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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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Important Survey for the LEP – please take time to fill in

August 18, 2017
The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are concerned that, according to the Office of National Statistics, Lancashire ranks as of one of the UK’s lowest performing LEP areas. They have commissioned the...

Honorary membership of Lancaster Chamber

August 18, 2017
For over 10 years i2i Infinity have been a key supplier to the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, by providing the online service e-z Cert for the production of certified export document. Certified export documents are a...

Port Stories Launched

August 18, 2017
The fascinating history of Lancaster’s maritime past is brought to life in audio dramas, films and artwork on a newly launched website. Port Stories aims to increase awareness of the importance of...

Back Pain by PhysioFusion

August 18, 2017
How often do you find yourself taking medication to relieve your back pain symptoms - or how many times do you find yourself heating up the wheat bag in the microwave? Most likely, too often, right? It seems it is...

Chamber Chat – Great Expotations with Sandra Cottam-Shea

August 17, 2017
I’ve just watched a video on TEDx (creative platform found on the intenet) where a renowned psychologist explained how our brains are wired to take a negative stance unless we consciously retrain them. I nodded...

Business Breakfast Networking Event

August 17, 2017
6th September 2017, 7.45 – 10.00am University of Cumbria, Sentamu’ building, Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road, LA1 3JD To celebrate the grand opening of our new teaching block the Sentamu’ building,...

Construction Labour and Skills Research Consultation Workshop

August 17, 2017
2.00pm to 2.30pm Arrival and Networking2.30pm to 2.35pm Welcome, Introductions and Housekeeping2.35pm to 2.50pm Strategic Context from CITB and Lancashire LEP2.50pm to 3.20pm Research Findings Presentation3.20pm to...

Northern Powerhouse missions for 17/18

August 17, 2017
The programme of Northern Powerhouse missions for 17/18 has now been agreed and information will soon be available.The first of these are taster visits to help potential and new exporters get a feel for the support...

LOVEmyBEACH

August 17, 2017
LOVEmyBEACH is supporting the week long, nationwide #binit4beaches campaign which focuses on raising awareness on the damage flushed wet wipes has on the UK’s beaches. The number of wet wipes found on beaches...

ICS strengthens its SME accountancy services with four new senior appointments

August 17, 2017
Lancashire-based contractor accountancy firm ICS is going from strength to strength with four new senior managers joining the team. Matthew Blane is now head of sales, while Sam Price has been appointed as corporate...

Spread of high-profile projects delivered by Better with Jam

August 10, 2017
Visitors to Lancaster will now be able to use a brand new website to learn all about the city, discover events that will be taking place and plan their trip, thanks to Lancaster-based agency, Better with Jam. The new...

Chamber Chat – Brendan Hughes

August 10, 2017
As I get out and about in the district I am enthused by the amount of investment brought into the area by various bodies including the BIDS, LCC and more importantly businesses. At the bedrock of the districts wealth...

Morecambe BID launches new aerial video

August 10, 2017
Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) recently commissioned Colin Aldred, of Aerial Artwork, to overfly Morecambe and shoot aerial video and photography. The results, to say the least, are stunning as it shows...

Snap Fitness to open at Arndale Morecambe Bay

August 10, 2017
NewRiver’s, Arndale Morecambe Bay is delighted to announce that Snap Fitness has signed a 15 year lease on 53-55 Euston Road, Morecambe. After a successful application to change the use of the premises located...

Local Plan Consultation Report: Addendum to Appendix 2

August 10, 2017
On 5 July 2017 Lancaster City Council published 'The Developing a Local Plan for the Lancaster District Consultation Report 2017' which provides an overview of responses to the Local Plan consultation 27 January 2017...

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation Showcase 4-8pm, Wednesday 20th September, Lancaster University

August 10, 2017
You are invited to the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation showcase event. This is an award winning centre which supports the development of new products and services with environmental benefits. Part funded by the...

Lancaster-based SilverDoor and Citybase Apartments announces new brand positioning.

August 10, 2017
As of July 2017, SilverDoor Apartments will continue focusing solely on booking serviced apartments for corporate clients, while Citybase Apartments will handle all non-business and leisure stays. This market...

Thanks For The Morecambe Memories

August 10, 2017
There will be three opportunities to take a wander down Morecambe’s Memory Lane soon, courtesy of The Dukes. Morecambe On Film is a collection of professional and amateur archive footage from the resort’s...

How to exhibit in the UK National Pavilion at ADIPEC 2017 – Abu Dhabi International Petroleum and Exhibition Conference

August 03, 2017
Why exhibit? Since its launch in 1984, ADIPEC has provided an unrivalled opportunity for experts and professionals to gather in Abu Dhabi, the heart of the oil and gas industry. Exhibiting on the UK National...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

August 03, 2017
With the government proposing to ban the sales of all internal combustion vehicles by 2040, thoughts immediately turn to alternative forms of transport and will the national infrastructure support an all-electric...
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