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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

Success for BCC campaign to simplify trade procedures as Government acts to issue EORI numbers

Commenting on the announcement that the government will act on the BCC’s call to automatically issue businesses with an EORI number, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General, of the British Chambers of Commerce said:     “This step is long overdue, yet welcome nonetheless. We have campaigned for many months for government to issue EORI numbers to businesses, rather than simply wait for them

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Written on August 21, 2019Marketing. Published in BCC, News

Call for employment sites in Bradford

Bradford Council is asking landowners to propose sites that may be suitable for future employment development and assist in the delivery of over 27,000 jobs. Draft Policy EC1 of the Core Strategy Partial Review establishes a need for 60 hectares of employment land to meet the economic growth aspirations the Council looks to achieve over the plan period. The ‘Call

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Written on August 6, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News, Policy, Property, Property forum

Entries open for the Raising the Bar Awards

Businesses and organisations across West and North Yorkshire are invited to enter the Raising the Bar Awards. Raising the Bar is an initiative from the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce which helps companies with their social impact goals. The Raising the Bar Awards are held annually and enable businesses and employees to be recognised for the hard work

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Written on August 5, 2019Marketing. Published in Business support, Chamber News, News, Raising the Bar

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

New President for Bradford Chamber

Bradford Chamber of Commerce has elected a new President. Suzanne Watson succeeds Nick Garthwaite, who has held the post for the last two years.  Suzanne, Managing Director of Ilkley-based Approach PR, was elected at the annual meeting of Bradford Chamber’s Leadership Group today (Tuesday 2 July).  Suzanne had been in the role of Vice-President until the election, and that role

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Written on July 2, 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, News