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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, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Leeds, News

Prime Minister backs inaugural manufacturing scheme

The Prime Minister has given her backing to a Bradford scheme promoting a future in manufacturing for young people. Theresa May said Bradford Manufacturing Week is a “great opportunity” to showcase future job prospects and careers for young people across the area. Organisers say more than 1,000 young people have signed up to more than 3,000 manufacturing experiences across the

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Written on October 11, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, News

The People’s Powerhouse Convention 2018

Collaborate. Debate. Network. Share. Inspire! Following the huge success the 2017 event, this year’s Convention will continue to inspire and lead change in the North. The objective of this event is to bring people together for meaningful dialogue, sharing and action – be they practitioners, policy makers, opinion formers, young people, businesses, MPs or community groups. This years event takes

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Written on September 27, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News, Economy, News

Congratulations to Ed Anderson, new Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate former President of Leeds Chamber, Ed Anderson, on his appointment as Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire. The Lord Lieutenant is appointed by the Queen and is Her Majesty’s representative in West Yorkshire. Ed is responsible for making arrangements for royal visits to the county, presenting British Empire medals and

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Written on September 3, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News

Survey: Businesses are cautiously confident

Evidence that companies are looking to manage their costs more closely has emerged from a new survey. West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, which surveys its members every three months on economic trends, says that more companies have decided to hold onto their cash in recent months. The Chamber says that, although sales growth remains strong in both domestic

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Written on August 8, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News, Infrastructure & Transport, Lobbying, News, Policy, QES, Skills & Education

BCC: Mental health at work now becoming less taboo, say BCC and Aviva

Latest findings reveal Almost 30% of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a survey conducted by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce, and Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer. One in three (33%) business leaders have also noticed an increase in the length of time that staff are

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Written on August 7, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in BCC, Chamber News, Media

Bradford Chamber announces guest speaker at this year’s Annual Dinner

The Bradford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce this year’s Bradford Chamber Annual Dinner will take place at the iconic Midland hotel located in the heart of the city on November 22nd. This year’s event will not only bring together the key figures in Bradford’s bustling business community but in attendance will be guest speaker Gyles Brandreth, actor, author,

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Written on August 2, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Bradford, Chamber News

UK set for pay rise, says BCC and Indeed

One in two businesses (50%) are set to grant staff pay rises of over 2% in the next year, according to a new survey by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and online recruitment company Indeed. The survey, of over 1,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors, reveals that 6% of firms will increase pay by more than

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Written on August 2, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in BCC, Chamber News

Chamber ‘Raises the Bar’ to encourage social responsibility across Yorkshire

West and North Yorkshire Chamber is encouraging more businesses to ‘act responsibly’ in the areas of education, employment, environment and the community. Retaining its annual Raising the Bar awards event, which celebrates businesses who are active in their local communities, the Chamber has gathered opportunities from charities and communities and “how to” case studies to unlock the potential of businesses

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Written on July 24, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News, Raising the Bar

Property Forum debates land shortage issues

Bradford Chamber of Commerce and Bradford Council are to work closer together on finding solutions to the issue of land shortages in the District. The Chamber recently produced a report on the shortage of development sites for commercial use and how this could impinge on the District’s new economic strategy.  The two issues were discussed recently at Bradford Property Forum,

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Written on July 20, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News, Lobbying, News, Policy, Property forum