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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

Hard Ings Road improvements – consultation

A consultation is underway to obtain views on plans to improve Hard Ings Road in Keighley. The road has been a pinch-point for some time and it is hoped to reduce congestion and improve safety. People have until 7 October to comment, which can be done in a number of ways. Call at the drop-in session, 2-8pm Thursday 29 Sept,

Written on 8th September 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

New Line, Greengates junction improvement plan

Proposals are being developed for changes to the junction of Harrogate Road (A658) and New Line (A657) at Greengates. From 30 August, Bradford Council is consulting on it plans to ease congestion in the area, and views are invited up to 23 September.  Other benefits hoped for include a better experience for pedestrians and cyclists, and better access to nearby

Written on 26th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

Driving crackdown deals with 4,000 (so far)

Bradford Police operations to crack down on poor driving in the city has seen them deal with more than 4,000 drivers now. Operation Steerside was started in February, and received the backing of the Chamber after members had been calling for more action for some time. The campaign is highlighting driving standards and calling for changes to the law. Read

Written on 8th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News

Chamber radio show – 25 July

'Business Matters' radio show

The latest edition of the Chamber radio show, ‘Business Matters’ is available now. Click on the link below, scroll down to ‘Community Programmes Monday 25 July’, and click on the small white arrow on the black bar.  There’s 2 mins of Sky News before our programme. Guests were Acorn Stairlifts’ Dave Belmont and Andy Lowther of Handelsbanken.  Chamber contributions were

Written on 26th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in BCB Radio, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: UK economic growth softened further in Q1 2016

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey – Britain’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey, based on over 8,500 responses from firms in Q1 2016 – suggests that growth in the UK economy continued to soften in the first quarter, with most key survey indicators either static or decreasing. Several key indicators for the services sector

Written on 11th April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Lobbying, News

Meet Bradford MPs this April


You have the chance to put your questions to Bradford MPs, Judith Cummins and Philip Davies at our Business Lunch. On Friday 1 April, Judith Cummins and Philip Davies, parliamentary representatives for Bradford South and Shipley respectively, will be at the city’s Midland Hotel to deal with questions and concerns raised by members of Bradford Chamber of Commerce.  Judith succeeded

Written on 22nd March 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, News, News story 3