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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Bradford based 3D printing pioneer on track to become global leader

Bradford is young, ambitious and hungry for growth and I’m incredibly proud that I’ve been able to turn the idea of Filamentive into a reality, whilst creating four new jobs in my home city of Bradford. Filamentive was founded upon the need for change in the 3D printing market. In late 2015, after studying an […]

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Bradford Bulls show support for Next Stop Bradford

Professional rugby league team the Bradford Bulls have come out in support of the Next Stop Bradford campaign to secure a high-speed rail stop in Bradford city centre as part of Northern Powerhouse Rail. Investment in better transport links is high on the agenda of the Bradford Bulls. The club support Next Stop Bradford as […]

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Technology company eyes growth with Northern Powerhouse Rail

I’m a proud Bradfordian and it gives me great pleasure to be involved in bringing high quality, cutting-edge jobs to Bradford through Exa Networks. Our offices are in the city centre, only a five-minute walk away from great shops, bars and restaurants. At Exa Networks we’ve worked very hard to build our current success and intend to grow and develop alongside the city.

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As one of the largest populations in the UK, it's key that Bradford improves rail connectivity, to maximise our economic potential for both the region and nationally.

Nasser Malik Chairman of the Yorkshire Enterprise Network (YEN) and Malik House Business Centres