Economic Forum

The above event is being hosted by Insider business magazine, and bookings are still being taken.

Speakers include Bradford Chamber’s Vice-President Nick Garthwaite and the Council Chief Executive Kersten England.

The future of manufacturing in the area will be discussed, along with how changing technology continues to affect economic prospects.

When: 8-9.30am, Thurs 22 Oct
Where: Cedar Court Hotel, Rooley Ln, Bradford BD5 8HW

Visit Insider’s website for more info and booking details.

Other information on Bradford’s economy:

– The district has the fifth highest number of manufacturing jobs in the UK, while its value of production output has increased to £2bn – a quarter of Bradford’s total GVA.

– A powerful culture of entrepreneurship: 29,000 people are self-employed, the level of business start-ups is strong and unprecedented numbers of companies are being formed each year – upwards to 2,000.

– Research places Bradford at number 22 in the top 100 UK towns for company growth, well ahead of neighbouring cities Leeds and Sheffield, which came in 44th and 80th respectively.