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Buying power explained by Bradford Council


On Wednesday 25th May we have senior contract manager for commissioning and procurement, Roy Barraclough speaking from Bradford Council. At this lunch in Bradford Roy will explain how the Council buys from third party suppliers and its annual worth. Importantly he’ll explain how businesses can find out about key opportunities to supply to the Council and provide tips on improving

Written on 22nd April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, news story 2

Please take our survey to improve the economy

Fieldwork is now underway for the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. We ask that you spare a few minutes to tell us about your current business conditions and help the Chamber’s lobbying activity. Please click here to complete the survey. The Chamber is regularly asked for data by MPs, Civil Servants and the Bank of England and by completing the QES

Written on 22nd February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Exporting, News, news story 2, Skills, Survey

Lunchtime learning and networking

Chris Shaw social media training picture Bradford Chamber

The Chamber’s next Learning Lunch in Bradford will be on the ever-popular topic of Social Media. In this interactive session, PR, media and marketing specialist Chris Shaw looks at ways to get your brand noticed in the media.  Whether it be radio, TV, magazines, newspapers or online & social media, this lunchtime seminar will give you handy tips and tricks

Written on 4th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in IT/Digital, News, news story 2, Skills

Next Chamber Construction Lunch

Bradford Chamber’s next construction lunch will take place on 18 February 2016 at the Great Victoria Hotel. This is an opportunity to network with professionals within the construction sector and hear from speaker. Price: £30 members, £42 non-members inc VAT. Details will be announced within the events section shortly. In the meantime contact us on 01274 206660 if you have

Written on 3rd December 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in news story 2

You can influence business policy

Please take three minutes to complete the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. Take the survey here. Did you know that your answers to this survey in previous quarters have directly helped to influence local policy makers and support the provision of meaningful activity to support business, including: UTC Leeds, a new school focusing on engineering & manufacturing, opening September 2016 Introduction

Written on 9th November 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News, news story 2

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

Plans exhibited for former PO site

Businesses are invited to see the plans to redevelop at the former Royal Mail sorting office. A public exhibition takes place over two days at Forster Square Retail Park on Valley Road (in the car park) to view British Land’s proposals for a new leisure destination for the city centre.  There has been much speculation on would happen with this site

Written on 2nd September 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, News, news story 2

Work starts on Low Moor station

Construction work on the new £10.8m Low Moor rail station in Bradford is underway. Funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Network Rail, the new station is on the Calder Vale Line between Bradford Interchange and Halifax and will serve passengers in Low Moor, Oakenshaw and Wyke. Station facilities will include: Fully accessible platforms

Written on 2nd September 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, Infrastructure, Lobbying, news story 2

Revamp for city shopping centre

A £3.8 million revamp of Bradford’s Oastler Shopping Centre looks set to get the go-ahead this week. The Council will decide later this week whether to approve the financial aspect of the plans which would see a glazed extension, Rawson Road and Northgate being pedestrianized and covered for outdoor events, and enhanced food offering. A two-day food and drink festival is

Written on 20th July 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in News, news story 2