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Property Lunch to hear about Odeon plans

Making ‘Bradford Live’ again What’s happening with the former Odeon building? How will it change the fortunes of Bradford? When is it going to happen? Come along and find out at this Bradford Property Forum Lunch – Tuesday 16 October, at the Great Victoria Hotel. Lots of things have been said about the demise and re-birth of the building last

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Written on September 13, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Property

Chamber members bend minister’s ear

Businesses in Bradford were able to tell a leading cabinet minister about the importance of transport connections in the District, thanks to the Chamber. At only two days’ notice, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce pulled in a group of businesses and found a venue to host Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and a team of civil servants, prior to

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Written on September 10, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Infrastructure & Transport, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, Policy, Transport, York

Shining light on the energy sector

Businesses are being encouraged to attend a networking event to hear about latest plans to transform the energy sector. The head of Drax Power, Andy Koss, will speak at an upcoming lunch of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.  Andy will cover the many changes in the energy industry in recent years, and take questions on the sector’s future

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Written on September 6, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

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

Sterling volatility is major exporter concern

A national Chamber survey of 2,600 exporters has found that confidence in future operations remains strong, but external economic and political factors are having an impact. The results show 60% of exporting manufacturers were more concerned about exchange rates in the second quarter of the year than previously. There was also increased concern among 43% of service exporters, highlighting the

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Written on August 31, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Brexit, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, Policy, York

Business Lunch, Friday 14 Sep: Andrew Jones MP

Andrew Jones has been Harrogate & Knaresborough’s MP since 2010. The Conservative politician has held ministerial posts in the Department for Transport and the Treasury, and is currently one of the Party’s vice-chairs, with responsibility for business engagement. If you live or work in an area with connections to Andrew’s parliamentary seat, you should think about coming along to this

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Written on August 28, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Lobbying, News, Policy, York

York Property Forum: Mon 3 Sep

York businesses are invited to the next Property Forum to hear about new opportunities in the sector. Speakers from higher education and the Local Enterprise Partnership will set out ideas and plans that will help drive forward the sub-region’s economy over the next few years. The five-year capital investment plan of York St John University will be demonstrated by Rob

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Written on August 24, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Economy, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News, Policy, Property, Property forum, York

GCSE Results: Chamber Reaction

GCSE Results – 23 Aug 2018 – West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Reaction “We welcome the news today that GCSE pass rates have risen overall.  The announcement that standards are increasing – and also that the gap between boys and girls is narrowing – is good news for employers, although this is, of course, not the only measurement

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Written on August 23, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Education, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Skills, Skills & Education, York

BCC comment ahead of ‘no deal’ Brexit notices

Commenting ahead of the publication of technical notices from the government relating to the possibility of ‘no deal’ in the Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses have waited too long for answers to some basic questions around Brexit – and have been particularly frustrated by the lack of clear guidance

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Written on August 22, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Brexit, Chamber News, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, York