A BUSINESS support programme in Barnsley has helped create 161 jobs in the borough in the last year.

Enterprising Barnsley has worked with local businesses since April, providing business coaching.

The scheme is now working with 225 companies to help develop and expand their business.

The first 161 jobs created means the programme is over a third of the way towards its target of supporting Barnsley companies to create 450 new posts over three years.

The programme is funded to run until September 2015.