EDITOR’S COMMENT: Let’s celebrate the success of local business

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There was brilliant news for Worksop on the jobs front this week.

Two local firms are expanding their businesses and creating dozens of new jobs in the process.

These are tough times, which makes it even sweeter to see success stories like these for local businesses.

It also offers reasons to be optimistic for the future of the local economy and employment market.

One of these firms, Lion Trackhire, has benefited directly from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, to the tune of a £400,000 grant.

The Sheffield City Region LEP offers some great opportunities for this area to tap into to secure investment.

But at the same time, it would be wrong to throw all our eggs in one basket, and ignore some of the other local business partnerships.

For example, there is potential benefit for the Workop area to link up with the D2N2 LEP.

We need to look at the long game and get the deal that is best for Bassetlaw.

There could be some more good news on the way for Worksop after fast food chain KFC revealed they are looking to open a restaurant in the town.

This might not be to everyone’s taste (personally, I’m very partial to a bit of friend chicken) but attracting big brands and businesses like this to the area must surely be a good thing.

And judging by the chatter on Twitter many of you are salivating at the chops at the prospect of being able to pick up some KFC delights in Worksop.

As always, I’d love to hear your views on any of the stories in this week’s Guardian, or any other local issues for that matter. Just email me at ben.green@jpress.co.uk or send your letter by post to Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, S80 2AY.