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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

Showcase your business at Dragon Boat Festival

Businesses have an upcoming opportunity to pitch themselves to some of the best Bradford talent of the future in a unique local event. The National Dragon Boat Youth Championships at Bradford’s Dragon Boat Festival in June is a chance to showcase your business to hundreds of young people. The new education and careers zone on Friday 22 June will provide an already

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Written on June 1, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Education, Members news, News

Health & Well-being seminar – 6 June

The Beating Heart of the Economy

Local businesses are being made aware of an upcoming seminar to help promote occupational health. The free event on 6 June is aimed at anyone involved in developing, implementing and managing health, safety and well-being; it is open to anyone but will be of particular interest to local employers. The event has been organised by Bradford Area Occupational Health and

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Written on May 18, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Education, News

Practical help improving business-education links

Lobbying and campaigning

A booklet has been produced to help businesses and young people in Bradford come closer together and understand each others’ needs in relation to work. As well as championing how and why the nurturing of better business-education links is important, the booklet also gives plenty of examples of activities and programmes by which this can happen. The booklet (known as

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Written on January 4, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in apprenticeships, Bradford, Business support, Education, Lobbying, News, Skills

Bradford South MP conducts business survey

JudithCummins

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins is seeking the views of businesses in her constituency. The Chamber works with all the major political parties on behalf of our members and, as such, is encouraging participation from businesses in the following wards and/or postcodes: Great Horton, Queensbury, Royds, Tong, Wibsey, and Wyke – roughly (but not exactly) equating with BD4, 6, 7,

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Written on August 1, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Education, EU, Export, Finance, Infrastructure, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News, Skills, Transport

Autumn Statement – Joint Response from GM and WNY Chambers

Chamber submission to Chancellor Philip Hammond   Two of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the north of England have come together to prepare a submission in advance of the 2016 Autumn statement. Greater Manchester and West & North Yorkshire Chambers have been increasingly working more closely on issues which effect businesses across the M62 corridor and beyond.  Infrastructure and

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Written on October 13, 2016Mark Goldstone. Published in Bradford, Business support, Economy, Education, EU, Export, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News, Property, Skills, Transport, Uncategorized, York

Uni intern helps with Chamber policy work

Uni intern Dan Turner outside Leeds offices

A Leeds University student has been helping the local Chamber of Commerce with its research programme following a change in the way that work placements are organised. West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce recently took on Dan Turner for a month so that the second-year economics under-graduate could develop new skills prior to entering the world of work. He

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Written on August 8, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Education, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Skills, York

Skills shortages under the microscope

UTC Bradford discussions

Can technical schools answer Bradford’s skills shortages? That’s the question now being considered by the local business community. Some of the businesses in Bradford are now being asked to consider their current and likely future skills needs in order that a strategy can be developed to help support them.  University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are an idea growing in strength and

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Written on July 21, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in apprenticeships, Bradford, Education, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News, Skills

WY colleges unite to address skills priorities

Colleges in West Yorkshire have signed a Joint Venture Agreement that unites the region’s further education sector. The Agreement, signed at Kirklees College (pictured), symbolises the commitment from FE Colleges in West Yorkshire to work together to fulfil the region’s skills priorities and comes fully supported by the LEP and other key strategic partners. The college partnership includes Bradford College,

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Written on July 15, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Education, Leeds, News, Skills

Museum Group Chair answers critics

Criticisms of changes to the National Media Museum in Bradford have been answered by the head of the organisation in charge. Dame Mary Archer, the Chair of the Science Museum Group which runs four sites across the north of England, explains in today’s Telegraph & Argus why the changes are being made. Describing the Bradford site as the group’s “star performer” over

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Written on March 22, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Education, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York