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Annual Election Meeting & Nominations

Bradford Chamber  11.45am on Tuesday, 2 July 2019 at the Midland Hotel, Forster Square, Cheapside, Bradford, BD1 4HU Apologies to Debra Patchett on 01274 230077 or email AGENDA Welcome to Bradford Chamber members Election of members Nominees: Mark Cowgill, Exa Networks Mark Yates, Thorite Mark Viner, Guyson International Suzanne Watson, Approach PR   Annual Meeting of the revised Bradford Leadership Group to

Written on 11th June 2019Marketing. Published in News

“Crucial” manufacturer event gets the cogs turning for Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019

Local manufacturers can find out more about how the career initiative ‘Bradford Manufacturing Weeks’ can benefit their business at an event next month. The information morning at Bradford College on 1 May is the first official event to kick start six months of preparation before Bradford Manufacturing Weeks begins on 7-18 October 2019. With quick and easy registration via the

Written on 26th April 2019Marketing. Published in Manufacturing, News, Skills

Extended initiative aims to create 6,000 student manufacturing experiences in Bradford

An initiative which educates young people about career opportunities in the manufacturing sector is doubling its targets for 2019. Bradford Manufacturing Weeks, which celebrated a highly successful inaugural campaign in 2018 after creating 3,000 manufacturing work experiences during one week for young people in the district, has announced it is extending to a two-week initiative from 7-18 October 2019. Led

Written on 10th April 2019Marketing. Published in Education, Manufacturing, News, Skills

Views sought on skills needs and workforce development

Members' news

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 Chamber charities unveiled

Bradford Nightstop and The Big Swing will be supported by fundraising efforts by the business support organisation from now until next summer, when the current president, Nick Garthwaite steps down. Nightstop provides emergency accommodation for young homeless people, while The Big Swing is a playground for children in Eccleshill. Mr Garthwaite, the managing director of cleaning products company, Christeyns, said:

Written on 3rd January 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in News, News story 1

Drop-in session for Cycle Way scheme

Work has begun on the CityConnect Canal Road Corridor Cycle Way. With completion due in Summer 2018, the new infrastructure will offer traffic-free cycling from the existing Canal Road Greenway, starting in Shipley, to central Bradford. Organisations based on or near the route are being invited to attend a drop-in session to get the latest information on the progress, and

Written on 26th February 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Environment, Infrastructure, News

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

Former B&B site to become Lidl store

Plans for a new supermarket on the former B&B site in Bingley have been approved. Supermarket chain Lidl bought the land from rivals Sainsbury last year and has now said it plans to start work on the site within months, with a view to opening a new store there in early 2019. Sainsbury bought the site in 2010, receiving planning

Written on 19th February 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Brown Muff upper floors conversion approved

A plan to convert the upper floors of one of Bradford’s former landmark buildings into an aparthotel has been given the nod. The former Brown Muff & Co department store, on the corner of Market Street and Ivegate, has been ear-marked for conversion into a 69-bedroom refurbishment, and a planning application has been approved.  While the ground floor of the

Written on 5th December 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News