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Queen’s Speech: British Chambers’ reaction

BCC comments on the Queen’s Speech Commenting on the Queen’s Speech opening a new session of Parliament, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce said: “Our message to government is simple: put the economy at the forefront of your agenda. These are unnerving times for businesses facing Brexit uncertainty, global headwinds and a UK economy in

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Written on October 14, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, Policy, York

Bradford Manufacturing Week announces official launch of this year’s initiative

Local manufacturers and schools are coming together once again for this year’s Bradford Manufacturing Weeks which is bringing 4,200 manufacturing experiences for students at over 60% of the district’s secondary schools. Bradford Manufacturing Weeks fortnight initiative begins on 7 October with a launch event hosted by Bradford-based water solutions and chemical manufacturer, Solenis, based in Low Moor. Business leaders, local

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Written on October 3, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Education, Manufacturing

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

Brexit ‘no deal’ guidance still lacking detail, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce has published an evaluation of government guidance to businesses on critical operational issues in the event of an unwanted ‘no deal’ exit on 31 October.   BCC has found that, at the time of publication, 31 of 36 business-critical areas are still marked amber or red, indicating that firms have incomplete or insufficient information available to plan thoroughly for a

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Written on September 20, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Brexit, Business support, Chamber News, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, York

Tim steps up at Leeds Chamber Property Forum

Tim Waring, news Leeds Property Forum Chair

Leeds Chamber Property Forum has welcomed the appointment of Tim Waring, director at national planning and property consultancy Quod, as its new chair. Leeds Chamber’s Property Forum is a special interest group within the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.  It brings together private sector representation with the aim of contributing positively and effectively to the future growth and

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Written on September 18, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Property, Property forum, York

BCC: Growth Expectations Downgraded

The British Chambers of Commerce has today (Monday 16/09/19) released its latest economic forecast, downgrading growth expectations for the UK in 2019 to 1.2% (from 1.3%) and to 0.8% (from 1.0%) for 2020. Our GDP growth forecast of 1.2% remains unchanged for 2021. While the leading business group expects that the UK economy will avoid a technical recession and return

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Written on September 16, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Policy, York

Transport investment in the North: The Business Case

On the back of today’s (Friday 13 Sep 2019) Convention of the North conference, the presence there of the Prime Minister and the uncertainty surrounding transport investment in the North, the Chamber was asked to contribute an opinion piece for the Yorkshire Post newspaper.  An early version of it, penned by Chamber Chair, Gerald Jennings, is below (published Friday 13

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Written on September 13, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Transport, York

Chamber tells Boris: “We won’t stand for second best!”

Boris Johnson, on his visit to Yorkshire for the Convention of the North conference in Rotherham, has been warned by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce that the region will not stand for second best and watch the North get short-changed, once again, on transport investment. Chamber Chair, Gerald Jennings says in today’s (Friday 13 Sep 2019) Yorkshire Post: “It’s

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Written on September 13, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Transport, York

Business Toolkit launched by Chamber president

We have launched an online toolkit to support micro to medium sized businesses with the complexity of day-to-day management and growth. Inspired by the pledge of new president Suzanne Watson to help Bradford district’s micro and SME businesses and responding to the latest report published by the think tank the IPPR (1) which reveals that productivity problems are acute in

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Written on September 4, 2019Marketing. Tagged with:
Published in Bradford, Chamber News

Resurfacing of M62 J26-J27

A-one+, working on behalf of Highways England in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, have planned resurfacing work beginning shortly. The work will take place close to the M62 eastbound and westbound carriageways between J26 and J27 close to Chain Bar and Gildersome. What’s happening and when? Work is due to start on 9th September 2019 and it is expected to last

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Written on August 23, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Infrastructure & Transport, Leeds, News, Policy