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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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Why I chose private Physiotherapy – personal testimonial by Mark Arthur.

October 26, 2017
Naturally, my first thought when considering physiotherapy wasn’t to become stronger or better than before. It was to stop the pain I was feeling in my back first and foremost. But, having discussed my recovery...

Lancaster University partners with Campus Capital to invest thousands into Lancashire startups

October 26, 2017
Lancaster University has signed a partnership with venture capital firm, Campus Capital, to bring investment to the region and further strengthen Lancashire’s startup ecosystem. Campus Capital will invest...

Free workshops to help businesses achieve growth

October 26, 2017
Free support is being offered to help Lancashire SMEs develop new products and achieve growth. The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Innovation Clinic is holding a free two-part workshop for...

Huge investment success at the Bay Business Angels event

October 26, 2017
The Bay’s own Dragons’ Den, Bay Business Angels, hosted the second event in a continuing series of their new investment network, which has been set up in the Bay area by local business advisors. There...

It’s Going To Be Mega! Alistair Eagles’ president’s speech

October 26, 2017
In a departure from tradition, Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce President, Alistair Eagles, read out a poem, about the district, he had written on the train back from London. President Alistair Eagles took...

Chamber Chat – Mike Harrison

October 26, 2017
I recently attended the annual ‘Developers Forum’ staged by the City Council Planning Department. The event is a vehicle for informing local and national housing developers together with...

Duo launch business to combat loneliness for the elderly

October 26, 2017
TWO friends have launched a business in a bid to combat the loneliness and isolation often experienced by elderly people. Fran Frankland and Vivienne Pike, of Kirkby Lonsdale, started Just Company following personal...

More Accreditation for Nublue

October 26, 2017
Lancaster based eCommerce experts Nublue have added to their list of certified employees. Three of the business’ hosting gurus have successfully completed their LPI-e accreditations – a Linux...

The Apprentice is coming to Lancaster!!

October 19, 2017
No, not Lord Alan Sugar and his team, but 12 professionals from local broker Premier BusinessCare will take part in a head to head challenge throughout October and November in support of the North West Air Ambulance...

St John’s Hospice Win National Charity Times Award

October 19, 2017
St John’s Hospice have won a prestigious national award for Change Project of The Year, beating off some large national charities in the competition. After being shortlisted back in July, St John’s...

New Exhibition Is Hot Off The Press

October 19, 2017
A showcase of work by printmakers from across the Lancaster district is currently on exhibition in The Dukes gallery. Dozens of prints are on display created at Iron Press Printmaking, the fine art printmaking...

Osteoporosis and your spine - PhysioFusion

October 19, 2017
What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a slow developing condition whereby the density and the quality of the bone are reduced, making them become more fragile. This process occurs over a number of years and in most...

Chamber Chat - Jon Powell

October 19, 2017
I’ve had an amazing few weeks. It started with the Chamber’s 120th anniversary and the inaugural North Lancashire EXPO. Followed by a trade mission to Japan and then I started a new role with Lancaster...

Innovation Clinic – UCLan

October 19, 2017
Attend for a FREE two day workshop which will equip your business with the knowledge needed to get your product transformed from a good idea into a best seller! - Funding & routes to finance- What makes a...

Back to School for Big Torch Steve Daniels

October 19, 2017
A Lancaster based graphic designer has been selected to compete in School of Thought 2017. Big Torch director and designer Steve Daniels has been chosen to compete in this years School of Thought. School of Thought...

Chamber Chat – Stephanie Conway, Premier BusinessCare

October 12, 2017
With office space at a premium, some small businesses or new start-ups could struggle to set up or expand. However, the idea of co-working provides a modern day affordable solution that could boost Lancaster’s...

Salary Guide Invitation

October 12, 2017
We are pleased to invite you to join us at the launch of our 2018 Salary Guide Event. The event summarises key findings from a survey of over 17,500 employers and employees across the UK. The morning session will...

Apprentices

October 12, 2017
Heysham power stations’ latest recruits have joined the company to start their apprenticeship in the nuclear industry. The ten new recruits for Heysham, Joe Hiley, Kieran O’Sullivan, Alex Mackay-Fowler,...

Morecambe-based AM Services Group acquires Liverpool washroom business

October 12, 2017
Morecambe facilities management business AM Services Group has revealed the latest in a series of acquisitions to support the company’s growth strategy. AM Services Group recently acquired the highly respected,...

The Dukes Half Term Family Fiesta

October 12, 2017
There’s a feast of family entertainment on offer for the half term holiday at The Dukes. Three days of family theatre begins on October 30 when Pitschi: The Kitten With Dreams returns at 11.30am and 2pm....
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