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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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48 brave people jump for St John’s!

April 07, 2017
48 people all completed a sky dive in aid of St John’s Hospice, raising over £13,000 profit so far. On Saturday 25th March, all 48 jumpers, and their small army of supporters, descended upon the Black...

Phishing scam alert

April 07, 2017
Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised. The subject line contains the...

Hotfoot grows team with two new senior appointments

April 07, 2017
Lancaster-based Hotfoot Design is kicking off 2017 with two new hires following a series of new business wins, including Atkinson Vos, Beetham Nurseries and Lancaster Brewery. Becky Sewell joins Hotfoot as a senior...

Lancaster Conferences invites you to the Lancaster University’s Newest Venue

April 07, 2017
Forrest Hills Conference and Team Building Open Day - Friday 12th May 2017 (Lancaster conferences)Lancaster’s best kept secret for meetings & events Conference & team building open dayFriday 12th May...

New head of family law for Lancaster law firm

April 07, 2017
Lancaster law firm, Harrison Drury solicitors, has promoted experienced lawyer John Osborne to be its new head of family law. John, who joined Harrison Drury since January 2016, takes over the role from Damian Baron...

Nublue Staff Achieve Magento 2.0 Certification

April 07, 2017
Ecommerce and Magento specialists Nublue are proud to announce that their entire development team have successfully undertaken and completed Magento 2.0 certifications. The completion of the course is another example...

News for Informal Cabinet Meeting

March 31, 2017
Every few months The Chamber, and both BIDs (Business Improvement District) get to sit down with the council cabinet and its chief officers to discuss issues, opportunities and risks to the district. Obviously, this...

Keeping Businesses Safe

March 31, 2017
The Chamber is delighted to be working with Antony Ford whi has recently taken up the position of Business Fire Safety Advisor for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service for Northern Lancashire. He covers Lancaster,...

Lancaster’s Black Bear Computers recognised for outstanding retail success

March 31, 2017
Black Bear Computers, of Norfolk Street, has topped the charts again with PCR, the magazine for the UK’s PC and Tech industries, as their chosen Retailer of the Month for March. This industry recognition is...

Morecambe BID launches new logo

March 31, 2017
Morecambe BID is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand-new logo designed to reflect Morecambe Bay’s unique offer. The new BID branding has been designed to align with the Morecambe destination...

Top Tips for runners by Physiofusion

March 31, 2017
Out with the cold, in with new (YOU). Longer days and warmer weather usually means one thing for most of us…exercise! Running outdoors has grown massively in recent years and it’s a form of exercise that...

Help drive North Lancashire’s future - Lancashire Enterprise Adviser Network

March 29, 2017
The Lancashire Enterprise Adviser Network is being established covering Morecambe, Blackpool and Preston ( it is planned to extend this network to Lancaster and other parts of Lancashire later this year), with the...

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - Growth Programme grants available

March 29, 2017
The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has published live calls for projects under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). You could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is...

Communique from The Metropolitan Police regarding terrorism

March 29, 2017
Following on from the tragic attack on the 22nd March 2017 at Westminster we are sharing the following communication with you which has been also been circulated to businesses in London. The UK threat level has been...

The Dukes Seeks New Board Members

March 29, 2017
The award-winning Dukes theatre in Lancaster needs three new trustees to help plan its future. The Dukes is a producing theatre, independent cinema and creativity centre and an essential part of Lancashire and...

Chamber Chat with Bill Johnston

March 29, 2017
Last week, along with over 100 other local businesses, I attended The Bay’s Business Breakfast at Morecambe Football Club (which was also a useful reminder on what a great asset the club is for business...

Chamber Chat - Alistair Eagles

March 21, 2017
We are often so busy in our work and family life that we forget how it all started. Ultimately I live and work in Lancaster because I love it here, after first visiting on a 1 year student placement in 1990. For me...

Nublue Launch New Fuel Fighter Ecommerce Website.

March 21, 2017
2017 has started with a bang for Lancaster based eCommerce agency Nublue. A string of client wins and new site launches have been confirmed already this year, the latest of which is a shiny new site for heating oil...

Cross Bay Brewery wins major international award

March 21, 2017
Cross Bay Brewery, Morecambe’s very own, won a Gold Medal at the recent International Brewing Awards. It was competing against 1,100 beers from 42 countries around the world. Sunset won the medal in the Cask...

What Would YOU Be Looking For In A Health And Wellbeing Conference

March 21, 2017
As a charitable organisation working across all sectors promoting the value and importance of supporting the health and wellbeing of employees across Lancashire, there is both a growing appetite and expressed interest...
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