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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

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

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

Online carnet service to be launched

Overseas trade specialist Chamber International, which was at the forefront of a UK-wide drive to enable businesses to get official documentation for their exports faster, launches a major new initiative next month. The move to enable exporters to apply for ATA Carnets online is expected to save businesses which exhibit at overseas trade shows, travel abroad with product samples or

Written on 23rd February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in LEP, Members News, News

Export network gets two new ambassadors

The 40th export ambassador has been appointed to support the We Are International campaign. The Leeds City Region-led scheme aims to get more businesses exporting. The founder of ND Metering Solutions, Kris Szajdzicki, follows Lime Tree Europe’s Paul Walters as the latest two figures to help bang the drum for exports. The two join a fast-growing network of export ambassadors,

Written on 20th February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in LEP, 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

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

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