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Construction Summit builds on past success

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The Construction Summit North, organised by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, returns to Manchester on 14th July, providing an opportunity for key figures in the property and construction sector to discuss the challenges and obstacles faced by the industry and look at ways to ensure the sector maintains its current growth. The property and construction sector contributes substantially to the

Written on 23rd June 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News, News story 2

From £15,000 to £800,000 revenue in four years


Managing director of the York Coffee Emporium, Laurence Beardmore, kindly spoke for Chamber members at a recent lunch. Laurence’s company has grown exponentially since inception, starting out with a love for coffee and no experience. Laurence has kindly provided his presentation (in note form) here which includes some excellent business tips in case you missed the lunch. View here

Written on 7th April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in manufacturing, Members' news, News, News story 2, Retail, Skills

Barry Dodd is guest speaker


In April we have Barry Dodd, Chair of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) speaking at our business lunch in York. On Wednesday 6th April at the National Centre For Early Music Barry will tell us how he started his business and some of the challenges he faced as well as discussing his role with the

Written on 17th March 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, News story 2

City of York Council seeks partner for Guildhall

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City of York Council are seeking a Commercial Operating partner for York Guildhall Business Club and Serviced Office Venue on a minimum 10 year lease opportunity for approx 1900m2 of letting space. The deadline for expressions of interest is 11th March. You can see full details on this document here which includes a link to the registration area. An event will

Written on 10th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News, News story 2, property, Skills

York businesses have voted yes for BID

The Back the Bid  Launch at the Merchant Adventurers Hall, York    Picture Frank Dwyer

Businesses in York vote YES to a Business Improvement District in the city centre. Detailed figures for the vote were as follows: ·         Yes by Number: 76% ·         Yes by Rateable Value: 80% A not-for-profit BID company will now be formed to carry out a wide range of improvements and services from April next year. The York BID has been

Written on 27th November 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News, News story 2

You can influence business policy

workforce changes last quarter

Please take three minutes to complete the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. Take the survey here. Did you know that your answers to this survey in previous quarters have directly helped to influence local policy makers and support the provision of meaningful activity to support business, including: UTC Leeds, a new school focusing on engineering & manufacturing, opening September 2016 Introduction

Written on 9th November 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News, News story 2, Skills

Economic survey shows growth

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Growth within the region’s economy continues into Q3 despite tougher trading conditions, says West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s latest economic survey results present a two speed economy this quarter. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT FOR Q3 HERE The service sector continues to grow at pace, reporting increasing headcounts and solid domestic and export sales, although the pace

Written on 9th October 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News story 2

£150,000 to champion enterprise in education


The LEP has secured a further £150,000 from government to strengthen links between business and education and recruit more business volunteers to work with schools in the Leeds City Region. Having successfully completed the government’s Enterprise Adviser Pilot, one of only five in the country, the LEP will now join the national roll out of the programme, led by the

Written on 17th September 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Employment, News, News story 2, Skills

What we wish we’d known when we started


Experienced exporters briefed their novice counterparts at the We are International Network recently. Novice exporters heard a manufacturer, architect, independent adviser and logistics expert describe their difficulties at Addleshaw Goddard in Leeds. Managing director of Industrial Textiles  & Plastics Ltd, Easingwold, Marc Van Der Vort, whose business makes protective engineered textiles and chemical resistant membranes, discussed his experiences internationally, including in The

Written on 8th July 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Exporting, Members' news, News, News story 2