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“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

Council Leader speaks to policy group

Bradford Council Leader Susan Hinchcliffe spoke to the Chamber’s Leadership Group in November 2016. The Windhill & Wrose representative had previously had several meetings and conversations with Chamber Chief Executive Sandy Needham, but this was the first time members had the opportunity to put questions direct to the Leader.  Cllr Hinchcliffe, who has held the top post since last May,

Written on 1st December 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News, Skills

Post-16 education review

A review of sixth-form education in Bradford is suggesting larger colleges replace the provision currently done through some of the smaller sixth-forms in schools. The report argues that this change would increase standards and help schools to spend more of their budget on younger pupils. The 16-page report or a 4-page summary can be found on the Council website here.

Written on 15th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News, Skills

Industry open day

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The University of Bradford are inviting business people to tour their research facilities and talk to their academics on 16th June. This event, run in conjunction with YCF (Your Connected Future), is tailored to those who have never previously worked with a university and those who may have toyed with the idea in the past. At the event you will

Written on 31st May 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News, Skills

Keighley / Aire Valley Growth/Investment Survey Underway

Businesses around the Keighley area are being asked to take a few minutes to complete a survey that could help with local investment. The survey focuses particularly on skills, land and property and investment, and is being conducted by the local authority as part of creating a strategy for growth in the area. The survey will close down after Easter. 

Written on 21st March 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News, Skills

Please take our survey to improve the economy

Fieldwork is now underway for the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. We ask that you spare a few minutes to tell us about your current business conditions and help the Chamber’s lobbying activity. Please click here to complete the survey. The Chamber is regularly asked for data by MPs, Civil Servants and the Bank of England and by completing the QES

Written on 22nd February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Exporting, News, news story 2, Skills, Survey

Shipley College benefits from LEP Growth Deal

The first project funded by the Leeds City Region Growth Deal has completed works to refurbish a college building in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire, improving learning facilities for local people. Shipley College successfully completed a £388,000 project to refurbish the Mill Building, which was made possible by a £119,000 grant from the LEP and West Yorkshire Combined

Written on 17th February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Employment, LEP, News, News story 4, Skills

Student excellence recognised in awards

Verner Wheelock, the Skipton-based award-winning food industry training company, has announced the recipients of its first ever Excellence Awards. The Awards were launched in 2015 to coincide with the company’s 25th anniversary and recognise the achievements of students attending their courses throughout that year. There were five Awards up for grabs: HACCP Student of the Year, Food Safety Student of

Written on 17th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Awards, Members News, News, Skills