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 based building society calls Government to realise Bradford’s ambition

Yorkshire Building Society Photograph by Richard Walker /

While YBS’ three million customers and members live around the country, they are proud that their principle office is in Bradford. Employing a team of 4,000 people across the UK, over 2,000 of these employees are based in Bradford and Leeds, making YBS one of the largest financial and professional services businesses in the Leeds City Region.

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Northern economy set for £15bn boost from Bradford city centre station on Northern Powerhouse Rail

CGI 1: Vision to transform Bradford Interchange as part of Northern Powerhouse Rail

Emerging research by analysts at GENECON, the specialist economic development consultancy, has for the first time revealed the full economic impact potential of a Bradford city centre station on Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR). If Bradford Council secures the backing of Transport for the North and central government, the North’s economy could benefit by up to […]

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Next Stop Bradford needs your support

Last week’s launch of Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan marked a significant milestone for the Next Stop Bradford campaign. The Plan proposes a new Trans Pennine rail line that connects Manchester and Leeds, with just one stop, Bradford. But to make this plan a reality, we need your help. TfN is running […]

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

Responding to the launch of Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan, Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, West Yorkshire Combined Authority chair and Bradford Council leader, said: “This document is a significant step forward in turning our shared ambition to transform transport connections across the North of England into reality.  It will help us unlock the […]

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Investing in Bradford’s transport system through NPR, will help to transform the North’s economy. The opportunity must not be missed.

Sandy Needham Chief Executive of West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce