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Dementia Appeal backed as Chamber charity

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York Teaching Hospital’s Dementia Appeal charity will be supported by the local Chamber of Commerce over the next few months. York & North Yorkshire Chamber’s President, Bridget Davies, selected the Appeal as her nominated charity for her second year of office, which runs to July 2019. Lucy Clegg, Fundraising Manager for the charity, said: “With an aging population, the demand

Written on 3rd January 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in media, News, News story 3

Omnicom Engineering: motivated to train


Our front cover in the latest issue of Chamber magazine, businessplus features the boss of Omnicom Engineering, Stirling Kimkeran. Read his views on training and what’s worked best for his business. This issue also includes a round up of members news in York/North Yorkshire, members working together and details on environmental support event, Eco Fair on 15th June. View the

Written on 8th April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News, News story 3, Skills

LEP invests £1.5 million into training

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The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have invested over £1.5 million into funded training for businesses through their pioneering skills service. One business benefitting is D E Ford, a Yorkshire insurance broker where staff have been given the chance to further develop their careers, with the help of funding from the LEP. The £7,715 LEP grant is being used

Written on 19th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members' news, News, News story 3, Skills

Jorvik Fund-Raising Campaign


The Jorvik Viking Centre in York is the focus of a £2 million fundraising campaign to help recover from the Boxing Day floods. Currently closed, and due to re-open next year, the attraction has put a price tag of £2m on its ‘re-imagining’ of the centre for the 21st century. Jorvik have named their fundraising campaign #CampaignCanute after a “fierce warrior” Viking king,

Written on 15th February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News, News story 3, Retail

Central site to thrive as Enterprise Zone

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The York Central site has been designated an Enterprise Zone, and could add as much as 20% to the city’s economy. The decision was included in last week’s Spending Review following a bid by the Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership.  50% of business rates will be retained to invest Prospective businesses locating on York Central will get business rate

Written on 30th November 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, News story 3

Executive show support as vote opens for BID


City of York Council’s Executive have shown their support for the proposed Business Improvement District after a vote offering businesses the chance to have their say on York’s City Centre opened. City Centre businesses are able to vote by post until 26 November, or at a ballot box in West Offices until 23 November to decide whether they would like

Written on 29th October 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, Employment, News, News story 3, Retail

Bid to unlock £100m to help deliver York Central

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City of York Council and the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership have submitted a bid to government which could unlock over £100million to help deliver York’s largest brownfield site. If successful, York Central could be designated as an Enterprise Zone which will mean all of the business rates for the site, which would have gone back

Written on 24th September 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in construction, Economy, infrastructure, News story 3