Reaction to layoffs at Rotherham Steelworks

The government has come under fire following Liberty Steel’s announcement of a restructuring program which will affect 440 roles – including 185 roles at its Rotherham sites. The move was described as a “body blow” that could have been avoided. A member of Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG alliance, Liberty Steel said some products have become unviable … Read more

City of Torquay Investment Plan flagship project business case to be submitted for funding approval

The final business case for the Town of Torquay Investment Plan is to be submitted for funding approval. The business case which will be the catalyst for the transformation of Torquay town center will be considered by Cabinet on Tuesday 10th January 2023. The business case focuses on redesigning the Union Square Mall after purchasing … Read more

Professor Brian Cox inspires future scientists and engineers in South Yorkshire

Over 600 South Yorkshire pupils were inspired by Britain’s leading physicist, Professor Brian Cox, at an exciting event organized by The Work-wise Foundation in partnership with Well North Enterprises, recently held in Gulliver’s Valley at Rotherham. Professor Brian Cox CBE, Britain’s leading physicist and science communicator and co-founder of the Science Summer School, said at … Read more

Food outlets and drive-thru are planned for the empty Rotherham showroom

A vacated car showroom at a major site in Rotherham could be filled again, if newly submitted plans are approved. Rothbiz reported last year that local firm Burrows Motor Company would make the short journey into town to Volkswagen’s former Rotherham site in Wickersley, leaving its former home in Templeborough. The purpose-built vehicle dealership on … Read more

‘Data irregularities’ led Rotherham training provider to go into administration

A Rotherham-based national training provider brought in administrators after the government withheld its funding. Lifeskills bosses initially challenged a claim by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) over ‘data irregularities’ but a £1.2million suspension of funding has caused serious cash flow problems. The agency has since sought reimbursement of more than £1.5million. 72 people … Read more

SBD Apparel crowned Company of the Year by Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber

A sportswear manufacturer set to create more than 200 jobs over the next five years has been crowned Business of the Year at the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber Celebration of Business Awards, in association with Glu Recruit. SBD Apparel, which counts elite strength and fitness athletes around the world among its growing clientele, in addition … Read more

The Rotherham Main Line remains one of South Yorkshire’s rail investment priorities

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) has reiterated its rail investment priorities so that it can continue to advocate for the major rail improvements the region needs. It includes a potential new station on the main line at Rotherham. The MCA has agreed its priorities following the government’s Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands … Read more

Rotherham Business News: News: Rotherham transport investment detailed

More than £50m of investment in Rotherham transport projects has been detailed by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA). Rothbiz revealed in August that a number of transport projects in Rotherham had secured funding from a government agreement with South Yorkshire. Investment in City Area Sustainable Transport Settlements (CRSTS) is underway and £570million will … Read more

South Yorkshire Investment Zone sites revealed

A number of sites have been proposed to the government for a proposed new investment area which aims to attract business investment and free up land for new homes in South Yorkshire. The majority are in Sheffield, with the Gateway East site in Doncaster only to be included if Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) remains an … Read more

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber reveal shortlist for 2022 Company Celebration

A number of Rotherham businesses have been shortlisted at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber’s 2022 Business Celebration – one of the highlights of the local business calendar. Returning to Magna in Rotherham on 4 November and promising to be an evening like no other, the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber’s Celebration of Business drew entries from businesses … Read more