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Leeds Mencap’s corporate challenge returns for a fifth year – even bigger and better than before!

The Leeds Mencap Apprentice Challenge is back and the charity are recruiting teams from the business world in Leeds to get involved and demonstrate their creative and entrepreneurial skills and to battle it out for the top spot. Just how much money could you make from a £50 loan, with only seven weeks to do it? Taking part in the

Written on 19th December 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

Holiday Hunger affecting over 30,000 schoolchildren in Leeds

Holiday Hunger affecting over 30,000 schoolchildren in Leeds. Leeds Community Foundation in partnership with Leeds City Council is launching Holiday Hunger Campaign to support healthy holidays for children across the city.  Holiday Hunger is of increasing national concern and is a real problem for those who already rely on free school meals.  In Leeds, it has become an emerging priority

Written on 19th December 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

CityConnect Community Grants Scheme Launches

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme is launching a Community Grants scheme to support delivery of the Department for Transport’s Cycling and Walking to Work fund. The objectives are: To improve access to employment and apprenticeships / training opportunities by facilitating commuting by cycle or on foot. To promote cycling and walking to work among existing employees to improve public

Written on 19th December 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

Sing For Your Heart Campaign

Here at Heart Research UK we’re excited to be launching our very own Christmas campaign to raise money called Sing for your Heart with the help of celebrities including Boyzone, Alesha Dixon, Aston Merrygold, Christopher Biggins, Linda Robson, Piers Morgan, Lesley Joseph, Beverly Knight, Stacey Solomon, Audley Harrison, Kay Adams, and Nadia Sawalha. Sing for your Heart is a social

Written on 24th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

Election: Reaction


Commenting on the outcome of the General Election, Gerald Jennings, President of Leeds Chamber of Commerce said: “The formation of a stable administration that can give voters and businesses confidence around both economic management and Brexit negotiations must be the absolute top priority. More locally we would want to see rapid progress in unlocking the region’s devolution dilemma. I look

Written on 12th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Media, News

Progress of HS2 Bill welcomed


Leeds Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the passing of part of the HS2 parliamentary bill (23 Feb). Phase 1 of the process, allowing the London – Birmingham section to commence, has received royal assent in Parliament, giving reassurance that work can commence.  Construction will now begin on schedule in the spring. Today also saw the launch of schemes totalling £70

Written on 24th February 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Construction, Media, News, Policy & lobbying, Transport

Office move brings expertise together

All change at Leeds as office moves brings expertise together

Leeds Chamber has moved its business support, membership and representation teams to a newly refurbished building and will be joined by the Business Enterprise Fund, the Chamber’s subsidiary company, which provides finance and start up loans to companies across the region. The Chamber will be working closely with its partners RTC North, which runs Enterprise Europe Network and ‘Innovate 2

Written on 3rd October 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Finance, News