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  • Bradford – Just a Leeds suburb? | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    figure out how it can compliment and benefit from what happens in Leeds If it enters into a competition with Leeds saying we want top end buildings and services such as the one we are in we are into zero sum and lower growth and lower productivity across the region His comments came on the same day that the Government confirmed plans for a new enterprise zone in the Aire Valley a project that has prompted tensions within the Leeds City Region with Bradford mounting a strong campaign to host the zone So is Mr Carter saying what needs to be said but few within the region would dare suggest Or can Leeds neighbours be economic centres in their own right Share and Enjoy Comments 4 Nigel Grizzard says August 1 2011 at 9 22 am Merging the two cities together is an interesting thought Initially I was against it but it would create in population terms at around 1 2 million the largest non County Local Authority outside London Bradford s high deprivation scores would have an effect on the statistics for the new super city and there would need to be huge investment to rebuild Bradford and the forgotten parts of Leeds I think it s time for the Civic Leaders from the two cities to get together to seriously look at this issue and to set up a task force to start the work I d be keen to join this team Simon Mountford says August 1 2011 at 10 42 am Bradford has tried numerous initiatives aimed at establishing the city as a counterweight to Leeds anyone remember Bradford Bouncing Back but none of them has made any difference to its long term decline But the area does have some great strengths including what is still a strong corporate sector I have long advocated the solution suggested by Andrew Carter that Leeds and Bradford should join forces and create a vibrant successful city After all for most non Yorkshire people Leeds Bradford is already one single conurbation Steve Street says September 19 2011 at 1 38 pm I wish I had been vocal about this in the past as we have been advocating such a view for over 10 years Recruitment has been strategic challenge for Bradford for some time Once challenged with recruitment some 200 people for an online conveyancing business previously the allure of the Leeds marketplace was one of the major hurdles to be negotiated 20 mins on the train and often carrying a salary premium and offering a lifestyle experience that many young people often subconsciously put on their career wishlist Leeds per se was our biggest competitor In the event we had our strategy right an delivered the project I would suggest that we would have to work even harder next time around Bradford needs to get its vision right abandon the whole let s get even on retail approach and make this THE place for manufacturers R D and emerging

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  • Rail nightmare proves long journey to go for commuters | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    and a half hours earlier plus some beer tins left by another passenger on the first trip rather gave it away If this wasn t bad enough the sight that met me as I opened the toilet door cannot be described because readers may be about to eat and I wouldn t want to put you off your meal I ve got no argument that companies such as Northern provide a valuable service stopping at stations including Wakefield Interchange Barnsley and Meadowhall on this particular line But unless train operators pick up their game the Government s green agenda aims for more commuters like me to ditch the car and travel on trains are dubious at best and downright absurd at worst Share and Enjoy Comments 8 Natasha Chaudhary says August 10 2011 at 11 54 pm I completely agree with you I have travelled on Northern rail to get to and from university in Nottingham for three years and I have never had a journey without its bad points I once missed an important revision lecture becase my train had been completely cancelled bearing in mind I got to the station with an extra hour to make time for any delays and I still did not get to Nottingham Its a shame that the conductors are usually nice and polite and share my pain almost but it doesn t compensate for the fact that I spent so much time waiting extra long just to make rooms for delays that I knew were inevitable I agree with you about the mess on the trains I have gotten on a train and felt a sense of de ja vu from the morning thinking I was on this train 5 hours ago and it look exactly the same if not worse its just ridiculous Nice blog post Natasha Chaudhary says August 10 2011 at 11 55 pm apologies for the terrible grammar mistakes in the previous post I m tired and its nearly midnight this is my excuse Rachel Simpson says November 9 2011 at 10 38 am I can t agree more I used to catch this train to travel to uni in Sheffield from Leeds It was always cold and messy and takes 1 hour and 20 mins the virgin express train is much better and I would definitely recommend this option in future Andy Barnett says November 11 2011 at 1 33 pm So you drink a bottle of water and read a newspaper and leave the detritus behind for someone else to clear up then moan about the litter and state of the train What a great example you set others Scott Chesworth says April 11 2012 at 12 44 pm I totally agree with Andy Barnett Are you royalty do you expect clean polished carriages on every trip My mum taught me a valuable lesson leave a room the way you wish to find it you talk nonsense Stuart Barker says February 3 2014 at 5 09

