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ISSUE 4 - 2020 Inside this Issue of YIP... • Rotherham Markets P14 • RMBC P14 & 24 • Rotherham Utd P12 - 13 • Evolution P8 • NAM P10 & 23 • Granny Norbag 4 Page Pull Out P15 - 18 Plus much more!


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Welcome to Issue 4 of the YiP Monthly paper, covering the Rotherham Community

Hello everyone and welcome to YiP’s Issue 4, it’s great to be looking forward and as ever we are excited to be helping and supporting businesses maximum their reach within the community. We also have a little celebration of our own – YiP is officially one year old and what a great first year it’s been! We are super proud of all our achievement ‘s, we’ve connected with hundreds of people, businesses and generated millions of potential leads and reach. So, a massive thank you to you all for taking the journey with

us and we’ve forged some amazing partnerships – it’s been awesome. So, on that note get ready because the second year is going to be even bigger and better. We are proud to announce the launch in October 2020 of the Sheffield YiP Monthly paper, so look out for more opportunities. YiP is always about the positive and supporting businesses throughout the region, and we are super proud to be supporting a great Charity - Rotherham Hospice this month, please read their

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You Said Yes, Wedding Fair Firstly, let me introduce myself. I’m a local business woman and Wedding and Event Planner and secondly, You Said Yes is a luxury wedding and event planning company dedicated to creating breathtaking weddings and events throughout the UK and beyond. At You Said Yes we’re all about innovation, beauty, memories that last, honesty and ultimately making every penny of your budget stretch to give you the best day ever. Every wedding we create is bound by understated old school romance concentrating on the values of why you love each other, how you envisage your day to be, and who you want to share your day with and how. Above all we have an addiction to producing classy, one-off events that reflect you as a couple. Events that hold special memories that you and your guests will remember for a long time. With experience in managing and designing weddings of all shapes and sizes in the Uk and further afield, we work with you to create the wedding you want, blending your visions with our design and meticulous planning to produce an exquisite wedding that is neither manufactured nor ordinary. Having planned weddings for one of Europe’s largest stately homes, we appreciate that wow factor is paramount. And more importantly we believe that this is the case no matter what your wedding budget. So if you have £5,000 or £50,000 to spend you should have the day you dream of. Under current circumstances getting married has become more stressful than it needs to be and with government guidance changing on a monthly basis, many couples are left not knowing which way to turn or how to proceed. Here at You Said Yes we have styled a specific “re-plan” package for those people who had everything booked and in place and now are faced with rearranging their plans and possibly needing to get refunds and find new suppliers. It’s a difficult one for the industry. 90% of weddings for 2020 are being pushed into 2021 and from

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Regenerating Local Business You Said Yes Events is a team of professionals who organise events and markets in the Yorkshire region. In the past decade, the event management industry has grown enormously and with it our little company has blossomed too. We have been lucky enough to work with some amazing venues like Elsecar Heritage Centre which is a beautiful historical site which offers more than just a place to visit. Whirlow Hall Farm, Cannon Hall, Worsboro Mill, Meadowhall Shopping Centre and Sheffield Town Hall are also on our client list as well as a new regeneration project we are working closely with Sheffield Council on, which sees us bringing local crafters and artisans to The Moor Makers Market every Sunday from 4 October to Christmas. It is ever more difficult for local traders and artisans to find places to trade as we go through seasons of change with a pandemic hot on our heels. Here at You Said Yes we are committed to working with our clients to find ways to reach the public and give our traders a platform to sell their wares and try to regain some kind of new normal. All of our events are risk assessed in line with government guidelines with a priority on keeping everyone safe and comfortable. Based on research conducted recently by a certified special event professional, over £380 billion is spent annually on special events worldwide. Profits in this industry continue to rise, with an average profit for an event entrepreneur said to be up to 40 percent. Clearly with the world grinding to a halt

due to covid infection rates, the events industry has been severely hit. And it will take time and more importantly patience to reach these profit highs in the future. Anytime you intend to

