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One of the main remits of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is to be the voice for its Members, representing their views and helping to support them with real issues affecting their business. All representation & lobbying is carried out at local and national level with local government and policy makers.

Below you will find the latest news on Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce’s policy activities, business news from across North Lancashire and news stories from our Members.

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Chamber Chat – Gemma Collins

November 23, 2017
Six years this month I began my career with the Chamber with little business experience and limited knowledge on the business world, Ann Morris (ex-Chamber CEO) kindly took a chance on me and I wouldn't be here today...

Stamp duty abolition for first-time-buyers is chancellor’s big surprise

November 23, 2017
Tony Medcalf, head of tax at Lancaster-based accountancy firm MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “Without doubt the biggest surprise in this budget is the abolition of stamp duty on house purchases up to...

Greyhound Bridge closures

November 23, 2017
As previously advised, Greyhound Bridge will be closed for a period early next year to allow essential maintenance works to take place. Lancashire County Council (LCC) Operations are already on site implementing the...

It's going to be Mega

November 23, 2017
Guests attending Lancaster & District’s Chamber’s President Dinner experienced a social extravaganza of magical and musical entertainment not to be forgotten. Alistair Eagles, Chamber President hosted...

Business Fit…. Business Ready 2018?

November 23, 2017
More sales, more profit, more time and a lot less stress? Get ahead of the competition and stay in front? Be business ready for 2018 with a special offer only for Chamber members… Set all your business goals...

Heysham firm supplies the world’s largest pea growing cooperative

November 23, 2017
Heysham based fuel storage specialists, Fuel Proof Ltd., has partnered with The Green Pea Company to supply the frozen vegetable giants with four new diesel bowsers. The 1000 litre bowsers will supply diesel fuel to...

CancerCare #Xmaselfie Campaign

November 23, 2017
A ‘crackers’ social media campaign is being led by a Lancaster insurance Brokers as a thank-you to CancerCare during the festive season. Nicola McIlwrath, a commercial insurance advisor with Reid Hamilton...

A1 short course Training

November 23, 2017
A1 Short Course Training is a new member of the Lancaster Chamber and would like to introduce themselves to other Chamber members.Ann Mapp, manager of A1, has 20 years’ experience and skills in Health &...

Chamber Chat – Mike Marczynski

November 16, 2017
As a fairly recent recruit to The Chamber Board of Directors, it’s really given me a fascinating insight into how the Chamber operates, how and why actions are taken, and why we as a Chamber actually exist! You...

Use government funding to transform your management team - What is a degree level apprenticeship?

November 16, 2017
Degree Level Apprenticeships are a government-backed initiative which provides businesses who want to stimulate, challenge and inspire their new or existing workforce with a flexible alternative to traditional...

Lancashire Business Day 27.11.17

November 16, 2017
You are invited to join businesses throughout the county to celebrate the first ever Lancashire Business Day at a prestigious dinner event on Monday, November 27. Lancashire Business Day is being staged by Lancashire...

What To Do If You Are Flooded

November 16, 2017
There are many issues and factors that contribute to flooding and almost all of them out of the hands of home and businesses owners, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mitigate the damage to your property....

Hot November offers from Salt Ayre

November 16, 2017
Salt Ayre Leisure Centre have some fantastic November deals at the moment. Chamber members to get 50% off a team building day – making it £25 per head, with hot lunch and meeting space available!Also, a...

Pagefast keeps going

November 16, 2017
The 5th of December will shortly be upon us and most of us Lancastrians will cast our minds back to ‘that Saturday’ two years ago when the rain started and simply didn’t stop. The location of...

The ‘Apprentice’ challenge draws in local celebrity!

November 16, 2017
Local broker Premier BusinessCare is taking part in an ‘Apprentice’ style challenge in support of the North West Air Ambulance (NWAA). The two teams have already sourced some amazing auction prizes to be...

Lancaster’s Midwinter Market

November 16, 2017
Taste seasonally-inspired recipes, meet local food producers, and discover Lancaster’s bubbling local food and craft scene. On Friday the 15th December from 10:00-17:00 Lancaster’s market square will be...

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas At The Dukes

November 16, 2017
There will be a festive feel to The Dukes final film screening of 2017 for people with dementia, their families, friends and carers. Meet Me In St Louis(U) starring Judy Garland is set in the lead up to the 1904...

Chamber Chat – Alistair Eagles

November 09, 2017
Our snowball is rolling I really love Lancaster and Morecambe and honestly believe that we are jointly entering an exciting new chapter in our history. One year on from the opening of the Bay Gateway there is no...

Financing Innovation Workshop

November 09, 2017
The University of Cumbria and the University of Lancaster have teamed up to provide local businesses (SMEs), and anyone thinking of setting up a business throughout Cumbria, the opportunity to attend our free one-day...

Employer Advisory Groups

November 09, 2017
A very successful first meeting of the Employer Advisory Group, run in association with the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, was held at Lancaster & Morecambe College on 11 October 2017. Following...
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