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HS2 gets thumbs-down from Bradford businesses

Bradford businesses remain largely sceptical about the benefits of the proposed high-speed rail link between London and the North. A survey by Bradford Chamber of Commerce conducted last month reveals that only a quarter (27%) of respondents feel that there is a good case for building HS2; more than half (58%) said that there was not a good case for

Written on 18th February 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News, Survey

More businesses hoping to give pay rises

More businesses in Bradford plan to give their staff a pay rise than 12 months ago, according to Bradford Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber carries out an annual poll of its members to assess company intentions and confidence, with planned pay rises the central question.  This time last year, only 47% of respondents hoped to increase staff wages; this year

Written on 18th February 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News, Survey

Economic Survey Results

More signs of improvements to the local economy are coming through, although the pace is still steady.  That’s the message from Bradford Chamber of Commerce, following the results of its latest economic survey. Some companies are now seeing more sales and orders coming through, although that has yet to translate itself into increased confidence, at least for now.  There are

Written on 13th January 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News, Survey

Pay Poll 2014

Each year, we gather views from business on their plans for staff wage levels. This poll has just three questions, but the information you provide is really helpful, especially in our regular conversations with the Bank of England. Please click here to take part. Thank you for continuing to support Bradford Chamber’s lobbying and representation activities.

Written on 20th December 2013Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News, Survey

Annual Priorities Survey

Bradford Chamber’s Annual Priorities survey is underway. Each year, we ask members what one major local and national issue they would like to see change in order to help their business perform better. This 5-question, 5-minute survey supports next year’s lobbying activities and adds more relevant information to the Chamber’s knowledge base of its membership. While hard copy questionnaires will

Written on 17th December 2013Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, News, Survey