most importantly, successful. There are a number of ingredients that make a successful event And we believe that 'fun' for all the family is key. The quality of the offering is also paramount. Visitors should find the best of local crafters, artisans, makers, bakers and traders at our market events. With our aim focussing on produce from the locality. Here at You Said Yes we firmly believe that local traders and makers should be supported as much as possible. After all, when supermarkets and shops restricted how and when and what you could purchase due to COVID-19 the local farmers and bakers were a huge support host an to the locals and literally kept us all event, you are going. left with two choices: to hire a company Maintaining our belief that ‘fair trade’ or do it on your own. If you have never organised an event before, take a heads starts at home and local sustainability up and prepare, as this can be a complex should be actively encouraged, it is our policy to invite local businesses to be and demanding task. However, if you part of our events. We know local decide to hire You Said Yes to host a communities are just as delighted to market or an event, there are a few discover the products on their doorstep things you should know. First of all, You Said Yes WILL save you time, and secondly, they can make your event to be more memorable, attractive, organised, efficient, and

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as those from half way across the world. By connecting people and places throughout the markets and events we can create and enhance opportunities for visitors to enjoy the best possible experience. We are working with our partners to look at new and exciting opportunities to establish long term, popular attractions that can introduce a whole new audience to the venues with which we work. Market trading is not just about retail therapy, it’s a celebration of food, drink, culture and community, offering insight, entertainment, education and visitor interaction for all ages. We remain committed to engaging fully with both the community and our event partners. We are excited to be able a range of weekly markets in sheffield on Sunday’s from 4 October right up to Christmas (see poster) along with a collection of other Christmas markets in our region. We would love you to attend our markets and support local traders and local business and to stay tuned please follow our Facebook page You Said Yes for further announcements. For enquiries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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• Rotherham Markets P14 • RMBC P14 & 24 • Rotherham Utd P12 - 13 • Evolution P8 • NAM P10 & 23 • Granny Norbag 4 Page Pull out P15 18 Plus much more!

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here, they don’t take home their rubbish and empties”, said Yvonn e. The couple have become a regular sight litter-picking along the canal side, and the area is so much better for their efforts. Their selflessness and determination to keep this corner of their local area clean has earne d them a nomination to be the recipients of the Wakefield Life’s first ever Big Thank You beaut iful bouquet of flowers. “We didn’t expect any thanks for what we’re doing” , said Yvonne, “We do it because we want to see our local area clean, and it’s something constructive we can do while we’re walking… but it is nice to feel that it’s appreciated”.

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5-a-side pitches for hire in Rotherham Is your team looking for somewhere to train during the winter period, or do you just fancy a kick about with your mates? Parkgate Astro could be the ideal place for you. Parkgate Astro boasts three 5-a-side pitches readily available to hire from just ÂŁ30.00 per hour.

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The facility is readily available to book Monday – Sunday (Excluding bank holidays) subject to availability. Availability can be seen on our new state of the art online booking system here: https://app.bookapitch.com /venues/642. Our full pitch is affiliated by The Football Association and can host league fixtures, which are also available to book at a heavily reduced rate over the weekend. This can also be book via the link provided above.

Fit Millers Our third male and first female Fit Millers programmes got underway during September. As always, we were overwhelmed by the interest in these courses and have already started taking bookings for the next courses which will launch in January 2021. The courses which are delivered at New York Stadium, work with adults aged 35-65 years to support them to lose weight, increase activity levels and follow a healthier lifestyle. Participants join us for 1.5 hours per week over a 13 week period, with weekly sessions including education, group discussions, and physical activity. If you have a BMI 28+ or a waist circumference of 38+inch men, 31+inch female and you would like to register for Januarys course drop us an email health@rotherhamunited.net or the health team on 01709 827767

