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Redeveloping Heritage Buildings: Why we need to look forward to preserve the past

For the last ten years I have been involved in grappling with the future of historic and at times ancient buildings. The individual challenge changes but the broader issue is consistent. All of these buildings possess breath taking beauty or an awe-inspiring atmosphere and they all come with a myriad of practical challenges: heating, lighting, internet, energy efficiency, parking and

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Written on March 29, 2018Iain. Published in Construction

Chamber head underlines city’s success

The President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has set out to the business community what she wants to see happen over the next two years of her term of office. Bridget Davies, Managing Director of Minster FM radio station, gave a heartfelt and impassioned speech at the annual dinner of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

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Written on March 23, 2018Iain. Published in Uncategorized, York

Ahead Partnership secures national Chamber Business Award

Ahead Partnership, the Yorkshire based social enterprise that provides students with business-inspired learning to build aspiration and potential, has been crowned the Best Business and Education Partnership nationally at the Chamber Business Awards 2017. Following a rigorous judging process, Ahead Partnership attended an evening of celebration at The Old Brewery in London on Thursday 30th November, where it fended off

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Written on February 6, 2018Iain. Published in Members news

Head of Membership Celebrates thirty years with Regional Chamber

January 2018 marked 30 years of employment within the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce for Head of Membership Liz Wood. Having joined in 1988 as an accounts assistant and worked in every department of the organisation Liz Wood has been an asset throughout her tenure amassing an unrivalled knowledge of this historic organisation. Most recently Liz has been

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Written on February 6, 2018Iain. Published in Chamber News

UK labour market in good health

Commenting on the labour market statistics for February 2017, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Overall, with employment levels rising and unemployment still falling, the latest figures confirm that the UK jobs market is in good health. “It remains likely that even if economic conditions

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Written on February 15, 2017Iain. Published in BCC, News

WorkFit Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Conference

The conference will illustrate how WorkFit supports adults with Down’s syndrome into the world of work and is a chance to meet various stakeholders from the world of supported employment. Workfit will hear from successful employees and their employers, get an update from DWP and enjoy some inspiring success stories.  It promises to be an inspiring and rewarding event where we

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Written on January 10, 2017Iain. Published in Skills

Applications Now Open to Join Next Generation of Engineers and Scientists

Teenagers with an interest in engineering, science and tech will be able to test their robot programming skills and try out virtual welding when UTC Leeds opens its doors to potential new students in January. The school, which opened in September and focuses on high-tech engineering and advanced manufacturing, is holding two open evening for future students and their families.

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Written on December 19, 2016Iain. Published in Uncategorized

Army veterans receive funding boost to expand businesses

 Three businessmen who collectively served 56 years in the armed forces have received a funding boost totalling £100K to help them expand their businesses. The funding was granted by Yorkshire lenders, the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF), and will enable the creation of five jobs alongside business expansion. Bill Plant from Ripon left the army in 2004 and decided to apply

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Written on December 19, 2016Iain. Published in Members news, News

Manufacturer meets Brexit minister

Thursday saw Parliamentary-Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union Lord Bridges visit Leeds-based jukebox manufacturer Sound Leisure to discuss concerns and expectations surrounding Brexit. The visit, part of the Government’s current consensus on the approach of negotiations and the UK’s future relationship with the EU, was arranged by Leeds Manufacturing Alliance in their continued support of

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Written on December 2, 2016Iain. Published in Chamber News, Economy, EU, Export, Leeds, Members news, News

Chamber wins national lobbying award

West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is celebrating after winning the Most Effective Campaigning award, sponsored by BT, at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards 2016. The Chamber Business Awards, now in its 13th year, is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for

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Written on November 25, 2016Iain. Published in Lobbying, News

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