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  • Testing times for the Leeds City Region LEP | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    in terms of the future for the local enterprise partnership A partnership covering 11 diverse local authorities was always going to pose political problems and the first major decision choosing the Aire Valley as its preferred site for an enterprise zone has already provoked howls of protest from Bradford I understand there was also disquiet that no sites from York even made the shortlist While tensions between local authorities around the Humber led to delays in creating a LEP the newly established body has at least now focused on an issue they can all agree on the goal of turning the area into a renewable energy centre of excellence And if there are arguments about the directions of the LEPs covering the Sheffield City Region and York and North Yorkshire they are being had behind closed doors But not in the Leeds City Region Cracks have already appeared and as things stand there seems little reason to believe the region s politicians can put the collective good ahead of their own parochial concerns Mr McLean s diplomatic skills and perhaps also his patience are going to be tested to the limit as much as his business acumen in the months to come Share and Enjoy Comments 2 Peter Watson says June 30 2011 at 10 00 am It is inevitable when only one site could be chosen for the Enterprise Zone that several councils would be disappointed such decisions have to be made upon a judgement of likely commercial success It is important for everyone who is involved in any LEP that they concentrate on the positives the Leeds York and North Yorkshire Chamber has already taken the initiative to set up a team of mentors as a part of a wider service to promote business growth in both LEP

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    Read More Engine plant provides the spark for growth JAGUAR Land Rover s decision to commit its new engine plant to the West Midlands is a terrific feather in the region s cap and further underlines its credentials as a centre of global manufacturing ex Read More Why business as usual is a fatal response to Birmingham s riots caption id attachment 1249 align alignleft width 300 caption The aftermath of Birmingham s riots caption I M full of admiration for the way Birmingham quickly returned t Read More Jeremy Hunt s field of dreams caption id align alignleft width 180 caption Image via Wikipedia caption THIS week I found myself chairing the first Local TV Summit organised by the government as part of Read More The reality of the green energy revolution ACROSS the region there are signs that the green energy revolution for years put forward as a source of significant economic growth for Yorkshire is finally starting to take hold The go ahead Read More Time for LEPs to deliver IT is just over a year since the Government gave notice it was abolishing regional development agencies and asking local authorities and business leaders to form local economic partnerships to help dr Read More Bradford Just a Leeds suburb SO is Bradford s future as a Leeds suburb That was essentially the suggestion put forward by Andrew Carter from the Centre for Cities thinktank when he spoke to the Leeds Chamber Business Forum Read More Rail nightmare proves long journey to go for commuters I MADE the mistake of visiting Sheffield last week Well let me clarify that Wandering through the Steel City itself and visiting entreprenuers and successful business people who work and reside Read More Testing times for the Leeds City Region LEP TWO separate

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  • 2011 November | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    North West Development Agency Politics Publishing Shanghai Warrington West Midlands World Expo finance football Archive for November 2011 November 11 2011 Uncategorized Duncan Tift Jaguar Land Rover the new industrial saviour WHAT welcome news is Jaguar Land Rover s decision to invest in the creation of 1 000 new jobs at its plant in Solihull The news following quickly on its announcement of a new 355m engine pla 6 Comments Read More Search Recent Posts Jaguar Land Rover the new industrial saviour Positive outlook makes refreshing change at The Business of the Economy Why I m stumped by ECB decision Engine plant provides the spark for growth Why business as usual is a fatal response to Birmingham s riots Categories Select Category TheBusinessDesk com News Economics Sport Property North West Retail Events Manufacturing Uncategorized Airlines Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheshire Chester David Beckham Deals Education Enterprise General Election 2010 Greater Manchester International LEP Legal Liverpool Liverpool FC Local Enterprise Partnerships Media Merseyside North West Development Agency Politics Publishing SME Shanghai Warrington West Midlands World Expo Yorkshire finance football Archives November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December

