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Leisure scheme gets royal attention

A new Bradford scheme is to get royal approval

Bradford’s newest retail and leisure scheme is to get the royal seal of approval next month (June 2017). Sunbridge Wells is to be officially opened by Princess Anne on 28 June, just five days after the developer of the project speaks to a Chamber audience.  The underground scheme opened in December 2016, with bars and retailers, and there is nothing

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Written on May 25, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Members news, News, Property

Ransomware Seminar 19th May

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09.30-11.30 aql HQ Leeds Ransomware is now one of the biggest threats to industry, charities, health and citizens. aql® as part of their planned programme of events supporting the NCSC Cyber Information Sharing Partnership for Yorkshire and Humber are working with the Police Regional Cyber Crime Unit had planned an event this Friday with expertise from Kasperky, the police and

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Written on May 18, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

First Bus gets into gear with new uniform

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First Bus has launched a new driver uniform in West Yorkshire following feedback from its drivers New uniform includes tailored blouses with modesty buttons for female drivers, a “sholo” (shirt meets polo) and bodywarmer, to help provide comfort for drivers First Bus drivers across West Yorkshire will be seen travelling the roads in a brand new uniform after the company

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Written on May 9, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Chamber International hits sweet spot with Pecan

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A major Yorkshire food company, which exports more than 75 per cent of its bespoke cakes, biscuits, sauces and desserts to the EU, has hired overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to help it continue to prosper in Europe after Brexit takes effect. Leeds-based Pecan Deluxe Candy, which supplies food and beverage companies, quick-service restaurants and bakeries across the EU, says

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Written on May 8, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Export team deliver Eastern promise for York firm

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A major Far East contract to supply frozen vegetables to global food giant Heinz in Japan is set to open more overseas markets for a North Yorkshire family business. Frozen vegetables supplier, JE Hartley, Thorganby, near York, which is being advised by overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, is now working with international buyers at Heinz to secure more significant contracts

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Written on May 3, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Entrepreneur ups his game with loan

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A 22-year-old businessman is expanding his gaming controller modification business following a £30,000 loan from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF).  Custom Controllers UK, Europe’s leading manufacturer for customised gaming controllers moved into its new 5,500 square foot premises in South Leeds and required additional funding to develop the warehouse. The loan from BEF, which has offices across Yorkshire and the

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Written on April 27, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Industrial Action Update Service Information for Friday 28 April

You will be aware that RMT has announced its intention to hold a further strike day on Friday 28 April. As we have said in the media over the past few days, we are disappointed that RMT has called another day of strike action. More than anything, we are sorry for the disruption it will again cause our customers, but we have robust

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Written on April 27, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Virgin Trains runs extra services to support Tour de Yorkshire

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Virgin Trains will run an additional train from London to take cycling fans to Harrogate on Saturday (29 April) to see the Tour de Yorkshire. The prestigious annual cycle race will hold its second stage from Tadcaster to Harrogate on Saturday afternoon, with the one-day Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire also taking place in the morning. Virgin Trains is this

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Written on April 26, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Virgin Trains has welcomed the decision by the RMT to suspend industrial action and continue talks about further improving the on-board changes. The union suspended the walk-outs today after Virgin Trains repeated its assurances that the RMT members would be docking pay for no reason and moving forward with the customer-centred revolution. Virgin Trains had promised a full timetable during

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Written on April 25, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, Members news, News, Transport

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