Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sharon joins the BBIS class!

Welcome aboard Sharon Pickering, the latest person to join our ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ project. Here’s what Sharon had to say: “Having a number of years experience within the public sector, both in Local Authorities, Government Department and the NHS, I currently work in the 14-19 education team in Barnsley Local Authority where raising participation…

Four million people now automatically enrolled into a workplace pension; many more still to come

Four million people have now been automatically enrolled in workplace pensions. That is an  increase of over one million this year – or over 6,000 a day on average. Colleges, care providers, hairdressers, hi-tech factories, a seaside hotel, a scrapyard and a designer were among the variety of employers who have staged this month. Automatic Enrolment began…

Technology is just great…..when it’s working!

Technology is great. Well, certainly most of the time it is! As a nation we just love our gadgets, be they the latest tablet computer, iPhone, iPod, Smart TV….. Over the last decade or so we have become increasingly dependent upon technology; home/work computers, mobile phones, iPads, Kindles and many others. They provide instant answers, music, films, directions….

Hospice hail ‘great fundraisers’ Lifetime

Barnsley hospice has hailed Lifetime as ‘great fundraisers’ – after being presented with another cheque from the Dodworth company’s referral scheme. Hospices up and down the country have benefited from the generous referral scheme, which donates 10% of fees generated on new accounts to a hospice chosen by the person who referred them the business….

Meet our latest BBIS speaker: Mel Dyke

“I started teaching in Barnsley schools in 1969 and left in 1994/95, during which time I had taught every age range from pre-school nursery to A Level – always with extramural involvement. “As I had also done visiting lectures and secondments at Bretton Hall College of Higher Education since 1972/73 on the PGCE Secondary Teacher…