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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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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...

Piccadilly Support Services awarded charity status

March 21, 2017
The staff and trustees of Piccadilly Support Services are thrilled to announce their newly awarded Charity Status. The current economic climate is challenging for all organisations but in particular those that rely on...

Local community-based energy organisation lighting up the area

March 21, 2017
MORE Renewables is a Lancaster- based community energy organisation which is currently looking for organisations with big roofs and large electricity bills who may be interested in reducing their costs through...

Great Start to 2017 for Lancashire Firm

March 21, 2017
Almost three months into 2017 and Lancashire firm, LARS Communications Limited, has enjoyed a flying start to the year, leading to an ongoing recruitment drive, as the company seeks to expand. The Carnforth based...

New name and brand for expanding local business AM Services Group

March 21, 2017
Heysham based facilities management business AM Support Services has announced a new name - AM Services Group – and a new look. Following a major expansion in spring 2016, when a leading specialist cleaning...

Chamber Chat - David Park

March 16, 2017
On reading or listening to the local news, it seems there is a push to build more and more new houses in the district. Much of that is based on national trends – new planning guidelines and the increase in the...

Ditch the Diet and Say ‘Yes’ to More Tasty Treats from the Lancaster Food Festival

March 16, 2017
By now, most people have ditched their New Year diet, and any wishful resolutions have long gone, so we say this is the perfect time to add a tasty event to your diary. The Lancaster Food and Drink Festival is closer...

Still time to book – Spring business Lunch with Brian Ashton

March 16, 2017
Ex-England Rugby coach is our Inspiring Guest Speak for our Spring Lunch on the 21st March at Lancaster House. Brian is one of the UK’s most experienced professional Rugby coaches. In the autumn of 2007, he led...

New apprenticeship standards approved for delivery

March 16, 2017
Last month the Government approved and published a range of new apprenticeship standards developed by groups of employers. They cover a wide range of sectors including real estate, construction, agriculture and...

CancerCare seeks to appoint a Head of Income Generation

March 16, 2017
CancerCare seeks to appoint a Head of Income Generation to lead, manage and motivate our successful fundraising team to maximise opportunities for raising funds to deliver our range of professional cancer support...

Chamber Chat - Brendan Hughes

March 08, 2017
As the council’s representative on The Chamber board, it’s my task to help ensure the business voice is heard within the council. Owning a business as well I get to see the coin on both sides, and it gives...

90 businesses across Lancaster will be hit by contractor shake-up this year

March 08, 2017
Shocking statistics reveal that 90 Lancaster businesses will feel the hit of new legislation for contractor workers. The IR35 reforms will have a huge impact on public sector companies and contractors from April this...

Spring Into A Life More Ordinary

March 08, 2017
There’s a busy spring ahead for The Dukes pioneering series of events for people with dementia, their family and friends. A Life More Ordinary is now in its second year at the Lancaster theatre. It aims to...

Government urges people in the North West to take cyber security as seriously as home security

March 08, 2017
82% of households in the UK have double locks or deadlocks, and 89% have window locks1, but only 32% of people in the North West are following the Government’s latest password advice. People in the North West...

Beers to the good news

March 08, 2017
In October 2016 The Borough Brewery won Gold for their Pale 3.7% in the annual Society for Independent Brewers North West Regional Competition. Beating a former Supreme Champion of Great Britain beer in the process....

Chamber Chat with John Regan

March 02, 2017
This week I was privileged to be invited to the Official Opening of the Bay Gateway. Unfortunately by the time you are reading this we will have discovered that Princess Alexandra was unable to attend due to an...

Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS)

March 02, 2017
Do you produce or sell alcohol wholesale? If you sell alcohol to another business you may need to apply to register for AWRS. If you are planning to start a business doing this, you must apply at least 45 days before...

Continued expansion at Wright & Lord Financial Services

March 02, 2017
Morecambe Bay & South Lakeland Independent Financial Services company move to larger premises as business increases It’s been almost 10 years since the doors opened for business at one of the areas leading...
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