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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

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

Showcase your business at Dragon Boat Festival

Businesses have an upcoming opportunity to pitch themselves to some of the best Bradford talent of the future in a unique local event. The National Dragon Boat Youth Championships at Bradford’s Dragon Boat Festival in June is a chance to showcase your business to hundreds of young people. The new education and careers zone on Friday 22 June will provide an already

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Written on June 1, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Education, Members news, News

Digital skills coaching session – Scarborough, 2 May

A Google Digital Garage event is set to be held at CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group, on Wednesday May 2. The event, which is the only one in the county, has been organised by Yorkshire in Business and will provide essential information to help businesses succeed online. Training will be delivered by specialist business advisers who will

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Written on April 27, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Business support, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Media, Members news, News, Skills, York

Ahead Partnership secures national Chamber Business Award

Ahead Partnership, the Yorkshire based social enterprise that provides students with business-inspired learning to build aspiration and potential, has been crowned the Best Business and Education Partnership nationally at the Chamber Business Awards 2017. Following a rigorous judging process, Ahead Partnership attended an evening of celebration at The Old Brewery in London on Thursday 30th November, where it fended off

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Written on February 6, 2018Marketing. Published in Members news

Virgin Trains Announce First Class Offer

Virgin Trains East Coast has launched an exclusive offer for Chamber members. Accredited Chambers of Commerce and their members can enjoy a 20% discount off our First Anytime Single and Return tickets when signing up to Railblazers. For Full Details click here Share this page on social media

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Written on January 17, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

Funding for IT upgrades

Grants for websites, ecommerce and IT projects

Funding is available to help businesses upgrade their IT connectivity. The Government has launched a ‘Gigabit Voucher Scheme’, with up to £3,000 for firms in West Yorkshire Combined Authority area (which includes York).  The scheme is being delivered locally by Chamber member Exa Networks – more information, including terms and conditions and how to apply, available here. (NOTE: Those who

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Written on December 15, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Finance, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Members news, News, York

Paula’s pride at presidential role

Leeds Chamber President Paula Dillon has spoken of her pride at being asked to take on the top job. Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with, Paula says how she is looking forward to being an ambassador for the Leeds business community, and proud to be part of an all-female team (her vice-president is Shulmans partner and Head of Planning, Amanda

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Written on October 17, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Media, Members news, News, Property, York

Yorkshire businesses take the lead at national awards

Ahead Partnership and Arena Group, have been crowned winners in the Yorkshire round of the Chamber Business Awards. The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes. Each year, organisations of all sizes and from all sectors compete for the coveted titles and the national recognition they bring. Arena Group, the hard copy

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Written on October 11, 2017Marketing. Published in BCC, Members news, News

Hollywood stars in Bradford-based film

A new film made largely in Bradford, featuring international stars, will debut at a top festival next month. Lies We Tell, starring Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel, is to be screened at London’s Raindance Festival in September. Bradford, a UNESCO City of Film since 2009 – and the very first one, to boot! – is seeing more and more film

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Written on August 21, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Media, Members news, News