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

Are our MPs doing enough for businesses in Bradford?

What more would you like to see our MPs do for businesses in Bradford? Three of the District’s MPs will spell out their hopes and aspirations and field questions from members at an upcoming Chamber event. Philip Davies, John Grogan and Naz Shah will be at a business lunch at the Midland Hotel on Friday 12 January.  What issues should

Written on 4th December 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Lobbying, 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

Chamber event puts City Hall bosses on the spot

Senior Council chiefs in Bradford were quizzed recently (6 Nov) by the local business community about various economic development programmes. A senior team of City Hall officers fielded questions on a range of topics from a property and professional services audience.  In particular, the formulation for calculating future housing needs was challenged, while more high quality development schemes are needed

Written on 8th November 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

Delays warning for resurfacing

With thanks to the T&A Motorists are being warned to expect major delays as nine roads are resurfaced this summer. For full article, please click here.

Written on 12th July 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News