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HS2 announcement: Chamber Reaction

Chamber Reaction to Government announcement on HS2 “We firmly believe that HS2 is essential to assist the future growth and advancement of the Northern economy.  It will help reduce the disparity between north and south, improve connectivity and enhance rail capacity on the network.  HS2 should be seen as an investment in the country’s future prospects and ambitions. “We hope

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Written on February 11, 2020Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Transport, York

Chamber President calls on Prime Minister to end delay and dither

Leeds Chamber President Amanda Beresford addressed those in attendance at the Leeds Chamber Annual Dinner last night, her speech can be found in full below: A very warm welcome to the 2020 Leeds Chamber Annual Dinner and my first as your president. I am delighted to see so many of you in attendance. Events like this take much planning and

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Written on January 31, 2020Marketing. Published in Chamber News, Leeds

The UK’s departure from the EU, 31 January 2020

As the UK marks its official departure from the European Union, and the start of an 11 month transition period, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “In our business communities, this historic moment will bring a mixture of regret for some and celebration for others – but this is just the end of the

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Written on January 31, 2020Marketing. Published in Brexit, Chamber News, Lobbying, Policy

Beyond 2020: Business Priorities for the Next Decade

The BCC Annual Conference will take place on the 5 March 2020 at the QEII Centre, London. Exploring the subjects most relevant to UK business, the BCC Annual Conference provides insights into these key topics through panel discussions, keynote speakers and opportunities for discussion with other attendees. 2020 Themes are: – People Creating workplaces for the future – Infrastructure–Meeting the

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Written on January 29, 2020Marketing. Published in BCC, Chamber News

New Immigration Model: BCC offers help

The British Chambers of Commerce, along with others, has offered to help design a new immigration system. The UK’s five largest business organisations (BCC, CBI, FSB, IOD & MakeUK) – plus other trade associations – have written to Home Secretary Priti Patel offering expertise, experience and enterprise. The letter sets out four priorities: A minimum salary that supports the economy

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Written on January 24, 2020Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Skills, York

Economic Survey Results (Qtr 4, 2019)

Service sector leads the way The region’s strong service sector led the way over the last quarter with solid domestic sales growth; manufacturers too saw increases as companies focused on UK markets at the end of 2019. International sales remain subdued with manufacturing sales at their lowest level since 2016. Confidence picked up in the last quarter as companies prepare

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Written on January 15, 2020Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, QES, York

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019 a “huge success” as results more than double previous year

Organisers and participants of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019 are heralding the initiative a “huge success” as final figures show a 73% increase in manufacturing work experiences were delivered to Bradford school pupils Students from 45 local secondary schools were involved in more than 5,000 manufacturing work experiences provided by 65 manufacturers during Bradford Manufacturing Weeks from 7 to 18 October

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Written on January 7, 2020Marketing. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Education, Manufacturing

2019 Campaign Wins & Stats

As one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the national affiliated network, we have been involved in many of the campaigns of the last 12 months led by the British Chambers of Commerce. We continue to liaise closely with the BCC, identifying both regional and national issues on which we can work together, and providing evidence and case studies

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Written on January 3, 2020Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Policy, Uncategorized, York

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 2019: UK economy stagnating as service sector slows

The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that the UK ended 2019 in stagnation, amid long term uncertainty, rising business costs and a slowing global economy. The latest results of the survey – which is the largest of its kind in the UK and a leading indicator of GDP growth – found protracted weakness across most indicators of economic health

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Written on January 2, 2020Marketing. Published in BCC, Chamber News, Economy

Political parties must restore confidence, Chamber says

Put confidence back in business, parties told Boosting business confidence and avoiding a no-deal Brexit need to be at the heart of party manifestos in the General Election. This is the call of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. The business support organisation has been working with its national network, the British Chambers of Commerce, which has set out

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Written on November 14, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, York