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Proud of BARNSLEY 2013


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Index Carer of the Year – Sponsor Maria Mallaband Care Group Children’s Champion – Sponsor John Laing Integrated Services Community Group – Sponsor University Campus Barnsley Emergency Services Worker – Sponsor Road to Recovery Exceptional Achievement – Sponsor asos Good Neighbour – Sponsor Barnsley Chronicle School of the Year – Sponsor Dimensions Hairdressing Company Sporting Achievement – Sponsor Perrys Motorsales Ltd Sports Team of the Year – Sponsor Lifestyle Fitness Triumph over Adversity – Sponsor Northern College Volunteer of the Year – Sponsor Tyke Racing Young Apprentice – Sponsor Barnsley College Young Entrepreneur – Sponsor Haywood & Padgett Young Superstar – Sponsor Experience Barnsley How to Enter/Nomination Form Memories of 2012

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Introduction T is two years since I became the Member of Parliament for Barnsley Central. During this time, I have had the privilege of meeting thousands of Barnsley people, both young and old, from our schools, hospital, local businesses, places of worship and community groups. The one thing that virtually everyone I have met in the last two years has in common is a real sense of pride in our community of Barnsley.

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The Proud of Barnsley campaign is built on this shared sense of pride and is why we launched the campaign in the first place. By recognising those who do that little bit more for our great town, the Proud of Barnsley awards aim to inspire all generations to contribute to the good of the town and its people. Proud of Barnsley is also an opportunity to showcase the very best of Barnsley. With the help of The Barnsley Chronicle, Proud of Barnsley is a great reminder that everyone in our town has the opportunity to achieve and succeed; nothing should prevent someone from realising their aspirations. There is no point in hiding from the fact that we are experiencing some very tough economic times. But I believe the Proud of Barnsley campaign provides us with a useful opportunity to highlight the positive work that is being done in our town, in these austere times. Proud of Barnsley promises to be another fantastic occasion for the people of Barnsley. I therefore encourage everyone to get behind the campaign fully, in order to celebrate the unsung heroes of our town. I am privileged to call Barnsley my home – it is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We should all be proud of our town; of both its rich history and tradition. But I am also certain that this shared sense of pride in the place we live in, coupled with a collective determination to succeed, can secure a bright future for Barnsley and its people. Dan Jarvis MP

PROUD of Barnsley will be the biggest-ever search to find the town’s unsung heroes. Over the next five months, we want our readers to nominate the people and organisations that make Barnsley a place to be truly proud of. The culmination of this search will be a spectacular awards dinner at the Holiday Inn, Dodworth on Friday November 15.

It is guaranteed to be a night to remember – not just for the winners but for the whole of Barnsley. In this special supplement, you’ll find

everything you need to know to make a nomination. We’ve included the criteria, information about why are sponsors are proud to be involved and an example of the kind of people we’re hoping to find. So if you know of someone who is doing great things, don’t just keep it to yourself – nominate them for a Proud of Barnsley award and give them the recognition they deserve.


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Maria Mallaband Care Group Address: Locke Road, Gilroyd, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 3QH Telephone: 01226 281389 Web: www.mmcgcarehomes.co.uk

The Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) is one of the UK’s leading care home providers, renowned for offering luxurious, modern facilities and outstanding, quality services. The group believes that growing old doesn’t mean life has to become less exciting and therefore ensures its residents receive a superior level of care, whilst maintaining a sense of dignity and enjoying a high standard of living. Its dedicated, qualified care teams’ commitment is to ensure that residents’ well-being and comfort is, and always remains, a top priority at

its specially designed homes located throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and Channel Islands. The MMCG has chosen to support the Proud of Barnsley Awards to highlight the great level of care delivered to residents of the town through its Water Royd House Nursing and Dementia Home in Gilroyd. The purpose-built 62-bedded care home, which specialises in residential, nursing and residential dementia care along with delivering palliative care. Care Manager Catherine Smith says it is Water Royd’s aim to provide a homely atmosphere so all residents,

I’m proud to work in Barnsley because I’m Barnsley born and bred and people of the town are the most down to earth and caring people that you will ever meet. Catherine Smith Care Manager – Water Royd House Nursing and Dementia Home, Gilroyd

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Growing old doesn’t mean life has to become less exciting As your needs change, you may start thinking about how to make it easier and more enjoyable. Maria Mallaband Care Group is one of the UK’s leading care home providers, renowned for offering luxurious, modern facilities and outstanding, quality services. Maria Mallaband Care Group ensures its residents receive a superior level of care, while maintaining a sense of dignity and enjoying a high standard of living. We offer specially designed accommodation offering care, privacy, independence and security. We have a dedicated, qualified care team, whose commitment is to ensure that the residents’ wellbeing and comfort is and always remains top priority. With homes across the UK, Northern Ireland and Channel Islands, we are sure to find you a home that suits.Visit us any time, or call us today to discuss your needs. 0113 2382690. www.mmcgcarehomes.co.uk

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families, staff and visitors feel welcome and wanted. “As a community, Barnsley is very close knit and we all work together to provide the best possible care and access areas within the community to help our residents. “The MMCG wanted to support the Proud of Barnsley Awards because we are very proud to have an exceptional care home in the Barnsley area, which is well known in the community for providing extremely high standards of care. “Personally I’m proud to work in Barnsley because I’m Barnsley born and bred and people of the town are the most down to earth and caring people that you will ever meet. “It’s very exciting to see Barnsley people being entered into the Proud of Barnsley Awards and being recognised for all their hard work. “We chose to support ‘Carer of the Year’ as it’s a very important accolade to have and we have many

exceptional carers working for our own care homes. “The winner of this award should be an individual that has, and is prepared to go that extra mile in delivering care to a resident. To recognise the person as an individual and to offer choice in a way that keeps the resident as independent and as safe as possible in the area that they have chosen to live.”

Water Royd House Nursing Home & Memory Lane Dementia Unit Water Royd House is a purpose built 62 bedded care home that caters for residential, nursing and residential dementia, along with palliative care, respite care and day care facilities. Our dementia wing is called ‘Memory Lane’ and provides a luxurious and safe environment for our residents to live in. Our aim at Water Royd is to provide a homely atmosphere so that all our residents, families, staff and visitors feel welcome and wanted and that we deliver the best, most professional care there is.

Day Care is available at Water Royd House from 8am-6pm. This is a nice way to meet new friends and chat about the old days. You can have a meal with us and even get your hair done. Bathing facilities, aromatherapy and much more is available. Come along for the day and enjoy participating in our many activities.

Locke Road, Gilroyd, Barnsley S75 3QH

Tel: 01226 281389 www.mmcgcarehomes.co.uk


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Carer of the Year IANE McNulty doesn’t like being the centre of attention. But she is “really proud” of winning this award last year.

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Diane, 54, is a registered carer for her son Kevin who has uncontrolled epilepsy. He and his wife Sally now have a daughter, Maisie, aged one, and they are supported by both Diane and her husband Phil. Assisted by Diane’s sister-in-law, they help with housework and baby-sitting, shopping and picking up medication, and Diane, of Bradwell Avenue, visits several times a day. She also visits her father daily in a residential home. Diane said there had been some positives which had come out of the tough times. For example, her son Philip, 33, is now a paediatric epilepsy nurse in Barnsley and is studying for a masters. She said: “On the Proud of Barnsley awards night, my son’s wife took ill and I had a chest infection but the editor persuaded me to come and I enjoyed it.” Diane, who gave up her previous work because of her family commitments, said: “When you think about people’s worth it’s often about what they earn, but my husband says caring is worth more than a big title or a big wage.”

