Doncaster Racecourse’s St. Leger festival is the world’s oldest Class Horse Race and each year contributes £m to the local economy.
Ardagh Glass at Kirk Sandall manufacture bottles for Coco-Cola.
Eaton Electrical Systems have worked on some extremely high profile projects including; Formula one Grand Prix Track in Abu Dhabi, The Emirates Stadium, The Chinese Olympic Games and even the light in the torch on the Statue of Liberty.
Doncaster is one of two destinations in the UK to have a National College for High Speed Rail. The College will train thousands of new engineers needed to deliver billions of pounds worth of rail contracts over the coming decades, including the new HS2 high speed rail line.
The recently completed FARRS (Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme) link road from Junction 3 of the M18 to Parrots Corner south of Doncaster will deliver much improved access to Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Phase 2 of the project has now begun which will create a direct link road from Parrots Corner to the Airport.
FARRS will unlock around £1.7billion of private investment, create about 20,000 jobs and see 5,000 new homes built.
The iPort comprises a 337 acre development with outline planning consent for up to 6 million square feet of warehouse space. The first two units were let to Amazon and Fellowes.
There are 9195 businesses in Doncaster. 35 of these employ over 250 members of staff.
4,830 people in Doncaster were unemployed in August 2017.
Doncaster Sheffield Airport handles approx. 1 million passengers a year serving over 40 destinations across Europe, the USA and Canada.
The famous Flying Scotsman and the Mallard trains were both built in Doncaster.
John Cusworth, Head Of Business Development, Free2Learn
"Free2Learn believe in making a difference to individuals in the borough and supporting schools with Skills Academy events and workshops is a great way to make a positive, direct impact on young people’s lives. The workshops are very interactive and as a result the pupils tend to be more engaged and make the day varied and enjoyable.
For any business considering whether to support with the Skills Academy, Free2Learn would certainly recommend it. This is your opportunity to positively influence the next generation and have fun at the same time."