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Caroline Flint joined staff at Fellowes UK to see their new production and distribution centre at the iPort.Fellowes_CF_and_group_wide_shot.jpg

 

Caroline had a tour and met some of the 135 staff based the Fellowes UK base.

 

Said Caroline: “Everything I saw today told me that this is a company with a great ethos that knows how it wants to plan and organise its business for the decades ahead.  This Chicago family-owned company is over 100 years old, and has moved from its Armthorpe site to create a bespoke office, laid out by a group of employees. 

 

“This facility exports almost a third of the goods produced here.  It is a sign of excitement created by the iPort that major firms such as Fellowes and, more recently, Amazon are making major investments here in Doncaster.

 

“I am delighted that Fellowes has led the way by locating its UK base at the iPort.”

 

Ajun Budda, European HR Director at Fellowes said: “We were delighted to be the first company to commit to the new iPort site. We have signed an Agreement to be here for 10 years. The facility purpose built for our needs provides a modern, vibrant open plan workplace which promotes excellent teamwork for our employees and a solid commercial platform to sustain our business & meet the needs of our customers in a changing market place.

 

“We enjoyed the opportunity to show Caroline Flint our local MP around our building and for her to see the operation and to meet our people.”

 

The iPort is a 337 acre, six million square feet logistics development which will include a strategic rail freight terminal.  This site, at Junction 3 of the M18 can connect to the East Coast mainline and rail network; is four miles from the Doncaster Sheffield Airport and 50 miles from the Humber Ports.

 

PHOTO SHOWS: Caroline Flint at the new Fellowes Ltd UK base at the iPort.

MP visits Fellowes to see iPort investment

Caroline Flint joined staff at Fellowes UK to see their new production and distribution centre at the iPort.  

Old Denaby & Crookhill Park may become part of a Literary & Heritage Trail if proposals move forward for a new literature andCaroline_Steve_Ely_Peas_Hills.JPG heritage trail dedicated to Mexborough poet Ted Hughes.

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has met with Steve Ely, who heads up the Ted Hughes Network at the University of Huddersfield, to honour the work and legacy of one of Britain’s great poets.

Said Ms Flint “Ted Hughes is one of Britain’s most distinguished modern poets and the Poet Laureate for fourteen years. From the age of eight, Ted Hughes grew up in Mexborough – this great poet was  ‘Made in Doncaster.’

“A heritage trail would create visitor attractions and events at key locations in the life of Ted Hughes.  This would both honour Hughes and encourage more people to explore poetry and creative writing.

“I have great hopes for the Ted Hughes Yorkshire Literature and Heritage Trail and I hope the community gets behind this idea.”

Said Steve Ely, who is also chair of the Doncaster-based Ted Hughes Project (South Yorkshire) : “It’s great that Caroline has got behind the Project.  Old Denaby and Crookhill Park, where Ted Hughes developed the obsession with pike fishing that so influenced his life, are central to the story of Ted Hughes and we are very keen to involve the community and help them to shape the project

The_great_beamed_engine_shed.JPGTed Hughes was grew up in Mexborough and one of the proposed locations for the trail is the Manor Farm Pub, Old Denaby.  Manor Farm was the last stop on Ted Hughes paper round as a boy, and when his poetry developed, the Farm and landscape was featured in several of his poems.

PHOTO SHOWS:

Caroline and Steve Ely at the ‘great-beamed Engine Shed’ which features in Hughes’ Poem ‘Sunstroke’.

Caroline and Steve with Peas Hills, the setting of Hughes’s stories ‘The Rain Horse’ and ‘The Harvesting’,  in the background

To become involved in the Ted Hughes Project in South Yorkshire, contact: info@tedhughesproject.org

MP backs plans for Ted Hughes literature and heritage trail

Old Denaby & Crookhill Park may become part of a Literary & Heritage Trail if proposals move forward for a new literature and heritage trail dedicated to Mexborough poet Ted...

Caroline Flint took time out to visit the Me, Myself, I exhibition at the Point, this week.Caroline_Me_Myself_I_-_Stacey_0417.JPG

 

 

The exhibition was curated by Emma Wilson from Artistic Spectrum, a charity which works with adults with autism.

 

Artistic_spectrum_George.JPGMs Flint said: “Every time I see the output from Artistic Spectrum I am surprised and impressed.  Artistic Spectrum have achieved considerable recognition for their imaginative use of art to provide recreational activity for adults with autism, and to improve their understanding of and engagement with the outside world.

 

“This exhibition enabled participants to describe themselves and their families through objects, painting or small pottery sculptures.  I am glad I caught this exhibition before it finished.”

 

Artistic Spectrum won Most Inspiring Organisation in the Doncaster CVS Community and Voluntary Sector Awards 2014.

Caroline drops in to me, myself I exhibition

Caroline Flint took time out to visit the Me, Myself, I exhibition at the Point, this week.    


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