Barnsley is a garden of budding talent and at last people aren’t laughing at the very idea that it can produce such wonderful artists and academics. Milly Johnson Sunday Times best-selling author

” Last year’s winner Diane McNulty

The Carer of the Year award recognises and celebrates the hard work and commitment of people who look after family, partners or friends voluntarily because they are ill, frail or have a disability. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.

 What does your carer do for you to make life easier?  Do they run errands for you, do the shopping, tidy your home or garden or help care for your pets?

 Are they always willing to listen when you need to talk? They may look after one person or many; be a family member or friend, a foster parent or someone from the caring professions such as nurses or doctors. Carers often receive very little praise for the vital service they provide. This is a great way to remind everyone what a debt we owe them and given them the recognition they deserve.

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John Laing Integrated Services Web: www.laing.com

For over 160 years John Laing has shaped public sector services and assets, working with local communities in their delivery. In Barnsley, John Laing provides a broad range of facilities management and support services to the borough’s new Advanced Learning Centres that form part of the Building Schools for the Future Project. These facilities are not merely schools, but rather the future of learning excellence where children and adults can learn and where

communities can come together for a common purpose. Stuart Locking, contract manager at John Laing, said: “As one of the boroughs’ leading employers we are committed to investing in the local community in a way that makes a real difference to peoples’ lives. “John Laing is a partner in the Barnsley Local Education Partnership and are committed to developing opportunities for young people in Barnsley, either through apprenticeships, work placements

John Laing is delighted to support the Proud of Barnsley Awards again this year. These awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment of people and organisations that make Barnsley a great place to live and work. Stuart Locking Contract Manager

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and/or mentoring activities. For us the Children’s Champion category is particularly important as this award celebrates those people and organisations who have demonstrated, through their work, their ability to deliver real improvements to the quality of life for young people. “We hope to see a winner who truly inspires young people and can demonstrate how they have been instrumental in assisting a young person or group of young people achieve their goals. “The winner of the Children’s Champion award will be someone who really believes in young people and the contribution they make to successful communities. “Celebrating the accomplishments of those who contribute to supporting young people in this way is vital.”


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PARENTS and carers’ forum that won our Children’s Champion award hopes to have its own champion soon – Councillor Tim Cheetham.

The forum supports Barnsley families who have a child with additional needs or a disability. It campaigns to change the way children’s services are run in the town. Since our awards in November, it hired out the Lamproom Theatre so children could enjoy a pantomime, has got involved in a speech and language therapy programme, and is meeting with Coun Tim Cheetham, Barnsley Council’s spokesman for children, young people and families, to discuss him becoming a forum ‘champion.’ Volunteers Rachel Corrall-Jackson and Donna Elliott, who represented the forum at last year’s awards ceremony, regularly meet with the council to fight for improvements for children, parents or carers. The forum also arranges social events and activities, such as a film club, so parents and children never feel isolated. “We have been through the system with our children a long time ago and found the gaps in provision and we now focus on helping new families and making sure it is a different story for them,” said 34-year-old Rachel. “If we have avoided another parent having to go through the pitfalls we experienced, then it is worth it.” “The good news is our funding is secure for the next couple of years and there will be a duty on the local authority to consult and engage with us,” said Donna, 35.

It was a great privilege to play football for my hometown club. Barnsley is a town I love and I’m never ashamed to say I was born and bred there. Mick McCarthy Former Barnsley FC favourite and now manager at Ipswich Town FC.

” Last year’s winner Barnsley Parents and Carers Forum

This award will go to an individual who has inspired children and young people to be better than their best. They will have provided support when it was most needed and helped them to achieve and to overcome barriers. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  What does this person do or say that inspires you?  How has this person helped you to achieve your goals and overcome barriers you had?  Tell us how this person is a great advocate for young people and dispels the bad myths about your age group?  What sort of extra things does this person organise or help you to do? How do they go the extra mile?  Has this person done something really special to help you or someone you know? This person could be a youth worker, health worker, teacher, teaching assistant, school nurse, social worker, relative or family friend.

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University Campus Barnsley/ University of Huddersfield Address: Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AN Telephone: 01226 606262 Web: www.hud.ac.uk/barnsley Head of campus, Peter Birkby, says UCB wanted to support the Proud of Barnsley Awards to show its commitment to the town and the community. “We want to be part of the change we can see happening in Barnsley and we feel that we help to make a difference,”

says Peter. “We are proud to be part of a team that is working together to make Barnsley a better place to live and work. “UCB gives a wide range of people, both young and old, from local to international, the opportunities to change their lives by studying for a degree. The Campus has a mix of

Barnsley has many diverse communities; the more you get to know the various parts of the borough, the more you find out about the creative, sporting, helping and supportive community projects that take place every year. This sense of community has meant I have always found Barnsley to be a welcoming and friendly place to live and work. Peter Birkby Head of campus at University Campus Barnsley/University of Huddersfield

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school and college leavers, parents and professionals who are all developing their careers. “We chose to support a community category because we are aware of the strengths of communities and the differences that they can make – just like UCB. “In a winner we hope to find a group that has provided people with the opportunity to make a difference and a positive change within their own lives and/or the lives of others.” *Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2010/2011


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Community Group ARNSLEY Street Pastors, who help people on the streets who are confused because they have had too much to drink, are now recruiting.

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The group, which works in the town centre most weekends and bank holidays, won last year’s Community Group of the Year. Co-ordinator Michael Rossiter said the organisation had 32 members: “We’re recruiting again because we want to have at least one team going out every Friday and two teams every Saturday. “When we started in 2010 we had a hard time establishing ourselves but once people knew we weren’t pushing the Bible down their throats – but helping them – it got better. Now people call us ‘superheroes’ and say ‘we know we are safe when you are on the streets’.” Michael added the award gave the group valuable publicity and a boost for members. “We are fairly well-known by people on the streets but when I talk to various groups they still don’t know who we are. “The statuette gives members public recognition. It’s not that we seek reward because our reward is helping people – but it’s nice to be recognised.” He added in future the group hoped to see a boost to Barnsley’s daytime and nightime economy.

Why am I proud of Barnsley? That’s an easy one. Its simply a brilliant place, full of warm and honest people who have always been there for me, and I hope always will be. Joann Fletcher Egyptologist, TV presenter Royal Television Society Award winner.

” Last year’s winner Barnsley Street Pastors

The Community Group category is open to any group that can show it’s playing an active part in community life. The award will go to a local residents’ association or community group that has promoted community spirit, tolerance and co-operation amongst local residents. It may have actively helped to promote estate or area based activities such as a good neighbour scheme or neighbourhood watch. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  Is your group providing a much needed service?  Does it make your area a safer place to live or provide a lifeline for those in need?  Does your group provide facilities to engage young people who would otherwise have nothing to do? If someone has put on a production, spread the word about literature, brought music to your ears, or painted the town red the judges want to know. Winners are likely to have been working on a shoestring and must have devoted their activities to the benefit of the community. Nominations are invited from one end of the spectrum to the other – for example amateur dramatics groups, slimming clubs, tenants and residents’ associations, rotary clubs and youth groups.

