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Bank turns down Barnsley lad's request

By Nick Ward Tuesday 5th August 2014
Joshua Morris

BARNSLEY lad Joshua Morris won't be opening up an  account with Santander after the bank's decision to turn him down because his circus skills business caused them a "moral problem".

Joshua, 20, from Dodworth Road, set up Circus Uncertainty with his business partner Lucy Tucker and employs acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers and fire performers.

Joshua applied for a business bank account with Santander. But bosses at Santander took exception to burlesque-style outfits worn by showgirls, after checking out pictures on Circus Uncertainty's website.


He said a bank spokesman told him they had a 'moral problem' with the business.


** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated August 1. **

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Posted by Derek I Wed 6th Aug 2014 at 11:59am

I've just looked through the website and I've seen girls wearing less in Barnsley on a Friday night. Black mark to Santander

Posted by Harry I Sun 10th Aug 2014 at 10:18am

It all looks a bit "arty". Perhaps the bank are happy supporting real businesses ? The ones that might develop to provide employment for a wider group of people ? For too long the young people of Barnsley have been told the lie that they can sing, act and dance their way out of the towns problems. Performing arts has had it's day. We need to look carefully at developing proper science and technological enterprises.

Posted by joshm I Wed 27th Jan 2016 at 12:43pm

Well take a look at what we're doing now. Alot less arty and alot more profitable