Bradford Chamber

Bradford Membership Support Scheme
Your Bradford Chamber representatives

Victoria Wainwright, Bradford Chamber President with Mark Cowgill, Bradford Chamber Vice President

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Bradford Chamber will give your business a voice – locally, regionally and nationally.

Through our policy and representation department we can champion your cause and be a platform for your ideas and concerns.

Bradford Chamber will:

  • Ensure you are kept up-to-date with Government initiatives and other issues affecting business
  • Lobby on your behalf with key decision makers
  • Keep issues that are a concern to you (e.g. transport, business crime) in minds of policy-makers
  • Gather your views and feed them back to the right people
  • Represent you on various local, sub-regional or regional bodies so your views aren’t ignored.

For more details on our lobbying service or to express concern about an issue, contact Mike Cartwright on 01274 230057 or by email.

Bradford Chamber Leadership Group

Bradford Chamber Leadership Group

Most of this policy-making body is made up of Chamber members that come from businesses like yours.

Talking to businesses around the District helps us identify your needs, and develop policy positions on various issues. The businesses get to feed back key info to their sectors and other networks, while acting as ‘business ambassadors’ for Bradford.

Bradford Chamber Leadership Group 2020

  1. Victoria Wainwright, Naylor Wintersgill Chartered Accountants / Bradford Chamber of Commerce President
  2. Mark Cowgill,  EXA Networks Ltd /Bradford Chamber of Commerce Vice President
  3. Alex Miles, West Yorkshire Learning Providers Limited
  4. Angela Blake, Bradford Council
  5. Debbie Mellor, Keighley Laboratories Ltd
  6. Ian Ward, Bradford Broadway Limited
  7. Asa Gordon, Bradford College
  8. Joanne Love, Solenis UK Industries Limited
  9. Stephen Lowe, Newsquest Bradford Ltd
  10. Abdul Patel, Lubna Foods Ltd
  11. Jonathan O’Connor, Walker Singleton Chartered Surveyors
  12. Craig Thomson, Airedale Chemical Company Limited
  13. Duncan Firman, Gordons LLP
  14. Wayne Cowley, Packetts
  15. Scott Wilson, Christeyns UK Ltd
  16. Rob Lawson, Provident Financial PLC
  17. Mark Yates, Thomas Wright / Thorite Group Ltd
  18. Rebecca Fitzgerald, Yorkshire Building Society
  19. Trevor Higgins, Bradford Breakthrough Ltd
  20. Mark Viner, Guyson International Ltd
  21. Jan Ormondroyd, Incommunities Group Ltd
  22. David Spicer, University of Bradford
  23. Suzanne Watson, Approach PR
  24. Nasar Hussain, ITC
  25. Nasreen Karim, Platinum Partnership Solicitors
  26. Karl Oxford, African And Caribbean Business Ventures Ltd
  27. Anthony Cope, Virgin Money
  28. Catherine Riley, H.I.G. LUXEMBOURG HOLDINGS 79 S.À R.L. C/o Savills UK
  29. Clare Fitzgerald, Keighley College
  30. Steve Kelly, Keighley College
  31. David Crossley, Midland Hotel
  32. Jag Panesar, Xpand

Sandy Needham, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Mark Goldstone, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Mike Cartwright, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Bradford Chamber Leadership Group meets 7 times a year.

Bradford Local Affairs Committee

Bradford Local Affairs Committee

This policy development group meets quarterly, addressing local and regional issues affecting the business landscape.

It supports the work of the main policy body, Bradford Leadership Group (BLG), developing positions on a range of issues affecting business and then lobbying appropriate organisations. The committee is chaired by Mike Martin of TL Dallas.

Most recently, the group received presentations on local perceptions to retail and leisure facilities in Bradford city centre, and the Council’s progress on employment land allocations as part of the Core Strategy.

The group includes some Bradford Leadership Group members, plus others.  A council representative is usually present, too.

Bradford Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Local Affairs Committee 2020

  1. Simon Mydlowski, Gordons LLP
  2. Harry Lingard, Sharp Cutters Ltd
  3. John Steele, University of Bradford
  4. Nick Milner, Royal Bank Of Scotland
  5. Jonathan Noble, Bradford BID
  6. Simon Wilson, BHP LLP
  7. Justin Robinson, Hayfield Robinson Ltd
  8. Catherine Riley, H.I.G. LUXEMBOURG HOLDINGS 79 S.À R.L. C/o Savills UK
  9. Mike Martin, T L Dallas & Co Ltd
  10. Mark Goldstone, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  11. Paul Diakiw, Walker Singleton Chartered Surveyors
  12. Nasreen Karim, Platinum Partnership Solicitors
  13. Chris Ing, ING Consulting
  14. Trevor Higgins, Bradford Breakthrough Ltd

To learn more about the Local Affairs Committee or Bradford Chamber Leadership Group contact Mike Cartwright on 01274 230057 or by email.

Professionals' Network

Professionals’ Network

Bi-monthly networking for Bradford professionals.

Bradford Professionals’ Network was created in 2004 for those involved in:

  • Banking/finance
  • Legal services
  • Insurance
  • Surveying
  • Property/planning and construction.

Meetings are held around Bradford usually first thing but occasionally after work too.

For more information follow this link to visit the Professionals Network LinkedIn group.

Alternatively, call 08455 240240 or follow this link to send an email.

Bradford Chamber Charity

Bradford Chamber Charity 2021

The charity selected by Bradford Chamber President, Victoria Wainwright is Marie Curie.



Marie Curie

As the UK’s leading end of life charity, Marie Curie is here to support everyone in the UK through all aspects of dying, death and bereavement – and to fight for a society where everyone gets to have the best experience possible at the end of their lives.

Marie Curie Nurses, Hospices and Support Line help people – along with their family and friends – through their final years, months, days and hours of life – whether they have coronavirus, or any illness they’re likely to die from. We’ve been here day and night, seven days a week, throughout the pandemic, providing frontline care and supporting the NHS. Our services help people to stay out of hospital, relieving pressure on the system and providing vital, specialist care for people unlikely to make a recovery.

Locally, the Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford, is a warm and welcoming place, where we have been providing expert care to people with a terminal illness, and their loved ones for 20 years now.



Bradford & Airedale Manufacturing Alliance

Bradford & Airedale Manufacturing Alliance

The Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance (BAMA) was established to help local manufacturers work together and to ensure their views are properly represented.

BAMA collaborates with other relevant organisations such as Bradford Council, the University of Bradford and Airedale Fab Lab. By working together we can:

  • Bolster manufacturing in the Bradford and Airedale area
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Enable networking and benchmarking
  • Encourage co-operative working
  • Generate supply opportunities
  • Disseminate information on access to funding
  • Create a forum for members to seek advice
  • Give workforce skills and development guidance
  • Lobby local and national government in support of local manufacturers.

BAMA organises regular networking events featuring keynote speakers relevant to the manufacturing industry. These sessions provide excellent opportunities to source important information on manufacturing and other practical business issues.

If you are a manufacturer and a member of the Chamber, then you are automatically part of BAMA.

Click here to go to the BAMA website.