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Bradford Growth Scheme for Priority Streets


Several new businesses are taking roots in Bradford’s Priority Streets area after receiving funding from the City Centre Business Growth Scheme. Bradford’s Priority Streets Scheme aims to encourage business growth and new job opportunities in the city centre, targeting Darley Street, Ivegate, Kirkgate, Rawson Square and Rawson Place.  The funding offers a package of assistance to include property improvements and/or

Written on 15th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News

Love Bradford: Thurs 15 Sep, 11.30 – volunteers sought


Volunteers are being encouraged to take part in a mass participation event to promote and celebrate Bradford. On Thursday 15 September at 11:30, a 3-hour #Love Bradford event in City Park will includes music, dancing, food and big surprises culminating in a world record attempt to symbolise and celebrate unity and togetherness in the city. The world record is to

Written on 10th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News

More plans for city centre gyms

Plans for a new city centre gym have been revealed. If approval is granted (a decision is expected in October), it would mean that up to four gyms could be operating in close proximity in the centre of the city. Broadway Centre bosses have submitted an application that would include a Well Street entrance autonomous to the shopping centre itself.

Written on 8th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Driving crackdown deals with 4,000 (so far)

Bradford Police operations to crack down on poor driving in the city has seen them deal with more than 4,000 drivers now. Operation Steerside was started in February, and received the backing of the Chamber after members had been calling for more action for some time. The campaign is highlighting driving standards and calling for changes to the law. Read

Written on 8th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News

New faces for policy group

Leadership group at Bradford Chamber

New blood was added to the main policy-making group of Bradford Chamber of Commerce earlier this month. The Chamber’s annual meeting saw three new business representatives elected onto the Leadership Group for a three-year term.  James Mason of Bradford City, Exa Network’s Mark Cowgill and Mark Viner of Guyson International all join the body that meets monthly to help determine

Written on 3rd August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Chamber radio show – 25 July

'Business Matters' radio show

The latest edition of the Chamber radio show, ‘Business Matters’ is available now. Click on the link below, scroll down to ‘Community Programmes Monday 25 July’, and click on the small white arrow on the black bar.  There’s 2 mins of Sky News before our programme. Guests were Acorn Stairlifts’ Dave Belmont and Andy Lowther of Handelsbanken.  Chamber contributions were

Written on 26th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in BCB Radio, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News

Parking changes proposed for Bolton Rd/Canal Rd area


Amendments to parking restrictions around Canal Road and Bolton Road are being proposed by the Council. The changes would bring about consistency with other restrictions in the city or near to The Broadway.  Comments are invited by the Council by Friday 26 August, by email here. Changes are proposed for Bolton road, Stott Hill, Mill Street, Valley Road. A full

Written on 25th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News

Keighley to get waste-to-energy plant

Waste-to-energy plant for Keighley

A new £135 million waste-to-energy plant in Keighley has been given the go-ahead. Preparatory work is due to start shortly, and the scheme will create up to 500 jobs during its building and operation.  A former gasworks site at Marley is ear-marked for the project, and a consultation session takes place at Keighley Civic Centre, 3-7pm, 27 July. Two plants

Written on 22nd July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Economy, Employment, Environment, News