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Millers Holiday Camps – October half term We are delighted to announce our return to Wickersley School and Sports College this October for our Holiday Camps. Along with Wickersley, we will also be hosting our usual Future Stars Development Football Camps at Parkgate Astro, as well as the popular Mini Millers sports sessions. All camps will adhere to current government guidelines around Covid-19 and strict procedures will be in place to keep participants as safe as possible. We will be operating strict online booking only, this is to manage quantities for the safety of children, parents and staff members. Full details of our camps are listed below:

Wickersley School – October Holiday Camp 5 - 14 years Monday – Friday (5 days). 9am-4pm / £15 per day or £60 for the week Flexible drop off between 9am-10am / Flexible pick up between 3pm-4pm

Parkgate Astro – October Future Stars Football Camp 5 - 14 years Tuesday – Thursday (3 days). 9am-4pm / £15 per day £40 for 3 days Flexible drop off between 9am-10am / Flexible pick up between 3pm-4pm

Parkgate Astro Mini millers 2 - 4 years Monday 10-11am / Friday 1-2pm / £5 per session

Book your place at www.officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited If you require any more information, please contact community@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827767

Rotherham United Sports Partnership As the new academic year gets underway, we are extremely excited to welcome schools into Rotherham United Sports Partnership. The partnership is a new product which we have worked hard on over the last 6 months to ensure we can offer schools a variety of packages to support their pupils

and staff. With products covering competitions, sports days, stadium days, player appearances, match tickets, maths and English support, nurture groups, breakfast, lunch and after school clubs, health sessions and staff CPD there’s plenty to support every schools needs.

To find out more check out the Rotherham United Sports Partnership brochure at www.rucst.co.uk Schools can get in touch at participation@rotherhamunited.net

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Work is due to start to improve the look and feel of the town centre’s open spaces next week (21st September). The designs for Phase One of the works on Bridgegate will provide a much needed revamp incorporating new paving and lighting aimed at improving lines of sight and giving a brighter, more modern feel to the area. Installation of the street catenary lighting has already taken place and the removal of the brick planters will open up the street to provide an open space to expand the potential opportunities for events and activities. Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy,

Cllr Denise Lelliott, said: “The improvements are all part of the Town Centre Masterplan and will complement the new housing developments and leisure scheme at Forge Island which are starting to taking shape. “We are committed to improving the streets in the town centre which will help to ignite the regeneration of the town centre and public realm works and we’re determined to make sure the area doesn’t just survive but thrives.” The Council are working with PWP Design and ECB Consulting to deliver the scheme. PWP Design Director Simon Hall said “We are delighted to be involved in the Bridgegate

public realm project and believe that the improvements will create a high quality, welcoming environment for visitors to the town centre”. The multi million pound regeneration of Forge Island is already moving ahead with flood defence and enabling works underway. This will help deliver the full scheme which includes a cinema, food and drink outlets, a hotel, car park and new leisure facilities. The Council’s Future High Street Fund bid has also been submitted which included plans for the markets to be developed. An announcement on whether the bid has been successful is expected in the autumn.

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Why not visit Caprice on high street in the heart of Rotherham With men's sizes up 8xl and ladies up to size 30 including work wear and all your childrens needs too.

Steph the vet will be back next month, in the meantime our opening hours are: DINNINGTON SURGERY TIMES Monday to Friday 8.30am – 10.00am 2.00pm – 3.15pm 5.00 – 7.00pm Saturday 8.30am – 10.00am

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Society Salon At Society, you get a personalised experience based on your preferences and what your hair needs, which is why they don’t have a pre-existing price chart. The previously named Twisted Scissors team has evolved so much over the last 4 years they have recently decided to change their name to reflect this. They have created their own Society of customers. The team are so proud of the colour journeys and transformation work they do. The salon handles a lot of bleaching services from balayage to full bleach outs. They use innoluxe, this product enters into the internal structure of your hair keeping the bonds together and stable, allowing for a

lighter and healthier result every time and trust us the results are amazing. They charge £15 for an added innoluxe service into your colour and they also over the v2 to take home at £32.50 this keeps innoluxe active within your hair for 30 days and leaves your hair feeling shiny, soft and fantastic. Here is one of the YiP team member’s first experiences: ‘It involved meeting the very friendly Georgia (owner of the salon, Balayage, blonde and vivid specialist.) Georgia talked through the colour choices and explained about how it would affect natural hair colour compared to previously dyed hair. A simple step by step process that made me - someone