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Road To Recovery Address: Building 7, High Street, Great Houghton, Barnsley S72 0AA Telephone: 0870 474 0148 Web: www.rtruk.com

RTR UK Ltd is a Barnsley success story. The company has a number of business activities, all concerned with helping the public save money and get a fairer deal. It has recently added a new product to its portfolio – excess insurance. Excess insurance is a financial product that allows you to cover the cost of your excess on a range of insurance policies, including motor, home and life cover. Insurance premiums often reduce considerably when you opt for a high excess but it’s a gamble; should you have a claim

you would be facing a significant bill. The idea of excess insurance is that you increase your excess to bring down the cost of the premium and then you insure the cost of the excess separately. If you have a claim on your main policy you just claim the excess back from the excess policy. Goodbye Excess, RTR’s excess insurance product, is the only policy on the market that is fully funded which means that they pay out directly to the main insurer – no paying out then claiming back as all other policies require. The policy also

Barnsley people want a good deal and my own Barnsley roots have influenced every part of my business strategy which is to provide products and services that allow everyday ordinary people to save money. Paul Hoyle Managing Director at RTR

comes with access to PAYG breakdown cover. It’s no coincidence that all RTR’s products and services are centred around saving money – it comes from what Paul Hoyle, Managing Director of RTR, calls his ‘Barnsley Values’. Spending money wisely is a well-documented Yorkshire attribute and nowhere is that more valued than in Paul’s home town of Barnsley. RTR is sponsoring the Emergency Services category in the Proud of Barnsley awards for the second year running because it recognises the massively important role that the emergency services play in the community. As well as supporting them in these awards, RTR also allows the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to situate a deploy centre on its land in Darfield, helping the YAS to maintain its target

response time of eight minutes. This became particularly pertinent for Paul whose own son was recently rushed into hospital with suspected appendicitis; narrowly escaping a ruptured appendix due to the fast response of the ambulance service. It’s because of this that the award will have particular significance for Paul and his family this year.

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Emergency Services Worker C Chris Thompson has not had a Christmas off work for six years – but that changes this year when he goes on honeymoon to Mauritius with his new bride.

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PC Thompson was last year’s winner of our Emergency Services Worker award, and this June is another celebration when he ties the knot. His wife to be, also a police officer, was on duty during the incident for which he won his award – saving a woman’s life by rescuing her from a Wombwell house fire in January 2011. PC Thompson said: “That incident was up there with the most serious. It’s the only one that I could have paid the penalty for with my own life. “But I have always wanted to be on the front line and deal with these types of incidents. I’m very proud to be able to do that that’s why I joined the police.” But he added: “My fiancee told me I’m not allowed to do it again!” Policing has been in Chris’s family for almost 40 years, as his dad served 30 years and Chris has served seven. He is now based in Barnsley and is progressing in his career. He has applied to go into a different department requiring further intensive training. He added: “The incident I won the award for did show decisionmaking and team-working. But, on the awards night, I was humbled by other people’s stories. I was just doing my job.” Do you know a local 999 hero? The Emergency Services Worker category is open to all employees of the police, fire and ambulance services. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  They could have shown extreme courage at an incident.  Given service above and beyond the call of duty.  Put themselves at risk to save the lives of others.  Dedicated a lifetime of service to the community. Members of the emergency services are remarkably selfless people we all depend on in a crisis to do the right thing. This is a great way to remind everyone what a debt we owe them and given them the recognition they deserve.

What stands out about Barnsley to me is the sporting achievement. For such a small town, we have produced so many great athletes. I travel the world in my own sport and meet lots of people and I’m proud to come from Barnsley. Jenna Downing World champion inline skater

” Last year’s winner Chris Thompson

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asos Web: www.asos.com

ASOS.com is the largest employer in Barnsley after the council. Although its head office is in London, much of its most important work is done at its global Fulfilment Centre in Grimethorpe, which has over 1,500 employees at peak times, sending out thousands of packages a day to its fashion-loving customers worldwide. The move to Barnsley in January 2011 was one of the biggest changes ASOS has made as a company. Thanks to the wonderful people now working with ASOS, it was a huge success. The dedication of its Barnsley staff has been second-to-none and makes ASOS feel

very proud to be a part of the community. For the second year running, ASOS has chosen to sponsor the Proud of Barnsley ‘Exceptional Achievement’ award as it shows that one person can make a difference in the lives of many. The company was extremely impressed with the achievements highlighted at last year’s winners’ ceremony, which demonstrate that no matter the situation, with grit and determination, individuals can make a hugely positive impact on others and their surroundings. As a key provider of employment in the area, ASOS wanted to say thank you to the Barnsley community for its support and

It’s always a pleasure to be in Barnsley and work with the many inspiring local individuals who give their time and energy to the benefit of the community. Louise McCabe Head of Corporate Responsibility for ASOS

highlight the amazing work, often behind the scenes, that people do to make life better for others. Louise McCabe, head of corporate responsibility for ASOS, said: “Within my role for ASOS, I have been responsible for our community programme since we moved to Grimethorpe and it’s been a real pleasure getting to know Barnsley. “ASOS has been very proud to support several local projects over the past couple of years but the real heroes here are those volunteers and organisers that plug away week after week, year after year, giving up their time and energy to provide inspiring opportunities for young people and others. It’s great that this award goes some way to recognising them.”

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AST year’s winner Linda Pattison said the Proud of Barnsley Award had given a boost to her charity, Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS).

“More people affected by dementia are getting in touch with us and we have more volunteers,” she said. The group also applied for and won some funding from Lloyds TSB and now supports over 100 local families affected by dementia. Linda, who has spent more than 26 years improving the lives of Barnsley people affected by dementia, set up BIADS after becoming a full-time carer for her mum Nellie who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She said: “There are a lot of national initiatives around dementia at the moment, such as ‘dementia friends,’ and it’s great to look to the future. But we must remember there are many people in this situation now, including 3,000 in Barnsley, who need our practical support.” Linda was nominated last year for the Proud of Barnsley Awards by her colleague Pam Evans and other BIADS staff.

There is a tremendous spirit in Barnsley, a tremendous fighting spirit and a tremendous community spirit. The people are quite different to anywhere else. They are people of true character. Joanne Harris International best-selling novelist

” Last year’s winner Linda Pattison

The winner of this award will be a person who has shown outstanding contribution to Barnsley by significantly enhancing the town’s reputation, building bridges between communities or reducing inequality. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  Have they have worked tirelessly for the good of others?  Have they fought for a better quality of life for residents in their community?  Are they the voice of the village or district where they live? You can directly nominate someone for this award, but the judges will also look at nominees in other categories who may fit the bill in their opinion. This award must go to someone who has made an outstanding difference to their life, community, family, school or organisation. If they did it against all the odds, they could be our winner.

