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MIPIM delegation to feed back at Chamber lunch

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Interest from developers and investors in the Leeds City Region has increased following MIPIM, the property investment forum, with a number of meetings with global investors taking place. Roger Marsh, chairman of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, said the scale of the Leeds City Region’s vision and economic opportunity had excited delegates at the international expo. Marsh said: “Leeds

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Written on April 18, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Property, York

Industrial Strategy submission

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The Chamber has responded to the Government’s recent consultation on an industrial strategy for the country. The 26-page document covers areas raised most frequently by members, including skills and education, procurement, devolution, transport and infrastructure.  The response is based around the ‘ten pillars’ or themes of the consultation.  The Government was asking if they were the most appropriate or relevant

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Written on April 18, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

Powerhouse brochure and upcoming event

Powerhouse station supporters

A new brochure has been produced to help support the campaign to bring a high-speed rail station to Bradford. Part of the proposal for what is being touted as a ‘CrossRail North’ scheme to build a high-speed trans-Pennine rail link includes having a station in the West Yorkshire city.  The campaign, also backed by Leeds, spells out that a Bradford

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Written on April 7, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport

Powerhouse station campaign stays on track

Powerhouse station supporters

The Chamber joined forces recently with Bradford Council and community representatives to demand commitment from government and Transport for the North for a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre. The campaign, Next Stop Bradford, highlight the benefits a Northern Powerhouse Rail (previously known as HS3) station in Bradford city centre will bring, not just to the Bradford economy

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Written on March 22, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Transport

BCC launches Chamber Business Awards at London Stock Exchange

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today launched its flagship Chamber Business Awards at London Stock Exchange. Scientifica, last year’s winner of the ‘Business of the Year’ award based in Sussex, had the honour of opening trading at London Stock Exchange, accompanied by Nus Ghani, Conservative MP for Wealden, and Ana Christie, Chief Executive of Sussex Chambers of Commerce.

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Written on March 13, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Chamber News, News

Budget: Details & Reaction

Budget details and reactions now online

Main Budget Points (for more details, see the links at the bottom of this article) £435 million of additional, centrally-funded support between 2017/18 and 2020/21 £300m Hardship fund for discretionary relief (to be allocated from local authorities) Support for Small Business Rate (SBR) Relief recipients to limit increases in their bills to the greater of £600 or the real terms

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Written on March 8, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Bradford staff commute info needed

Help bring HS3 to Bradford: where do staff travel from?

For Bradford-based businesses only. In order to help secure a trans-Pennine high-speed rail line (i.e. Northern Powerhouse Rail) that comes through and stops in Bradford, we are gathering information about your staff’s daily commute.  This is a short poll but we appreciate that it takes time, so apologies if this pre-amble gets straight to the point! We’d like to know how

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Written on February 3, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News, Transport

Industrial Strategy: A Message from British Chambers of Comerce

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INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY – A Message from Adam Marshall of British Chambers of Commerce The launch of the government’s industrial strategy green paper was an important win for Chamber business communities on three fronts. The development of a long-term approach to supporting industrial growth. Following intensive discussion with ministers and officials, a strong focus on place and a recognition that such

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Written on February 3, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

Government Minister at Leeds Dinner

Chris Grayling MP

Transport and devolution were two key talking points for the speakers at last night’s Leeds Chamber annual dinner. Transport Secretary and leading Leave campaigner last summer, Chris Grayling, pledged to deliver on the government’s schemes that will support Northern devolution and, therefore, independence from the capital.  He also acknowledged the lobbying work underway to secure Bradford a place on the

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Written on January 27, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport, York

Poll asks about planned pay settlements

Bank of England

Businesses are asked to take part in a short poll about planned pay awards for this year. The work is part of the Chamber’s regular dialogue with the Bank of England, while also assisting the tracking of the economy that supports our lobbying activities. The poll is open until 7 February, and contains just five questions, including what pay settlement

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Written on January 18, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

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