From dining room table to thriving business…

Blue Portal Voice & Data Ltd specialises in providing telecoms and broadband for businesses. Founded by Eddie Portman and Matt Perry in July 2016, the company has grown from strength to strength. Turnover and profitability has increased by an impressive 30-40% year on year, and they expect to be just short of £1.5 million in turnover this year.


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Our local publication supporting businesses in Barnsley and beyond, ensuring we all win together

The Power of Building a Green Business Network

Learn about the benefits of creating a green business network, connecting with sustainable companies, and sharing best practices. Discover where to start, how to spot greenwashing, and some tips to overcome common challenges.

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The Positive Climate Partnership launches an exciting new Carbon Literacy course to drive Sustainability.

The Positive Climate Partnership is thrilled to announce the launch of their new Carbon Literacy Training course. Designed to empower businesses, this comprehensive course equips participants with the knowledge and tools they need to make a significant impact on our journey towards becoming a more sustainable community.

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Caring for mental health – a guide for UK small business owners on World Mental Health Day 2023

Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. It’s celebrated every year and recognised by the World Health Organisation. The idea is to raise awareness and encourage open conversations about mental health

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Several staff members from tenant business MGRW will be cycling 150KM from Chesterfield to York in ONE DAY! They’re raising funds for Weston Park Cancer Charity. This will take place on 6 October and the team have been very busy training by cycling to work, and in their spare time! Any donations you can spare […]

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What makes a great podcast?

At this week’s Creative Collective, we heard from James Marriot from Sound Media who gave us his own interpretation of what makes a great podcast. If you would like to find out more about the Creative Collective, why not pop along to next month’s meeting? The Creative Collective ‘where collaboration is key’ If you haven’t […]

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These boots are made for walking…

You may or may not have heard, but the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor James Michael Stowe, is lacing up his walking boots and gearing up to conquer a 23-mile Cross Barnsley Boundary Charity Walk to raise money for this year’s Mayoral Charities, Barnsley Blind and Partially Sighted and Barnsley Hospice. The walk will take place on Saturday 22 […]

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Why sustainable strategies are the path to competitive advantage

Sustainability is not just a buzzword. It’s a strategy that can transform your business and is key to thriving in today’s market. That could be through attracting eco-conscious customers and talented employees. Or by increasing your competitive advantage and reducing costs.

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Dogs are our favourite kind of people…

Renowned dog photographer, Nicki Cameron, from The Art of Dog Photography will be at The Business Village on Friday 23rd June 2023. She’s taking bookings for nine dog owners and their pet to be part of an exclusive photoshoot.

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Nominations are OPEN for the Northern Powerhouse Export Awards

The Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, brought to you by UMi in association with the Department for Business and Trade, are now OPEN for nominations! From Manchester to Middlesbrough and South Shields to Sheffield, they will be accepting nominations from export businesses based in all 11 of the Northern Powerhouse LEPs.

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Growth Community finds a home at The Business Village…

A Barnsley networking group based at The Business Village recently scooped two awards at a national ceremony for The Growth Community. Nicky Thomas who founded the organisation three years ago arranged the awards to celebrate how far the community has grown.

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What is email marketing, and how do you get started?

Email marketing is a way of providing information about your company via email. It’s a great way to develop relationships with your current customers. And it’s also something you can use to reach out to potential new customers.

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How to get started on your net zero journey

The UK Government has agreed to cut emissions by 78% by 2035 and achieve net zero by 2050. Many businesses are already evaluating their own operations and making changes. Others are wondering where to begin and what baselining carbon emissions means. This post will help you discover how to get started on your net zero […]

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Alex Hollinworth Photography – Award-Winning Business Village Tenant

Congratulations to Alex Hollinworth who has won the The British Photography Awards for the category of Commercial Product People’s Choice Award! Alex won the People’s Choice award for his image for Fears Watch Company, who released new watches for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The captivating final image was the result of […]

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Why choose The Business Village?

Business Coaching and Support

We offer free one-to-one business coaching to tenant businesses with growth potential. This support aims to accelerate business development through on-going sessions.

B2B Networking and Collaboration

Check out what other businesses are at The Business Village and start networking and collaborating. You can see who’s here already on our handy tenant directory.

On-site Bistro and Catering Services

Our on site caterers “Beanz n’ Bitez” offer a range of refreshments & buffets; alternatively tenants, visitors and delegates can make use of The Business Village Bistro at Wilthorpe.

Free on-site parking with ANPR

With almost 300 FREE car parking spots on site you’ll never be more than two minutes’ walk from your car. Our ANPR parking system allows visitors and guests to park easily and freely, with automatic approvals.