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

Leeds Skills Strategy response


Leeds City Council has published draft proposals for the city’s talent and skills strategy; the report can be found here. This is a key area of policy for the Chamber and Leeds Chamber’s Leadership Group has reviewed and responded on behalf of the wider membership. A copy of the response is available here Chamber Head of Policy, Mark Goldstone, said

Written on 16th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, News, Skills

Housing consultation response

Barratt Homes Site

Leeds Chamber of Commerce has responded to a recent government consultation on housing. The response to the consultation paper, ‘Planning for the Right Homes in the Right Places’, can be found here.

Written on 16th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Construction, News, Policy & lobbying, Property

LeedsBID Sweatworking event

In collaboration with TRIB3, LeedsBID is offering employees of levy paying businesses the chance to experience a more active approach to networking in the form of Sweatworking. Sweatworking involves a 45 minute, high-intensity interval fitness class followed by the opportunity to network with other business professionals over nutrient-packed post-workout refreshments. Attendees will be able to build relationships with other businesses in the city, whilst

Written on 14th November 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Leeds bus users invited to feedback on new vehicles

First Leeds is inviting customers to feedback on proposals for new vehicles coming into the city over the next few year Key features that customers can feedback on include; new audio visual next stop announcements, seating and USB charging points Local bus operator, First Leeds, is holding customer consultation events over the next month to allow its customers to feedback

Written on 4th October 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

Stourton Park and Ride Public Engagement

With thanks to www.leeds.gov.uk he Department for Transport has expressed its support for £173.5m funding for a number of Leeds Transport Improvements. Leeds City Council (LCC) and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) are working together to introduce a new Park & Ride site in Stourton, including associated Bus Corridor Improvements, adjacent to Junction 7 of M621. This follows the

Written on 19th September 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised

Commissioning training

Voluntary Action Leeds, working with Leeds City Council and WYCAS are once again delivering workshops to support third sector organisations in Leeds access grants and contracts available through the commissioning process. Leeds City Council, CCG’s and other public sector purchasers of goods and services have moved from awarding only grants to more formal service level agreements and contracts.  This is

Written on 31st August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News