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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. Published in Uncategorized, York

Bradford Means Business Awards – get nominating!

The annual Bradford Means Business awards are strongly supported by the Chamber of Commerce and we are encouraging local companies to get their nominations in now. Firms have only until 7 April to nominate for the seven of the ten categories (more than one category nomination is allowed) before judges will begin to sift through the entries.  A celebratory gala night to

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Written on March 16, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Uncategorized

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. 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

New law supports SMEs

How to refinance your business

Parliament has passed a new law that includes provisions to support small business owners. • Establish the office of a Small Business Commissioner, who will help small firms tackle late payment and lobby government on their behalf over issues such as VAT and business rates. • Bring certain statutory regulators within the scope of the Department for Business target of cutting £10

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Written on May 24, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Uncategorized

Reasons to advertise in the Chamber Directory

The Chamber Directory is an indispensable members’ handbook and a benefit of Chamber membership. The Directory provides a detailed guide to Chamber services as well as full listings for the Chamber membership. Directories are mailed directly to nearly 2,000 and given to new members as they join. Interesting, useful and relevant content ensures that members keep and refer to their

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Written on April 29, 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorized

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