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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

Airport gets Dusseldorf route

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (1st June 2017) announced an expansion of its 2017-18 Winter schedule with a brand new route to Dusseldorf from Leeds Bradford Airport that offers a choice of up to six flights a week. Seats are available for booking now at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £34.99 including taxes and charges and available

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Written on June 1, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Going Underground: How Sunbridge Wells Happened

From dungeons in the 1700s to an unlicensed nightclub during the swinging 60s, Sunbridge Wells has had what can be called an ‘interesting past’ – and now businesses have the chance to find out all about it. The developer of one of Bradford’s most interesting building projects is to speak to businesses in the city.  Graham Hall of Sunbridge Wells

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Written on June 1, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Economy, Leeds, Members news, News, York

Leisure scheme gets royal attention

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

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

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

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

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

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