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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

Anti-Trafficking & Modern Slavery Workshops

Bradford Council are assisting in the running of two anti-slavery workshops coming up soon.  We have been asked to help raise awareness about them, in order to help spot any unethical or illegal activities. Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Awareness Workshop Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017  Time: 0900-1200  &  1300-1600 Venue: Bradford City Football Club, Valley Parade, Bradford BD8 7DY

Written on 24th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News

Manufacturing alive and kicking, says President

Manufacturing is alive and kicking, says Chamber President Bradford’s manufacturing sector is alive and kicking – that was the key message from the city’s Chamber of Commerce last night (Thursday 23 Nov). Chamber President Nick Garthwaite, in a keynote address at the Chamber’s annual dinner, proclaimed the sector to be in a strong position to be able to help drive

Written on 24th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in News

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