The Latest News from Around the Region

Published 7th October 2016 at 10:17am

PLANS are in place to develop a new business park in Barnsley which is set to create more than 500 jobs. ‘Enterprise 36’ at Gladman Park, close to J36 of the M1, will accommodate four large industrial units.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport greeted its 10millionth passenger this week. The airport, opened in 2006, is the UK’s newest. SCR funding helped unlock the potential of the airport by speeding up the building of the Great Yorkshire Way from the M18 toward the airport.

The regeneration of the former Coalite plant site in Bolsover has been given the go-ahead. The site straddles North East Derbyshire and Bolsover District Councils and is next to junction 29A of the M1 and Markham Vale.

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Next Thursday (13 Oct) the SCR main twitter account will be hosting a live Q&A from 10-11am to answer questions on devolution.

Sheffield City Region and the Doncaster Chamber this morning hosted a breakfast to announce and discuss the results of the quarterly economic survey. The event was well attended and the outlook is bright. It was held at the iconic Vulcan Experience with the SCR’s Nigel Brewster being one of the key speakers.

Destination Chesterfield holds a breakfast meeting on 19th October at Ringwood Hall when the key theme will be employability. Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chesterfield-employability-conference-tickets-27460548239

Sheffield-based City Taxis has become the UK’s third largest independent taxi operator with its acquisition of Club Taxis of Chesterfield. City, whichmerged with Sheffield’s Mercury Taxis just over a year ago, also bought Barnsley-based Ace Taxis in July.

Sheffield-based Gripple has posted pre-tax profits of £4m for the year to 31 December 2015, up from £1.1m a year earlier. Turnover also increased to £48.6m from £41.7m. Gripple is looking to take on 60 to 70 staff this year.

The SCR monthly article in the Yorkshire Post this month featured housing projects around the region.

And finally . . .

Sheffield’s endearing Herd of Elephants Is being auctioned off for Sheffield Children’s Hospital at the Crucible Theatre on 20th October. Bidding is for all 58 from the signed Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’ elephant, to ‘SnookHerd’, autographed by international snooker players including current world champion Mark Selby.www.herdofsheffield.com/get-involved/auction/

 

 

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