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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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North West Hospitality Show 2018

October 12, 2017
As you may be aware, there is a brand new event being held next year. The North West Hospitality Show will be held at the J36 Auction Centre on the 21st & 22nd February and exhibitor spaces are available and...

SJ Bargh Group officially opens their new transhipment site

October 12, 2017
SJ Bargh Group Ltd have officially opened their new transhipment site in Longton, Stoke on Trent which has taken 12 months to build on the site of the well-known Shires bathroom manufacturing site, which closed some...

Vote NOW for Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2017

October 12, 2017
Marketing Lancashire is delighted to announce the three finalists, now going to public vote for the title of Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2017 - the only award in the Lancashire Tourism Awards to be nominated and...

Chamber Chat - Mal Garnett

October 05, 2017
I was honoured recently when Apparatus was selected to become marketing partner for the North Lancs Expo. It goes without saying that my team did a fantastic job - I would say that wouldn’t I! Our sponsors and...

Joint effort to save CCTV for the District

October 05, 2017
Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce, and both the Lancaster and Morecambe BIDs (Business Improvement District) are extremely pleased to see that Lancaster City Council has not only voted to save the closed circuit...

Employers Advisory Group – Invitation from the Principal of Lancaster and Morecambe College

October 05, 2017
You may have seen an article wrote which appeared recently in the local press. A launch event for the Employer Advisory Groups referred to in the article, has therefore been arranged, in tandem with the Lancaster...

Lancaster Music Festival 2017 is almost here!

October 05, 2017
It's back again! The ninth incarnation of the award-winning Lancaster Music Festival is set to run between 12th and 16th October incorporating Lancaster's Unofficial Bank Holiday Monday (rest assured the banks will...

Moore and Smalley name change signals ‘exciting’ new era

October 05, 2017
Moore and Smalley will trade as MHA Moore and Smalley from October 1 2017• Firm to retain independence but adopts prefix of national accountancy network, MHA, which it joined in 2010• Name change is response...

Film First Is Pretty As A Picture

October 05, 2017
The premiere of the world’s first fully oil painted feature film will be broadcast live into The Dukes cinema on October 9. Loving Vincent (12A) about van Gogh is made up of 65,000 frames produced by 125...

Reasons to see your Podiatrist

October 05, 2017
Your foot hurts. What do you do next? Do you know why it hurts and what is causing the pain? Can you see what is hurting it? If you can, do you know what it is and why it hurts? What do you do about it? Do you visit...

Make Friday 13th lucky for Rosemere!

October 05, 2017
How’s your luck? Rosemere Cancer Foundation is hoping its luck will be in come this Friday, October 13th, by having a bumper number of families sign up to its Walk the Lights event. This year’s Walk the...

North Lancs Expo – it’s a wrap, and a great success.

September 27, 2017
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is extremely pleased to announce that the inaugural North Lancs Expo was an outstanding success for both exhibitors and visitors alike. With 100 exhibitions and over 2,000...

Chamber Chat – Dr Vivien Hacker

September 27, 2017
SEEING MORECAMBE ANEW On 31st August I went along to The Platform in Morecambe with a group of friends. The venue was absolutely packed. The event was simply called “Morecambe on film” and consisted of 9...

Support LDHAS Crowd funder’s pitch

September 27, 2017
Lancaster District Homeless Action Service and More Music in Morecambe started to run weekly music and singing sessions for homeless and vulnerably housed people in 2013. Over the years they have sung a broad...

NewRiver Shopping Centres go quiet in support of Autism Hour 2017

September 27, 2017
NewRiver, the UK’s largest community and convenience focused property investor/shopping centre owner will be supporting The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour from 2nd of October where shops and...

Peddle & Paddle To The Dukes

September 27, 2017
A film about how Storm Desmond affected plans by Lancaster climate activists to join a mass cycle to Paris is screened at The Dukes in October. Peddling & Paddling on October 7 tells the story of the group who...

Shoulder Pain

September 27, 2017
Shoulder ImpingementA common shoulder complaint that Physiofusion regularly treat are shoulder impingements (also known as subacromial pain syndrome). This issue actually accounts for almost 70% of all new shoulder...

Chamber Chat – Vicky Lofthouse

September 21, 2017
By the time you are reading this, it will well and truly be the final countdown to the single largest project/event I have ever managed and organised. And I have no doubt that the North Lancashire Expo will be 100%...

Work-based Learning: Linking Theory and Practice

September 21, 2017
FREE: Day Conference for Businesses, Academics and Students Involved in Work-based Learning. Headline Speakers: Peter Honey - renowned management trainer, developer with Alan Mumford of the Learning Styles...

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and the University of Central Lancashire Productivity Study

September 21, 2017
Productivity lies at the heart of everything we do. If we can do things more efficiently as a business or economy, we can produce more and earn more. Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has commissioned the University...
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