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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

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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

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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

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

Chemical industry doors opened to students

A Cross Hills business has celebrated Bradford Manufacturing Weeks by opening its doors to local students and giving them multi-department experience of working life in a chemical manufacturer. Airedale Chemical planned a work experience programme for students from Parkside School and Shipley College which spanned three days and each department of the company. As children moved around the business they

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

Students and businesses celebrate the start of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

More than 50 local students, businesses and dignitaries gathered in Bradford for a tour of a 38-acre manufacturing facility to kickstart a fortnight of events for Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019. Attendees at water solutions and chemical manufacturer, Solenis, included 12 students from three schools – Dixons Allerton Academy, Parkside School and Appleton Academy – alongside MP Judith Cummins and Leeds

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

Record number of regional businesses enter social impact awards

Businesses around the region have broken the record of entry submissions for the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce’s social impact awards, Raising the Bar. Judging has now taken place for the Raising the Bar awards and the shortlisted companies have been announced. Entries were recived from across the region with an increase of 142% on last year, highlighting

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Written on October 15, 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News, News, Raising the Bar

The latest edition of the Quarterly Economic Report is now live

The Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey monitors economic trends and takes the business temperature, accurately and comprehensively, in a range of areas relevant to our members across West & North Yorkshire. The quarterly report is read by, and relied upon by policy makers across our region.   Read the Q3 report HERE   Share this page on social media

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Written on October 11, 2019Marketing. Tagged with:
Published in Chamber News, Economy, QES

Manufacturing apprenticeships the routes to top jobs, students told at skills event

More than 1,000 Leeds students from 40 schools joined online with an audience of young people at specialist engineering and manufacturing college UTC Leeds last week to receive first-hand advice on working in the city’s diverse manufacturing sector. Taking place as part of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, the event saw a nine-strong panel of employers and apprentices from some of

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Written on October 7, 2019Marketing. Published in apprenticeships, Education, Leeds, Manufacturing, News, Skills

Live event will address region’s engineering and manufacturing skills shortage

Manufacturing employers and young people from across Leeds will come together at a live event this week to address the chronic skills shortage facing the manufacturing sector. Leeds Manufacturing Festival Live!, which takes place from 8.30-9.30am at specialist engineering and manufacturing college UTC Leeds on Friday 4 October, will see a ten-strong panel of bosses and apprentices from some of

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Written on October 3, 2019Marketing. Published in apprenticeships, Chamber News, Education, Leeds, Manufacturing, News, Skills & Education

Bradford Chamber Annual Dinner – Speaker Announced

Businesses in the region are being encouraged to book tickets for one of the key events in the annual calendar. The Bradford Chamber of Commerce dinner takes place on Thursday 21 November, and is usually attended by some of the key business and civic dignitaries from West Yorkshire and beyond. Suzanne Watson, President of Bradford Chamber, said: “I’m really looking

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Written on September 25, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Chamber News