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President’s Blog – May/June

In Pursuit of a Balanced Recovery Many political observers and economic commentators are now asking questions about the recovery: is it irreversible? Is it sustainable? Will unforeseeable events knock it off-track? Despite the positive signs and discussions now taking place, it has to be said that, due to factors such as Scotland, the EU election, next year’s General Election and

Written on 21st May 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News, President's Blog

President’s Blog – 20 Feb 2014

Bradford Chamber has completed its merger with Leeds, York & North Yorkshire Chamber to form West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.  A big decision for Bradford Chamber. What does it mean for business and Bradford?  A similar set-up lasted for eight years back in the 1990s when a joint services company provided cross-area support, only ending when it was

Written on 20th February 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, News, President's Blog

President’s Blog January 2014

Will the Bank of England’s forward guidance work for the regions? Bradford Chamber of Commerce recently co-hosted an economic breakfast with Bradford University School of Management and the Bank of England.  Dr Ben Broadbent of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee addressed the event.  Chamber President Paul Mackie, pictured right, writes the following blog. At what point will interest rates start

Written on 13th January 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, President's Blog