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with little experience at the hairdressers - feel completely at ease. I am very excited to see how it turns out!’ The YiP Team loves to support local businesses in and around Rotherham. We

feel that Society provides one of the most unique hairdressing experiences we’ve seen. Look at just a handful of the amazing colour treatments and there are plenty more on their own Facebook page!

(In bubble) You can find Society at 7 High Street S601PT Rotherham. Phone: 01709 378510 Email: societygb@icloud.com

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Solutions for Low Deposit Clients Until recently it was common for buyers to be able to access mortgage products that would enable them to buy a house with as little as a 5% deposit. Since the pandemic, mortgage lenders have reduced the number of products they are offering at low deposits and there are currently no “traditional” mortgages on the market for people with only a 5% deposit. What this means is that you could have been saving your deposit for years, to suddenly find out that you need to save just as much again to be in with a chance of securing your dream home. Please do not despair, there are potential other options that you can make use of whilst the situation is as it is. I personally, do not feel 95% mortgages will be around for the rest of this year, and it could be later on in Spring 2021 before we see them return – however you never know!

Gift of Deposit: Many lenders accept gifts of deposits from family members, as well as occasionally landlords, builders and close friends. It is quite possible to make up your deposit with a gift from one of these sources however please bare in mind that the gift cannot originate from a loan, there may be limitations on gift given from outside of the UK and the source of the gift will need to be provided. It is very important to remember that a gift is not a loan, it is non repayable.

100% or Family Assisted Mortgages:

There are a few lenders out there offering different ways for you to launch yourself onto the property ladder and this comes with a couple of interesting products available. If you have family that are willing to help, they can do one of three things to assist you with a low deposit. They can provide a gift as Help to Buy Equity Loan: above, this can be from savings One potential option if you have or indeed from re-mortgage of a a 5% deposit saved is to utilise property they own. They could the governments help to buy place 20% of the properties equity loan scheme. This is value into a savings account ending for people who are that is then locked and not current home owners with accessible by them during your completions on help to buys initial mortgage product (usually needing to take place before 3-5 years) and after this time at April, however for first time point of changing your mortgage, buyers, a new scheme is the savings are released. Or starting which will replace the finally, an equity charge for 20% old one and run to 2023 of the houses value can be provisionally. placed upon the family members With help to buy, you take a property which acts as deposit government based equity loan security for the lender. The alongside your mortgage for same happens with the locked 20% of the houses value, this savings, at point of re-mortgage then, with your deposit gives you in usually 3-5 years, the lender 25% total deposit meaning you releases the charge on the can access 75% loan to value family members house. help to buy products. After the Depending on the lender, there initial 5 years of the loan, which will be minimum home values is interest free during this and equity in the house needed period, you would start to make for this to work, but this can be payments to reduce the loan done if there is a mortgage and interest would begin being outstanding on the property you accrued. At this point we could are wanting to use as deposit in potentially look at mortgaging some cases. You can also you out of the loan by adding contribute your 5% savings or the loan to the mortgage any savings you have to reduce borrowing, if sufficient equity your mortgage amount and risk and products were available and as with a 100% mortgage, if your circumstances allowed. house prices decrease, you It is good to note that with could find yourself in a negative help to buy, the government are value. loaning you a “stake” of the The reason lenders have property – this means that if you reduced the low deposit property increases in value, so mortgages available at present does there stake. is due to the uncertainty in the

market with regards to a second wave, employment levels and pending recessions. They are right to be caution and as frustrating as it may feel for you, it is done to protect you. If one of the above options could be useful for you, and help you make use of the stamp duty land tax break, then please do not hesitate to give me a call or email.