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The Barnsley Chronicle Address: 47 Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AS Telephone: 01226 734734 Web: www.barnsley-chronicle.co.uk

The inaugural Proud of Barnsley Awards certainly achieved what they set out to do. We knew there were hundreds of people out there who would all be worthy of an award – our challenge was getting these ordinary people to realise what they were quietly doing was actually quite extraordinary. Between April and October last year, we were inundated with nominations and every week, the Barnsley Chronicle showcased many of the nominations in its pages. Once the closing date had passed, the judges then faced the difficult task of drawing up the shortlists and picking the

overall winners. That process alone took twice as long as we expected, with the session over-running so much that the judges were sent away with ‘homework’ of choosing the last few winners. On the night of the awards last November, almost 300 people turned up to honour the finalists and hear their stories. And what struck me was how the selfless work the finalists had put in to earn their nominations was acknowledged by everyone there. Every finalist seemed to think that all the others on the shortlist were more worthy of an award than they were. That is what Proud of Barnsley is all

Last year’s awards proved that Barnsley is full of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things. Let’s continue to shout about these achievements this year. Andrew Harrod Editor, Barnsley Chronicle

about – rewarding ordinary people for doing extraordinary things. So we have even higher hopes for this year’s event – and the Chronicle is delighted to be sponsoring the Good Neighbour category. This award isn’t just about thanking your next door neighbour who might do the odd bit of shopping for you; it’s all about the whole spirit of neighbourliness. Every week, the Chronicle carries many stories that could all earn the people involved this particular Proud of Barnsley Award. So if you know someone who is going out of their way to help you, a neighbour, a stranger or your community at large, nominate them for a Proud of Barnsley award and make sure they get the recognition they deserve.

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Good Neighbour OROTHY Kirby is a lady you want on your side when you’re frail and elderly. Dorothy, of Stead Lane, Hoyland Common, was a warden carer for more than 30 years and although she says caring is “a lovely job” she wishes there was more thoughtfulness.

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“There are families who don’t go to to see their elderly relatives for years and years,” she said. “I love old people and if we all stop caring about them, what does that mean? It means there will be no-one there for us.” Dorothy, last year’s Good Neighbour of the Year, was approaching her 66th birthday when we spoke to her and had already received lots of cards and flowers. She said: “After my award I got unbelievable congratulations and comments of support.” Out in all weathers, seven days a week, Dorothy visits older people who look forward to her smile and her help. She checks if they’re OK, does shopping, gets people up, washed and dressed and even puts in their eye drops. Mum to two daughters and a son, and grandma to six boys, she’s now also busy having computer lessons at Hillcrest Community Centre.

You know exactly where you stand with Barnsley folk. They will always tell you the truth... That’s priceless. Katherine Kelly Award-winning TV star and host of last year’s Proud of Barnsley awards.

” Last year’s winner Dorothy Kirby

It only takes a little bit of thoughtfulness and consideration to be a good neighbour. Neighbours can really appreciate the little acts of kindness that we could all do for each other. Everyone needs good neighbours and we’d like you to tell us about yours. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  Have they helped you out at a time of crisis or are they a good neighbour all the time?  Do they help you with your garden or do the shopping for you when you can’t?  Perhaps they have looked after your children so you can have a break or even go to work?  Maybe they’ve just been there when you needed someone to talk to? Good Neighbours can be individuals of any age, couples, families or groups. Actions of a good neighbour can be anything from helping an individual neighbour to motivating the neighbourhood to address a local issue or hosting a neighbourhood event. Good neighbours help to build connections between people and create a sense of community.

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Dimensions Hairdressing Company Address: Peel Street Arcade, Barnsley Telephone: 01226 284431 Web: www.dimensions-salons.co.uk

The original Dimensions salon in Peel Street Arcade, which opened in May 1973 is still going strong and is now under the control of Tina Shaw, who is a director of the company and the daughter of founder Bill Shaw. Being one of the first salons in Barnsley to offer ‘precision cutting’ for both male and female clients, it has stayed true to its roots and now prides itself on offering clients great hairdressing at affordable prices, an

important factor in today’s financial climate. Dimensions Training Solutions delivers more vocational hairdressing and beauty training to schools than any other provider in Yorkshire. Each year it delivers a vast range of qualifications to around 500 school children aged between 13 and 16 in over 50 schools across Yorkshire. Many schools believe that it’s really important that their pupils get a completely rounded education which

It makes me very proud that our company, which is the largest independent hairdressing company in Yorkshire, was ‘Made in Barnsley’. Living and working in Barnsley, what I can unreservedly say is that what makes it so special is the people who live here. Bill Shaw MBE Chairman and Founder

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combines both academic and vocational learning that prepares a large number of school leavers for the Government’s flagship vocational offer – apprenticeships. Said Bill: “As a company formed and based in Barnsley, we are always looking at ways to ‘put something back’ into the town that’s been so good to us. “As sponsors of Barnsley Football Club and it’s Academy, we just felt that the Proud of Barnsley awards were a perfect fit for us in terms of our sponsorships. “As the largest provider of hairdressing training throughout Yorkshire, it makes us incredibly proud to use the strap-line ‘Made in Barnsley’ because we were. “Delivering hairdressing and beauty training to hundreds of young teenagers each year forms a sizeable part of our business. When we decided to sponsor Proud of Barnsley we felt the ‘School of the Year’ award fitted in perfectly with our ethos for giving the young people of Barnsley the best possible start in the world of work and careers.”


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School of the Year UMMER Lane Primary’s inspiring ways of encouraging reading are the last word in creativity. The school’s Reading Week showcased some new ‘reading corners’ with themes like Jungle Hut – complete with Tarzan cushions – a seaside scene with deckchairs, a garden, and Arabian Nights.

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Headteacher Rob Smith said: “We gave all the teachers an incentive to come up with inspiring book corners to replace the old one which was just a few books and a bookcase.” Summer Lane Primary won last year’s School of the Year category after its support for pupil Nathan Padgett, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009. Nathan’s mum believed the school’s encouragement helped speed up his recovery because it was a place where he felt “happy and safe.” Mr Smith, a former pupil of Wombwell High School, said: “Winning the award put a smile on everyone’s face. It highlighted all the little things that we do every day that sometimes go unrecognised, and it’s significant the awards are organised by the Barnsley Chronicle - part of the fabric and folklore of the town.” Among the school’s recent activities are Bikeability sessions to promote safer cycling for children.

I love Barnsley because it was where I grew up and it helped shape what I am and what I hope to become. I was born in Penistone and went to school in Barnsley. All my family and friends are still in the area and I love getting back there whenever I can. Jon Stones Footballer who signed for Everton for £3million in January.

Last year’s winner Summer Lane Primary School

This award is open to any primary or secondary school in the Barnsley District. We want to look beyond the traditional methods of measurement – this award isn’t just about exam grades, itís about schools inspiring pupils to be the best they can be. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  Tell us something the school seems to be really good at.  Describe things the school does to welcome you and make you feel comfortable? How does the school listen to peopleís views and ideas?  How does the school go the extra mile? What has the school done over and above what you might have expected them to?  Has the school done something really special for you or someone you know?  What sort of things does the school do to be part of the local area or community?  What has the school done to help pupils reach their potential?  Tell us how this school inspires people and raises aspirations.

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Perrys Motor Sales Limited Address: Claycliffe Road, Barugh Green, Barnsley S75 1LR Telephone: 01226 776100 Web: www.perrys.co.uk

Perrys has been situated in Barnsley for over ten years selling a wide variety of vehicles and running successful service/parts departments. Its Claycliffe Road branch, situated in Barugh Green, is home to three major franchises – Vauxhall, Citroen and Mazda – selling all the latest models from the manufacturers.

In addition Perrys, which supports the Motability scheme, sells a wide variety of quality, used cars and has a trade centre with vehicles from only £995. Most of its employees live in and around Barnsley and the branch gives back to the community by supporting Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL), sponsoring Barnsley FC for seven

I both live and work in Barnsley, I was born in the old Becketts hospital in the town centre and have lived in Cudworth all my life. I’ve always been impressed and enjoyed the town’s straight forward down to earth view on life and the important things that really matter like community spirit and being proud of our heritage. Alan Greenwood Manager of Perrys, Claycliffe Road, Barugh Green.

