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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

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

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

New tourism campaign welcomed


York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement, being made today, that a new national marketing campaign for York is to be launched. The announcement is being made today (20 Jan) by Visit York, at its annual conference at the Racecourse.  It will be welcomed by many businesses across the city affected by the recent floods.  The floods

Written on 20th January 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, News, Retail

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