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Sponsors sign up to back Leeds Manufacturing Festival

LMF-sponsors

Organisers of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, launched last month to showcase the city’s 1,800 manufacturing businesses as a career option for school and college students, have announced a four-strong line-up of sponsors backing the initiative. Accountant RSM, The Works Recruitment, law firm Womble Bond Dickinson and Leeds City College are supporting the seven-month festival, which is designed to give young

Written on 10th April 2019Marketing. Published in Chamber News, Manufacturing, News

Leeds Chamber to back homeless charity

Leeds Chamber to back homeless charity

Leeds Chamber of Commerce has opted to support homeless charity St George’s Crypt over the next few months. A different charity is chosen by the business support organisation each year, with the main fund-raising event being the annual dinner in late January.  The nominated charity is chosen by the current president, in this case Paula Dillon of international law firm

Written on 3rd January 2019Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Media, News, News3

Election: Reaction

PollingStation

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

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

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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