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Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Principal: Steph Whiting •Not all Buy to Let Mortgages are regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority

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YIP's Football Team On A Roll

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Green were a formidable opponent, so they had to be at the top of their game. And boy were they. Our boys completely stopped Ward Green from Here we are for our second outing in they transition from a 7v7 format to Sheffield. The result from last playing their game from the opening YIP. It's been a month of learning season was a draw so we certainly 9v9 with offsides now being whistle and controlled the game and progression for our boys, and incorporated for these 10 year old expected a close encounter again, throughout. This was a display from pushing their limits like they've never geniuses. Let's face it, how many and we got just that. Again another all the boys that we know we will see done before on and off the football end to end game, but this time the adults can successfully explain the more and more of as the season pitch. Away from football they have back of the net was found on offside rule? By playing games and progresses. A fantastic result for the all returned to school in a way training hard and listening these kids multiple occasions. The result boys here with a 9-2 victory. Well they've not experienced before. At have picked up how it works faster finished in favour of Greenhill, who played, and more importantly well times experiencing forms of social took a very narrow victory of 8-6. The listened from our boys. than anybody could have hoped for. separation enforced by the ongoing high pressing from the Sheffield side They're amazing! To bring you fully up to date, our pandemic, and overcoming everything Their first game was somewhat of being the deciding factor here, with 4 final game up to now was against that goes along with that too. All of their goals coming from a derby grudge match, our Rotherham United Whitehill Girls relevant measures I have to add Rotherham Town U11 Orange played opportunistic chances, something we u12. The battle of the sexes. Who though and for their own and their against Rotherham Town U11 Blue. It spoke about with our boys would prevail? Some of you may be families safety. afterwards, and in the following game thinking “this is a complete was a vastly exciting end to end At football, they are able to be they rectified absolutely superbly! game. A very even encounter and mismatch. There is no way can a kids again. Able to run around and They were disappointed in this result, girl's team compete with a boys ended in a 2-2 draw. A fair result in have fun. As a club, we are following the end with both teams giving it but we know they would come back team.� You’re wrong. The girls team all the necessary guidelines set out their all and learning what the new fighting in the following game. are a year older than our boys, have by the Football Association and the Next up our boys faced tough format was all about, with multiple bags of skill and even more District Junior League Committee, opposition from a team in the top tier determination. They're awesome. calls for offside from the referee but we try our best to keep away any being given. in the Barnsley league. After their The girls dominated the first half of negative impact of the virus from the learning opportunities in the previous the game and went in at half time 1Our second game came in the kids. Equipment is sanitised away game, the boys learnt and grew their 0 up. Fantastic performance. The form of an old foe from last season, from the field where possible, and Greenhill. A fantastic team from performance for this one. Ward second half, the boys took their given the measures in place we will wake up call and completely be able to continue as an organised overturned the tie to go in to a 2-1 sports club. It is what the kids need, followed by striking the frame of the to be kids and enjoy their time doing goal no less than five times. Still in whatever it is they love doing, in our the game, the girls got a last minute case playing football. break away, scoring in the final At the start of September, we minute to make it 2-2 and send the were permitted to get back to playing game to the lottery of penalties. Just games again following an almost 6 one save was all that was needed month hiatus. To say the team were from our goalkeeper to deny the girls excited is an understatement. They and make it a victory to the boys 5-4 relished being back competing and on penalties. An absolutely fantastic learning all the new rules they would game to watch and be part of. be playing to this coming season as Something tells me that we will meet


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again though... There we have it, the first few games for our boys under their belts and they have learnt so much thus far. With more friendly games to come, our boys are only going to get better and better. They will achieve great things by sticking together and playing as one. #playlearngrow

