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Plans for £100m link road to Leeds Bradford Airport scrapped

Plans for £100m link road to Leeds Bradford Airport scrapped with push for train station instead Gerald Jennings, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, expressed disappointment that proposals for a new link road from the A65 to the A658 North West of Leeds will not be taken any further. Mr Jennings said that the new road would have helped

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Written on January 8, 2020Marketing. Published in Infrastructure & Transport, News, Policy, Transport

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019 a “huge success” as results more than double previous year

Organisers and participants of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019 are heralding the initiative a “huge success” as final figures show a 73% increase in manufacturing work experiences were delivered to Bradford school pupils Students from 45 local secondary schools were involved in more than 5,000 manufacturing work experiences provided by 65 manufacturers during Bradford Manufacturing Weeks from 7 to 18 October

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Written on January 7, 2020Marketing. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Education, Manufacturing

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 2019: UK economy stagnating as service sector slows

The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that the UK ended 2019 in stagnation, amid long term uncertainty, rising business costs and a slowing global economy. The latest results of the survey – which is the largest of its kind in the UK and a leading indicator of GDP growth – found protracted weakness across most indicators of economic health

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Written on January 2, 2020Marketing. Published in BCC, Chamber News, Economy

UK road and rail networks not meeting business needs

Business satisfaction rates fall, underlining need for parties to make good on infrastructure  promises     UK businesses are even less satisfied with UK infrastructure than they were a year ago, according to research published today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Stagecoach.     The survey of 1,200 business leaders finds that only around one third (35%) of UK businesses

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Written on November 26, 2019Marketing. Published in Transport

Businesses raise the bar at social impact awards

The success stories of local businesses with strong social impact initiatives were celebrated in Leeds last night. Over 140 attendees gathered for the West and North Yorkshire Chamber’s Raising the Bar Awards, which recognises businesses with exceptional commitment to making a positive social impact on their local community. Twelve businesses were recognised as the Raising the Bar winners, across the

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Written on November 7, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, News, Raising the Bar, York

Business Readiness for Brexit

We’ve compiled three Guides to help businesses understand the changes to Rules of Origin, Tariffs and Custom Declarations in the event of a No-Deal Brexit. The British Chambers of Commerce do not want to see a messy exit from the EU, but believe businesses should prepare for all scenarios. The Guides can be found on our support page and below

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Written on October 29, 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News

Education secretary Gavin Williamson backs “excellent” Bradford Manufacturing Weeks initiative

Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson CBE has praised Bradford Manufacturing Weeks as an “excellent” initiative. Commenting as organisers confirm that more than double the number of manufacturers and schools are involved since the inaugural event in 2018, Mr Williamson said: “Following on from last year’s success, I know Bradford Manufacturing Weeks can go from strength to strength, with

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Written on October 17, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Education, Manufacturing

Chemical industry doors opened to students

A Cross Hills business has celebrated Bradford Manufacturing Weeks by opening its doors to local students and giving them multi-department experience of working life in a chemical manufacturer. Airedale Chemical planned a work experience programme for students from Parkside School and Shipley College which spanned three days and each department of the company. As children moved around the business they

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Written on October 17, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Education, Manufacturing

Students and businesses celebrate the start of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

More than 50 local students, businesses and dignitaries gathered in Bradford for a tour of a 38-acre manufacturing facility to kickstart a fortnight of events for Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019. Attendees at water solutions and chemical manufacturer, Solenis, included 12 students from three schools – Dixons Allerton Academy, Parkside School and Appleton Academy – alongside MP Judith Cummins and Leeds

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Written on October 17, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Education

Record number of regional businesses enter social impact awards

Businesses around the region have broken the record of entry submissions for the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce’s social impact awards, Raising the Bar. Judging has now taken place for the Raising the Bar awards and the shortlisted companies have been announced. Entries were recived from across the region with an increase of 142% on last year, highlighting

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Written on October 15, 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News, News, Raising the Bar