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Jane Robinson

Jane Robinson co-founded Cutting Technologies (more affectionately known as Cut Tec) in 2003. The leading laser cutting and engraving firm now turns over £3m and employs 32 people at its base in Barugh Green. Jane is responsible for business development – and has overseen the company’s successful diversification into high end creative work. Thanks to…

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…

Sharon Pickering

  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 of young people in education, training and employment is an important part of my job. Other elements include, Raising Aspirations,…

Derek Carpenter

Derek is a highly regarded and hugely successful Business Solutions Specialist. He established two American owned companies as ‘brand leaders’ in the UK and Europe, providing specialist process solutions to Aerospace, Medical and Industrial Process environments. He is already well known for his Business Workshops and encouraging talks to students, having been described as inspiring’….

Julie Roberts

“I’ve gone for a visual manifesto biography. I felt like I wanted to impart the life advice that feels most relevant to me now rather than the dusty details of days gone by!”

William Bottomley

Communications Director, Lifetime: “I’m an ex-RE teacher plunged into Financial Services when I fell out with institutional religion…..but not God! “I’ve been a partner in creating a company that helps people live the lives they want to now and in the future…what a job! “I have as much fun as possible at work, sharing our…

Wayne Bullimore

Chief Executive, Barnsley FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust: Wayne is a former professional footballer who played midfield for seven clubs, including the Reds at Oakwell. The former England Youth International started as a trainee at Manchester United and spent seven years there before being released without playing a first team game. He signed on…

Tracey Johnson

Tracey is the Creative and Digital Industries Sector Specialist at Barnsley Development Agency. She has over 12 years of experience in the technology and creative industries and a wide knowledge of these sectors locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Her current role includes attracting CDI sector inward investment into South Yorkshire as well as strategically supporting…

Suzanne Minifie

“I am the Branch Manager for Handelsbanken in Barnsley having worked in the town for many years prior to joining the company in 2006. “Handelsbanken is a local, customer-led bank, established in Sweden in 1871. “It is one of the world’s strongest banks with over 800 branches in 24 countries, including over 170 branches across…

Stuart Turner

Owner, sushisushi: Following a degree in web design, Stuart travelled to Australia looking for inspiration to set up a business. To pay his way around, Stuart spent six months working in one of the many sushi bars and developed a strong passion for Japanese food. In 2007 he returned to the UK with a mission,…