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Bradford celebrates 10th anniversary as City of Film

Bradford is set to enjoy a year-long programme of celebratory events and activities as it enters its 10th year as a UNESCO City of Film. Driven by the city’s rich film heritage, Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. Since the bestowment as a world centre for film, the City of Film has maintained a packed programme of

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Written on February 20, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Media

BCC: Government must listen to business on tariffs

Commenting on reports that the Cabinet is considering options around making imports tariff-free across the board if we leave the EU next month without a deal, Adam Marshall, Director General of British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses across the UK will be deeply concerned by reports that ministers are considering setting UK import tariffs to zero in the case of no-deal. “Ministers have not consulted with business

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Written on February 7, 2019Marketing. Published in Brexit, Chamber News, Policy

The Great Northern Conference 2019 – 20% off for Chamber members

The North-South divide is not closing despite encouraging economic performance in the Northern Powerhouse, new figures today reveal. Figures obtained by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership show that, while a number of Northern regions have performed well in the past year, many of the North’s key areas are lagging behind the national average when it comes to the productivity of their

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Written on February 5, 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News

BCC comments on no deal customs announcement

Ronan Quigley, Executive Director responsible for Trade at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on the announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures for customs in the case of no deal, he said: “The priority of business communities across the UK is to avoid a messy and disorderly Brexit on March 29th. In the unwelcome scenario of no deal,

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Written on February 5, 2019Marketing. Published in Brexit, News

The Destination for Business

The West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), the largest airport in the Yorkshire region, and aql, one of the region’s most innovative digital companies, to promote Yorkshire’s business community. West and North Yorkshire is ‘The Destination for Business’. LBA is located at the heart of West Yorkshire, connecting businesses to hundreds

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Written on January 31, 2019Marketing. Published in News, Transport

Chamber gets match-funding for more business space

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has been awarded match European funding to develop additional offices and industrial units in Bradford. These serviced offices will be offered on flexible terms at the Chamber’s historic Victorian headquarters Devere House, in Little Germany, and will comprise twelve offices over two floors. The investment will also add three industrial units with mezzanine

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Written on January 29, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, News, Property

The British Chamber of Commerce responds to result of meaningful vote

“There are no more words to describe the frustration, impatience, and growing anger amongst business after two and a half years on a high-stakes political rollercoaster ride that shows no sign of stopping. Basic questions on real-world operational issues remain unanswered, and firms now find themselves facing the unwelcome prospect of a messy and disorderly exit from the EU on

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Written on January 16, 2019Marketing. Tagged with: ,
Published in BCC, Brexit, Chamber News, News, Policy

Importing and exporting: The challenges and opportunities in a time of change

An event on the challenges of importing and exporting for manufacturers is to be hosted by the Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance and the Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance later this month. This manufacturer only event on Wednesday 30th January is a great opportunity to network with manufacturers from the region and to hear about the challenges and opportunities when

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Written on January 9, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Export, Manufacturing, News

Invest in Bradford to host free finance and funding event

The Invest in Bradford Enterprise Network is opening its doors to all professionals interested in finance at its next free event. The aim of the event is to inform businesses about funding, finance and grants that they may be eligible for. Finding out more about funding options is an excellent way to unlock the growth potential of new and established

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Written on January 9, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Finance, News

Leeds next in line for multi-million pound full fibre transformation

With work in Leeds due to start in the New Year, CityFibre and Vodafone are accelerating Britain’s shift away from copper, bringing full fibre infrastructure to one million UK homes and businesses by 2021. Leeds has been named as one of the first UK locations to benefit from city-wide full fibre connectivity following the announcement of private investment totalling nearly

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Written on October 17, 2018Marketing. Published in Leeds, News