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Alternative role play centre for children opens in South Yorkshire

An exciting new child’s play centre, providing unique and tailor-made role-playing facilities, has opened its doors to families in Swinton. The Little Town of Play is a family run business launched by Steve and Sophie Siddle, providing a safe place for children to play, learn, and develop their cognitive, social, emotional, and

UKSE grant secures future for Rotherham’s VSE

A specialist Rotherham-based personalised vehicle security business has invested in new diagnostic equipment and purchased new premises thanks to a funding grant from UKSE. Vehicle Security & Electrical (VSE) was established in February of this year by experienced Auto Electrician Ben Hampshire who wanted to launch a ‘one-stop-shop’ for vehicle tracking

MBO at Advanced Alloys

A £30m turnover processor and supplier of speciality alloys, has been acquired in a multi-million-pound management buy-out. Dinnington-based Advanced Alloy Services Limited was established over 25 years ago by Alan Fisher, and has developed to become one of the UK’s leading specialists in processing and recycling high-temperature alloys and metals. The

Role model Horbury Group apprentice commended with an achievement award

A role model apprentice has been commended by his employer and training provider at an award presentation held this term. Sheffield College apprentice Jordan Bew, 21, is completing an apprenticeship with Horbury Group in Rotherham. Now the enthusiastic learner has been presented with an achievement award for being a role model

Stately home’s wishlist includes the gas bill!

The Trust restoring Wentworth Woodhouse launched a fresh appeal for help at this year’s glittering Black Diamonds Ball.  Some 260 local dignitaries, Sheffield City Region businesses and loyal supporters at the sell-out event were encouraged to support the launch of the Wentworth Woodhouse Wishlist.  The Wishlist details 50 different things the stately

Exercise specialists in Rotherham expand business providing rehabilitation services

A team of exercise specialists in Rotherham who help clients rebuild their physical fitness following a serious or long-term health condition diagnosis have expanded their business after receiving a grant from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE). Established earlier this year Active for Life Solutions is a non-for-profit organisation based in Eastwood Trading

Mattress Online wins Bed Retailer of the Year Award 2019-2020

Rotherham-based company Mattress Online has won the National Bed Federation’s Online Bed Retailer of the Year Award for 2019-2020 following a successful year. Facing tough competition from the likes of Argos, Mattress Online was commended for sustainable, innovative growth and development, the judging panel was particularly impressed by the use of

Planning approval secured for transformation of Grade II listed Rotherham Methodist church

A planning application to transform a 250-year-old Methodist church in Rotherham town centre into an "apothecary for the magical", which will act as the headquarters for local children’s literacy charity Grimm & Co, has been approved by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. The plans, designed by Yorkshire-based architecture practice Halliday Clark, for

Broadcaster Steph McGovern confirmed to host Convention of the North and NP11 event

The Convention of the North and NP11, in partnership with Government, has announced broadcaster Steph McGovern as host for next month's one-day Northern event at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham. Steph, originally from Middlesbrough and now living in Manchester, is a highly respected and award-winning presenter, and former Young Engineer