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Bantams ‘double act’ address Bradford Dinner

Almost 300 business people and local decision-makers came together at Bradford Chamber’s 2016 annual dinner (18 Nov). The guest speaker was the co-owner of Bradford City Football Club, Edin Rahic, who took over with his business partner Stefan Rupp last summer.  The Yugoslavian-born businessman did a ‘double act’ with the club’s chief operating officer, James Mason.  The Bantams are currently

Written on 21st November 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, News story 3

Police react to driving concerns

Police react to Bradford driving concerns

Bradford Chamber has raised members’ concerns over poor local driving standards with West Yorkshire Police. Andy Caton, President, wrote to the city’s highest ranking officer, Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin, earlier this year, calling for more action to be taken against offenders.  The force’s reply has confirmed that a pro-active campaign has recently been targeting key wards in the District to

Written on 7th April 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News, News story 3

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

Summer Experience Bradford 2016


Summer Experience is a placement scheme that offers businesses the opportunity to recruit an enthusiastic undergraduate student for a six week project based placement between the end of May and September 2015 in a cost effective way. The students receive a salary of £275 per week, processed and administered by the University and this year the university is able to

Written on 12th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News, News story 3, Skills

Jobless figures falling in Bradford

Unemployment in Bradford has reached an eight-year low, dropping below 9,000, official statistics have revealed. The number claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in December was 314, the lowest since 2007. The unemployment rate for Bradford is now 2.6%, compared to 2.0% regionally and 1.5% nationally. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that, nationally, unemployment has fell by 239,000 last year. Employment has

Written on 2nd February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Employment, News, News story 3

Apprenticeship grant deadline looming

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has published a report, ‘Defusing the skills time bomb’. The report reveals that, although 94% of small construction firms wanted to train apprentices, the perceived bureaucracy and cost involved is preventing 33% of these firms from taking on apprentices. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, has suggested that providing better information, and making

Written on 8th December 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, News story 3, Skills

Bradford Annual Dinner Report

Both main speakers at this year’s annual dinner in Bradford proclaimed how the city and one of, if not the most important employer to the District is turning itself around. Bradford Chamber President Andy Caton, of Yorkshire Building Society, said that Bradford had an opportunity to renew itself but it remained with government to help move it from aspiration to

Written on 23rd November 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in News, News story 3, Press Log

Come dine with us: Annual Dinner in Bradford

Andrew Higginson, chairman of supermarket giant, Morrisons is guest speaker at this year’s Annual Chamber Dinner in Bradford. The Dinner will be held on Friday 20th November at Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford. Also speaking is Chamber President, Andy Caton, Corporate Development Director at Yorkshire Building Society, with entertainment from ex-policeman, Alfie Moore. The event is a prime opportunity for

Written on 16th October 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News story 3

Export documentation seminar: 21 October

Chamber International will run a full day seminar on Wednesday 21st October at the Bradford Business Park to help with export documentation. This is a detailed look at documents that takes a practical approach as to why and when documents are needed. Includes background, uses and key information requirements for different documents. See more here.  

Written on 23rd September 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News story 3

Meet & Greet – 18 Sep

Want to know how the Chamber can help you grow your business and save money? Then come to one of September’s ‘Meet the Chamber’ events Choose the date and venue that suits you and pop along for an informal chat with the Chamber team. The Chamber exists to help businesses like yours and membership gives you the platform and the opportunity to meet

Written on 15th July 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News story 3