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Hello everyone,

It’s so exciting to be finally back to work and have the clinic open and welcome you all back. It’s also great to be back in YiP and working back with the team for Issue 4 and perhaps look forward to getting back to some normality in all our life’s. Firstly, we wanted to let you know that we are adhering to all COVID19 Government guidelines and have undertaken all the training within the Clinic, to keep you and ourselves safe, your health and safety is our main priority – so don’t be afraid to talk to us about our measures. Facial skin care has been essential throughout lockdown and ensuring a good skin care routine is so important, however your face now has a new issue – the wearing of Masks. We are all wearing masks daily and many of you for long periods of time throughout the day to help reduce the risk of COVID19 and help ease the pandemic. But as helpful as it is, mask use can lead to chafing of the skin on the bridge of your nose, chin, cheeks and even behind the ears. Some people are developing itchiness or a rash. Sweaty or damp conditions under the mask can actually lead to acne breakouts and other skin concerns. We are here to help with any of your skin concerns. We offer a free skin consultation to discuss your needs and can help with lots of the problems associated with wearing masks. We also stock an effective range of home use skincare that is clinically proven to tackle a multitude of skin issues. Whether it is problematic skin or age prevention. In clinic skin treatments can then be added to complement your home routine. One of our most effective treatments for dealing with “mask issues” is our DERMALUX light

therapy facial! An Award winning treatment hailed as the perfect complexion boost, Dermalux instantly energises skin cells to revitalise a dull and tired complexion. A course of treatments offers long lasting results, stimulating the skin's natural REJUVENATION and REPAIR processes to promote healthy looking skin, accelerate cell renewal and resolve a range of skin concerns. We are offering 15% OFF your first treatment if you mention this YIP article. We also have an autumn deal not to be missed! 50% off Laser hair removal courses when booked in September and October 2020! Laser hair removal is an effective way to remove unwanted body and facial hair using pulses of laser light. Unlike other methods such as shaving or waxing with laser hair removal we can offer you a treatment which is a pain free solution with long lasting results. The hair will become finer and softer meaning it’s less visible and the growth will slow down more and more with each treatment. Our machine is the latest Lynton initia diode laser which is effectively pain free and fast and can be used for full body top to toe. The treatment sessions are very fast, even for large areas such as the legs or back. We offer a free consultation and patch testing is compulsory for all Laser hair removal. If you would like to discuss these or any treatments we offer with us, please don’t hesitate to call in the clinic or give us a call and book a consultation. We can’t wait to see you all again and follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with Mention all our offers. Take care and see YiP an d get you all next month. 15

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Don’t Pay Showroom Prices – SO-Beautiful Bedrooms SO-Beautiful Bedrooms is the brainchild of Jill Gill and her team with over 25 years’ combined experience, passion, knowledge and understanding of the fitted bedroom design and installation within the industry. SO-Beautiful Bedrooms was established with the aim of creating a much-needed opportunity to cut out the middleman and heavy showroom overheads and give you – the customer – the very best deal and service. “We have a combined experience of over 25 years in the fitted furniture trade, and we have all worked with leading brands with the fitted furniture industry. Over the last few years, we have seen the profits made on fitted bedroom furniture purchased from showrooms and outlets – we want to give our customers direct access to these savings, whilst reassuring you 100% of the best possible product and expectations for your budget”.

SO-Beautiful Bedrooms specialise in bespoke fitted furniture designs, development and creation. We want to pass our ideas, inspiration, creativity and design directly on to you – without the need to cover hidden overheads, showroom costs and other business costs. We will advise and support, and with our expert buying abilities, get you the very best

deal on designing and purchasing your furniture. We can also organise all installation works, and transparency is the key as this cost is paid directly to the installation teams, not via ourselves. Transparency is key at SOBeautiful Bedrooms. So why not give us a call today and see what we can do for you?

