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Election: Reaction


Commenting on the General Election outcome, the President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber said:  “I’d like to congratulate the MPs across North Yorkshire on their election victory and look forward to working with all to ensure that business and the economy remain priorities. As the dust settles on the formation of the next government I would particularly welcome commitment

Written on 12th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, media, News

New vision for key city area


An ambitious new vision to revitalise a key area of York’s city centre through a major redevelopment of Piccadilly, Coppergate Shopping Centre, and the Eye of York through to St George’s Field and the Foss Basin, is due to be considered by councillors. The Castle Gateway scheme, previously referred to as the Southern Gateway, sets out ideas for the creation

Written on 30th January 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in construction, News, property

York roads resurfaced, from 24 Oct

Resurfacing York roads

York Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing on several roads in York, including Huntington Road, Campleshon Road, Bad Bargain Lane, Moor Lane, Low Green and Fulfordgate from 24 October. Work is set to take place on: · Huntington Road from 24 October for five days, 9.15am-4pm. A temporary road closure from the junction of Link Road to Brockfields Road

Written on 20th October 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in infrastructure, News, Transport

Accountant helps Lord Mayor’s charities at Race Day


  North Yorkshire accountants and business advisers, JWPCreers, has provided sponsorship at York’s last race meeting of the year on Friday 7 October. The sponsorship enables a race day bucket collection to be held by the Lord Mayor for four charities: York Civic Trust, environmental charity St Nicks, York LGBT Forum and York Racial Equality Network. The race will be called JWPCreers

Written on 5th October 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Members' news, News

Recruiter celebrates 50 years

08/07/16: Castle Employment, York.

Castle Employment, an award winning employment agency operating in Scarborough, York and Leeds, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary following two years of expansion. To celebrate, the team held a grand Summer Party for staff, customers and suppliers on the evening of their anniversary on 3rd August. The Castle team are also involved in many fundraising events throughout the year with

Written on 8th September 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Employment, Members' news, News

Coppergate bus lane proposed


Comments are being invited on plans for a bus lane on Coppergate in York city centre. Traffic restrictions have been in place on Coppergate since the 1960s, but enforced infrequently. The council’s Executive has approved the reintroduction of automatic number plate recognition cameras (ANPR) to enforce the restrictions. A draft Traffic Regulation Order provides details of the restrictions to be

Written on 15th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News, Retail, Transport

Ideas in action for Parliamentary summer campaign

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Ideas Group in York has won a competitive tender for the new Visit Parliament brand identity and summer campaign. Welcoming nearly one million visitors a year, the Houses of Parliament Visitor Services team wanted a fresh and inspiring feel to its campaigns to communicate that Parliament is open for anyone to visit. Ideas Group commissioned award-winning local photographer Grahame Mellanby

Written on 3rd August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Members' news, News

New faces on policy group


York & North Yorkshire’s main business support organisation has placed new blood on its main policy-making group. The area’s Chamber of Commerce elected two new business representatives onto its Leadership Group earlier this month.  Best Western’s Graham Usher, General Manager at the Monkbar Hotel, and Andrew Digwood, Partner with law firm Rollits, both joined the group at the Chamber’s annual

Written on 28th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Lobbying, Members' news, News