BBIS

James Brandon

With over 20 years experience in show business it is no surprise that James has performed in pretty much every corner of the world. From theatre to cabaret, cruise ships to television and radio, he has a wealth of experience under his belt. James began his career as a magician. Starting in the smallest venues,…

Jane Whitham

Director, Cream Consultancy: Jane is quick thinking, straight talking and knows how to get results. Pre-Cream, Jane led the media department at one of the UK’s top environmental charities, winning a clutch of national awards for marketing and campaign strategy. Her earlier experience included media management roles in the NHS and an eventful 16 years…

Janice Starkey

“I currently have my own business as a freelance fitness instructor. I qualified over 20 years ago and always worked for gyms and community health centres. “I set up my own business when Barnsley Hospital launched its own Healthy Workplace initiative, aiming to improve health and well-being for staff. As part of this I set…

Jenna Carr

Jenna works in the Barnsley branch of TSL Recruitment, an award-winning recruitment agency. The company have built a reputation for offering a friendly, high-quality and customer-focused service and for working with consistency, integrity and attention to detail. Jenna and her colleagues take the time to understand what their clients are looking to achieve and, with…

Joanne Ruston

“I am the proprietor and editor of The Darton East & West arrow magazine. “I live in Barnsley and I moved here over 20 years ago, originally arriving to study music at Barugh Green Music College. During this time I left for a few months whilst I explored numerous countries and cultures. I soon returned…

John Bolton

Director, New Horizons UK Ltd: John has a broad base of commercial management experience including international trade in both private and public sector environments, along with highly developed project management and communication skills. This blend of skills and experience enabled the transition to business start up support and SME non-exec director work. Following the sale…

Jonathan Lee

Author: “I was asked to participate in the BBIS venture by Lifetime’s Andrew Lodge – and am delighted to help out. “I believe that ‘Charlie’ (Mr) Brammer was my GCSE music teacher about 23 years ago! “I am a local author whose debut novel, The Radio, came second in a national prize from just under…

Josh and Jake Ingamells

Musicians and owners of Big Sky Records: The brothers’ Big Sky Records business model is built on a need for professional music services that can support and develop musicians through and beyond a basic recording product. The Big Sky producers work with you to advance your musical ideas and aspirations into commercial products. In 2010…

Judy Sidebottom

HR Business Consultant, Barnsley Development Agency “I currently work for Barnsley Council’s Business Development service as a HR Business Consultant and offer a bespoke HR service to companies based in the area and moving to the area. My role mainly focuses on recruitment, training and employment procedures. “Prior to starting at the Council 5 years…

Julie Whitfield

Director, Take 2 Centre “Our centre has a number of businesses under one roof (The Academy Theatre, Lynx Training & Development, Chatterbox Day Nursery and Take 2 Theatre School). “Therefore my role is extremely varied on a daily basis! “I am the training co-ordinator across three sites, dealing with curriculum planning, staffing, applications for funding,…