Employ an intern this summer

Local businesses can recruit an enthusiastic undergraduate student between the end of May and September 2017 in a cost effective way. Funding available for SME’s Payroll and contract administrated by the University SME (less than 250 employees) 50% funded for 6 weeks (cost to you = £825) For large organisations the cost of a 6 week placement is £1650 The

Written on 1st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors shortlisted in Skipton Business Awards 2017.

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors are delighted to have been shortlisted for Best Financial and Professional Business in the forthcoming Skipton Business Awards 2017. Keighley, Skipton, Bradford and Bingley based law firm AWB Charlesworth LLP have expanded their practice in the last year to over sixty staff serving business and private clients across four offices.  The Firm continues to build on the

Written on 1st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Free events help business prepare for apprentice reforms

Employers from across the region attended a free information session organised by the Bradford College Group to ensure they are ready for the major reforms to apprenticeships that come into effect from April this year. The breakfast briefing, at City Training Services’ offices on Chapel Street, Bradford, was the first of three such advice sessions being put on by the

Written on 1st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Legal apprenticeship scheme celebrates first graduate

YORKSHIRE law firm Gordons’ ground-breaking legal apprenticeship scheme is celebrating its first graduate following 23-year-old Bryony Russell’s qualification as a chartered legal executive employment lawyer. The milestone occasion marks just over five years since Gordons launched its innovative legal apprenticeship programme. It was the first of its kind in the legal sector when it was introduced as Gordons apprentices train

Written on 1st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Sunday parking proposals amended

NorthParade

Traders in the city centre have won a partial victory after persuading Bradford Council to keep some free Sunday parking at the ‘top of town’. The authority is planning to start charging motorists a flat £1 rate to park in central Bradford’s on-street parking bays on Sundays, when it is currently free. But Council bosses have now said they have

Written on 28th February 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, News

Competition hots up for budding chefs

Catering and Hospitality students from Bradford College are heading to Jersey  to take part in a hotly contested culinary competition. A team of trainee chefs from the college are going up against students from Westminster Kingsway College in London and Highlands College in Jersey. Each college will cook a three-course lunch or dinner that will be judged by four top

Written on 27th February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Exciting future on the cards for Hallmark and Bradford College

Bradford College and leading greetings card publisher, Hallmark, have teamed up. The two organisations have agreed a partnership that has seen Hallmark set up a creative studio called the ‘Greenhouse’ within the college and run workshops for students helping to develop their knowledge and design skills through working with experienced Hallmark designers. The agreement, which is initially for two years,

Written on 24th February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Reel help as Chamber International helps Tate send film crew overseas

A NEW film about a celebrated contemporary Lebanese artist has been made by national art gallery, Tate, thanks to support from Yorkshire-based Chamber International. Two freelance filmmakers were sent to Beirut, Lebanon, by Tate, to make a documentary about Marwan Rechmaoui, after obtaining a temporary goods export permit, an ATA Carnet, through overseas trade specialist, Chamber International. Marwan Rechmaoui’s work

Written on 24th February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Girls get a taste for construction

A group of budding builders have been given a taste of the world of work this week (22nd February) at Incommunities’ construction training centre. The youngsters (aged 10 – 16) took part in a special ‘women and girls’ day for the housing group’s female staff and their daughters and young relatives as part of celebrations leading up to International Women’s

Written on 23rd February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Robot delivers productivity boost to manufacturing

Racks Industries, one of the UK’s leading international industrial storage systems companies, has seen productivity levels significantly increase and is planning further international expansion following investment in state-of-the-art robotic welding technology. The £87,000 investment by the family-owned business in the robot, including £17,000 from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s Business Growth Programme, is enabling it to compete with European

Written on 23rd February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News