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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

Digital skills coaching session – Scarborough, 2 May

A Google Digital Garage event is set to be held at CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group, on Wednesday May 2. The event, which is the only one in the county, has been organised by Yorkshire in Business and will provide essential information to help businesses succeed online. Training will be delivered by specialist business advisers who will

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Written on April 27, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Business support, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Media, Members news, News, Skills, York

Ahead Partnership secures national Chamber Business Award

Ahead Partnership, the Yorkshire based social enterprise that provides students with business-inspired learning to build aspiration and potential, has been crowned the Best Business and Education Partnership nationally at the Chamber Business Awards 2017. Following a rigorous judging process, Ahead Partnership attended an evening of celebration at The Old Brewery in London on Thursday 30th November, where it fended off

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Written on February 6, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Members news

Virgin Trains Announce First Class Offer

Virgin Trains East Coast has launched an exclusive offer for Chamber members. Accredited Chambers of Commerce and their members can enjoy a 20% discount off our First Anytime Single and Return tickets when signing up to Railblazers. For Full Details click here Share this page on social media

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Written on January 17, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

Funding for IT upgrades

Grants for websites, ecommerce and IT projects

Funding is available to help businesses upgrade their IT connectivity. The Government has launched a ‘Gigabit Voucher Scheme’, with up to £3,000 for firms in West Yorkshire Combined Authority area (which includes York).  The scheme is being delivered locally by Chamber member Exa Networks – more information, including terms and conditions and how to apply, available here. (NOTE: Those who

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Written on December 15, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Finance, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Members news, News, York

Paula’s pride at presidential role

Leeds Chamber President Paula Dillon has spoken of her pride at being asked to take on the top job. Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with TheBusinessDesk.com, Paula says how she is looking forward to being an ambassador for the Leeds business community, and proud to be part of an all-female team (her vice-president is Shulmans partner and Head of Planning, Amanda

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Written on October 17, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Media, Members news, News, Property, York

Yorkshire businesses take the lead at national awards

Ahead Partnership and Arena Group, have been crowned winners in the Yorkshire round of the Chamber Business Awards. The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes. Each year, organisations of all sizes and from all sectors compete for the coveted titles and the national recognition they bring. Arena Group, the hard copy

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Written on October 11, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Members news, News

Hollywood stars in Bradford-based film

A new film made largely in Bradford, featuring international stars, will debut at a top festival next month. Lies We Tell, starring Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel, is to be screened at London’s Raindance Festival in September. Bradford, a UNESCO City of Film since 2009 – and the very first one, to boot! – is seeing more and more film

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Written on August 21, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Media, Members news, News

New faces for Chamber Board

New blood for Chamber Board

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has some new blood on its Board. The group that represents and supports businesses in Bradford, Leeds, York & North Yorkshire has gained two new directors.  Andrew Digwood of Rollitts solicitors and Suzanne Watson of Approach PR were both elected by members and took up their posts in July.  Ed Everard of Saville

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Written on August 3, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, Members news, News, York

Pledge to catch the bus this clean air day

Buses are key to tackling congestion and reducing emissions: a fully-loaded double decker bus can take 75 cars off the road Yorkshire bus operators First West Yorkshire, Arriva Yorkshire and Transdev are aiming to clear the air across the White Rose County today (Thursday, 15 June 2017) by inviting motorists to promise to leave the car at home for the

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Written on June 15, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News