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Brexit – Two Years On

Today marks the second anniversary since the historic vote upon our future membership of the European Union. Negotiations remain highly charged with some progress being made towards future working relations; here is an update and our assessment. Where are we now? The Backstop EU proposal on backstop (in case of no solution on NI) is for NI only to stay

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Written on June 23, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in EU, Uncategorized

Leeds Architecture Awards Now Open For Entries

Nominations are sought for this year’s Architecture Awards. The aim of these awards is to give recognition to excellent, innovative and sustainable architecture, conservation and landscape in Leeds and to increase awareness and interest in the design of buildings and their surroundings. The awards are jointly promoted by Leeds City Council and the Leeds Chamber Property Forum, in association with

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Written on June 19, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Uncategorized

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 Moyser. 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 Moyser. 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 Moyser. 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 Moyser. 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 Moyser. 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 Moyser. 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 Moyser. 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 Moyser. Published in Members news, News

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