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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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Local Plan for Lancaster District

January 25, 2017
The new Local Plan for Lancaster district will identify land to meet future development needs and will protect areas which are of environmental... Read more...

Counselling – Not all pain is physical

January 25, 2017
At Physiofusion they are aware that not all pain is physical. Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they're thinking or feeling, as well as anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are...

Chamber Chat with Mal Garnett

January 18, 2017
A new year sees the opportunity for Lancaster to make a new start. Christmas gave us a glimpse of just how vibrant the city can be. Each time I popped into town, I was cheered by the bustling atmosphere. It was really...

Lancaster Businesses report on their ‘Best Christmas’

January 18, 2017
With footfall impressions in Lancaster city centre up 4.2 percent in the week leading up to Christmas, Lancaster BID report on a successful festive season. Lancaster BID worked with a range of partners to deliver...

BOOST Lancashire Innovation Clinic with UCLan

January 18, 2017
BOOST Lancashire and UCLan Innovation Clinic are running a two day free workshop in Clitheroe to help businesses with developing a new product and bringing it to market.

Be safe, be Cybersafe

January 18, 2017
Are you looking for a trusted supplier to deliver a service to support your online security? Or are you a company which delivers a service who would like to get more business? If you can answer yes to one of these,...

Ski fitness: how to get fit for the slopes

January 18, 2017
There are fewer things more exciting than hitting the slopes with your friends and family this time of year. However, as fun as it can be, the risks and dangers that come with it are also very serious. It is important...

Chamber Chat with Vivien Hacker

January 11, 2017
In German they call it “Lokalpatriotismus”. Literally translated that’s local patriotism. In other words, the term expresses how strongly we feel rooted in our own area and how passionately we want...

Lancashire businesses urged to enter Red Rose Awards!

January 11, 2017
It’s the final call for businesses across Lancashire to enter the national award-winning Red Rose Awards which will close for entries at midnight on Friday 13 January 2017. The Awards, which has categories...

Dennison trailers reach 50,000 trailer milestone

January 11, 2017
Lancaster and Naas based commercial trailer manufacturer Dennison Trailers has reached a major milestone, producing its 50,000th trailer since the company was formed. While the company began life as Dennison Brothers...

Your chance to apply to a £3.8m pot to help rural businesses in Lancashire grow

January 11, 2017
Lancashire County Council has announced the funding of £3.8m as the next stage of the Lancashire LEADER programme 2015-2020. It can support activities such as business development, farming, rural services,...

Hotfoot celebrate 10 years in business with record revenues

January 11, 2017
A Lancaster based agency that started in the founder’s back bedroom is celebrating ten years of providing creative services in Lancashire and beyond with record revenues. Established in 2006 by creative...

Commercial property specialist joins Wright & Lord Solicitors

December 21, 2016
Wright & Lord Solicitors have recruited Jonathan Holmes, as a commercial property specialist, to develop the sector in the wake of commercial development opportunities from the new M6 Link road in Lancaster and...

Chamber Chat with Gemma Beaton

December 02, 2016
With the Festive season now in full swing, it’s time to think about buying those gifts for family, friends and work colleagues. You will hear in the media and see it for yourself how some highstreets are in...

Chamber Ambassador Seatruck reports fastest growth on Irish Sea, as hauliers switch operators

December 01, 2016
Freight ferry company Seatruck is reporting growth of more than 18pc in 2016 consolidating its position as the fastest growing operator on the Irish Sea, as more hauliers switch to its services. Seatruck chief...

SilverDoor and Citybase: the industry-leading partnership going from strength to strength in Lancaster

December 01, 2016
In May 2016, SilverDoor acquired the Lancaster-based agent Citybase in a deal worth £2.25m that united the world’s two largest independent serviced apartment agents and created a group of brands with a...

The Faces Behind Our Food Art Trail

December 01, 2016
During December 2016 and January 2017 an art trail will be created across a number of Lancaster’s cafés including The Radish, the Whale Tail, Roots Café, the Cornerstone Cafe and Wilde & Well...

Good News - Funding is back in Lancashire!

December 01, 2016
It’s been a while since there has been any new funding for SME business growth projects in Lancashire, but the great news is that Boost Business Lancashire has recently launched two new programmes. 1. Growth...

Coca-Cola Christmas Truck confirms visit to Lancaster

December 01, 2016
Holidays are Coming…. To Lancaster! Sunday November 20th saw the launch of Christmas in Lancaster with the Lancaster Christmas Lights Switch-On Event’. This event co-ordinated and funded by the Lancaster...

Kris will support Lancaster law firm’s growth

December 01, 2016
Experienced marketer Kris Midgely, a specialist in business and professional services, will head up all marketing and business development activity at Harrison Drury, which has an office on Castle Hill in the city.A...
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