News Archives

Chamber President calls on Prime Minister to end delay and dither

Leeds Chamber President Amanda Beresford addressed those in attendance at the Leeds Chamber Annual Dinner last night, her speech can be found in full below: A very warm welcome to the 2020 Leeds Chamber Annual Dinner and my first as your president. I am delighted to see so many of you in attendance. Events like this take much planning and

Share this page on social media

Written on January 31, 2020Marketing. Published in Chamber News, Leeds

The UK’s departure from the EU, 31 January 2020

As the UK marks its official departure from the European Union, and the start of an 11 month transition period, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “In our business communities, this historic moment will bring a mixture of regret for some and celebration for others – but this is just the end of the

Share this page on social media

Written on January 31, 2020Marketing. Published in Brexit, Chamber News, Lobbying, Policy

Beyond 2020: Business Priorities for the Next Decade

The BCC Annual Conference will take place on the 5 March 2020 at the QEII Centre, London. Exploring the subjects most relevant to UK business, the BCC Annual Conference provides insights into these key topics through panel discussions, keynote speakers and opportunities for discussion with other attendees. 2020 Themes are: – People Creating workplaces for the future – Infrastructure–Meeting the

Share this page on social media

Written on January 29, 2020Marketing. Published in BCC, Chamber News

Plans for £100m link road to Leeds Bradford Airport scrapped

Plans for £100m link road to Leeds Bradford Airport scrapped with push for train station instead Gerald Jennings, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, expressed disappointment that proposals for a new link road from the A65 to the A658 North West of Leeds will not be taken any further. Mr Jennings said that the new road would have helped

Share this page on social media

Written on January 8, 2020Marketing. Published in Infrastructure & Transport, News, Policy, Transport

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019 a “huge success” as results more than double previous year

Organisers and participants of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019 are heralding the initiative a “huge success” as final figures show a 73% increase in manufacturing work experiences were delivered to Bradford school pupils Students from 45 local secondary schools were involved in more than 5,000 manufacturing work experiences provided by 65 manufacturers during Bradford Manufacturing Weeks from 7 to 18 October

Share this page on social media

Written on January 7, 2020Marketing. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Education, Manufacturing

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 2019: UK economy stagnating as service sector slows

The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that the UK ended 2019 in stagnation, amid long term uncertainty, rising business costs and a slowing global economy. The latest results of the survey – which is the largest of its kind in the UK and a leading indicator of GDP growth – found protracted weakness across most indicators of economic health

Share this page on social media

Written on January 2, 2020Marketing. Published in BCC, Chamber News, Economy

UK road and rail networks not meeting business needs

Business satisfaction rates fall, underlining need for parties to make good on infrastructure  promises     UK businesses are even less satisfied with UK infrastructure than they were a year ago, according to research published today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Stagecoach.     The survey of 1,200 business leaders finds that only around one third (35%) of UK businesses

Share this page on social media

Written on November 26, 2019Marketing. Published in Transport

Businesses raise the bar at social impact awards

The success stories of local businesses with strong social impact initiatives were celebrated in Leeds last night. Over 140 attendees gathered for the West and North Yorkshire Chamber’s Raising the Bar Awards, which recognises businesses with exceptional commitment to making a positive social impact on their local community. Twelve businesses were recognised as the Raising the Bar winners, across the

Share this page on social media

Written on November 7, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, News, Raising the Bar, York

Business Readiness for Brexit

We’ve compiled three Guides to help businesses understand the changes to Rules of Origin, Tariffs and Custom Declarations in the event of a No-Deal Brexit. The British Chambers of Commerce do not want to see a messy exit from the EU, but believe businesses should prepare for all scenarios. The Guides can be found on our support page and below

Share this page on social media

Written on October 29, 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News

Education secretary Gavin Williamson backs “excellent” Bradford Manufacturing Weeks initiative

Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson CBE has praised Bradford Manufacturing Weeks as an “excellent” initiative. Commenting as organisers confirm that more than double the number of manufacturers and schools are involved since the inaugural event in 2018, Mr Williamson said: “Following on from last year’s success, I know Bradford Manufacturing Weeks can go from strength to strength, with

Share this page on social media

Written on October 17, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Education, Manufacturing