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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

Forster Square plans get public thumbs-up

A public consultation on the future of Forster Square station has resulted in an 85% approval rate for the new look. The current building will be replaced, as will the lift and staircase as part of a £17 million redevelopment scheme. The short public consultation in December resulted in 340 online and 400 paper responses. A process to procure services

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Written on January 3, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Infrastructure, Leeds, News, Transport

Local Plan Allocation Process to be discussed

The next meeting of Bradford Development & Transport Forum will take place at 2pm on Thursday 1 February. The Forum is described by the Council as “the premier portal for planning agents, developers and transportation professionals to: learn about changes to services we offer plus new services understand how Bradford is responding to changing legislation developing its land use and transport

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Written on January 2, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Infrastructure, Legal, Lobbying, News, Transport

Trade with Europe to remain strong, says survey

The British Chambers of Commerce has said that any future UK-EU trade deal must minimise barriers to trade. Survey results, carried out in partnership with DHL, show that UK businesses regard Europe as their primary trading partner for the foreseeable future. The results found that over the next three years, the top two markets which most businesses plan to start

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Written on January 2, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Brexit options visualised in graphic

An info-graphic illustrating the various Brexit deals that could be available has been presented to EU leaders. The graphic is available online here, and other versions of it, including the thorny issue of borders with Ireland, have been produced and are available to see in a Huffington Post piece here. Share this page on social media

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Written on December 20, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

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

Bradford best for new-starts, say Barclays

Research by Barclays has revealed that Bradford is the best place in the country to start a new business. The bank’s SME Growth Factors Index uses 12 measures to determine the best conditions for businesses to thrive, with Bradford taking first place in four of them, so coming out top overall.  The district offers the best business rate relief, value

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Written on December 15, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Chamber News, Leeds, News

News from Bradford Council

Bradford Council produces a monthly e-bulletin available for all to read, giving the latest news on what’s happening around the District. For the latest (December) news on what’s happening, including the Odeon, BID and Northern Powerhouse Rail, click here. Share this page on social media

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Written on December 15, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, News

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