Firms commit jobs and bases to Doncaster
A number of businesses have committed themselves to Doncaster moving jobs and bases to the borough, council bosses have said.
A total of seven companies have relocated and/or moved more jobs to Doncaster in the past year despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Council bosses said car sales firm Cazoo, rail infrastructure company Dual Inventive, fencing firm Fitrite, PJD Engineering, tool hire business Speedy Group, logistics firm Woodland Group and tile specialists Verona have all committed to Doncaster.
On top of that, PJD Engineering has moved its headquarters to Doncaster and is now planning to almost double its workforce to around 30 people by the end of 2022.
The firms have brought 120 jobs to the area and estimates show the investment is worth millions each year.
Bosses said the Business Doncaster team at Doncaster Council has been supporting new and existing firms to create both new jobs and safeguard existing jobs across the borough in the region of 500 jobs, contributing in excess of £150m to the economy over the last year.
Chris Dungworth, head of service at 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 into 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.”
Doncaster mayor Ros Jones added: “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.”