A round-up of good news from across the Sheffield City Region

Published 26th August 2016 at 1:25pm
  • The SCR Skills Survey is due to close at midnight on 31st August, so please let local businesses know they can influence skills provision at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SFZXMX3
  • The SCR MIPIM 2016/17 programme has been launched with Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair of the LEP, calling on local businesses to secure a place on the delegation to London in October and Cannes in March 2017. MIPIM is a key forum for ambitious businesses looking for partnerships and investment opportunities. sheffieldcityregionmipim.com
  • Two of Bassetlaw’s parks have won the prestigious Green Flag award again. Kings Park in Retford, with a new £400,000 splash pool, has gained it for the eighth year; and The Canch in Worksop for the second year.
  • Xtraflex of Barnsley, which exports bespoke flexible hosing to over 50 countries, is looking to double its workforce and grow turnover with new markets and contract wins. Xtraflex exports 1,000 specialised safety hoses a month for the American fire brigade and has just moved into the milk market.
  • An aerobatic aircraft tested in Rotherham was being put through its paces this week over America. The GB1 GameBird was the first fixed-wing, light aircraft to undergo a full airworthiness test in the UK, at the AMRC, for more than 30 years. It took to the skies at the EAA AirVenture annual airshow, attended by more than 550,000 enthusiasts from 80 countries.

www.gamecomposites.com; www.eaa.org/en/airventure

  • Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) helped 10 Rio Olympics medal winning teams including GB Boxing, British Canoeing and British Gymnastics. Data analysis software designed at Sheffield Hallam was used by athletes and their coaches to get comprehensive feedback and improve performance.
  • The SCR Quarterly Economic Survey Q3, sponsored by RBS South Yorkshire & North Derbyshire, is now live to help the Chambers and Local Enterprise Partnership gauge business sentiment post EU Referendum and provide the right support to keep growing the economy. screconomy.org.uk/survey

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