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Food Distribution Centre lays off 81 workers

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A food distribution centre on the outskirts of Barnsley has laid off 81 workers after its parent company was forced to go into administration. Staff were sent home from the DBC Foodservice plant on the Manvers industrial estate near Wath-on-Dearne. The remaining 85 workers have been told to keep reporting for work for the time… Read more »


Costcutter owner buys Rhythm and Booze, saving over 400 jobs

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More than 400 jobs have been saved at Barnsley off-licence chain R&M Swaine, which trades as Rhythm & Booze, after the owner of Costcutter bought the company out of administration. Bibby Retail Services, which owns York-based Costcutter, has completed a deal to buy all 68 stores from joint administrators at Ernst & Young. As a… Read more »



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 »