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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

Pure communication through networking


Jeffrey Cohen is the joint managing director of telecoms business, Time Communications. The Wakefield based business supplies and installs telephone systems and everything that interfaces with a telephone system such as voice mail and headsets. Jeff told us: “I have attended Pure Networking for several years both in Leeds and York and have found this to be an integral part

Written on 8th April 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in IT/Telecoms, Members news, News, News3

Heathrow’s Business Summit for SMEs

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“We’ll need more SMEs from the Northern Powerhouse in Heathrow’s supply chain to deliver an expanded Heathrow” declared Phil Wilbraham, Heathrow’s Development Director at the BCC’s annual conference as he announced Business Summits in Manchester and Leeds. With strengths in complex manufacturing, science and innovation, SMEs in the Northern Powerhouse will be integral to Heathrow’s ability to deliver an expanded

Written on 3rd March 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Chamber News, News, News3, Transport

Overspill car park opens at Leeds’ Elland Road P&R

Elland Rd overflow

Commuters using Leeds’ popular Elland Road Park and Ride will be able to take advantage of an upgrade to the overflow parking area from Wednesday. With the existing, 425-space car park frequently being filled to capacity, increasing numbers of passengers have been using an unmade-up area as an overflow car park. To improve conditions for those people, West Yorkshire Combined

Written on 4th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News, News3

Work gets underway on £11m UTC


Work has started on a state-of-the-art educational establishment which will equip the teenage manufacturers and engineers of tomorrow with world class skills. UTC Leeds is due to open in September 2016 in the heart of a fast-growing education hub off Hunslet Road in the city centre, offering students a high quality education focused on Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. Main contractor BAM

Written on 27th October 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Construction, News, News3, Skills

Leeds High Speed Rail Station – Chamber view


Speaking in Leeds, in March 2015 David Cameron announced that Sir David Higgins, Executive Chairman at HS2 Ltd, would be tasked with relooking at the options for HS2 coming into Leeds city centre. The original thinking sets out plans for a new station terminating at New Lane, opposite Asda House in Leeds South Bank, approximately a quarter of a mile

Written on 27th July 2015Kalpna Mistry. Published in Construction, News3, Policy & lobbying, Transport

Chamber comments on expansion at Heathrow


After three years of deliberation, we now have clarity on the future direction of airport capacity in the south east.  Commenting on the Davies Commission announcement, Leeds Chamber president, Gerald Jennings said: “It is now clear there can only be one solution that is right for Yorkshire, and right for Britain. Only a third runway at Heathrow will deliver for

Written on 1st July 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News3, Policy & lobbying, Transport