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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 with Aaron Crewe

July 14, 2016
Our campuses and accommodation throughout the city are packed with young, talented individuals looking for employment. For some, their final round of results has just been revealed and they face the question of what...

Wind Kite Festival 2016

July 14, 2016
Catch the Wind, More Music’s annual kite festival, returns to Morecambe on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July from 12noon until 5pm. One of the highlights of the local calendar, the Kite Festival attracts...

Chamber Chat with David Park

June 30, 2016
In the referendum vote the Lancaster district result of 51% Leave and 49% Remain proved to be remarkably similar to the UK-wide result. These are going to be interesting times.   The vote to leave was...

SEO24/7 is a Finalist in the 2016 BIBA Awards

June 30, 2016
Managing Director of SEO24/7, Aaron Crewe, has made it through to the finals of the BIBAs. Judging is taking place now, with the award ceremony to follow in September. Aaron was also nominated this year for Young...

Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, North Lancashire strengthens its board

June 23, 2016
Last week, at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), North Lancashire Chamber of Commerce members voted in three new non-executive directors, replacing three who had retired. The three new directors are Bill Johnston,...

Chamber Chat with Brendan Hughes

June 23, 2016
As the ward councillor for Poulton, I recently attended a regeneration meeting at the town hall. I was pleased to get an update on Morecambe town centre`s regeneration and new `wayfinding‘ plans. I think the...

St John's Hospice Midsummer Marquee events

June 14, 2016
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we have a whole host of fabulous events in June in our beautiful Midsummer Marquee. There is definitely something for everyone! Whether you are looking for a different way to...

Challenges Facing SME's

June 14, 2016
Part 1 – Bidding work for SME growth by Michael J Pickthall, M.D., Pinpoint Management Consultants Ltd. All young SMEs planing for growth face common challenges, which can be significant. While research,...

Chamber Chat

June 14, 2016
Steve Wood University of Cumbria, Chamber Ambassador Both the Universities of Lancaster and Cumbria play a crucial role in the regions community and economy. Our area boasts the University of Cumbria, built on the...

Local Company Training in the UAE

June 14, 2016
Training in Sharjah The Al Sham Centre is a very new special school for children with additional needs, in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah. Managed and headed up by Ursula, a South African with a vision that this...

Does your business need a Finance Doctor?

June 14, 2016
Does your business need a Finance Doctor? Businesses may need to source additional finance for many reasons whether its to support the purchase of new equipment, develop new products or to generally support a...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

June 01, 2016
What a hectic couple of days it was at the end of last week for Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday we hosted a Business Round table at Seatruck in Heysham for constituent businesses of David Morris,...

JWK Solicitors Welcomes Top Employment Lawyer Carl Moran

June 01, 2016
Highly regarded Employment Specialist Carl Moran has joined local law firm JWK as Board Director and Head of the firm’s Employment Department. Mr. Moran joins the firm from his position as Partner in a leading...

New Dementia Training for Lancaster and District

June 01, 2016
Local business partners Gill Grattan and Gill McBain are delighted to announce the launch of Reconnect Dementia Training. With a proven track record of delivering high quality education and training in both the public...

Employing and supporting workers with long-term health conditions: what are the challenges for employers…and what are the solutions?

June 01, 2016
Invitation to attend a free knowledge exchange workshop:Friday 8th July 12.30-4.30pm, Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster Approximately 15million individuals in the UK have a long-term health condition and around half...

AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT - DON’T LEAVE IT TOO LATE!

June 01, 2016
This is a reminder to all chamber members not to leave it too late with regards to sorting out your Auto Enrolment. The responsibility for complying rests with the employer and The Pensions Regulator has a range...

Successful Team OSG

May 19, 2016
Staff, family and friends at Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand took on the challenge of the Keswick 2 Barrow walk at the weekend. An early start time of 5.30am got the team off to a brisk start. The walk, of almost...

Armed Forces Day - What can you do?

May 19, 2016
In the Lancaster District, Armed Forces Day, a national event, has been slow to take hold in the annual calendar of events. Thanks to the support of Cllr Liz Scott, Armed Forces Champion for Lancaster District Council...

Once More Unto The Breach With Branagh

May 19, 2016
A Question and Answer session with Kenneth Branagh will be broadcast live at Lancaster's Dukes cinema prior to a screening of his version of Henry V. Branagh's 1989 directorial debut, in which he also plays the...

Lancashire Business Growth Fund moves a Lancaster Business into 21st Century

February 11, 2016
J Atkinson & Co was established in Lancaster in 1837 as a family business and quietly served the families of the area with teas and coffees. Eleven years ago when the original family had gone, the Steel family...
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