Business Awards 2018

UCR headline sponsor for Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards

3 April 2018

The 2018 Business Awards will be sponsored by University Centre Rotherham; a new campus which plans to expand the degree and professional training courses currently offered by the RNN Group upon its completion later this year.

Business Awards 2018 sponsor

University Centre Rotherham (UCR) will house state-of-the-art facilities and offer accredited degree courses taught by lecturers with industry experience in sectors such as Teaching, Childcare, Engineering, Business and Health and Social Care to name a few.

Jana Checkley, Director for Higher Education and Skills for the RNN Group, said:

“UCR is a very exciting development for Rotherham and the local area and will provide many benefits to local people, businesses and the economy in general. It’s fitting that UCR will headline the Business Awards, as we hope to work with many employers to shape the provision we offer in order to develop people with the higher technical skills needed to bridge the skills gap.

“By 2020, 50 courses will be running at UCR, with 1,000 additional students in our first five years. UCR will offer students access to expert teaching, degrees accredited by top universities and excellent links with industry.”

Artist's impression of how the UCR will look

Artist’s impression of how the UCR will look

Andrew Denniff, Chief Executive of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber, said:

“We are delighted to announce University Centre Rotherham as our headline sponsors for the 2018 Chamber Awards; an event which highlights the incredible work businesses within the region undertake each year.

“With our entries opening at the start of June, I would encourage even more businesses and individuals to enter this year in order to receive recognition of their contribution to the local business economy.”

The 2018 Business Awards will be held at Magna on 19th October and entries open on Monday 4th June. All businesses with an “S” postcode as well as members of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber are eligible to enter the awards.

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