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Shipley College benefits from LEP Growth Deal

The first project funded by the Leeds City Region Growth Deal has completed works to refurbish a college building in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire, improving learning facilities for local people. Shipley College successfully completed a £388,000 project to refurbish the Mill Building, which was made possible by a £119,000 grant from the LEP and West Yorkshire Combined

Written on 17th February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Employment, LEP, News, News story 4, Skills

Bradford Chamber Council – March Report

Chamber Council heard recently from an IT specialist on how technology is helping to improve productivity, speed up procedures and save money. David Cawthray from Bradford Council, and formerly of Pace, highlighted how ‘going digital’ and the sharing of analytical data will assist economic growth.  Public sector examples of how changes had improved procedures and outcomes included: – online vehicle tax

Written on 30th March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News

Planned cuts successfully opposed

  Bradford Chamber has lobbied successfully to oppose some of the Council’s budget cuts. Acknowledging that some difficult decisions had to be made due to central government demands for cuts, the Chamber nevertheless had to oppose several of the cuts due to their likely impact on business support, inward investment and economic development.  The response also noted that city centre

Written on 10th March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, News

Bradford College Shortlisted for TES FE Awards 2015

Bradford College has been shortlisted for two prestigious TES FE Awards for ‘Employer Engagement’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to a Subject or Vocational Area’. The TES FE Awards celebrate and reward the dedication and expertise of the people and teams who continue to make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels of young people and adult learners. Bradford College’s Vocational

Written on 23rd February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Awards, Bradford Council, Members News, News

Devolution for West Yorkshire? We’re still waiting!

Two senior West Yorkshire councillors charged with improving connectivity spoke to businesses in Bradford recently. Bradford Property Forum members met with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) representatives Peter Box and James Lewis to discuss devolution and transport.  The Bradford College-sponsored event was attended by almost 50 local firms from the property sector.  Cllr Box, Chair of WYCA and Leader of Wakefield

Written on 10th February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, News

Council cuts planned – your chance to comment

Your views are sought on Bradford Council’s 2015-16 budget, including significant cost-cutting once again. Comments need to be made either to us by Mon 26 Jan, or direct to the Council by 29 Jan, ahead of City Hall meetings to approve the proposed areas of cuts and overall financial report. It is hoped that Chamber Council will discuss the proposed budget

Written on 14th January 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Economy, News

Broadband connection voucher scheme extended

More than 800 jobs are expected to be created in Bradford over the next year as a result of £900k of government ‘connection voucher’ grants awarded to 400 small businesses in the District in the last 12 months. The funding covers the costs of installing high-speed internet connectivity, as part of the Superconnected Cities programme. Bradford and Leeds combined have seen

Written on 14th January 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Economy, News

Transport schemes get financial backing

A £1.4bn programme of transport improvements for West Yorkshire and York has been agreed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Road improvements, a new M62 junction, rail upgrades and more park-and-ride are included in the 30-plus projects scheduled for completion by 2021. Six more are scheduled for 2025. All of the schemes are meant to unlock economic benefits and increase

Written on 22nd December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News

Skills for STEM event inspires the young

A two-day event to inspire young people’s interest in a science, technology, engineering or maths-based career took place in Bradford recently. The event – Skills for STEM – welcomed more than one hundred 14-16 year olds through the doors, each able to have a go at practical activities to help them understand the skills and techniques used in business, and

Written on 17th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Employment, Manufacturing, News