Magazine

JULY 2022

JULY 2022

Winning the City of Culture bid will give the whole district a huge shot in the arm so soon after the pandemic. It will be a wonderful showcase for our city and LOCALiQ, The T&A and Bradford Means Business are honoured to be playing their part. Congratulations to everyone who played a part in making #Bradford2025 a reality.
Shanaz Gulzar, chair of Bradford 2025, said that: “This is a huge opportunity to celebrate our extraordinary cultural heritage and for our young, diverse population – who have been so involved in shaping our bid – to become leaders and change-makers and begin a new chapter in our story.
Bradford has been overlooked and underestimated for so long – it’s now our time to shine.”
Winning the title will bring an estimated extra£700 million, into the district, creating 3,000 jobs and attracting around 1.1 million visitors. It will inevitably be a game-changer for the district; with long term benefits including increased employment, new investment, enhanced skills, renewed pride, greater cultural capacity and more opportunities to participate in arts and cultural activities.
Now the entire country will have the chance to see what a fantastic city it is.

APRIL 2022

APRIL 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of Bradford Means Business magazine. Bradford has been announced as one of four shortlisted places up for the UK City of Culture, approved by Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, and selected from eight longlisted locations across the UK.
Winning the City of Culture bid would give the whole district a huge shot in the arm so soon after the pandemic. It will be a wonderful showcase for our city and the T&A is honoured to be playing its part.
New research has highlighted the towns and cities in England which could make the best use of the government’s levelling up funds.
We talk to one of Keighley’s best-known family companies who are celebrating its 40th anniversary this year – they say that putting people first has been the key to its success.

JANUARY 2022

JANUARY 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of Bradford Means Business magazine.
We look at schemes to revitalise Bradford city and Keighley town centres which have taken a step closer and could play a huge part in revitalising these urban centres over the next few years. Both schemes have been widely welcomed locally and are seen as a vital part of the post-pandemic recovery. In addition, Bradford’s transformative new markets scheme has been designed to spearhead the city’s green recovery by creating a modern new ecological retail space for the city’s market traders.

OCTOBER 2021

OCTOBER 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of Bradford Means Business. The Covid pandemic continues to be a thorn in the side for business and this month’s magazine shines a light on some of the businesses that are leading the district’s recovery.

July 2021

July 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of Bradford Means Business – an edition where we can hopefully start to look forward to a new post-pandemic beginning for our district.

April 2021

April 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of Bradford Means Business magazine – as Bradford carefully re-opens after the most recent National Lockdown.

January 2021

January 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of Bradford Means Business magazine – the first edition of 2021 and hopefully, the start of a better year for business. Businesses, from small cafes to huge airlines, from car manufacturers to hairdressers, have all been hugely affected by the impact of Covid-19, and we investigate what that might mean for local entrepreneurs.

November 2020

November 2020

We live in a technological age. It isn’t hyperbole to say that the world is going through seismic changes, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Industrial Revolution. Technology is changing everything, from the way we do our shopping to how we consume media and drive our cars. A vibrant technology sector will underpin Bradford’s growth for the rest of the century. Following the success of Bradford Tech Week, this issue of Bradford Means Business delves deep into how technology really is changing in Bradford and how Tech Week has provided tech opportunities to young people and inspired a generation.

August 2020

August 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of Bradford Means Business. With the UK and most of the world shut down as people sheltered from a deadly virus the shock to the economic system will be severe and challenging.

However there are still reasons to be optimistic. In this edition we focus on the businesses who embraced a new way of working and overcame adversity. Times may be tough, but Bradford is still thriving.

April 2020

April 2020

The UK is bracing itself for the full impact of COVID-19, whose effect on business has been profound. As a result of the Government-mandated lockdown, many businesses find themselves in uncharted territory. How do you continue to trade when no one is buying? What do you do with your loyal workforce and how do you shield your business from the worst so it is ready to resume when the pandemic has passed? Bradford Means Business investigates.

January 2020

January 2020

Welcome to the first edition of the new year and the beginning of a new decade. We are showcasing some of the upcoming ‘big ticket’ items that give us optimism for the future.

Richard Shaw tells us why the Bradford City of Culture bid is so important to our future prosperity. The bid, which is awarded once every four years by the Government, is backed by the council but will be spearheaded by a new Cultural Partnership made up of representatives from all sectors.

Also in this edition, we feature Manufacturing Week – a spotlight for some of the district’s most dynamic businesses – and welcome a new columnist, Juliette Healey of the Bank of England.

October 2019

October 2019

In this issue, we chat to Expect Distribution’s, Neil Rushworth, about his journey to logistics excellence, Bradford’s ambitious bid to become the UK’s city of culture in 2025, the development of the new Bradford Food Market in early 2020 and how family business JCT600 has become one of the best-known names in Yorkshire.

July 2019

July 2019

In this issue, we chat to successful lawyer Sarah Bashir MBE; reveal the successes of small and medium-sized enterprises in our area with our Top 50 SME countdown; explore the impact of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, and celebrate the very best of Bradford businesses with coverage from the Bradford Means Business Awards 2019.

April 2019

April 2019

In our second issue meet Joanna Robinson, managing director of leading engineering firm. Find out more about the new-look Odeon, with the hopes to boost night-time economy. We salute new business entrepreneurs as part of National Apprentice Week and how JET2 has increased visitors to Leeds-Bradford Airport, becoming the third largest airline in the country!

January 2019

January 2019

In our first issue meet Mahboob Hussain founder of Icestone Gelato, find out about the move to Leeds for Channel 4, the coming Manufacturing week and the story of Regal foods and their factory expansion. Plus all the details of the 2019 Business Awards