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Transport investment in the North: The Business Case

On the back of today’s (Friday 13 Sep 2019) Convention of the North conference, the presence there of the Prime Minister and the uncertainty surrounding transport investment in the North, the Chamber was asked to contribute an opinion piece for the Yorkshire Post newspaper.  An early version of it, penned by Chamber Chair, Gerald Jennings, is below (published Friday 13

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Written on September 13, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Transport, York

Chamber tells Boris: “We won’t stand for second best!”

Boris Johnson, on his visit to Yorkshire for the Convention of the North conference in Rotherham, has been warned by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce that the region will not stand for second best and watch the North get short-changed, once again, on transport investment. Chamber Chair, Gerald Jennings says in today’s (Friday 13 Sep 2019) Yorkshire Post: “It’s

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Written on September 13, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Transport, York

Business Toolkit launched by Chamber president

We have launched an online toolkit to support micro to medium sized businesses with the complexity of day-to-day management and growth. Inspired by the pledge of new president Suzanne Watson to help Bradford district’s micro and SME businesses and responding to the latest report published by the think tank the IPPR (1) which reveals that productivity problems are acute in

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Written on September 4, 2019Marketing. Tagged with:
Published in Bradford, Chamber News

Entries open for the Raising the Bar Awards

Businesses and organisations across West and North Yorkshire are invited to enter the Raising the Bar Awards. Raising the Bar is an initiative from the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce which helps companies with their social impact goals. The Raising the Bar Awards are held annually and enable businesses and employees to be recognised for the hard work

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Written on August 5, 2019Marketing. Published in Business support, Chamber News, News, Raising the Bar

Sponsors announced for Raising the Bar Awards

The West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Drax Group, Solenis and Esh Group as official sponsors of the Raising the Bar Awards 2019. The Raising the Bar initiative, which is led by the West and North Yorkshire Chamber, helps companies from across the region measure their social impact and benchmark themselves against other businesses. As

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Written on July 30, 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News, Raising the Bar

Recruitment appetite still strong, says BCC survey

The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Totaljobs, finds that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019, while difficulties finding suitable staff eased, but remain high by historic standards. 60% of businesses attempted to recruit in the previous three months, up from 53% in Q1. 64% struggled to find the right

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Written on July 29, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Skills, York

Chamber welcomes PM support for high speed rail in North

Boris Johnson’s recent announcement in support for Northern Powerhouse Rail is welcome says Gerald Jennings, chair of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. “This Chamber has long campaigned for improvements to rail across the north of England and the Prime Minister’s announcement is statement of intent that he sees the need to rebalance the UK economy. Poor transport connectivity

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Written on July 29, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Transport

Amanda takes the helm at Leeds Chamber

Leeds Chamber of Commerce has elected a new President. Amanda Beresford succeeds Paula Dillon, who has held the post for the last two years.  Amanda, a Partner and Head of Planning with law firm Shulmans, was elected at the annual meeting of Leeds Chamber’s Leadership Group recently (Friday 12 July).  Amanda had been in the role of Vice-President until the

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Written on July 15, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Media, Members news, News, Policy, Uncategorized

New President for Bradford Chamber

Bradford Chamber of Commerce has elected a new President. Suzanne Watson succeeds Nick Garthwaite, who has held the post for the last two years.  Suzanne, Managing Director of Ilkley-based Approach PR, was elected at the annual meeting of Bradford Chamber’s Leadership Group today (Tuesday 2 July).  Suzanne had been in the role of Vice-President until the election, and that role

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Written on July 2, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, News