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Chamber report highlights growth opportunities

In order for Bradford to meet the objectives in its new economic growth strategy, more land needs to be made available for employment use.  This is one of the calls to action in a new Chamber of Commerce report, out today (Wednesday 18 April 2018). The report is available here. Bradford Property Forum Chair, Allan Booth, of Rance Booth Smith

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Written on April 18, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, Property

Bradford Property Forum – Wed 18 April, 8-9.45am

The changing role of city centres – a market perspective on emerging trends When: 8-9.45am; Wed 18 April 2018 Where: Bradford City FC, Valley Parade, BD8 7DZ What: Emerging office/retail trends and their likely impact on Bradford Who: Cushman & Wakefield; property developer; This session will look at the key trends/future outlook for property market sectors and the implications for

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Written on March 26, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Infrastructure, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Property, York

Paula’s pride at presidential role

Leeds Chamber President Paula Dillon has spoken of her pride at being asked to take on the top job. Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with TheBusinessDesk.com, Paula says how she is looking forward to being an ambassador for the Leeds business community, and proud to be part of an all-female team (her vice-president is Shulmans partner and Head of Planning, Amanda

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Written on October 17, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Media, Members news, News, Property, York

Come and quiz senior Council team

Bradford Council’s big hitters are to speak to a joint Property Forum-Professionals’ Network audience in Bradford. Businesses have the opportunity to hear first-hand about plans for economic growth, regeneration and other issues likely to affect future prosperity across the District, aswell as being able to tell the local authority representatives about their issues. On Monday 6 November, 5-7pm, at the

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Written on October 13, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Property, York

Economic Briefing – Yorkshire Building Society

Chamber members received the very latest economic forecasting from a most reliable source recently. Yorkshire Building Society’s head economist spoke at a joint Bradford Professionals’ Network/Property Forum event at this now annual event.  Andrew McPhillips, who is soon to take up a similar role with the newly-created Northern Powerhouse Partnership, predicted that interest rates could begin to rise as soon

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Written on September 27, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Finance, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Property, York

Plans for former mill brought forward

Conditioning House

Plans to redevelop one of Bradford’s most iconic buildings has taken another step forward. Conditioning House, which stands on land between Canal Road and Forster Square Retail Park, was bought by developer, the Priestley Group, a year ago, and proposals have been submitted to Bradford Council for a residential conversion. The former textile mill has been derelict for nigh-on 30

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Written on August 9, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Construction, Manufacturing, News, Property

Economic Briefing – Friday 22 September

Bradford Property Forum and Bradford Professionals’ Network are once again to receive an economic briefing from Yorkshire Building Society’s Chief Economist, Andrew McPhillips.  See event details below, and book by clicking here. Businesses are getting on with what they do best, despite political and economic uncertainty, nationally and internationally.  However, the need for information and expert commentary to help you

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Written on July 28, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Economy, EU, Export, Finance, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Property, York

Urban living can aid growth, says BPF event

A better quality offer of city centre accommodation is needed if Bradford’s urban living is to take off – that was one of the conclusions from a recent meeting of business people in the city. Bradford Property Forum, run by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, focused on city centre living at its latest meeting, when a lively debate

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Written on July 27, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Property, York

Urban Living – Where Is It Going?

The last ten years or so has seen the proliferation of residential conversions in Bradford and the District’s town centres.  Not all of them have been successful.  And yet…there is the potential to meet some of Bradford’s housing shortage, assist local businesses operating in this sector, and boost local economic growth. So, where has it been successful?  Where has it

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Written on June 30, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Property, York

Leisure scheme gets royal attention

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

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