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Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw

Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning & Transport,
Bradford Council

  • Creating a partnership between Bradford Council, University of Bradford, Leeds LEP, Bradford Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to boost the local economy by £4 billion, create 20,000 new jobs and become the “best place in the UK to start a business”
  • Investing £9 million in buying buildings and acquiring land for future developments to improve current and future growth prospects
  • Ensuring local businesses have the workforce required for expansion by working with the University of Bradford to get 48,000 more people qualified to NVQ level three
  • Focusing on infrastructure development as a mean of attracting inward investment, creating jobs and boosting £1 billion to the local economy through these projects
  • Achieving 6,500 new private sector jobs, 4,127 new business start-ups and 48 high growth business expansions in 2018 alone, with average weekly earnings rising 7%