation.


Berneslai Homes expand their Community Refurbishment Scheme

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Berneslai Homes have recently expanded their Community Refurbishment Scheme providing 20 modern apprenticeship opportunities. The training scheme carries out environmental works including boundary walls, fences and off street car parking. It has been active at Royston Doles Estate for a number of years where it is now in the final phase of improvement work. Once… Read more »


Rebecca's and The Londoner arrive on Shambles Street

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There is to be blast from Barnsley’s nightlife past on Shambles Street. The Vault, formerly Oxygen, is to be renamed Rebecca’s, while Soul Bar, which is above it, will be named The Londoner by their new owners Dave Clayton, 50, and Craig Savage, 47. Rebecca’s was a popular nightclub haunt which ran from 1976 to… Read more »



Barnsley company making a difference in Africa

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A Barnsley company is using the remarkable power of a humble plant to clean up contaminated water on oilfields in Africa. Oceans ESU, based at Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre, Wilthorpe, was initially commissioned by the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC) to carry out work at the Heglig oilfield, close to the border with… Read more »


Barnsley business soaring to success!

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A Barnsley business is celebrating after a £4 million expansion. C Soar & Sons (UK) Ltd is the country’s largest specialist in dismantling, recycling and disposing of redundant equipment, such as transformers, generators and switchgear, from the electricity industry. New investment at the company’s base in Tank Row, Stairfoot, has created new jobs and it… Read more »


Former police detective is now high tech in CCTV

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A former South Yorkshire Police detective is using his skills to build a new business – catching people breaking the law. Mick Dransfield, who spent 19 years in CID before he retired last year, has set up Drantec in Barnsley, which specialises in CCTV surveillance for businesses. As well as CCTV cameras, Drantec supplies burglar… Read more »


Barnsley photographer makes his mark in golf game

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A world-renowned Barnsley photographer has proved he’s mastered the long and short of golf – after notching up 25 years capturing images of the game’s superstars. Mark Newcombe, 51, has photographed golf courses, tournaments and some of the greatest-ever players in action. These include Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Sir Nick… Read more »