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consecutive seasons, taking part in Cannon Hall’s annual shows and holding its own open days throughout the year, welcoming customers and locals for fun, food and fantastic savings. Alan Greenwood, General manager of Perrys, Barugh Green, says the motor sales group wanted to be part of the Proud of Barnsley awards for a second year as the company believes in rewarding and recognising special people within local communities. “We are really proud to be part of the Barnsley community,” says Alan. “Without it we wouldn’t be in the position we are today as we very much rely on business from the people of Barnsley, and strive to provide a service to keep our neighbours coming back time and time again. “We chose to support the sporting achievement category as sport in all ages is something we believe in as it brings people together. “We have strong ties with sport in the community by supporting our local BPL centres and sponsoring Barnsley FC for so long. “In a winner we would like to see someone who is keen to succeed, extremely driven and has worked tremendously hard to achieve their goals.”


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Sporting Achievement RED Gummerson, 80, has been coaching at the Hard and Fast Boxing Club at Ebenezer Chapel, Cudworth, for over 25 years, and was the proud winner of last year’s Sporting Achievement award.

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He’s now hoping that Nicola Adams, Great Britain’s first female Olympic boxing champion, will come and open this year’s Cudworth Gala. Nicola joined the Hard and Fast gym back in 2008. Fred, of Brierley Road in Grimethorpe, said: “We’re hoping she will come and open our summer gala if she has time. The lads sparred with her and said she was something special. She has a lovely family and she’s such a smiler too.” Fred established Grimethorpe’s first amateur boxing club 42 years ago. A former miner, he said: “Winning the award made a difference – for one thing, we’re pretty full in the gym. But I must say the kids had a little laugh at me when they saw my photo in the paper.” He was nominated for the award by his granddaughter’s husband Lee Tattershall. Fred said it was boxing that had kept him in shape over the years but added: “I also have someone who looks after me very well – my wife Barbara.”

Genuine, decent people – pithy humoured and ‘in-your-face’ friendly. Best supporters and ‘never say die’ football team You Reds... That’s why I’m Proud of Barnsley... Dai Bradley Actor who played Billy Casper in the film ‘Kes’.

” Last year’s winner Fred Gummerson

We are looking for Barnsley’s outstanding sports personalities. The winner could be a household name who put Barnsley on the sporting map or an unknown who is totally dedicated to their sport. They may be a coach or a competitor, someone who has achieved great things in their chosen field, someone who has inspired others to excel or a club official who is a positive role model for their club and sport. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  Someone who dedicates their own time to coaching or organising sporting events.  Someone who demonstrates positive action to benefit the local community.  Someone who encourages and supports their club volunteers.  Someone whose positive manner, enthusiasm and willingness for their role encourages and inspires others. This award is open to anyone connected with sport in Barnsley – sportsmen and women, coaches, managers and club officials.

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Lifestyle Fitness Address: Peel Parade/Shambles Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2RN Telephone: 07880 388013 Web: www.lifestylefitness.co.uk

Lifestyle Fitness aims to make leading a healthier lifestyle accessible to all through its budget fitness clubs. The business was first established 30 years ago and has gone from strength-to-strength since that time. Last year Lifestyle Fitness opened eight new clubs in just eight months including its Barnsley branch on Shambles Street in the town centre. Building on its success, Lifestyle Fitness aims to open a further 20

clubs throughout the country during 2013. Shane Williams joined Lifestyle Fitness as the general manager of its Barnsley club in June 2012 and says he’s enjoyed both working and living in the town since. “I first visited Barnsley just over three years ago after spending 12 years in the British Army based in Germany,” said Shane. “I found that the people of Barnsley are so family orientated and polite.

The whole Barnsley community really seem to act like one big family and welcome anyone that visits, which is what attracted me to move here permanently. Having been based abroad all my working life I’m now really proud to say I’m a Barnsley person. Shane Williams General Manager of Lifestyle Fitness, Barnsley

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“The whole community really seem to act like one big family and welcome anyone that visits, which is what attracted me to move here permanently. Having been based abroad all my working life I’m now really proud to say I’m a Barnsley person.” Lifestyle Fitness Barnsley boasts a team of 15 personal trainers and offers more than 50 classes per week, a ladies only gym and 250 different pieces of stateof-the-art equipment. Said Shane: “We are going to go for ‘Budget Club of the Year’ at this year’s National Fitness Awards which hopefully we can win. “We have been open six months and currently have 3,800 members, by April we estimate this will increase to more than 4,000. The future plan for the club is to listen to our members to ensure we deliver what they are asking for. “Lifestyle Fitness wanted to get involved with Proud of Barnsley Awards as it means a lot to the club and what it stands for. “We are here to support the whole

community, all the businesses and the people of Barnsley. If we all support each other we really can make this a town people want to visit. “We wanted to sponsor ‘Sports Team of the Year’ because at Lifestyle Fitness it’s what we’re all about. We do everything as a team, continuously supporting each other whilst sharing the good times and the bad like every team should. “We are very proud to sponsor this award and look forward to hearing about the nominees.”


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Sports Team of the Year N 1979, an 18-year old Pete Goodlad set up a junior football team called Athersley North Juniors. More than 30 years later, and after a name change to Athersley Recreation, the club has undergone a transformation of epic proportions.

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It has gone from the youth leagues to its current position as the highest-placed non-league team in Barnsley. The team was accepted into the Northern Counties East League last season and is currently in first place, regularly winning all three of the Barnsley FA’s trophies as well as Sheffield cups. The club’s Sheerien Park ground now has floodlights, changing rooms and two large stands but did not always look like that. Pete said: “When we first arrived, the grass was six feet tall and there were tens of burned out cars on there, so we had to get farmers and scrap dealers to help.” The club had a long battle over a lease for its ground but now aims to go as far as possible, having had the ground graded enabling the team to play in the FA Cup and FA Trophy next year. A former JobCentre worker, Pete has the qualifications required to take on voluntary workers, and now people in the community come and help out. He said: “We have made it through, and look where we are now. I just wanted to make Athersley a better place.”

In the Yorkshire dressing room, there are lads from all over the county – and the world – but I stake a claim for Barnsley and I always speak positively about it. It is a great town and the people there have really helped and supported me and my family. Azeem Rafiq Yorkshire cricketer

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Sports Club/Team of the Year The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help with you with your nomination:  Does your club/team demonstrate fair play and a good sporting attitude throughout the year?  Have they made an impact on or contribution to the development of sport in the community?  Do they encourage people to participate and improve their skills?  Are they a role model for other clubs/teams?  What sets your club/team apart from others? This award seeks to recognise a local sports club or team who have either achieved sporting success at local, regional or national level or who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of sport within their local community.

