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Support Programme Helps Barnsley's Businesses Grow

Monday January 13 2014


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A BUSINESS support programme in Barnsley has helped to create and safeguard nearly 400 jobs.

Enterprising Barnsley has helped to generate 277,500 jobs in the borough in 2013.

The programme, which is delivered by Barnsley Council, provides free specialist business coaching to Barnsley-based businesses who have potential for growth.

Cllr Roy Miller, spokesperson for development, environment and culture, said: “The latest figures prove that, with the right support, businesses can go from strength to strength.

"This is tribute to the work of Enterprising Barnsley and the innovative and industrious attitude of people in the borough.”

With Enterprising Barnsley’s support, work wear manufacturer Portwest took on 14 new staff and went into 24-hour operation at its Thurnscoe warehouse, increasing turnover by 30 per cent to £75million.

Another company that has benefitted from the programme is G B Cullet, who convert unwanted double glazing units into new products such as windows, bottles and loft insulation.

With Enterprising Barnsley's support, brothers Gary and Bryn Hopkins have overseen a £500,000 investment in the business, recruited seven more staff and increased turnover by 50 per cent.

Enterprising Barnsley is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £2,259,511 investment as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development.

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Reply Posted by Observer on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 19:19
It doesnt state how many are at each company in terms of personel. Hats off to the council for finding these people work. But .....the queztion has to be asked yet again. Are the people who have benefitted from this scheme "english people" from the barnsley area? I would hazard a guess and say not. Another point i would like to make is that the percentage of the takings of such companies are publicised on here. Are these jobs paying good wages? Liveable wages. ? Wages of which people can live on comfortably, afford heating, mortgages, holidays. Etc. i would habe another gues and say no. Companies who are doing realy well, good luck to them. This is good news. But dont forget, without a workforce no company can be successful, profits from succesful companies "should" be shared out within the workforce with that i mean good wAges, with good terms and conditions. And this should be implemented at the earliest possible time.

Reply Posted by Oh dear on Friday January 17 2014 at 22:13
Why don't you moan some more. Let me take a guess, you hate your job cos your stuck with foreigners. I'm guessing a warehouse. Which has a low wage - or at least your not living the life you wish you could. And moaning at the fact you feel hard done by. Meanwhile companies have gained a better name for themselves brought more business to Barnsley because of the Barnsley Council programme, and your doing nothing but whinge. You sir are almost appropriately named - you should be named 1" Observer because you obviously don't see very far, you don't look at the bigger picture. You selfish shit moron and I feel sorry for your employer because I bet you moan and moan.... And moan... And moan..............