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Science Fest Fringe aims to attract young

The British Science Festival Fringe 2015 is designed to engage and inspire school and college students, young adults and families. It takes place from 11 – 18 September with fun, educational, and exciting events happening all over Bradford. The Fringe takes place immediately after the full British Science Festival hosted by University of Bradford from 7 – 10 September. The Festival is a

Written on 9th September 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in Manufacturing, News

Aquatrust set to break 1 million in major growth plans following mentoring from Michelle Mone OBE

Aquatrust, a leading provider of air and water treatment services have today announced plans to grow their service business within the UK on the back of a weekend of personal mentoring from one of the world’s top entrepreneurs, Michelle Mone OBE. Gary Russell, the Managing Director of Aquatrust Water & Ventilation Ltd said: “I have just returned from a weekend

Written on 3rd July 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Manufacturing, Members News, News

Businesses grill Labour No.2

Senior Labour figure Ed Balls has been lobbied by Bradford manufacturers following the party’s policies being scrutinised for lack of business empathy. The Morley & Outwood MP, and likely Chancellor if Labour wins the upcoming election, visited Silsden-based Advanced Actuators and discussed policy issues with a small group of local businesses.  Chris Woodhead of the exporting and award-winning engineering company

Written on 25th February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Employment, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News

Skills for STEM event inspires the young

A two-day event to inspire young people’s interest in a science, technology, engineering or maths-based career took place in Bradford recently. The event – Skills for STEM – welcomed more than one hundred 14-16 year olds through the doors, each able to have a go at practical activities to help them understand the skills and techniques used in business, and

Written on 17th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Employment, Manufacturing, News

Chamber International puts gloss on Letters of Credit service for a Yorkshire Exporter

KEY contract to provide a documentary letter of credit service to a Yorkshire exporter supplying a customer in Sri Lanka has been won by global trade specialist Chamber International. A specialist team made up of former banking advisors and shipping managers at Chamber International successfully completed a ‘clean’ letter of credit presentation for Specialist Laminates Ltd, a division of Unilam

Written on 28th November 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Exporting, Manufacturing, News

Crossrail Supply Chain Conference – 14 January 2015

Wed 14 January 2015, 13.30 – 16.30 hrs AMP Technology Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, S60 5WG Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership is staging a Yorkshire & Humber Crossrail Supply Chain Conference on Wednesday 14 January for businesses to find out more about supply chain opportunities and speak to the Crossrail team face-to-face. To book, please reserve your free place today. Crossrail is

Written on 20th October 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Manufacturing, News

More than two thirds of exporters believe turnover will improve in 12 months

Results published from British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL report: 70% of UK exporters believe their turnover will increase in the next 12 months – 10% more than in Q2 2013 Exporting activity in Q2 2014 reaches highest level on record according to the Trade Confidence Index John Longworth, BCC Director General: “We must create an environment that makes

Written on 21st August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, Manufacturing, News

BCC: Manufacturing figures suggest keeping interest rates low

Manufacturing output in June 2014: up 0.3% on the month, up 1.9% on the year Total industrial production in June 2014: up 0.3% on the month, up 1.2% on the year David Kern urges the MPC not to ‘jump the gun’ on interest rates ahead of its decision tomorrow Commenting on the manufacturing and production figures for June 2014, David

Written on 6th August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, Manufacturing, News