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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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Skills Support for the Workforce

July 13, 2017
This project is aimed at Lancashire employers and will fund training for your employees. Some of the courses on offer are Accounting and Finance, Leadership and Management, Hospitality Supervision, Events and Wedding...

Lancashare - Changing they way our county does business

July 13, 2017
Lancashare provides free support, resources and information to Lancashire businesses and individuals by ‘pooling’ as many resources as possible in one place for you to access – totally free! We only...

Monday 17th July 2017 – Freedom March

July 13, 2017
On Monday 17th July, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will be exercising their right as Honorary Freemen to march through the City of Lancaster. The parade will march through the City Centre leaving from the...

Chamber of Commerce members spearhead drive to get road re-opened (Bay petition)

July 13, 2017
More than 1,700 motorists signed the petition by Chamber of Commerce Ambassador member, The Bay Radio, over the last three days, leading the council's highways team to fully reopen Caton Road. The authority has also...

The Dukes Offers Opportunities To Treasure

July 13, 2017
Pupils from four schools set sail on a creative journey to The Dukes theatre recently. My Next Adventure is… was part of the MAKE Project, a cultural partnership between The Dukes and Lancaster University...

Physiofusion’s 10th birthday!

July 13, 2017
Owners Sorrel Miller (Managing Director) and Sam House (Clinical Director) had always had a passion for helping others and their well-being, and in the July of 2007, Sam and Sorrel both decided to turn their passion...

From Atheist, to Advocate, to President!

July 06, 2017
As the new President of the Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce I am hugely excited about the future of this area and the year ahead. It is an honour to be President in the year that the Chamber of Commerce...

College Celebrates Apprenticeship Success

July 06, 2017
On 28th June Lancaster & Morecambe College invited apprentices, employers, staff and guests to celebrate the efforts and achievements of apprentices and employers over the past year at their annual Apprentice...

Funded innovation projects for Lancashire SMEs

July 06, 2017
The team at Lancaster University’s double award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is working with Lancaster University Management School to support small and medium enterprises in Cheshire in the...

GDPR - are you ready?

July 06, 2017
If you aren't already aware, the 25th May 2018 will see new laws come into pace governing the way we manage data. The legislation will mean fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover for a company, as well as a duty...

Kids: shop, don’t strop!

July 06, 2017
• Over two-fifths (42%) of Morecambe parents claim their child has thrown a tantrum whilst shopping, with almost half (47.2%) saying they would rather avoid a trip to the shops with the kids for fear of their...

Booths to stock Stephensons Free Range milk

July 06, 2017
Chris and Steph Stephenson from Stephensons Dairy, are pleased to announce that from the 1st July, UK supermarket Booths will be stocking their Pasture Promise Free Range Milk. Free Range Milk is from farms where...

Lancaster Pub Named Finalist in National Awards

July 06, 2017
The Sun Hotel and Bar, one of Lancaster Brewery’s family of hotels and pubs, has been chosen as a finalist in this year’s Great British Pub Awards in the ‘Best Beer Pub or Bar’ category. The...

Lancaster Theatre Welcomes Arts Council Funding

July 06, 2017
The Dukes has secured another four years of funding from Arts Council England(ACE). The Lancaster theatre is one of a wide-ranging group of organisations to be included in ACE’s National Portfolio, announced...

Chamber Chat - Josh Rooney

June 29, 2017
The push for a wider range and more efficient education has been accomplished in the past few years with more options for students becoming available. Recently we have seen a big step up in the interest for...

120 years anniversary for Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce and appointment of a new President, and new directors

June 29, 2017
This year Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 120th anniversary, making it one of the oldest established organisations in the district, and a provider of continual support to the business and...

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

June 29, 2017
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) was officially launched earlier this year. NPIF is a collaboration between the government-owned British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the...

‘Focus on people’ to keep hospitality sector growing

June 29, 2017
• Summit of Lancashire tourism leaders highlights skills shortages• Improving ‘service and choice’ behind increase in visitor numbers• Outlook for region’s visitor economy...

Hotfoot Design reaches final stage at the BIBAs

June 29, 2017
Lancaster-based Hotfoot Design has reached the final stage at this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs). This is the second time the agency has made it to the final stages in the creative agency category....

Lancaster Digital Marketing Agency Wins Big at National RAR Awards

June 29, 2017
Lancaster-based digital marketing agency, SQ Digital, are going from strength to strength and experienced great success in this year’s prestigious RAR Digital Awards, achieving nominations in eight award...
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