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Leeds next in line for multi-million pound full fibre transformation

With work in Leeds due to start in the New Year, CityFibre and Vodafone are accelerating Britain’s shift away from copper, bringing full fibre infrastructure to one million UK homes and businesses by 2021. Leeds has been named as one of the first UK locations to benefit from city-wide full fibre connectivity following the announcement of private investment totalling nearly

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Written on October 17, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Leeds, News

Prime Minister backs inaugural manufacturing scheme

The Prime Minister has given her backing to a Bradford scheme promoting a future in manufacturing for young people. Theresa May said Bradford Manufacturing Week is a “great opportunity” to showcase future job prospects and careers for young people across the area. Organisers say more than 1,000 young people have signed up to more than 3,000 manufacturing experiences across the

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Written on October 11, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, News

Green growth the key, says energy boss

Green growth is now front-and-centre of the energy sector, according to a senior director at one of the region’s biggest businesses. Clare Harbord of Drax power Group told the annual meeting of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce that the business has embraced recent technological advances in order to turn around how it operates.  The energy producer is successfully

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Written on October 10, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Media, News, York

Chamber Chair outlines aspirations

One of the region’s key business leaders has highlighted how more needs to be done to allow local and sub-regional economies to thrive more. Gerald Jennings, the Chair of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, spoke to business leaders at the organisation’s annual meeting in Leeds recently.  While highlighting the activities and services provided to businesses during the previous

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Written on October 10, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, News story 3, York

The People’s Powerhouse Convention 2018

Collaborate. Debate. Network. Share. Inspire! Following the huge success the 2017 event, this year’s Convention will continue to inspire and lead change in the North. The objective of this event is to bring people together for meaningful dialogue, sharing and action – be they practitioners, policy makers, opinion formers, young people, businesses, MPs or community groups. This years event takes

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Written on September 27, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News, Economy, News

BCC response to PM’s Brexit Statement

The British Chambers of Commerce has responded to the Prime Minister’s statement today (Friday 21 Sep 2018) on the negotiations with the EU on Brexit.  The BCC response is below. “While the Prime Minister’s determination to reach a deal is appreciated, businesses tell us over and over that the time for posturing from both sides is over.  Businesses across the

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Written on September 21, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Brexit, Chamber News, EU, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy

BCC: Growth expectations downgraded

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at just 1.1% (down from 1.3%). The BCC has also downgraded its GDP growth forecast for 2019 from 1.4% to 1.3%. Our latest forecast implies that by 2020 the UK economy will have experienced its second weakest decade of average

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Written on September 19, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Chamber News, Economy, Economy, Lobbying, News, Policy

Property Lunch to hear about Odeon plans

Making ‘Bradford Live’ again What’s happening with the former Odeon building? How will it change the fortunes of Bradford? When is it going to happen? Come along and find out at this Bradford Property Forum Lunch – Tuesday 16 October, at the Great Victoria Hotel. Lots of things have been said about the demise and re-birth of the building last

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Written on September 13, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Property

Chamber members bend minister’s ear

Businesses in Bradford were able to tell a leading cabinet minister about the importance of transport connections in the District, thanks to the Chamber. At only two days’ notice, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce pulled in a group of businesses and found a venue to host Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and a team of civil servants, prior to

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Written on September 10, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Infrastructure & Transport, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, Policy, Transport, York