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Fieldwork is now underway for the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. We ask that you spare a few minutes to tell us about your current business conditions and help the Chamber’s lobbying activity. Please click here to complete the survey. The Chamber is regularly asked for data by MPs, Civil Servants and the Bank of England and by completing the QES

Written on 26th May 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, News

Public space alcohol ban proposed

A Council consultation is underway on whether to get tough on street drinkers and anti-social behaviour in the city centre. If approved, offenders would get a fixed penalty notice of £100 or fined up to £2,000 if refusing to hand over alcohol or legal highs.  The rules would be enforced by council wardens and police community support officers. City Park

Written on 12th May 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News

Please take our survey to improve the economy

Fieldwork is now underway for the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. We ask that you spare a few minutes to tell us about your current business conditions and help the Chamber’s lobbying activity. Please click here to complete the survey. The Chamber is regularly asked for data by MPs, Civil Servants and the Bank of England and by completing the QES

Written on 22nd February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Exporting, News, news story 2, Skills, Survey

Sweet Centre trading again after mill fire

Businesses on Lumb Lane are urging Bradfordians to return to the area following the recent devastating mill fire. Led by Chamber member, the Sweet Centre restaurant, businesses are now appealing to their customers to come back.  The 15 businesses in the area have been working with Bradford Council to clean up the street, which still needs further repairs, including to

Written on 18th February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Members News, News

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

Jobless figures falling in Bradford

Unemployment in Bradford has reached an eight-year low, dropping below 9,000, official statistics have revealed. The number claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in December was 314, the lowest since 2007. The unemployment rate for Bradford is now 2.6%, compared to 2.0% regionally and 1.5% nationally. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that, nationally, unemployment has fell by 239,000 last year. Employment has

Written on 2nd February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Employment, News, News story 3

Celebrating business success

LOCAL business success is to be celebrated once again at the annual Bradford Means Business Awards. Companies from across the District have their chance to gain some increased profile and publicity from the awards, which are organised jointly by the Telegraph & Argus, Bradford Chamber of Commerce and Bradford Council. The awards are now open for entries, with winners revealed at a ceremony on Saturday 11 June.

Written on 2nd February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Awards, Current Issues, News, News story 1

Bradford hosts Exporting is GREAT roadshow

The Exporting is GREAT campaign roadshow is visiting Bradford to promote the Government’s campaign to inspire 100,000 more businesses to trade overseas by 2020. As part of a nationwide tour, the 32 tonne Exporting is GREAT campaign truck will be at Centenary Square between 10am and 4pm on Thursday, 28th January with a series of free to attend events, international

Written on 14th January 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Exporting, News