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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 John Munro, station director Heysham 2 power station

August 17, 2016
AS one engineering project – the M6 link road - comes to an end we must not lose sight of the need to encourage more of our young people to see engineering as a fruitful and fulfilling career. Here at the power...

Team ICS Make Great Strides Toward Charity Fundraising Target

August 04, 2016
A team of walkers at Lancaster-based contractor accountancy firm, ICS, are getting ready to put their best foot forward for the CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge. The event, on Sunday 7th August, will be the...

Lancaster to benefit from high street regeneration programme

August 04, 2016
Lancaster announced as one of the 100 towns across the UK to receive support from some of the UK’s biggest brands Wilko joins Corporate Partners Boots UK, EE, Exterion Media, Greggs, Marks & Spencer and...

Lancaster Music Festival 2016

August 04, 2016
2016 Lancaster Music Festival Headline Acts Announced This year’s 8th annual Lancaster Music Festival is set to be the biggest to date, with over 40 venues confirmed to host almost 400 performances over the...

Nublue launches new website Inspiredwallpaper.com for CWV Wallcoverings

August 04, 2016
Lancashire ecommerce agency Nublue has launched an entirely  new website for wallcoverings supplier CWV Wallcoverings. The new website, designed to be more impactful and inspiring for potential customers, offers...

Are you ready for video? - Free Workshop by Workshop Media

July 21, 2016
Workshop Media is pleased to bring our popular and free 'Are You Ready For Video' business workshop back for a third time this year. This workshop is designed for business leaders and owners, managers and marketers...

Seatruck Ferries surge ahead

July 21, 2016
In the first 6 months of 2016 Seatruck Ferries has recorded an impressive Irish Sea freight growth of over just 18%, compared with the market level of 5.8%. Strongest growth has been achieved on the Liverpool -...

Post EU Referendum Update: UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

July 21, 2016
Post EU Referendum Update: UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) As a trusted local partner I am writing to update you on the position of UKTI in the wake of the results of the EU referendum. As you can imagine there is a...

HOTFOOT IS UP FOR BEST CREATIVE AGENCY AT THE BIBAS 2016

July 14, 2016
We are really pleased to be through to the final round at the prestigious BIBAs 2016 for ‘Best Creative Agency.’ Charlie Haywood, Hotfoot’s Creative Director, had this to say: “I’m...

New BID - New Team

July 14, 2016
In November 2015 Lancaster BID were successful at re-ballot with a 68.5 per cent majority of businesses voting in favour of extending Lancaster BID for a further five years. On 31st March 2016 the previous BID term...

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...
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