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Head of BCC speaks at launch of export strategy

How to sell into international markets

Speaking at the launch of the Government’s Export Strategy today (Tuesday 21 August 2018), Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, will say that at this time of immense change for the UK economy, it’s crucial to get the national approach to export and trade right. Welcoming the government’s pledge to work in close partnership with

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Written on August 21, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Uncategorized

Brexit – Two Years On

Today marks the second anniversary since the historic vote upon our future membership of the European Union. Negotiations remain highly charged with some progress being made towards future working relations; here is an update and our assessment. Where are we now? The Backstop EU proposal on backstop (in case of no solution on NI) is for NI only to stay

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Written on June 23, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in EU, Uncategorized

Leeds Architecture Awards Now Open For Entries

Nominations are sought for this year’s Architecture Awards. The aim of these awards is to give recognition to excellent, innovative and sustainable architecture, conservation and landscape in Leeds and to increase awareness and interest in the design of buildings and their surroundings. The awards are jointly promoted by Leeds City Council and the Leeds Chamber Property Forum, in association with

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Written on June 19, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Uncategorized

Chamber head underlines city’s success

The President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has set out to the business community what she wants to see happen over the next two years of her term of office. Bridget Davies, Managing Director of Minster FM radio station, gave a heartfelt and impassioned speech at the annual dinner of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

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Written on March 23, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Uncategorized, York

Winners announced at annual Raising the Bar Awards

Last night saw a packed house at the iconic Leeds Civic Hall for the 6th annual West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Raising the Bar Awards. Attendees from across the business community came out to applaud the excellent work of companies in Bradford, Leeds, York and North Yorkshire over the past twelve months. The Awards themselves were hosted by

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Written on November 30, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Uncategorized

New President for Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Bradford’s business community has a new leader. Nick Garthwaite is the new president of Bradford Chamber of Commerce.  Nick, the managing director of Christeyns, was unanimously elected at the Chamber’s annual meeting today (Tuesday 18 July).   He succeeds Andy Caton, who has held the post for the last two years. Nick has already been involved with the Chamber’s policy development

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Written on July 18, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, Uncategorized, York

LEP skills programme supports SMEs

Almost 7,500 people across Leeds City Region have benefitted from a programme to upskill staff and support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to grow. The LEP’s skills service has provided support and funding to more than 3,000 businesses to enable them to develop the skills of their employees. In the first phase of this initiative almost £9 million has

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Written on July 4, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorized

Applications Now Open to Join Next Generation of Engineers and Scientists

Teenagers with an interest in engineering, science and tech will be able to test their robot programming skills and try out virtual welding when UTC Leeds opens its doors to potential new students in January. The school, which opened in September and focuses on high-tech engineering and advanced manufacturing, is holding two open evening for future students and their families.

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Written on December 19, 2016Iain Moyser. Published in Uncategorized

Autumn Statement – Joint Response from GM and WNY Chambers

Chamber submission to Chancellor Philip Hammond   Two of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the north of England have come together to prepare a submission in advance of the 2016 Autumn statement. Greater Manchester and West & North Yorkshire Chambers have been increasingly working more closely on issues which effect businesses across the M62 corridor and beyond.  Infrastructure and

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Written on October 13, 2016Mark Goldstone. Published in Bradford, Business support, Economy, Education, EU, Export, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News, Property, Skills, Transport, Uncategorized, York