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Chamber calls on Chancellor to incentivise investment

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Chancellor to create business stability in this year’s Budget. The Chamber wants to see Philip Hammond introduce measures that will tackle the up-front costs of doing business, and offer incentives for investment; the business group is also calling for improved mobile network coverage.  The submission to the Chancellor, due

Written on 16th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Economy, Lobbying, News

Election: Reaction

Commenting on the General Election outcome, Andy Caton, President of Bradford Chamber of Commerce said: “The UK electorate has today accomplished the unlikely feat of piling more uncertainty on business communities already grappling with currency fluctuations, high up-front costs, and the Brexit process. The election result serves to deliver yet more uncertainty and the formation of a stable administration that

Written on 12th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Exporting, Lobbying, News

Keighley retail scheme revived

Keighley’s hopes of getting a new shopping centre have been reinvigorated. A plan to redevelop the former Worth Valley Shopping Centre by Stainsby Grange fell by the wayside some time ago when the developer was unable to attract high-profile tenants to make the project feasible.  That is about to change now that the scheme has been sold on to a

Written on 7th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Economy, News

Markets plan moves forward

Plans to overhaul Bradford’s markets are about to take another step forward. A ‘professional services multi-functional team’ is to be recruited to draw up plans for the redevelopment of Kirkgate Market and a new food market on Darley Street.  The deadline to bid for the contract, worth £1 million, is 22 June. It is hoped that the new markets will

Written on 7th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Economy, News

Going Underground: How Sunbridge Wells Happened

From dungeons in the 1700s to an unlicensed nightclub during the swinging 60s, Sunbridge Wells has had what can be called an ‘interesting past’ – and now businesses have the chance to find out all about it. The developer of one of Bradford’s most interesting building projects is to speak to businesses in the city.  Graham Hall of Sunbridge Wells

Written on 1st June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Members News, 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

#BradfordGXn

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Bradford is bidding to host the Great Exhibition of the North, a two-month spectacular to showcase the best of art, culture and design in the North of England to national and international audiences. Towns and cities across the North East, North West and Yorkshire have been invited to submit proposals to stage the show in summer 2018. The Great Exhibition

Written on 27th May 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News

Take the survey: Q2 2016

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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

Keighley / Aire Valley Growth/Investment Survey Underway

Businesses around the Keighley area are being asked to take a few minutes to complete a survey that could help with local investment. The survey focuses particularly on skills, land and property and investment, and is being conducted by the local authority as part of creating a strategy for growth in the area. The survey will close down after Easter. 

Written on 21st March 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News, Skills

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