Latest News from Around the Region

Published 19th August 2016 at 11:40am

A selection of good news stories around the SCR this week:

  • Amazon opens its third warehouse in the iPort, Doncaster, next year, creating 500 permanent jobs. The new warehouse will recruit staff for various roles, such as operation managers and engineers.
  • The ‘Royce Transformational Centre’ to be built at the Advanced Manufacturing Park will research how metal powders can be used more effectively in key city region sectors such as aerospace, automotive, energy and high-value medical manufacturing. The SCR is investing in the Centre through its £320million European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF).
  • The new Doncaster iPort Academy, launched by Business Doncaster and developers Verdion, will work with the key employers moving to the iPort.
  • It will signpost people to jobs and apprenticeships, and to professional qualifications and training in the logistics sector.
  • Five of Chesterfield’s parks and open spaces have kept their prestigious Green Flag awards, meaning they are among the top in the country. Maintained by Chesterfield Borough Council, they were inspected by Keep Britain Tidy.
  • Local leaders from the business and public sector have welcomed the publication of the Transpennine Tunnel Interim Report by Transport for the North. Five routes have been shortlisted for the tunnel – the UK’s most ambitious road scheme for more than five decades. Running between Sheffield and Manchester, it could almost halve journey times between the two cities.

http://sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/2016/08/local-leaders-welcome-tunnel-report

  • PM Teresa May has said: “Yorkshire is a key part of our vision for a Northern Powerhouse – our plan to help the great cities and towns of the North pool their strengths and take on the world.”
  • Record numbers of passengers used Doncaster Sheffield Airport in July, its busiest month ever. The airport also launched a new partnership between Flybe and airberlin, giving Flybe passengers access to airberlin’s network of around 150 worldwide destinations. Meanwhile six flights a week to Dublin will start from DSA from the end of October.
  • Sheffield Forgemasters steel company has won contracts worth more than $30 million to manufacture components for the US Navy’s fleet of submarines. The first orders are to be completed this year, with another batch expected to finish in 2017.

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