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Leeds manufacturers to fly the flag for UK business overseas

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Three Leeds manufacturing firms – Hopkins Catering Equipment, Brandon Medical and Rakusens – have been selected export champions to fly the flag for UK business in overseas markets as part the Commonwealth First initiative which aims to highlight the depth of innovation and quality that the UK’s SMEs have to offer. Launched by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, the

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Written on January 23, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Manufacturing, News

Poll asks about planned pay settlements

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Businesses are asked to take part in a short poll about planned pay awards for this year. The work is part of the Chamber’s regular dialogue with the Bank of England, while also assisting the tracking of the economy that supports our lobbying activities. The poll is open until 7 February, and contains just five questions, including what pay settlement

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Written on January 18, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

PM’s Brexit Plan: Chamber Reaction

The Chamber reacts to Brexit announcements

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has reacted to the Prime Minister’s Brexit Plan speech, made on Tuesday 17 Jan 2017. Andrew Latchmore, Chair of the Brexit Advisory Group of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Prime Minister and her Brexit team have a difficult path to walk: they are criticised for being vague and without

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Written on January 17, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

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

Le Tour business roadshows

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Businesses across Yorkshire are being invited to a series of Tour de Yorkshire roadshows as the county gears up to host the major international cycle race. This is a great opportunity to come along and find out more about what is happening in your local area and across the region during the Tour. Various dates and locations have been listed on the

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Written on January 5, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Leeds, News, York

Survey shows confidence maintained

Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 results

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey. Based on 7,250 responses from companies in Q4 2016, the results show the uptick in Q3 in the manufacturing sector has been sustained in the final quarter, and more service sector firms were expecting growth than

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Written on January 5, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, News story 4, York

VAT Directive: SME exemption consultation

Businessman bound up in red tape, mid section, close-up

The European Commission is consulting on amendments to the VAT Directive special scheme for small and medium-sized firms. The scheme allows member states to take steps to reduce the Directive’s administrative burden on smaller firms. For example, goods and services supplied by firms with a turnover below a threshold amount can be exempt from VAT. However, complying with the Directive

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Written on January 4, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, EU, Leeds, Legal, News, York

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

India delegation in region as part of Powerhouse event

How to sell into international markets

A high profile delegation from India will visit our patch to forge new and innovative trade links with businesses across the Northern Powerhouse area. In February, the delegates will visit Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle as part of a trip to the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference.  The group, led by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is

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Written on December 15, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Export, Leeds, Manufacturing, News, York

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