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Chamber calls on Chancellor to incentivise investment

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Chancellor to create business stability in this year’s Budget. The Chamber wants to see Philip Hammond introduce measures that will tackle the up-front costs of doing business, and offer incentives for investment; the business group is also calling for improved mobile network coverage.  The submission to the Chancellor, due

Written on 16th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Economy, Lobbying, News

Chamber event puts City Hall bosses on the spot

Senior Council chiefs in Bradford were quizzed recently (6 Nov) by the local business community about various economic development programmes. A senior team of City Hall officers fielded questions on a range of topics from a property and professional services audience.  In particular, the formulation for calculating future housing needs was challenged, while more high quality development schemes are needed

Written on 8th November 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

Election: Reaction

Commenting on the General Election outcome, Andy Caton, President of Bradford Chamber of Commerce said: “The UK electorate has today accomplished the unlikely feat of piling more uncertainty on business communities already grappling with currency fluctuations, high up-front costs, and the Brexit process. The election result serves to deliver yet more uncertainty and the formation of a stable administration that

Written on 12th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Exporting, Lobbying, News

Keighley retail scheme revived

Keighley’s hopes of getting a new shopping centre have been reinvigorated. A plan to redevelop the former Worth Valley Shopping Centre by Stainsby Grange fell by the wayside some time ago when the developer was unable to attract high-profile tenants to make the project feasible.  That is about to change now that the scheme has been sold on to a

Written on 7th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Economy, News

Markets plan moves forward

Plans to overhaul Bradford’s markets are about to take another step forward. A ‘professional services multi-functional team’ is to be recruited to draw up plans for the redevelopment of Kirkgate Market and a new food market on Darley Street.  The deadline to bid for the contract, worth £1 million, is 22 June. It is hoped that the new markets will

Written on 7th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Economy, News

Housing staff in latest swim challenge

A group of Incommunities’ staff are taking the ‘plunge’ in support of the national homeless charity, Crisis and are inviting businesses and housing partners to back them. Over the last five months, ten staff include the housing group’s Chief Executive Geraldine Howley and executive management team colleagues, Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson, have swam over 456 miles in local pools,

Written on 6th June 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Going Underground: How Sunbridge Wells Happened

From dungeons in the 1700s to an unlicensed nightclub during the swinging 60s, Sunbridge Wells has had what can be called an ‘interesting past’ – and now businesses have the chance to find out all about it. The developer of one of Bradford’s most interesting building projects is to speak to businesses in the city.  Graham Hall of Sunbridge Wells

Written on 1st June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Members News, News

Hospice forms networking group

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire.  We currently look after 292 children and their families, growing 52% in the last 12 months with half these referrals coming from Bradford alone.  We need £4m per year to keep doing what we do with only 4% coming from the Government, the other

Written on 3rd May 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Double award success for Incommunities staff

Incommunities staff have scooped two category prizes in regional awards run by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Georgina Uttley was named ‘New Professional of the Year’ in the CIH’s Yorkshire and Humberside 2017 Awards. Georgina joined the Centre for Partnership Team in 2014 on a 12- month contract as a recruit to the group’s GEM – Graduate Employment Mentoring

Written on 26th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News