Agenda item


To consider any communications to be submitted by the Mayor or the Chief Executive.


(a)       Yorkshire Property Awards


The Executive Director Core Service announced that Barnsley was the winner of the Industrial Deal of the Year at the highly prestigious Yorkshire Property Awards 2018.  The Gateway 36 scheme, developed in partnership with Harworth Group PLC and Knight Frank property agents, was highly praised by the private sector panel.  The scheme had resulted in significant inward investment to Barnsley which WAS the highest for the Sheffield City Region and followED the successful delivery of the council’s property investment fund.


Many thanks were given to the team involved in the scheme and special mention went to Paul Clifford, Shaun Higginbottom, Tim Hartley (who were in the Chamber), and also to Sarah Whittaker and Paul Johnson.


The Mayor and Members of the Council expressed their congratulations to all concerned in the usual manner.


(b)       Best address data in Yorkshire and the Humber


The Executive Director Core Services announced that Steve Snell, a member of the Business Improvement and Intelligence team, received an Gold Performance Award at the GeoPlace Exemplar Awards for Best Address Data in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Congratulations were offered to Steve and his team.


The Mayor and Members of the Council expressed their thanks to all involved in the usual manner.


(c)        I Know I Can (IKIC) Awards


The Executive Director Core Services announced that the awards, sponsored by the Council, had been held the previous evening.  At the start of the academic year, young people were challenged to develop their ideas into reality, starting their own businesses. 80 teams across primary and secondary schools took part, with 20 making it through to the final stage.  The awards celebrated their achievements and the winners received their awards from Rose Dyson, a student from Horizon School who won the award three years ago and has since set up her own cosmetic business which last year made £65,000 while she was still studying for her A levels.

Kasey’s Kakes from Kirk Balk Academy won the best final report, and The Ellis Primary School with their The Wood Workshop won the best primary school business.

Thanks were given to Richard Shaw and his team in employment and skills for facilitating the awards.

The Mayor and Members of the Council expressed their thanks in the usual manner.