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Pride, preparation and positivity – that’s Paula!

Leeds Chamber President, Paula Dillon, expressed her immense pride recently at being able to lead one of the country’s best business communities. Originally from Liverpool, Paula said it was a privilege not only to lead the business support organisation, but also be part of positive changes going on in Leeds. Speaking at the Chamber’s annual dinner (Thursday 31 January), the

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Written on February 1, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, News story 4, Policy

Survey shows confidence maintained

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

Budget – Our Response (& Briefing Documents)

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce responds to Budget Business Taxes Against a backdrop of slowing global trade and UK growth downgraded to 2% for 2016, George Osborne had few levers to pull, however in keeping with the Chamber’s requests for commitment to no new taxes on businesses and entrepreneurs he delivered and in some cases exceeded. Business Rates

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Written on March 16, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Business support, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, News story 4, York

Heathrow’s Business Summit for SMEs

Heathrow's business summit

“We’ll need more SMEs from the Northern Powerhouse in Heathrow’s supply chain to deliver an expanded Heathrow” declared Phil Wilbraham, Heathrow’s Development Director at the BCC’s annual conference as he announced Business Summits in Manchester and Leeds. With strengths in complex manufacturing, science and innovation, SMEs in the Northern Powerhouse will be integral to Heathrow’s ability to deliver an expanded

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Written on March 3, 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Chamber News, Leeds, News, News story 4, Transport

Conference 2016: New Economy, New Britain?

Increasing global uncertainty. An unpredictable economic outlook. Decision time for the UK on Europe. Against this backdrop, no business can afford to miss the BCC’s 2016 Annual Conference – the ‘business to government’ forum that tackles the big issues affecting the UK’s future prosperity. This year’s conference will: Examine the UK’s economic prospects, in light of fast-moving global developments Debate

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Written on January 25, 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, Lobbying, News, News story 4

Tell us what you think to win a HP tablet

We are always striving to improve the service we offer you. Please help us by completing this survey which measures levels of satisfaction with our membership offering. Take part by 31st January 2016 and be entered into a prize draw to win a HP Slate 7 HD tablet worth £130! Please note that all information provided will be treated as

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Written on December 14, 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, News story 4

Economic Forum

The above event is being hosted by Insider business magazine, and bookings are still being taken. Speakers include Bradford Chamber’s Vice-President Nick Garthwaite and the Council Chief Executive Kersten England. The future of manufacturing in the area will be discussed, along with how changing technology continues to affect economic prospects. When: 8-9.30am, Thurs 22 Oct Where: Cedar Court Hotel, Rooley

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Written on October 15, 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Economy, Leeds, Manufacturing, News, News story 4, York

Top 10 advice calls

There is no such thing as a typical week for the Qdos Employment Law telephone advisers. The past seven days have had their usual mixture of the serious, the baffling and the funny to deal with. What would you do as an employer if any of these situations happened to you in your business? You want to move from a

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Written on September 22, 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Legal, News, News story 4

QES please participate

Fieldwork is now underway for the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) and we would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to tell us about your current business conditions. Please click here to complete the survey. The Chamber is regularly asked for data by MPs, Civil Servants and the Bank of England and by completing the QES you

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Written on August 24, 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, News story 4