Thousands turn out for Doncaster Business Showcase at Doncaster Racecourse

By day she works arranging loans for Doncaster businesses.

By David Kessen
Friday, 28th February 2020, 5:00 pm

But in her time off, you’re more likely to find Pam Goodison creating bowls, pictures and coasters after she turned her hobby into a business sideline.

Pam has set up as a glass artist, creating colourful pictures on all sorts of glass products, and was among hundreds of businesses showing off their skills at the Doncaster Business Showcase at Doncaster Racecourse on Thursday.

Her day job sees her working in an office for Finance for Enterprise, on Heaven’s Walk, near Doncaster Carr.

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Pam Goodison shows off her work at the Doncaster Business Showcase at Doncaster Racecourse

This week she left her desk to show how she creates her products at the showcase event, which also attracted some of the best known faces in Doncaster, including elected mayor Ros Jones and Don Valley MP Nick Fletcher.

Pam said: “I have been making glass pieces for approximately 15 years. I love the way light shines through coloured glass and the amazing unqiue pieces that can be created.

“My inspiriation comes from any sources and I am always learning new techniques.”

This year’s showcase attracted thousands of visitors, with a number of high profile Doncaster firms manning stalls at the annual event which offers local businesses the chance to show what they do and attract new trade.

Robert Beatty, left, and Daniel Jones, right, on the Active Copier Systems stall at the Doncaster Business Showcase at Doncaster Racecourse

Many of those present were running games to grab visitors’ attention.

Photocopiers firm Active IT Systems, based at Hatfield Woodhouse, were running a spin the wheel game, with a £100 prize, won by Katy Burgin.

Others had some of their business paraphernalia on show. Caged Steel, the Doncaster based mixed martial arts promotions business, had their champion’s belt on show. Burrows Toyota had brought a car into the room.

As well as businesses, this year also saw a number of charities exhibiting, including the Doncaster, Rotherham and District RSPCA and the When You Wish Upon a Star charity, which makes dreams come true for poorly children.

Organisers, Business Doncaster, described the show as the largest business exibition in Doncaster, and said the event would be held again next year.

A spokesman said: “The buzz...was fantastic, made possible by everyone who attended and exhibited.”