Unleashing the potential of the Leeds City Region

Leeds City Region leaders including Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and Transport for the North Board Member, and Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Bradford Council, today joined Transport for the North’s Jonathan Spruce at a local Strategic Transport Plan event in Bradford.

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Bradford launches bold Northern Powerhouse Rail Growth Strategy

Bradford Council has released its Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) Growth Strategy which sets out the ambitions to transform the economy through a new high-speed rail connection in the city centre that will better connect the UK’s youngest city to the opportunities of the future.

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Responding to the launch of Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan

Transport for the North (TfN) has today published its £70bn Strategic Transport Plan and Investment Programme, which sets out an ambitious vision for the future of the North’s economy, through proposals for northern transport infrastructure over the next 30 years. The Strategic Transport Plan is to be considered by Transport for the North’s Board on […]

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How will Northern Powerhouse Rail impact your business?

Businesses from across the North are being encouraged to take part in short survey on Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) which aims demonstrate the importance of bringing NPR to cities across the North. In Bradford, securing a city centre station as part of NPR would not only reduce journey times and increase capacity on the network, […]

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Business backing for Bradford’s high-speed rail ambition

Businesses from across the North have come out in support of Bradford’s ambitions to better connect its city centre through Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR). December sees the submission of Transport for the North’s (TfN) strategic case for NPR to the Department for Transport (DfT), in which Bradford has been calling for city centre station on […]

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Law firm Gordons backs Next Stop Bradford to deliver platform for growth

Victoria Davey, Partner and Head of Operations at Gordons

Law firm Gordons has been an intrinsic part of Bradford’s business community since it was founded in the city 174 years ago. As an organisation that has long had a city centre presence and been interconnected with Bradford’s business community for as long as it has, Gordons is uniquely positioned to provide a view on the impact of a Northern Powerhouse Rail Station.

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Legal firm makes the case for investment in Bradford NPR

Formed as Last Cawthra Feather solicitors in 1988, LCF Law has grown to be one of the largest legal practices in Bradford District, serving clients across the Yorkshire and beyond. LCF Law now employs over 130 staff from its four offices in Bradford, Leeds, Harrogate and Ilkley, counting staff with expertise in Corporate, Property, Personal and Dispute law.

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Creative architects set out plans for future in Bradford

Bradford City Centre based Yeme Architects opened its doors in 2011. Originally a practice focussed on home extensions, Yeme quickly grew its client base because of its company ethos – to be different, and to always be better. Yeme now acts for property owners of all sizes across the UK, and this year will turn over £1 million for the first time.

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Bradford is a thriving Hub of resource for the North to assimilate, in its progress towards becoming a Powerhouse. This transport link is a vital connection to that resource: the time for action is now.

Bruce M Queensbury