Business Column: Startling leadership contrasts in the private and public sectors

The two big talking points in the business news this week were the hostile bid from Kraft Heinz on Unilever, so I decided to use this event as an opportunity to explore leadership in the private and public sectors.


Five contracts for Sheffield cleaning firm

A Sheffield cleaning company is defying the costs of the National Living Wage by signing five new contracts, hiring four and boosting turnover.

Kevan Shaw, Castle Square Corporate Finance

‘No impact’ on deals after vote

A Sheffield corporate finance company says the Brexit vote made no impact on deals last year and growth has continued into 2017.


First Bus donates around £9,000 worth of advertising space across its vehicles to Prostate Cancer UK

Eye catching posters on the sides and interiors of many First buses across Yorkshire will help raise awareness of prostate cancer over the coming months.


Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation.

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Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain.

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£400m for small firms from bank

The Sheffield-based British Business Bank has launched a £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, aimed at boosting the North of England’s economy and helping the region’s businesses realise their growth potential.

3 St. Pauls Place, Sheffield. Picture: Marie Caley NSTB 3 St Pauls MC 6

‘Brexit to blame for empty floors’

Brexit is being blamed for a lack of occupiers in a 
£25 million Sheffield office block - which opened on the day Britain voted to leave the EU.

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Manufacturing key to Brexit economy

The UK must focus on northern manufacturing post-Brexit to keep the economy on track, according to the chief executive of Sheffield City Council.

Richard Wright

Debate: What should the Sheffield City Region’s future vision prioritise?

‘Funding must have given us wealth creation capacity’

Sir Andrew Cash - The launch of the new vision for the Sheffield City Region. Picture: Chris Etchells

Special Report: We need to get together to give region a better future

Impressive report full of ideas and initiatives must not be ‘a shiny document that just sits on a shelf’, but businesses and individuals must translate it into action, say education and health bosses at launch event.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Picture: Chris Etchells

#FlyDSA: Global airlines see Doncaster Sheffield airport ‘in new light’

Global airlines are seeing Doncaster Sheffield Airport in a new light thanks to massive growth, strong support - and The Star’s campaign to promote it.

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VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire.
Health 1

South Yorkshire farmer’s live lamb cam is an internet hit

A Barnsley farmer is celebrating an award win with a series of live lamb cam videos that’s turning him into an internet sensation.

Winning association: Doncaster station deputy team leader Lindsey Hudson united with Rovers' hot shot John Marquis

RAIL ROVERS: Travel team's South Yorkshire football club support is the rail deal

Doncaster Rovers are now in league with Virgin Trains, whose footy-friendly stance gives supporters chance to enjoy first class match day to remember.
Airfield project manager, Keith Moran, on the apron at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Picture: Chris Etchells

#FlyDSA: £6m to create runway to prosperity at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

A £6m project to resurface the giant runway at Doncaster Sheffield airport is set to keep its reputation sky high.

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Kevan Shaw, Castle Square Corporate Finance

Brexit ‘no impact’ on corporate deals

A Sheffield corporate finance company says the Brexit vote made no impact on deals last year and growth has continued in to 2017.


Demand for sheds doubles in 2016

Demand for logistics and industrial properties doubled in the second half of 2016 compared to the first six months, new figures show.

The Holme Lea pub closed today

Male bosses more likely to export

New businesses run by women are less likely to expand internationally than male-run companies, according to new research carried out by academics at Sheffield Hallam University.

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