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Leisure scheme gets royal attention

A new Bradford scheme is to get royal approval

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

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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

Message from National Cyber Security Centre

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Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind.  But it is important to understand that the way these attacks work means that compromises of machines and networks that have already occurred may not yet have been detected, and that

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Written on May 15, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

First Bus gets into gear with new uniform

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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

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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

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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

Brexit & Beyond: Our Business Manifesto

Chamber manifesto calls for business growth priorities

The Chamber of Commerce network has produced a business manifesto for the 2017 General Election. The document is co-badged with West & North Yorkshire Chamber and the national umbrella organisation, and stresses the need for the key business issues to be addressed by the main parties, rather than just focusing on Brexit. Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce

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Written on May 3, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

Cyber-Crime: Protect Your Business

New mobile broadband checker

Cyber-crime is now rife. It cost the UK economy £10 billion last year.  Are you doing everything you can to protect your business from the risks? Check out these (external) survey figures: 25% of the public feel they have a only limited understanding of online risks 68% of the public have been targeted in some way 53% received fraudulent emails

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Written on May 2, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, News, York

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