07340 807791 – Mobile sobeautifulbedrooms@gmail.com

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EMILY BRIDDON LEARNING TESTIMONIAL Digital Marketing apprentice at Never Average Marketing Emily Briddon Emily Briddon is currently completing a Level 3 Digital Marketer Apprenticeship with The B2W Group. Emily works at Never Average Marketing, a marketing company that handles both digital and print. Her responsibilities include managing and producing content for social media campaigns/CCM, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and producing blogs. I was particularly interested in was social media management, which plays a big part in the industry. I also wanted to dive deeper into graphic design and Never Average Marketing offers a Never Average Marketing handles all range of services, including website design and development, social media sides of marketing so it was the perfect place to learn all of these new Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve management, branding, print design, skills. learned how to work with clients and media and advertisement buying, and have improved my communication direct mail via the Royal Mail. skills. As part of my role I am also responsible for creating blogs for There are also two other businesses clients, which has improved content forming part of the office, including: writing and SEO skills. I have also Yorkshire Information Point – Supports recently got access to the company and markets local businesses via website, and I am looking forward to Facebook and their monthly paper. During my time at college I completed working more on that side of things. Evolution – provides a distribution a media studies course, which focuses service of print materials such as on the way media (including print, film, leaflets, newspapers and brochures. and television) affect society as a whole. This included looking at advertising. I have also managed social media accounts for a local I’d definitely recommend an business, so I already had experience This programme teaches learners the apprenticeship to others. Since in promoting products and services key digital marketing knowledge over starting this apprenticeship I’ve had a through social media. the course of 18 months. It allows great experience and I am continuously learners to work with employers to gain learning new things. real experience and apply their knowledge in the workplace. We spoke to Emily about her experience so far on the course.

graphic design, as these are areas What key that really interest me. knowledge/skills have you learned during your Level 3 Digital Marketer Apprenticeship apprenticeship?

Never Average Marketing

Before going into the apprenticeship, did you know anything about digital marketing?

Would you recommend an apprenticeship to others, and if so why?

Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

Why prompted you to want to complete a digital marketing apprenticeship? I have always been interested in aspects of digital marketing. One area

What do you like about working at Never What are you looking Average Marketing? forward to in the I like that it’s a smaller company so we future? all get on. I am able to work closely

with the team and try all the different aspects of marketing. There is always something new happening. For example, we have a paper that comes out every month and advertises local companies. You can view our latest edition here.

The company is looking to expand quite a lot and has many plans for the future, so I am looking forward to the new changes and being able to implement my new knowledge within the business. I am also excited to explore coding and

Our Level 3 Digital Marketer Apprenticeship is an 18-month programme that we deliver in the North West and South Yorkshire areas. During the apprenticeship, learners will spend 20% of their working time to complete off-the-job training, with the remaining 80% in the workplace. Key knowledge learned during this apprenticeship includes SEO, social media management, campaign building, and HTML and CSS. If you’d like to know more about our apprenticeship programme, please visit here.

Hiring an apprentice As part of an initiative, the Government will pay businesses to hire young apprentices with a new payment of £2000 per apprentice. They will also introduce a brand new bonus for business to hire apprentices aged 25 and over with a payment of £1500. Apprenticeships provide great benefits for employers, including bringing fresh ideas into the workplace and increasing employee retention and loyalty. If you’d like to hire an apprentice, you can find out more about how The B2W Group can help here.

