Jobs boost as Doncaster attracts major investment

Jobs boost as Doncaster attracts major investment

Jobs boost as Doncaster attracts major investment

Doncaster has recently received a major economic investment after a number businesses choose to relocate to borough.

The ‘Business Doncaster’ team at Doncaster Council have been busy supporting both new and existing businesses.

As a result, around 500 local jobs have been created and safeguarded, contributing in over £150m to the economy in the last year.

Attracting investment to Doncaster is crucial for creating employment opportunities within the borough, as well as encouraging innovation and international trade.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster said:

“The Business Doncaster team continue to do a fantastic job in attracting investment into Doncaster that is a key part of our Covid recovery and future economic growth.

“By adopting appropriate measures at this time, they can ensure that Doncaster remains a leading destination for inward investment with all the benefits this brings to the town.

“We can be in absolutely no doubt this has been a very tough year for all of our residents and businesses, however, we are seeing very real and welcome green shoots of strong investment and economic recovery which gives us real confidence for the future.”

The recent successes in contributing to the town’s economic growth include the investments of Cazoo, Dual Inventive, Fitrite, PJD Engineering, Speedy Group, Verona Group and Woodland Group who have collectively brought over 120 jobs to the area.

PJD Engineering recently moved its headquarters to Doncaster and is now planning to almost double its workforce by the end of 2022.

Chris Dungworth, Head of Service, Business Doncaster said:

“We are delighted to welcome these businesses to our business community and to have been able to offer them such a wide range of support through our Business Doncaster team, who will continue to work and support them and other companies across the borough.

“The council’s priority in the coming decade is to nurture an ambitious, vibrant and confident place. We want to raise the bar in Doncaster by encouraging aspiration and attracting further inward investment in to the town.

“We know the pandemic has left business casualties but markets are always changing and with change comes opportunity for growth and enterprise. There is no doubt we are on the cusp of exciting times here in Doncaster.”

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