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Engineering apprenticeships on display at Leeds Welding

A group of Leeds students has visited laser cutting and metal fabrication firm Leeds Welding Company as part of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, to see for themselves the careers and apprenticeships on offer in a modern engineering business. The festival includes a programme of events running up to October which showcase job and training opportunities available for young people with

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Written on June 20, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News, Education, Leeds, Members news, Skills, Skills & Education

Food and drink producers key speakers at Leeds manufacturing event

The Leeds Manufacturing Festival, a programme of events set up to showcase careers in manufacturing and help firms open their doors to students across the city, is inviting employers to attend a networking session this month, to find out more about the initiative. The city-centre event on 26 June invites Leeds-based manufacturers to meet firms taking part in the Leeds

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Written on June 14, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News, Leeds, Manufacturing

Social impact awards celebrated at launch event

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce showcased improvements and changes to its social impact initiative, Raising the Bar, at the 2019 launch. The launch of Raising the Bar last night (Tuesday 4 June) was a great success for recognising the outstanding social impact businesses have within their local communities and for demonstrating how their achievements can be rewarded

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Written on June 5, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News, News, Raising the Bar

Chamber Leadership Group Elections 2019

Are you a business leader who wants to influence decisions affecting your area and business?  Have you thought about standing for election to the Chamber’s three Leadership Groups? Our dates for this year’s elections are below: York & North Yorkshire Leadership Group Election and Annual Meeting Meeting Date: Wednesday 26 June Venue: York Racecourse, Tadcaster Road, York YO23 1EX Time:

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Written on May 9, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News

Leeds factories open doors to 10,000 students

Business leaders from around 50 Leeds manufacturers have joined forces at Leeds City College Printworks Campus to launch an initiative aimed at showcasing the latest career opportunities available to young people across the city’s modern manufacturing sector. As the UK’s third largest manufacturing centre, Leeds is home to more than 1,800 manufacturing firms, employing 26,000 people. The Leeds Manufacturing Festival,

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Written on April 1, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News, Leeds, Manufacturing, News

International accolade for BEF

Business Enterprise Fund (BEF), which provides finance and support for new and existing businesses in Yorkshire and the North East, has been given the UK top accolade for its economic and social impact from an international foundation. Its work has been recognised for making an “enormous contribution to economic growth and the social and environmental vibrancy of the communities it serves,”

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Written on March 21, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News, Finance, News

BCC launches Chamber Business Awards at London Stock Exchange

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today launches its flagship Chamber Business Awards at London Stock Exchange. Northcoders, last year’s winner of the ‘Business of the Year’ award has the honour of opening trading at the London Stock Exchange. The prestigious competition is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business

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Written on March 15, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in BCC, Chamber News, News

Businesses invited to school careers networking event

Businesses are invited to attend the Primary Careers Conference and Networking Event, designed to help create links and showcase job opportunities in schools. The event will bring together primary school head teachers, education providers, businesses and employers, both local and national. Presentations will be held about why it is important to raise awareness and aspirations for careers which students have

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Written on February 26, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Bradford, Education, News

Bradford celebrates 10th anniversary as City of Film

Bradford is set to enjoy a year-long programme of celebratory events and activities as it enters its 10th year as a UNESCO City of Film. Driven by the city’s rich film heritage, Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. Since the bestowment as a world centre for film, the City of Film has maintained a packed programme of

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Written on February 20, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Media