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Airport access needs addressing

Leeds Bradford Airport has been named as one of the fastest growing in the UK. Passenger numbers are set to double over the next 15 years, and possibly triple by 2050.  The airport is currently used by more than 3 million passengers a year.  The Department for Transport has said that numbers could increase to 7 million by 2030, and

Written on 16th October 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News

LEP recruiting for new private sector panel members

Business Members for Business, Innovation and Growth; Employment and Skills; and Green Economy LEP Panels Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Location:  Leeds, West Yorkshire Salary:      Pro bono, up to one day per month The Leeds City Region has a population of 3 million, a workforce of 1.4 million and 106,000 businesses. As the largest economic hub outside of London,

Written on 22nd September 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Leeds City Region, LEP, News

Chamber AGM brings business together

Nearly 100 businesses gathered this week at the inaugural annual meeting of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. Meeting at a networking lunch in Bradford, firms heard from Redfern Travel’s Mark Bowers how the company had increased turnover five-fold in just two years thanks to exploiting a niche market and grasping the advances of technological innovation.  Mark, a member

Written on 23rd July 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Leeds City Region, News

LEP to help companies bid for Regional Growth Fund Round 6

The LEP is encouraging companies based in Leeds City Region to bid for a share of the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF), following the launch of round six of the Fund. £200 million is available in round six for private sector bidders seeking £1 million or more for projects that will generate significant private sector investment and sustainable jobs. The

Written on 26th June 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Leeds City Region, LEP, News