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DONCASTER Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise has won a top national award for its role in securing funding which could help create thousands of jobs for the region.

The Chamber picked up the British Chambers of Commerce’s UK award for Most Effective Campaigning at the BT Business Awards for successfully attracting £18m of Regional Growth Fund (RGF) investment.

The money will be used to help finance a link road joining Doncaster Sheffield Airport with the M18 – potentially creating 24,000 jobs by 2030.

John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, praised the chamber for their “relentless campaign.”