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First West Yorkshire trials new mobile tickets for children

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From 23rd January parents across the region can purchase mobile tickets and transfer these onto their child’s phone, for use on First West Yorkshire services The new option on the mTickets app will remove the need for anyone under the age of 18 to hold an adult’s credit card details on their phone in order to purchase mobile bus tickets

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Written on January 25, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

BCC comments on Supreme Court judgement

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 Commenting on the judgment of the Supreme Court on the triggering of Article 50, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  “The practical impact of this ruling, not the political intricacies, is what interests business communities across the UK. What businesses will want to know is whether this ruling will affect either the terms of the

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Written on January 24, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Focus on technology to boost your business in 2017

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Anyone willing to stake their reputation on predicting what might happen during 2017 should remember this: a £10 bet on Donald Trump, Brexit and Leicester City winning the Premier League would have returned around £30 million. But I’ve never been one to err on the side of caution. So I’m happy to share some thoughts about where I think business

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Written on January 5, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Army veterans receive funding boost to expand businesses

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 Three businessmen who collectively served 56 years in the armed forces have received a funding boost totalling £100K to help them expand their businesses. The funding was granted by Yorkshire lenders, the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF), and will enable the creation of five jobs alongside business expansion. Bill Plant from Ripon left the army in 2004 and decided to apply

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Written on December 19, 2016Iain Moyser. Published in Members news, News

Sara gets into gear as new transport head

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West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has elected a new chair of its transport group. Sara Gilmore, a Legal Director at Addleshaw Goddard, has ten years’ experience in specialising in transport matters, and succeeds Nigel Foster of Fore Consulting. Transport continues to be cited by businesses in the region as a major concern, and the group is expected to

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Written on December 15, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, Members news, News, Transport, York

Manufacturer meets Brexit minister

Leeds Manufacturer Goes on the Record with Department for Exiting the EU

Thursday saw Parliamentary-Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union Lord Bridges visit Leeds-based jukebox manufacturer Sound Leisure to discuss concerns and expectations surrounding Brexit. The visit, part of the Government’s current consensus on the approach of negotiations and the UK’s future relationship with the EU, was arranged by Leeds Manufacturing Alliance in their continued support of

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Written on December 2, 2016Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News, Economy, EU, Export, Leeds, Members news, News

Journey cards are just the ticket

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Local bus operator gets behind ‘International Day of People with Disabilities’ with launch of new video in the new year highlighting its ‘Journey Cards’   Industry-leading Journey Cards designed to make travel easier for customers, particularly those with a disability Disability Action Alliance writes to Prime Minister highlighting ‘outstanding’ scheme Local bus operator, First West Yorkshire, is supporting ‘International Day of

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Written on December 2, 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Featherstone exhibition firm stays centre stage

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Exhibition stand design business Alfa has been saved from having to move out of its Featherstone offices thanks to the Superfast West Yorkshire and York project. The company said existing broadband speeds at its base on the Green Lane Industrial Estate – where it’s been based for the last ten years – were so low it was struggling to function

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Written on November 28, 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Property Tax Breakfast Seminar

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Michael Lewin Solicitors are delighted to invite you to a special breakfast seminar in conjunction with our friends at PD Tax Consultants. With interest rates at record lows and limited returns from other investment options, property is increasingly attractive for investors, landlords, and first time buyers alike. Recent Government decisions have impacted the housing market and our guest speakers will

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Written on November 24, 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Construction, Members news, News, Property

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