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Workforce Development & Skills Needs – Business Consultation What workforce and recruitment issues are facing your business now and in the future? Does the local population have the skills, knowledge and experience that you need to help your business continue to succeed? What would you like to see done differently to meet forthcoming challenges in this area? This consultation event

Written on 31st January 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Employment, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News, News story 1, Skills

Bradford Means Business Awards – nominations are open

Bradford businesses are being invited celebrate their successes at this year’s ‘Bradford Means Business’ awards. Nominations are now open for the ten categories, the closing date for which is Sat 7 April. The awards are jointly promoted by the Chamber, the Telegraph & Argus, and Bradford Council and culminate in a ceremony evening on Thursday 5 July, at the Aagrah

Written on 26th February 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Awards, Bradford Council, Current Issues, Manufacturing, News

Circular economy project supported by Lindapter

Bradford steelwork clamping company Lindapter has contributed to a major recycling and sustainability project that has underlined its commitment to sound environmental policies. The construction industry currently produces three times more waste than all UK households combined, including 60 tonnes of materials that go straight to the tip due to incorrect ordering, damage or not fitting correctly.  Lindapter and other

Written on 6th October 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Environment, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Members News, 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

Christeyns awarded three stars in British Safety Council audit


Bradford based Christeyns scored 83% in a recent British Safety Council audit, awarding them an overall rating of three stars. Putting employees first is top of the list for laundry chemical manufacturer Christeyns and health and safety for their team of over 100 staff is paramount.  Christeyns has been a member of the British Safety Council for ten years and

Written on 4th July 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Manufacturing, Members News

Headingley hospice elevated by local manufacturer

A Leeds hospice which provides holistic and personalised end of life care is now able to offer visitors and patients further support with the addition of a new stairlift. When Wheatfields Hospice, a Sue Ryder care centre in Grove Road, Headingley, approached local manufacturer, Acorn Stairlifts with a request for a stairlift, the Steeton-based company was so impressed with the

Written on 19th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Manufacturing, Members News, News

Mansfield Pollard win project

Commercial kitchen ventilation experts Mansfield Pollard were appointed by Western Blueprint to design and install a bespoke extraction system in the new kitchen at the iconic Somerset House in central London. The Bradford based air management experts were approached by Western Blueprint to work on the project thanks to their industry-leading reputation for developing best in class bespoke solutions for

Written on 16th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Manufacturing, Members News

Stairlift manufacturer holds uplifting birthday celebration for 99-year-old Edna

Longstanding customer Edna Hughes has had a 99th birthday party to remember thanks to a 10-year history with Steeton-based Acorn Stairlifts. Miss Hughes from Lisbon Street in Rochdale, wrote to Acorn, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of stairlifts, after receiving a notice about the company winning the 2015 Made in UK award. The award prompted Miss Hughes to thank

Written on 29th October 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Manufacturing, Members News, News

Economic Forum – Manufacturing

The above event is being hosted by Insider business magazine, and bookings are still being taken. Speakers include Bradford Chamber’s Vice-President Nick Garthwaite and the Council Chief Executive Kersten England. The future of manufacturing in the area will be discussed, along with how changing technology continues to affect economic prospects. When: 8-9.30am, Thurs 22 Oct Where: Cedar Court Hotel, Rooley

Written on 15th October 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Manufacturing, News

Economic survey shows growth

Growth within the region’s economy continues into Q3 despite tougher trading conditions, says West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s latest economic survey results present a two speed economy this quarter. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT FOR Q3 HERE The service sector continues to grow at pace, reporting increasing headcounts and solid domestic and export sales, although the pace

Written on 9th October 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, Manufacturing, news story 2