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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 »


Digital showcase goes from strength to strength

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Web designers and developers from across the UK filled Barnsley’s Digital Media Centre for a sell out tech conference on Saturday. The Digital Barn event attracted 115 delegates and was organised by Barnsley-based web designers Matt Watson and Kimb Jones. The event featured informative presentations, workshops, banter and idea sharing. Speakers included former Barnsley Council… Read more »


Lidl superstore opens up in Barnsley town centre

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A Lidl superstore opened up in Barnsley town centre this week, following a ceremony attended by the Mayor, Councillor Dorothy Higginbottom. The store stands on the site of the former Co-op ‘Pioneer’ supermarket at the corner of Peel Street, Westway and the townend roundabout. The site boasts a 120 space car park which shoppers can use free of… Read more »


Berneslai Homes ask for views on annual report

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Berneslai Homes have sent out their annual report this week to all tenants and leaseholders. It presents key performance information and achievements throughout the year and reflects on how far the company have come over the last ten years as an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO), managing homes on behalf of Barnsley Council. The report… Read more »


Barnsley Law Society opts to merge

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One of the largest local law societies in the country is set to be created in South Yorkshire – after the Barnsley Law Society announced plans to merge with the Sheffield and District Law Society. It will bring together over 4,000 legal professionals working throughout the region. Although the society does not provide legal advice, it offers… Read more »


Berneslai Homes seeking views from tenants

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Berneslai Homes seeking views from tenants about changes to Barnsley Council’s tenancy agreement. Berneslai Homes, the organisation who manages the council housing service on behalf of the council, want the views of its tenants on some changes they want to make to the tenancy agreement council tenants have with their landlord. They are writing to all tenants over… Read more »


Budding hairdressers need support

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Barnsley’s aspiring hairdressers urgently need more clients to support them throughout their Apprenticeship training, according to one leading hairdressing training provider. Dimensions Training Solutions, Yorkshire’s largest independent hairdressing provider, say apprentices at their Barnsley Academy need more clients in order to practice their skills and become qualified hairdressers. While apprentices cut, colour and style, they… Read more »