High profile panellists to discuss South Yorkshire’s developments

Business owners are being given a chance to find out more about the future plans for the South Yorkshire economy at a panel session taking place at one of the region’s most popular business exhibitions.

During this year’s Chamber Means Business Exhibition, hosted by Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber, attendees will have the opportunity to attend the ‘Investing in our future’ session, taking place at 1pm, giving a chance to hear from panellists including:

  • Ken Smart, Project Director, McLaren Composites Technology Centre
  • Julie Kenny CBE DL, Chair of the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust
  • David Shepherd, Service Director for Regeneration & Property, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Damien Wilson, Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.


The interactive session will provide the opportunity to find out more about the current regeneration work being undertaken in our region, as well as offering an insight into one of the worlds well-known supercar manufacturers, McLaren, and their relocation to Rotherham.

Andrew Denniff, Chief Executive of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted to have attracted such a high level of speakers to our event. I trust that local businesses will come along and get involved in the panel session and take the time to visit all our exhibitors on the day”.

Two seminars are scheduled to take place during the day and the topic and speaker for the morning seminar will shortly be announced.

Taking place at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Thursday 6th September from 9:00am to 2:30pm, Chamber Means Business – sponsored by Burrows Fleet and Business Centre, ONS Group and Osborne Technologies – is free to attend and open to all entrepreneurs and business owners. Throughout the event, exhibitors and delegates will have the opportunity to make new business contacts, network and take part in a range of seminars hosted throughout the day.

This year, all 56 exhibition stands available to local businesses sold out in record time, with confirmed exhibitors including AAG IT Services, awesome., Experian, SuperTram, Steel City Branded Merchandise and Worldpay.

For further information on Chamber Means Business 2018, please visit

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