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Aquatics expert who took the plunge into entrepreneurship scales start up The prospect of running a business can make even the most aspirational entrepreneur feel like a fish out of water, but with a lifelong love of tropical fish, Rotherham-based Carl Goodman is setting his sights on scaling his ethical aquatics business after calling on help from the Sheffield City Region Launchpad programme. Carl’s love of all things aquatic began in childhood. One of his earliest memories was leaving his old life behind and meeting his adoptive parents for the very first time, with just the clothes on his back and a goldfish in a bag for company. Carl first began exploring the idea of earning a living from his long-held hobby in 2019, having spent several years working in unfulfilling customer service roles. When he discovered a pet store he had supported for many years was closing its doors, the 25 year old entrepreneur decided to take the plunge and reached out to Launchpad, a unique programme which provides tailored business support to new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Working alongside an experienced business adviser, Carl successfully secured the licenses he needed to trade in live animals, and began putting his plans into action. Unsure whether his business idea would sink or swim, Carl decided to base his business at home and set about building a large, insulated summer house which could house a diverse range of fish. Through his work with the Launchpad programme, Carl learned how to write a business plan, as well as gaining an insight into how to build a website and attract customers via social media. Since diving into self-employment last summer, Sustainable Aquatics has built a loyal customer base, which gave Carl the confidence to expand his business further. Today, the little boy who found sanctuary in sea life has expanded his fledgling start-up, Sustainable Aquatics, to larger premises, creating three new jobs and a haven for aquarium enthusiasts. The new centre which is based in a converted former industrial unit at Eastwood Trading Estate has enabled Carl to increase his diverse range of freshwater and tropical fish tenfold, all of which are carefully sourced from traceable breeders from across the world. Carl Goodman, founder of Sustainable Aquatics said: “One of the reasons why I wanted to run my own business was to play a small part in protecting wild tropical fish stocks. As a student I was shocked to learn how marine ecosystems

Pictured above are: Darren McDool (left), Business Advisor at Launchpad (Darren is based at RiDO). Carl Goodman (middle), founder, Sustainable Aquatics, Lee Chander (right), director, Sustainable Aquatics. are being decimated, due to the practice of harvesting wild fish, which often find themselves in unsuitable aquariums across the world. I called my business Sustainable Aquatics because all the fish I sell are sourced from captivity and can be traced to individual breeders across the world. “Although I knew a lot about how to build and manage aquariums, I knew that running a business would be a sharp learning curve, particularly when it came to making sure the company complied with current rules and regulations. I knew it was something of a minefield and after contacting my local authority for advice, I was referred to the Launchpad team who not only helped me to understand my legal responsibilities but also helped me to develop the essential business skills needed to build and grow my business. “Working with a business adviser proved to be an invaluable experience. One of the best parts about the experience was the questions I was asked. The advice I received wasn’t prescriptive, but it helped me to draw my own conclusions and it has given me the confidence in my ideas to expand the business into new premises. It’s been an invaluable experience and one which has

helped me to grow the business beyond my wildest dreams. “My aim has always been to build a business which helps to support those interested in building their own aquariums, but also to support the broader community. Watching an aquarium can have a positive effect on mental health and as the business has grown, I’ve been keen to use my knowledge to help others, including donating an aquarium to Rotherham Hospice, which I maintain on their behalf. Darren McDool, Business Advisor at Launchpad said: “Carl came to Launchpad with the idea for a business which was built around his knowledge and passion for aquatics. He didn’t simply want to sell tropical fish, but to educate and support his customers, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that with such a meticulous approach towards delivering excellent customer service that he quickly built a loyal customer base, giving him the confidence to grow and expand his operations. “The success Carl has enjoyed illustrates how the support provided by Launchpad can help new entrepreneurs to overcome the potential barriers many face. Despite lockdown forcing Carl to

delay the planned relocation of his new business, he has successfully adapted his business model accordingly. One of the unique elements of the Launchpad programme is that we don’t just help new entrepreneurs to create their business, but we provide ongoing support as their business grows and evolves. As Carls business enters a new phase of growth, I’m looking forward to working with him as he continues to develop and grow his business.” As part of Sustainable Aquatic’s commitment towards supporting the local community Carl has installed a new aquarium at Rotherham Hospice which he manages and maintains free of charge. Launchpad is the Sheffield City Region’s key business support programme for new business. Financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by local authorities within the Sheffield City Region and the Prince’s Trust, the programme provides free help and support to budding entrepreneurs in the City Region. Entrepreneurs who access Launchpad are those who are thinking of starting their own business or have started trading within the last three years.

Further information can be found at www.scrlaunchpad.co.uk

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