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Tong Street congestion views sought

Businesses’ views are being sought about their experiences of using Tong Street in Bradford. The south-east Bradford highway is renowned for congestion and a scheme is being developed to help reduce the problem.  A £13m improvement scheme along the one-mile section from Knowles Lane to Westgate Hill includes increasing capacity and improving accessibility. Businesses are invited to tell us, Bradford

Written on 4th April 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News

Council Leader speaks to policy group

Bradford Council Leader Susan Hinchcliffe spoke to the Chamber’s Leadership Group in November 2016. The Windhill & Wrose representative had previously had several meetings and conversations with Chamber Chief Executive Sandy Needham, but this was the first time members had the opportunity to put questions direct to the Leader.  Cllr Hinchcliffe, who has held the top post since last May,

Written on 1st December 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News, Skills

Action Call, Fri 16 Sep: #GreatNorthExpo2018

Businesses are being asked to get behind Bradford’s bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North. On Friday 16 September, people are asked to state on social media platform Twitter how and why Bradford should host the exhibition in 2108. The volume of activity will be assessed and form part of the criteria for judging which city will host

Written on 13th September 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Awards, Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, LEP, Lobbying, 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

Chambers join forces on technology and skills

West and North Yorkshire Chamber and Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce are hosting an exclusive networking event in partnership with Superfast West Yorkshire. The breakfast event, to be held at Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield on Thursday 16 April, will give businesses the opportunity to meet new business contacts from across the region and take their business forward with the best

Written on 14th April 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Leeds City Region, News, news story 2

Rail strategy for the North to be unveiled

Businesses interested in the North’s long-term rail travel prospects can find out more at an event in Leeds on 4 March. A Rail North event at PWC, Wellington St, Leeds, from 8.30-9.30 (breakfast from 8) will outline a long-term strategy that sets out how rail will support Northern economic growth over the next 20 years by improving connectivity.  It is

Written on 26th February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Leeds City Region, LEP, 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

Grants for skills needs

Funding handed down to the Leeds City Region from the Government is available for businesses to invest in workforce skills. £17.5m has been secured from the Government’s Employer Ownership of Skills scheme (EOS).   The money is available in grants of £500 – £50,000 to SMEs to invest in the skills of their workforces and aims to address skills shortages in

Written on 10th February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Employment, Leeds City Region, LEP, News

Airport rail link ruled out on cost grounds

A NEW link road and improved bus links between Bradford Interchange and Leeds Bradford airport are some of the preferred options laid out in a Government feasibility study into making the airport more accessible. However, a tram/train link between the city centre and the airport has initially been ruled out of any upcoming plans to improve airport connectivity on the grounds

Written on 16th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, News

New advisor for enviro-money-saving

A new Environment Advisor has been appointed to West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. Elin Pheasant’s role involves working with local experts and stakeholders to help Chamber and Eco-Network members tap into technical guidance, products and services they might need to make environmental improvements in their businesses. Elin, who started her career with the Chamber back in 2002, has

Written on 10th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Environment, Leeds City Region, News