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Northern College Address: Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley S75 3ET Telephone: 01226 776000 Web: www.northern.ac.uk

Northern College is one of just four adult residential colleges in England and its proud to draw students from all over the country to come to study in Barnsley. They are often amazed at the beauty of the college and the surrounding countryside as well as by the friendliness of local people – something else Barnsley can be proud of. Northern College is keen to support the Proud of Barnsley Awards to help put both the town and the college on the map. The college feels it is an important part of the vibrant town and therefore wants to make sure it does its bit to get Barnsley more widely recognised. People come to the college from many different backgrounds. Both men and

women of all ages, from 19 to over 70, often with families and dependants, some single parents accompanied by young or school-age children, many familiar with unemployment or part-time, low paid jobs. But what they nearly all have in common is their determination to secure education, qualifications and opportunities they have been previously denied. Principal, Jill Westerman CBE, said: “We are proud of where we are and what we do and this helps us to provide a supportive environment for our students. “We chose the ‘Triumph Over Adversity’ award as for many of our students it epitomises their learning journey. In the winner of this award we

Every day at the Northern College I see the persistence of Barnsley people who are succeeding against the odds. Jill Westerman CBE Principal

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would like to see someone who has succeeded against all odds and exceeded their own expectations. “Last year I had the privilege of meeting the finalists for the Triumph over Adversity award and hearing their stories. I’m very much looking forward to this year’s event and I’m proud that the Northern College is once more sponsoring this award.”


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Triumph over Adversity ETER Wilkinson has had the misfortune of having brain cancer twice – before the age of 27. He was diagnosed with pineal blastoma grade four in May 2007 when he was 21 and underwent radiotherapy and nine months of intensive chemotherapy.

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A year later he was given the all clear but then in November 2012, just a fortnight after winning the Triumph over Adversity award, Peter relapsed. He had major surgery for a brain tumour and was in intensive care for a week. Peter, of Hawthorne Street, described the surgery as “painful and upsetting” as it resulted in the loss of his sense of smell and also affected his sense of taste. But he said: “Winning the award helped – it really spurred me on.” Peter is a film editor at jimmyteens.tv – a video site for young people with cancer to share their experiences. He has made over 40 films and has also given a talk at Euro Parliament. He said: “My original diagnosis was terminal so I’m lucky to be here. Being busy at work helps and my wife Debs helps me lead a normal life. Some brain tumour patients don’t get this kind of support.” Peter has now had a one-off treatment with GammaKnife – gamma radiation – and is waiting for the outcome. The Triumph over Adversity winner may be someone who has shown outstanding bravery which may range from a single heroic act through to battling against disability, illness, adversity or rebuilding their life after injury. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  Has your nominee overcome a personal difficulty?  Have they made a stand to improve their life or the lives of others?  Have they shown courage in overcoming a traumatic experience? Whatever the knock, the Triumph Over Adversity winner will have picked themselves back up and got on with things. If you know someone who fits the bill, nominate them for this award.

I’m proud to live in the town, work in the town and have my business in the town. I feel my work has represented Barnsley all around the world and I’m proud of that. Graham Ibbeson Sculptor who designed the spectacular Proud of Barnsley trophies

” Last year’s winner Peter Wilkinson

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Tyke Racing Address: Beevor Street, Barnsley, S71 1HN Telephone: 734444 Web: www.tykeracing.com

Tyke Racing has created an outdoor go-karting track for the whole of Barnsley to be proud of. The track is at the site of the former John Dennis fruit and veg distribution depot on Beevor Street, Hoyle Mill and boasts impressive facilities including: • Spectacular, floodlit 600-metre long raceway. • Two-storey clubhouse • Cafe-bar • Changing rooms • Conference facilities Tyke Racing has invested in the

latest generation of eco-friendly, silent electric-powered karts that are more than a match for traditional petrol karts. Manager Steve Rich said: “We think we have created a very impressive leisure attraction which Barnsley desperately needs. “Until now, karting enthusiasts have had to travel out of the borough to get their thrills. “The beauty of electric karts is that they are just as quick and exciting as petrol-powered ones - but without the noise and smell.

Tyke Racing is proud to say all our workforce live in Barnsley. All the way through our development, we have been keen to support local businesses and local people. Long may that continue. Steve Rich Manager

“And because they are virtually silent, spectators can watch a race from the balcony and still chat without being deafened by engine noise, making it a very sociable experience.” Steve said Tyke Racing was keen to support Proud of Barnsley after seeing the success of the inaugural awards. He added: “We have created jobs for Barnsley people here at Tyke Racing and are proud of the facilities we have built. “Our hope is that people from further afield than Barnsley will come to Tyke and while they are here, take the time to discover more about the rest of the town and the attractions here.” He said the company was delighted to be sponsoring the Volunteer of the Year category. “I know this was one of the most fiercely contested categories last year and I’m looking forward to reading the stories of the nominees

over the coming months. We’re already very excited about the awards night even though it’s months away.”

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MUM who set up a charity after losing her young daughter to a brain tumour has seen it go from strength to strength.

Louise Jones, of Haverdale Rise, Gawber, set up the Pippa Jones Little Treasure Trust in May 2010 just two months after her daughter Pippa died, a few days before her fourth birthday. The charity offers activity bags to children of all ages from around the country while they are in hospital for cancer treatment and provides grants for childcare for ill children’s siblings. It has already beaten its target of raising £100,000 (funds now stand at £106,000) and has doubled the number of bags it sends out. Earlier this month, it had already sent out more than 130 bags. Louise, who won last year’s Volunteer of the Year, said: “The award really helped us raise awareness of the charity. We have had a lot more interest from local firms wanting to sponsor us.” The trust has been sponsored this year by The Alhambra in Barnsley and at Christmas the shopping mall donated £3,500 the proceeds from its Santa’s Grotto. There will also be a fundraising fashion show in the Alhambra on July 4. Louise said: “I had a lovely letter from a 15-year-old in Stockport who got one of our teenager bags. It inspired her to fundraise through filling shoeboxes on her ward, and she sent us £250.”

As a collector of peoples’ stories for a living, there is nowhere like Barnsley for a good yarn. Our town is full of wonderful story tellers. Simon Hirst Capital FM breakfast show presenter

” Last year’s winner Louise Jones

Our winner will be someone who selflessly devotes themselves to a cause not because they are paid but because they believe in it. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  Does your nominee volunteer for a local charity?  Do they run a kids football team or organise a neighbourhood watch scheme?  Are they a hospital visitor or on the board of school governors? So long as they are not paid a salary, please enter them in this category if they provide an invaluable service to the community.

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Barnsley College Address: Church Street, Barnsley S70 2YW Telephone: 01226 216216 Web: www.barnsley.ac.uk

With over 300 courses on offer and 7,000 current students, each year Barnsley College is the chosen starting point for thousands of young people and adults across Barnsley and beyond. From vocational courses to A Levels, part-time to apprenticeships, Barnsley College offers students a huge range of study options taught by expert tutors in excellent facilities. The college also works with some of the region’s largest employers

providing exciting career opportunities for apprentices. Students are welcomed into a friendly and supportive learning environment with all the social and leisure opportunities needed to ensure their time at the college is rewarding and fulfilling. The Old Mill Lane campus on Church Street houses an array of fully-equipped classrooms, workshops, IT and learning resources. Many of the facilities, such as the kitchens used by catering

Barnsley’s community spirit makes it a great place to live, work and study and the Proud of Barnsley Awards really help to celebrate the fantastic things happening in our town, reminding us all to take pride in our successes. Colin Booth Principal of Barnsley College

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students and the TV, radio and recording studios are industry standard, giving learners a real taste of what it’s like to work in these fields. The college also boasts a working farm, dedicated Sixth Form College, Sports Academy, theatre and Construction and Engineering Centre. The college, recognised as outstanding by Ofsted, also now offers higher education courses, providing an opportunity to achieve qualifications up to degree level without having to move away to university, ideal for people worried about finance, or those with family commitments. Courses available include Higher National Certificates and Diplomas in business, construction, health and sport, as well as Level 4 apprenticeships in accountancy, business, engineering and marketing. Colin Booth, Barnsley College principal, said: “It’s our aim to ensure that all our students reach their full potential during their time with us so that they can go on to achieve their future goals. “The Proud of Barnsley Awards helps us all to recognise and

showcase the wonderful achievements of people in our town and we were delighted to see a number of our students shortlisted and named winners at last year’s event. “We are pleased to be supporting the event for the second year running and look forward to honouring the winner of this year’s Young Apprentice of the Year Award.” For further information on courses at Barnsley College please contact 216123, email info@barnsley.ac.uk or go to www.barnsley.ac.uk


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Young Apprentice OYLAND lad Jason Whitehead was the winner of our Young Apprentice award last year and is now building a career in his trade as a bricklayer.

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Jason, 19, who studied construction at Barnsley College, is working full-time in Sheffield for Barratt Developments. He said: “When my mates saw I had won the Proud of Barnsley award in The Chronicle they thought it was good but I did get a bit of ribbing. My employers appreciated it though. “I was delighted to have won and I got a lot of support from the college and my employer. I’m now working as a sub-contractor to Barratt’s and it keeps me fit and active. What I do is hard work – but it definitely keeps the weight off.” Last year Jason was also named the UK’s top bricklaying trainee at the national final of SkillBuild, the UK’s largest multi-trade competition. He beat off stiff competition from ten other finalists to win first place in his category at a tense three-day final at Preston College. Awards were presented on the night by celebrity builder Tommy Walsh. Jason won the gold medal and was crowned Hanson Young Bricklayer of the Year. He was nominated for the Proud of Barnsley award by his Barnsley College teacher Jonathan Mellor who described him as ‘an exceptional learner.’

This award recognises and celebrates the achievements of young learners during their time on a Young Apprentice scheme. It rewards those who have made the most of their time and who can demonstrate real progress both personally and in their studies. The winning Young Apprentice will have shown genuine commitment, made a significant contribution, and benefited from practical achievements. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  They have demonstrated commitment to their own personal development through learning.  Made contributions at work that exceeded their employers’ expectations.  Achieved significant and measurable benefits in the workplace.  Overcome difficulties to succeed during their Apprenticeship. The Young Apprentice winner will be someone who is working hard to carve out a career for themselves.

I’ve always been proud to come from Barnsley. It’s my hometown club and I’ll be a Barnsley lad – and a Red – until the day I die. Nothing can change that. Darren Gough Former England and Yorkshire Cricketer

” Last year’s winner Jason Whitehead

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Haywood & Padgett Address: The Bakery, Shawfield Road, Carlton Industrial Estate, Carlton, Barnsley S71 3HS Telephone: 01226 770011 Web: www.haywood-padgett.co.uk

Haywood & Padgett is Barnsley’s own grown scone bakery, starting 29 years ago in a small bakery in Wombwell. It is now the UK’s largest scone manufacturer for the supermarket giants Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Iceland and many more. Over the years the bakery has grown. Starting as a ‘good idea’ by local lads who knew how to bake a good scone, Haywood & Padgett has become a reputable business with its own purpose built bakery on Carlton Industrial Estate which employs 120 Barnsley residents. Owner, Wayne Padgett, still works in the bakery every day alongside his employees ensuring a high standard

scone product for his customers. Haywood & Padgett’s scones can now be enjoyed world-wide at 30,000 feet in the air by everyone taking flights with Virgin Airlines and Thompsons. Wayne is a Barnsley entrepreneur who wants to delight the world with his scones, his ambition and belief in a good quality product which has led to exports to Australia and Japan. Not wanting to stop there Wayne has booked a flight to Beijing in June to take part in a Food Trade exhibition. Realising that China has a population exceeding 1.3 billion the opportunity for further exports of the scones is always on the horizon. A little closer to home Haywood & Padgett’s scones will soon be available

I’m proud to be from Barnsley and to put the town on the map across the world through business enterprises. Wayne Padgett Managing Director

in Costa Coffee houses nation-wide. Wayne believes that every one of his 120 staff all play a vital role in the production of his expanding scone business – what started as a rolling pin and scone cutter has grown into a successful business keeping its roots in Barnsley. Employing local people helps gives Wayne a strong sense of pride in his staff’s achievements. Said Wayne: “We are really pleased to support and to be involved in the Proud of Barnsley Awards for the second year running. “This category is especially close to my heart, having had firsthand experience of what it feels like to be a young entrepreneur with dreams and aspirations of success.”

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Proud to be a part of ‘Proud of Barnsley’ awards We are the major scone manufacturer in the UK, with 25 years experience in baking the finest scones in the country. We have traditionally developed sound trading relationships within the retail sector and currently work with several major multiple retail outlets.

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OUNG businesswoman and Kirk Balk pupil Jade Bryan is now baking speciality cakes after her cupcakes took off in a big way,

Jade, 16, turned over £4,500 from a starting figure of just £25 when she launched ‘Jade’s Heavenly Buns’ and started selling the cupcakes at school. She said: “I’m not selling as many cupcakes at school now as they’re on a healthy eating drive but at the moment I’m working on a special cake – it’s a design of kittens and two balls of wool. The order is for a teacher.” Jade, of Hawshaw Lane, Hoyland, won last year’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. She has now invested in specialist equipment such as a ‘ball’ cake mould which she’s using on her latest commission. She is also entering this year’s I Know I Can Big Challenge in Barnsley - a competition encouraging young people to start their own businesses. Her idea this time is making gift baskets with items like decoupage tiles, a new skill she has learned. Jade said about winning her Proud of Barnsley award: “I did get a lot of people I know congratulating me about the award and I have had a fair few orders from people who saw it.” Jade has a place at Thomas College, Rotherham, and is going to study maths, further maths and business studies. Her mum Nicky Bryan said: “She is always busy and coming up with new ideas.”

I’ve travelled the world and been to some wonderful places. But wherever I go in the world, whoever I talk to, people know about Barnsley and I’m so proud to come from Barnsley. The town has marvellous people who are respected around the world. Dickie Bird Cricket umpiring legend

” Last year’s winner Jade Bryan

Calling all forward thinking young entrepreneurs, if youíve watched your business idea turn into a business reality and you’d like to recognised for your success you should enter the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. This award is aimed at start up and established businesses where their owners are under the age of 25 and are displaying the talent, creativity and business acumen to be a real business star of the future. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  Track record of entrepreneurial achievement (in current and/or previous businesses).  Strong financial performance in current business.  Evidence that youíre building a scaleable business or brand.  Innovation in your technology, product, service or sector.  Personal ambition and vision.  Positive personal leadership of your own business and workforce.

