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Volatility and price pressures weigh on exporters

The percentage of both manufacturing and services exporters expecting to increase prices has risen in the past three months; traders are struggling with the value of the pound and pressure from raw material costs and other overheads. These are key findings of the latest British Chambers of Commerce research, in partnership with DHL. Surveying 2,600 exporters (and on export documentation

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Written on February 15, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Policy, York

BCC comments on no deal customs announcement

Ronan Quigley, Executive Director responsible for Trade at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments on the announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures for customs in the case of no deal, he said: “The priority of business communities across the UK is to avoid a messy and disorderly Brexit on March 29th. In the unwelcome scenario of no deal,

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Written on February 5, 2019Marketing. Published in Brexit, News

Pride, preparation and positivity – that’s Paula!

Leeds Chamber President, Paula Dillon, expressed her immense pride recently at being able to lead one of the country’s best business communities. Originally from Liverpool, Paula said it was a privilege not only to lead the business support organisation, but also be part of positive changes going on in Leeds. Speaking at the Chamber’s annual dinner (Thursday 31 January), the

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Written on February 1, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, News story 4, Policy

The Destination for Business

The West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), the largest airport in the Yorkshire region, and aql, one of the region’s most innovative digital companies, to promote Yorkshire’s business community. West and North Yorkshire is ‘The Destination for Business’. LBA is located at the heart of West Yorkshire, connecting businesses to hundreds

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Written on January 31, 2019Marketing. Published in News, Transport

Chamber gets match-funding for more business space

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has been awarded match European funding to develop additional offices and industrial units in Bradford. These serviced offices will be offered on flexible terms at the Chamber’s historic Victorian headquarters Devere House, in Little Germany, and will comprise twelve offices over two floors. The investment will also add three industrial units with mezzanine

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Written on January 29, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, News, Property

Work Experience – Bradford firms sought

Bradford-based work experience provider City Training Services is looking for businesses to help place young people. We all know how important work experience can be for both pupils and organisations, and so interested parties are asked to get in touch with CTS as soon as possible. In particular, businesses connected to the digital sector are of interest at this time

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Written on January 23, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, News, Raising the Bar

The British Chamber of Commerce responds to result of meaningful vote

“There are no more words to describe the frustration, impatience, and growing anger amongst business after two and a half years on a high-stakes political rollercoaster ride that shows no sign of stopping. Basic questions on real-world operational issues remain unanswered, and firms now find themselves facing the unwelcome prospect of a messy and disorderly exit from the EU on

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Written on January 16, 2019Marketing. Tagged with: ,
Published in BCC, Brexit, Chamber News, News, Policy

Survey Results: Pause button hit on investment

Regional business ended the year strongly but uncertainty is holding back decision-making; these are the main findings from the Chamber’s last economic survey of 2018. Carried out in partnership with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the survey highlighted strong employment across the region but indicated a slowing in investment intentions. Chamber Chair Gerald Jennings said: “The results suggest that major

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Written on January 14, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Policy, QES, York

Importing and exporting: The challenges and opportunities in a time of change

An event on the challenges of importing and exporting for manufacturers is to be hosted by the Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance and the Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance later this month. This manufacturer only event on Wednesday 30th January is a great opportunity to network with manufacturers from the region and to hear about the challenges and opportunities when

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Written on January 9, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Export, Manufacturing, News

Invest in Bradford to host free finance and funding event

The Invest in Bradford Enterprise Network is opening its doors to all professionals interested in finance at its next free event. The aim of the event is to inform businesses about funding, finance and grants that they may be eligible for. Finding out more about funding options is an excellent way to unlock the growth potential of new and established

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Written on January 9, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Finance, News