Chamber News

Chamber Chat – Steven Wood

April 20, 2017
The Importance of us all working together I don’t think I am going out on a limb to say that we all want our part of North Lancashire to be a great place to work and to do business. How do we do this? Well, one...

Stella Stena records 9% first quarter growth on its Heysham service

April 20, 2017
Leading ferry company Stena Line has reported a strong 9% year on year Q1 increase in its freight volumes on the Belfast – Heysham service. In the first three months of 2017, the company has carried over 31 000...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse - Make time for the simple things

April 07, 2017
Like most businesses in today’s economic climate, you will be working all hours to make sure the books balance and by the end of the financial year you will hopefully see some profit which could allow you to...

Chamber Chat - Alistair Eagles

March 21, 2017
We are often so busy in our work and family life that we forget how it all started. Ultimately I live and work in Lancaster because I love it here, after first visiting on a 1 year student placement in 1990. For me...

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...

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...

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...

Chamber Chat

February 27, 2017
The first thing you may have noticed is that this newsletter is out on a Monday and the second thing is that this is not a normal Chamber Chat. Firstly, the reason we are out early is that we have had so much...

Chamber Chat - Josh Rooney

February 16, 2017
Following on from Chamber Ambassador Steven Wood’s article on the Apprenticeship Levy and the Digital Apprenticeship Service, I am here to talk about the opportunities apprenticeships can offer to both employers...

WorldPay – Official Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce Service

February 16, 2017
WorldPay has a long history of working closely with its merchant customers to help them prosper. They have played a pioneering role in developing technology solutions for in-store, online and mobile payments over the...

Chamber Chat – Steven Wood

February 08, 2017
The Apprenticeship Levy and the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) will be introduced in May and if you are an employer that is effected by the levy or an organisation that interested in how you can benefit from an...

International Business Support Expo - 22 February 2017

February 08, 2017
The East Lancs Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite you to a series of informative presentations and workshops which bring together the wealth of specialist business support from around the region. This event...

Directors Wanted

February 08, 2017
Are you interested in becoming a Director of the Chamber? We are particularly looking for directors with expertise in the areas of Hospitality/Leisure, Tourism, Finance, Retail, Charities, Construction and...

New Chamber Members

February 08, 2017
We would like to welcome 10 new members who Joined in January to the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, Joining a network of over 420 businesses: 54° North Journal -...

Chamber Chat with Chamber Manager John O'Neill

February 02, 2017
What exactly is the Government’s new Industrial Strategy? Is it a hark back to the days of old state intervention or is it a bold new strategy to redefine the UK’s industrial and commercial base in a...

Chamber Chat – Jon Powell

January 25, 2017
Resolution Noun 1 – a firm decision to do or not to do something2 – quality of being determined or resolute3 – action of solving a problem or contentious matter Every year millions of us make New...

Chamber Chat with Gemma Beaton

December 02, 2016
With the Festive season now in full swing, it’s time to think about buying those gifts for family, friends and work colleagues. You will hear in the media and see it for yourself how some highstreets are in...

Chamber Chat with Aaron Crewe

November 24, 2016
Any business operating in or around Lancaster (being a city with not only 1 but 2 Universities) knows that with the start of October the students return to town, and with the return and arrival of students comes a...

Chamber Chat with Sandra Cottam-Shea

November 17, 2016
Aren’t we human beings funny old things? Real doom and gloom merchants if we let ourselves get caught up in the ‘mood’. Brexit, falling pound and now Trump, whatever the individuals political...
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