• Doncaster


Doncaster is a large and historic market town, situated in the heart of England, with a rich horseracing, manufacturing, railway and mining heritage. It is the second largest economy in the Sheffield City Region, benefitting from a competitive manufacturing and engineering sector, a growing logistics sector and a highly rated retail and tourism offer.

Doncaster is the one of the UK’s best connected locations. The town is served by the UK’s newest international airport, is at the heart of the UK’s motorway network and the East Coast Mainline runs through the town’s high quality urban centre, with London only 88 minutes away. Doncaster is the largest borough in England by geographic area (220sq miles), which also sees it benefit from a significant natural environment.

Over the next five years Doncaster is predicted to have one of the highest economic growth rates in the Sheffield City Region, driven by a number of key development projects. This includes a major project which will help integrate road, rail, water (the Humber ports) and air to provide a major UK multi-modal logistics offer known as the ‘Port of Doncaster’ and act as a catalyst for business development, inward investment and job creation particularly in the logistics, engineering and associated aviation sectors.

Its Economic Growth Plan also recognises the need to increase business start-ups, support all existing businesses, and support the many sectors which have the opportunity to grow, for example manufacturing, engineering, construction, leisure, tourism and sport and financial and business services.

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