What is policy and representation?

Simply put, it is the gathering of views, information and data about our businesses and local economies to inform and influence the decision-making on matters likely to affect them in the future.

A dedicated team of specialists make up the Chamber’s policy and representation (P&R) team, liaising with members on a regular basis, supporting the various policy groups we have to determine positions on different topics, and guiding the presidents and other group chairs for their work with relevant stakeholders.

Leadership Groups for the three geographical areas (Bradford Chamber, Leeds Chamber, and York & North Yorkshire Chamber) oversee the work of other standing groups for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic matters, the environment, property and manufacturing, while ad hoc task-and-finish groups are created as required, e.g. skills.  The expertise of all of our groups is utilised in developing policy positions, representing and conveying the business view on external bodies and in the preparation and writing of publications and news releases that support and broadcast the voice of business.

Areas on which the Policy & Representation team regularly get involved include:

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Whatever your size or business type, your views matter to us.

We will give your business a voice – locally, regionally and nationally. We will champion your cause and be a platform for your ideas and concerns.

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber can ensure you are kept up-to-date with government initiatives, lobby on your behalf with key decision makers and represent you in various local, sub-regional or regional bodies so your views aren’t ignored.