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Magna appoints new business development manager

Magna has appointed a new business development manager to help drive growth in the venue’s conference facilities and events offering. Ian Linley joins Magna from restaurant and nightclub chain, Tiger Tiger, where he was national sales manager, and has a background in event management having studied for a HND in hotel

Stunt ace launches Rotherham’s newest showroom

Viral video star and stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill showed off his latest two-wheel tricks in Rotherham as he officially opened the new showroom for four-wheel customisation specialist Leighton Vans. Street trial pro-rider Danny, whose spectacular YouTube videos have made him a worldwide star, took time out from thrill-seeking stunts outside to

South Yorkshire chamber support for new workplace chaplaincy and listening service

ALL three South Yorkshire chambers of commerce have come out to support a new chaplaincy and listening service for the region - saying it will offer vital support to employees.  Representatives from Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham, Doncaster chambers of commerce plus and the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and the EEF,

Global centre of excellence in glass planned for Magna

Plans have been unveiled for a £20m global centre of excellence in glass at Magna in Rotherham. The Glass Futures project, the brain-child of the British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation in Sheffield, is backed by a consortium including two of the world’s largest glass manufacturers, as well as Siemens and Leeds University. At

Engineering careers fair back at Magna

Students at last year's Magna careers event

A careers fair aimed at getting young people into engineering, manufacturing or technology is coming back to Magna for the third year. The Get Up to Speed event, which attracts big names like Rolls Royce, Sheffield Forgemasters, and Tata Speciality Steel, is the biggest of its kind in Yorkshire. Around 50 engineering

Lloyd Catering Equipment sets sights on future growth with key appointment

Pictured is Jason Cunliffe   A South Yorkshire-based catering company which has been trading for more than 60 years is setting its sights upon future growth after appointing a new sales director.  Jason Cunliffe has joined Lloyd Catering Equipment where he will be responsible for helping the company to lay the foundations for

Traders and performers wanted NOW for local “Teenage Markets”

After the phenomenal success of last summer’s Teenage Markets, the FSB, along with the councils of Doncaster and Rotherham, will be starting this season’s series of markets in May. Doncaster is holding its first Teenage Market in the Market Place in the Heart of Doncaster Town Centre on Saturday 13 May, and

Transporter specialist drives forward expansion plans

Pictures is Mike Leighton   Leighton Vans, the VW transporter customisation specialist, has bought a new 11,800 sq ft company headquarters and showroom in Rotherham as part of ambitious expansion plans.  Sheffield solicitors Wake Smith advised on the six-figure sum purchase of the former Bradken manufacturing unit at Dodds Close on behalf of Leighton

New hospice champion calls for army to spread the word

He’s the new ambassador of Rotherham Hospice - and his first task is a call to arms. New director of fundraising Aaron Firth, pictured, is appealing to townspeople to help him create a team of Hospice Champions - volunteers willing to spread the word about the hospice’s compassion and care throughout

FSB and Worldpay give South and East Yorkshire SMEs a chance to shine

Smaller businesses in South and East Yorkshire have a chance to shine and win prize money of up to £12,000, in the FSB and Worldpay UK Business Awards 2017.  Entry is now open for these prestigious awards, which celebrate the cream of the SME world and reward smaller business excellence in