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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

Recruitment appetite still strong, says BCC survey

The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Totaljobs, finds that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019, while difficulties finding suitable staff eased, but remain high by historic standards. 60% of businesses attempted to recruit in the previous three months, up from 53% in Q1. 64% struggled to find the right

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Written on July 29, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Skills, York

Chamber welcomes PM support for high speed rail in North

Boris Johnson’s recent announcement in support for Northern Powerhouse Rail is welcome says Gerald Jennings, chair of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. “This Chamber has long campaigned for improvements to rail across the north of England and the Prime Minister’s announcement is statement of intent that he sees the need to rebalance the UK economy. Poor transport connectivity

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Written on July 29, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Transport

New Prime Minister – BCC comment

Commenting on the announcement that Boris Johnson has won the Conservative leadership contest and will be the next Prime Minister, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The message from business communities around the UK couldn’t be clearer: the time for campaigning is over—and we need you to get down to business. Companies need

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Written on July 24, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, York

Amanda takes the helm at Leeds Chamber

Leeds Chamber of Commerce has elected a new President. Amanda Beresford succeeds Paula Dillon, who has held the post for the last two years.  Amanda, a Partner and Head of Planning with law firm Shulmans, was elected at the annual meeting of Leeds Chamber’s Leadership Group recently (Friday 12 July).  Amanda had been in the role of Vice-President until the

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Written on July 15, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Media, Members news, News, Policy, Uncategorized

Chamber comments on Leeds featuring in UK’s top ten digital technology cities

A new census, published today by The Data City, reveals that Leeds is the 7th best city in the UK for digital technology.   The report shows that the city has 5,556 organisations in the sector, covering AI and Data, ECommerce, Cyber, Digital, Gaming, Internet of Things (IoT), MedTech and Fintech.  There were also 207 events or meetups for the sector

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Written on June 25, 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, News

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

Lords’ HS2 Report: Chamber Reaction

Commenting on the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report into High Speed 2, Gerald Jennings, Chair of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “This part of the world is in desperate need of need of major rail investment which will bring about transformational change in our rail network and the Chamber is pleased that the report recognises

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Written on May 17, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Transport, York