BT boost for South Yorks economy

BT contributed £228 million to the South Yorkshire economy and supported almost 3,000 jobs in the county last year according to a report by DTZ Consulting.

The telecoms giant directly employs 5,700 across Yorkshire - including 1,483 in Sheffield, 572 in Doncaster, 131 in Barnsley and 120 in Rotherham - and made a total contribution of 730 million to the regional economy.

BT's regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber, John Anderson, said: "BT contributes some very big numbers to South Yorkshire's bottom line. These latest figures confirm the unique and vital role the company plays in the prosperity and well-being of the county.

"It is vital as a business that we continue to grow and help our customers, stakeholders and employees to thrive as we work together to create a more prosperous South Yorkshire."

n The overall beneficial financial impact of BT activities was calculated in terms of the Gross Value Added (GVA) to the economy. GVA measures the value of all goods and services produced in an economy and combines wages and operating profits from companies and other organisations.

The figures for BT show the value added directly through BT's services and additional value generated through BT's suppliers across the nations and regions.

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