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  • 2011 October | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    West Development Agency Politics Publishing Shanghai Warrington West Midlands World Expo finance football Archive for October 2011 October 19 2011 Uncategorized Ian Briggs Positive outlook makes refreshing change at The Business of the Economy QUESTION What do you get if you cross a former member of the Bank of England s Monetary Policy Committee the head of a leading accountancy group a leading economist and a financial services expert 29 Comments Read More Search Recent Posts Jaguar Land Rover the new industrial saviour Positive outlook makes refreshing change at The Business of the Economy Why I m stumped by ECB decision Engine plant provides the spark for growth Why business as usual is a fatal response to Birmingham s riots Categories Select Category TheBusinessDesk com News Economics Sport Property North West Retail Events Manufacturing Uncategorized Airlines Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheshire Chester David Beckham Deals Education Enterprise General Election 2010 Greater Manchester International LEP Legal Liverpool Liverpool FC Local Enterprise Partnerships Media Merseyside North West Development Agency Politics Publishing SME Shanghai Warrington West Midlands World Expo Yorkshire finance football Archives November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011

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  • 2011 September | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    m stumped by ECB decision THE decision by the English Cricket Board to deny Edgbaston an Ashes test match in 2013 is a major snub to authorities at Warwickshire and a considerable slap in the face to cricket supporters across 1 Comment Read More September 19 2011 Uncategorized Duncan Tift Engine plant provides the spark for growth JAGUAR Land Rover s decision to commit its new engine plant to the West Midlands is a terrific feather in the region s cap and further underlines its credentials as a centre of global manufacturing ex 5 Comments Read More Search Recent Posts Jaguar Land Rover the new industrial saviour Positive outlook makes refreshing change at The Business of the Economy Why I m stumped by ECB decision Engine plant provides the spark for growth Why business as usual is a fatal response to Birmingham s riots Categories Select Category TheBusinessDesk com News Economics Sport Property North West Retail Events Manufacturing Uncategorized Airlines Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheshire Chester David Beckham Deals Education Enterprise General Election 2010 Greater Manchester International LEP Legal Liverpool Liverpool FC Local Enterprise Partnerships Media Merseyside North West Development Agency Politics Publishing SME Shanghai Warrington West Midlands World Expo Yorkshire finance

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  • 2011 August | TheBusinessDeskblog.com
    caption The aftermath of Birmingham s riots caption I M full of admiration for the way Birmingham quickly returned t No Comments Read More August 19 2011 West Midlands Marc Reeves Jeremy Hunt s field of dreams caption id align alignleft width 180 caption Image via Wikipedia caption THIS week I found myself chairing the first Local TV Summit organised by the government as part of 3 Comments Read More August 11 2011 Uncategorized James Reed The reality of the green energy revolution ACROSS the region there are signs that the green energy revolution for years put forward as a source of significant economic growth for Yorkshire is finally starting to take hold The go ahead 1 Comment Read More August 7 2011 Uncategorized James Reed Time for LEPs to deliver IT is just over a year since the Government gave notice it was abolishing regional development agencies and asking local authorities and business leaders to form local economic partnerships to help dr 3 Comments Read More August 1 2011 Uncategorized James Reed Bradford Just a Leeds suburb SO is Bradford s future as a Leeds suburb That was essentially the suggestion put forward by Andrew Carter from the Centre for Cities thinktank when he spoke to the Leeds Chamber Business Forum 4 Comments Read More Search Recent Posts Jaguar Land Rover the new industrial saviour Positive outlook makes refreshing change at The Business of the Economy Why I m stumped by ECB decision Engine plant provides the spark for growth Why business as usual is a fatal response to Birmingham s riots Categories Select Category TheBusinessDesk com News Economics Sport Property North West Retail Events Manufacturing Uncategorized Airlines Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheshire Chester David Beckham Deals Education Enterprise General Election 2010 Greater Manchester International LEP Legal Liverpool Liverpool FC Local

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