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Lords’ HS2 Report: Chamber Reaction

Commenting on the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report into High Speed 2, Gerald Jennings, Chair of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “This part of the world is in desperate need of need of major rail investment which will bring about transformational change in our rail network and the Chamber is pleased that the report recognises

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Written on May 17, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Transport, York

Property Forum gets land review update – 12 June

Businesses operating in the property and professional services sectors are being encouraged to attend an upcoming event to help drive economic growth and development. A study is underway to examine in greater detail Bradford Chamber Property Forum’s lobbying on employment land shortages, as outlined in last year’s report ‘Creating Space for Future Success’.  The consultants commissioned to complete the study

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Written on May 14, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Policy, Property, Property forum, York

Chamber Leadership Group Elections 2019

Are you a business leader who wants to influence decisions affecting your area and business?  Have you thought about standing for election to the Chamber’s three Leadership Groups? Our dates for this year’s elections are below: York and North Yorkshire Annual & Election Leadership Group Meeting Meeting Date: Wednesday 26 June Venue: York Racecourse, Tadcaster Road, York YO23 1EX Time:

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Written on May 9, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News

QES Results: Decisions on hold

The message coming out of this quarter’s economic survey report is that companies across our region are in a holding pattern, awaiting the outcome of Brexit negotiations. Manufacturers reported increasing sales over the last quarter, both home and abroad, outperforming the national average. Some of this has been attributed to companies focusing on UK markets where customers higher up the

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Written on April 4, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, QES, York

BCC QES: Business hits the brakes

The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey shows key indicators weakened considerably in early 2019.  The balance of services firms reporting a rise in export sales at its lowest level in a decade The balance of firms reporting improved cashflow turned negative for the first time since 2012 Investment intentions in both manufacturing and services sectors at lowest level

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Written on April 2, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Chamber News, Economy, Lobbying, News, Policy, QES

Leeds factories open doors to 10,000 students

Business leaders from around 50 Leeds manufacturers have joined forces at Leeds City College Printworks Campus to launch an initiative aimed at showcasing the latest career opportunities available to young people across the city’s modern manufacturing sector. As the UK’s third largest manufacturing centre, Leeds is home to more than 1,800 manufacturing firms, employing 26,000 people. The Leeds Manufacturing Festival,

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Written on April 1, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News, Leeds, Manufacturing, News

Expressions of Interest invited for new Bradford units

Opportunity Description: Expressions of Interest from contractors are invited for the new build of three industrial units with mezzanines on a site adjacent to Bradford Chamber Business Park, New Lane, Laisterdyke, Bradford, to create managed workspace for SMEs. Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 2 April 2019 Downloadable documentation: Full information and how to register your interest is available here Share

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Written on March 22, 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News

Expressions of Interest invited for office refurb

Opportunity Description: Expressions of Interest are invited for the refurbishment of the 4th and 5th floors of Devere House, Little Germany, Bradford, to create quality serviced offices to be let to SMEs. Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 2 April 2019. Downloadable documentation: Full information and how to register your interest is available here Share this page on social media

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Written on March 22, 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News

International accolade for BEF

Business Enterprise Fund (BEF), which provides finance and support for new and existing businesses in Yorkshire and the North East, has been given the UK top accolade for its economic and social impact from an international foundation. Its work has been recognised for making an “enormous contribution to economic growth and the social and environmental vibrancy of the communities it serves,”

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Written on March 21, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News, Finance, News

Planning Protocol launched at Property Forum

A new strategy aimed at helping the delivery of new development in Leeds has been launched at today’s Property Forum event. The Leeds Planning Protocol is joint work between Leeds City Council and West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, setting out a commitment to working together. It builds on existing good practice of engaging with communities and front-loading the

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Written on March 19, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Policy, Property, Property forum