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Chamber report calls for creation of Leeds Waterfront District

Chamber report calls for a waterfront district

Watch the video Leeds Chamber Property Forum today launches a new report looking into the commercial, economic and social opportunities a vibrant waterfront can bring to the city. The report, entitled “Leeds: A Waterfront City”, puts forward the premise that with the development of South Bank Leeds, the waterfront stops being the southern boundary and instead moves to be right

Written on 7th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Chamber News, Members news, News, Policy & lobbying

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

President’s Annual Lunch speech (abridged)

Gerald Jennings, Leeds Chamber lunch

Businesses in Leeds have been told to remain positive and that the local economy is still strong, despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit. President, Gerald Jennings, told the Leeds Chamber of Commerce annual lunch attendees that, as long as the focus for business leaders and politicians is on building a strong, dynamic economy, that the city and wider region will

Written on 4th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, News, Policy & lobbying

New faces join Leadership Group

Leeds Annual Lunch 2016

Leeds’ leading business support group has some new faces on its main policy-making body. The city’s Chamber of Commerce elected new business representatives onto its Leadership Group at its annual election meeting earlier this month. The group meets bi-monthly to focus on business needs and concerns in the city, and how to lobby for improvements. Other partners such as the

Written on 29th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Members news, News, Policy & lobbying

Lord Mayor of London’s visit to Leeds boosts professional sector profile


The Lord Mayor of London will visit Leeds tomorrow (Thursday, July 28) to strengthen links between London, the world’s leading financial centre, and Leeds, which has blossoming banking, legal, and services industries. Alderman Jeffrey Mountevans, the Lord Mayor, will meet business leaders in the city region as part of a visit organised by Leeds Chamber, part of West & North

Written on 27th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Chamber News, Finance, IT/Telecoms

Networking leads to superfast connection


If you are not convinced that networking can help your business Fastsigns and Time Communication, both West & North Yorkshire Chamber members, might be able to convince you otherwise. Award-winning family signage business, Fastsigns has significantly improved its service to clients thanks to speedier broadband and meeting Jeff Cohen, managing director from Time Communication at a Chamber networking event. Jeff

Written on 18th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Chamber News, IT/Telecoms, Members news

Take the survey: Q2 2016


Fieldwork is now underway for the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. We ask that you spare a few minutes to tell us about your current business conditions and help the Chamber’s lobbying activity. Please click here to complete the survey. The Chamber is regularly asked for data by MPs, Civil Servants and the Bank of England and by completing the QES

Written on 26th May 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Chamber News, News

What state is our region in?

Hilary-Benn state of the region debate

Local businesses will have the opportunity to discuss the state of the region in an economic breakfast event hosted by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with law firm Bond Dickinson LLP next week. On Friday 20th May in Leeds businesses will hear from a host of speakers providing personal insights and information on exporting, case studies

Written on 13th May 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Chamber News, Exporting, Legal, News

Chamber responds to cancellation of NGT

Leeds-Chamber-President comments on NGT

Following the announcement that the proposed trolley bus will no longer be going ahead, Leeds Chamber president, Gerald Jennings responded by saying: “It is disappointing that after a further decade in the planning Leeds continues to remain the only major UK city without any kind of mass transit system. We would urge the government to maintain its commitment to Leeds

Written on 12th May 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Chamber News, News, Policy & lobbying, Transport