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Experience Barnsley Address: Town Hall, Barnsley Telephone: 01226 773950 Web: www.barnsley.gov.uk

Experience Barnsley is the new Museum of Barnsley, opening in just a few weeks. Galleries will share our stories from thousands of years ago to the present day. Hundreds of people have donated objects to make the museum happen. It’ll be free to enter, open all year round and fascinating for all the family. Councillor Linda Burgess, spokesperson for Development, Environment and Culture (Strategy, Programmes and Projects), said: “It’s fantastic to be working in partnership with the Proud of Barnsley Awards to

celebrate Barnsley people and their achievements. “Displays in the museum each year will show who the winners have been, what they’ve done and the difference they’ve made. Special portraits have been taken of last year’s winners for the new museum already and we look forward to this year’s winners taking pride of place too. “Experience Barnsley is all about Barnsley. It’s about sharing the stories of our town and borough with visitors, future generations and each other. Looking back, there have been good times, exciting times and hard times,

Barnsley has got a past to be proud of. Our young people will make our future and we’re really pleased to be supporting their efforts. Councillor Linda Burgess Spokesperson for Development, Environment & Culture (Strategy, Programmes & Projects)

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too. But lots to be proud of, people to be proud of and to inspire us going into the future. “We’re really excited about supporting this category. At home, work and in their communities, our young people achieve a great deal and the Proud of Barnsley Awards are a wonderful opportunity to share what they’ve done, to recognise them and celebrate their achievements. “It might be about excelling at something, about doing well, but it’s just as much about making a difference to the people around them, about overcoming adversity or supporting others. Barnsley has got a past to be proud of. Our young people will make our future and we’re really pleased to be supporting their efforts. “I’m rightly proud of Barnsley, its people, culture, services and ambitions for the future. Despite the challenges, Barnsley’s ambitions are high and the friendly nature of the people, their hard work, humour and community spirit make the borough a great place to live and work. “As a town we have a long history

of innovation, creativity, achievement in sport, the arts, education and industry. As people, we have a proud sense of community and of the need to support those around us. The two go hand in hand. “As a councillor, it makes me proud to see the often unheralded efforts that go on within communities that provide a platform for individuals, families and groups to meet personal challenges and achieve excellence. We have many examples of those who go on to bigger things and who contribute to national life through their talents and skills.”


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Young Superstar

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OMBWELL teenager Tala LeeTurton is only the ninth British dancer to have ever won a place at the Russian Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

But she says she will “never forget” winning last year’s Proud of Barnsley Young Superstar award. Now at the world famous academy almost 2,000 miles away in Moscow, she wrote on her blog: “I felt so happy to have my Barnsley roots, of which I am so proud, celebrated – I won’t forget it.” She described her bronze statuette as “fabulous.” Apart from Sundays, Tala, 17, attends classes daily in subjects such as gymnastics, historical and modern dance, make-up, and pointe work – standing on the tips of the toes. Her first year’s study was only made possible by donations and the fundraising efforts of her mum, Sara Turton. Sara raised £15,000 towards the £20,000 costs – and fundraising continues to keep Tala in training. Tala’s last visit home was at Christmas and she immediately tucked into her favourite home-made mango smoothie. She visited friends, family and her former dancing teachers at Fearons Middleton School of Dance in Cudworth. She was also special guest at her old school, Carlton Primary, where pupils did a sponsored dance to raise funds. Tala said: “It’s so touching to have people organising events like this for me. I’m extremely thankful.”

I’m proud to be from Barnsley because of the people. We look after our own in Barnsley and I love that. You should always be proud of where you come from, as that is the place that helped make you the person you are. Sam Nixon TV presenter

” Last year’s winner Tala Lee-Turton

The Young Superstar award recognises the many achievements of children and young people, aiming to challenge stereotypes and highlight the young role models who have made our district a better place to live. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.  Your nominee may have helped to save a life or shown or demonstrated tremendous courage.  They may have overcome a serious illness or helped care for a relative at home.  They may be involved in raising funds or awareness for a cause close to their hearts – it’s not just about the amount of money raised; it’s about determination and a passion for the cause.  We are also looking for nominations for children who have excelled in academia, the performing arts or sport.  The young person may have supported a green project or has demonstrated a keen awareness and need for sustainability and sensitivity in the way we impact on our environment.

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How to enter  Select the category for your nomination.  Read the criteria for your chosen category carefully and enter the information requested, together with a statement of no more than 500 words, saying why your nominee should be considered for the shortlist.  There are various ways to make a nomination: Post your entry to: Liz Lee, Proud of Barnsley Awards 2013, 47 Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AS Visit our website at www.barnsley-chronicle.co.uk/ proudofbarnsley where you can either enter your nomination online or download the nomination form and post it to the above address. Alternatively, you can telephone or email Liz Lee on 01226 734459, or ll@scriptmedia.co.uk and a form will be posted out or emailed to you.

NOMINATION FORM 1. Which category are you entering? (Please Tick)

             

Carer of the Year Children’s Champion Community Group Emergency Services Worker Exceptional Achievement Good Neighbour School of the Year Sporting Achievement Sports Team of the Year Triumph Over Adversity Volunteer of the Year Young Apprentice of the Year Young Entrepreneur Young Superstar

2. Who are you nominating? Full Name: Address:

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Rules for Entry:

Post Code: ......................................Tel No: ........................................................................

 Your entry must be received by the closing date of Monday 9th September, 2013. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

Mobile: ......................................................................................................................................

 If you wish to nominate in more than one category, separate forms must be submitted for each category. Additional application forms can be found on www.barnsley-chronicle.co.uk/proudofbarnsley.  Entries will be judged by a panel of reputable, independent and impartial adjudicators.  The decision of the panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into.  There will be three finalists in each category.  Each finalist will receive an invitation to the Proud of Barnsley award ceremony, which will be held on 15th November at the Holiday Inn, Dodworth.

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Nomination form The judging panel will assess each nomination based on the information you provide, so the more details you can include about the person or group you are nominating, the better. Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary and include any supporting information, such as photos, newspaper clippings or letters of support from people in the community.

for permission to nominate them for an award, and I can confirm that they happy to be nominated. Name:...................................................................................................................................................... Signed:................................................................................................................................................... Date:...........................................................................

I confirm that I have asked the person/group named

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The Community Group category is open to any group that can show it’s playing an active part in community life. The award will go to a local ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

residents association or community group that has promoted community spirit, tolerance and cooperation amongst local residents. It may ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

have actively helped to promote estate or area based activities such as a good neighbour scheme or neighbourhood watch. The following ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination. The Community Group category is open to any group that can show ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

it’s playing an active part in community life. The award will go to a local residents association or community group that has promoted ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

community spirit, tolerance and cooperation amongst local residents. It may have actively helped to promote estate or area based activities ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

such as a good neighbour scheme or neighbourhood watch. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

nomination.The Community Group category is open to any group that can show it’s playing an active part in community life. The award will go ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

to a local residents association or community group that has promoted community spirit, tolerance and cooperation amongst local residents. It ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

may have actively helped to promote estate or area based activities such as a good neighbour scheme or neighbourhood watch. The following ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.The Community Group category is open to any group that can show ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

it’s playing an active part in community life. The award will go to a local residents association or community group that has promoted ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

community spirit, tolerance and cooperation amongst local residents. It may have actively helped to promote estate or area based activities ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

such as a good neighbour scheme or neighbourhood watch. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

nomination.The Community Group category is open to any group that can show it’s playing an active part in community life. The award will go ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

to a local residents association or community group that has promoted community spirit, tolerance and cooperation amongst local residents. It ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

may have actively helped to promote estate or area based activities such as a good neighbour scheme or neighbourhood watch. The following ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination neighbourhood watch. The following points are intended as guidelines ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

only, to help you with your nomination. The Community Group category is open to any group that can show it’s playing an active part in ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

community life. The award will go to a local residents association or community group that has promoted community spirit, tolerance and ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

cooperation amongst local residents. It may have actively helped to promote estate or area based activities such as a good neighbour scheme ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

or neighbourhood watch. The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination. The Community Group ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

category is open to any group that can show it’s playing an active part in community life. The award will go to a local residents association .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary.

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Triumph over Adversity

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Young Entrepreneur



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