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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 Uncategorised

Business exports medicines to Iraq

The first consignment of British manufactured medicines has been exported to Iraq by a new Yorkshire pharmaceuticals wholesaler and distributor set up to give Iraqi people access to high-quality treatments. A combination of prescription and over-the-counter medicines widely available in the UK has been sent sea freight by CurePharma, Thorp Arch Estate, near Wetherby, which receives support and advice from

Written on 5th January 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised

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 Uncategorised

Learn about exporting with Chamber International

On 17th February at the Bradford Business Park we have a one day course enabling you to learn about exporting. This popular course is aimed at people involved with export sales, payment, documentation, dispatch and import/export activities. It also provides an excellent opportunity for import/export supervisors and managers to acquire a good understanding of the work carried out by their

Written on 19th January 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised

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 Uncategorised


Nigel Melville, the head of USA Rugby, and former England and Irish Lions player John Bentley will be among the speakers for UKTI’s forthcoming Tackling the US Market event. The free-to-attend conference will provide businesses with invaluable advice on the opportunities and pitfalls of exporting to the US. It takes place alongside the Rugby World Cup, with fixtures involving the

Written on 14th September 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised

The Rise of the Micro Multinational

Exporting is undergoing a steady shift from being the province of mature, large manufacturing businesses to a mainstream commercial activity embraced, virtually from start-up, by entrepreneurs from any background. The easy access to research, ability to create a global sales shop window and take payments by e-commerce, is enabling micro and small firms to transact directly with customers in a

Written on 2nd March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised

EU Barometer: Firms ‘want in’, but not ‘further in’

As heads of government gather in Brussels to discuss economic growth proposals, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published its latest EU Business Barometer, tracking attitudes to Britain’s place in the European Union. The latest survey of 3,500 businesses shows that firms continue to see a recast UK-EU relationship, with Britain remaining on the inside, as most favourable. More than

Written on 17th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised

VAT changes for digital sales

From 1 January, VAT will be charged in the country of the customer, rather than the seller, on all digital sales (downloads, e-books etc). The changes mean that all companies selling digital products in the EU will have to file VAT returns and identify the location of customers. HMRC has created a VAT mini one-stop shop called VAT MOSS to

Written on 16th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised

Chamber International puts gloss on Letters of Credit service for a Yorkshire Exporter

KEY contract to provide a documentary letter of credit service to a Yorkshire exporter supplying a customer in Sri Lanka has been won by global trade specialist Chamber International. A specialist team made up of former banking advisors and shipping managers at Chamber International successfully completed a ‘clean’ letter of credit presentation for Specialist Laminates Ltd, a division of Unilam

Written on 28th November 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised