Lancaster & District Chamber Members recognise the need to support each other now more than ever, and one way they are doing this is by offering free or heavily discounted offers.  They are detailed below.  If you would like your offer adding please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Free COVID-19 Course

To help you protect yourself and those around you from coronavirus, Knight Training in conjunction with Highfield Qualifications are offering the COVID-19 e-learning course completely free of charge. We know that it’s a difficult time, and understanding the best course of action can be stressful. That's why we are offering you this course completely free of charge. We want you to be confident in the actions you're taking to protect yourself, loved ones and colleagues.


The course covers:
• the differences between a virus and bacteria
• how our bodies respond to viruses
• what COVID-19 is
• how the virus spreads
• the symptoms of COVID-19
• how we can protect ourselves
• where to stay informed


To access your free COVID-19 e-learning course, call Knight Training on 01524 388279, they will give you a unique link where your free course is waiting to be completed. Educate yourself on the coronavirus today and let’s beat this thing together.

They are also offering a 25% discount off all the e learning courses, for details CLICK HERE. Be aware that even Furloughed staff are allowed to access training when at home. At least when this is all over, you will return to work with new skills and certification.

Please note: Short courses and Personal licence Course are already discounted and so do not attract the 25% discount)


Returning to work - COVID guides

Rock and Road Training want to share some information and guidance that they have collated for either continuing to operate through the pandemic or as a tool to start the process of returning to work following the pandemic.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

COVID 19 Checklist

COVID 19 Toolbox Talk

Please contact Gordon Dick at Rock and Road Training on 07740 934309 for more information


Discounted and Fixed Fee Legal Services from Harrison Drury

What steps are businesses taking to weather the COVID-19 outbreak? Regardless of the sector you operate in, or the size of your business, it’s clear that the impact of conoravirus will be significant and require quick, decisive and creative thinking to ensure your business can stay afloat. Harrison Drury is offering a range of fixed fee services that help businesses to access the various government schemes designed to ensure cashflow, ensure business continuity and to identify potential risk.

Read more here.....

Call: 01772 258321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


During the Coronavirus outbreak CancerCare, a charity, which provides free professional support and therapy for people affected by cancer and bereavement across North Lancashire, South Cumbria and Furness, is offering a number of new services including:


• A dedicated support Helpline open at all centres in Lancaster, Barrow and Kendal daily from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
• Essential food and medical supplies delivery service for people eligible for CancerCare services who are self-isolating and cannot leave their homes
• Online and telephone therapies including nutritional advice, reiki, hypnotherapy, mindfulness classes and online peer support for young people
• Free telephone counselling for UHMBT NHS staff


HELPLINE:
call: 03330 150 628 (charged at standard rate)
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
text: 07860 018 278


Online Marketing Support from Novi.digital

Digital marketing agency, novi.digital, are offering performance-based SEO and PPC marketing to businesses in sectors most affected by the global health crisis. In response to the coronavirus health crisis, novi.digital are offering their PPC and SEO management services for significantly reduced rates to businesses that may be facing uncertain times ahead.

 Read more here.....

Call: The Novi.digital Lancaster office on 0800 955 6684 or email Aaron or Ethan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Finance focused guidance and planning from MHA Moore and Smalley

MHA Moore and Smalley have created a business advice hub with some essential guides for business owners.

To view the guide CLICK HERE 


Training & Development Support through Covid-19 from Lancaster & Morecambe College

Incl. Free Distance Learning

1-1 Business Mentoring using variety of digital channels
1-1 Coaching sessions using digital channels
1-1 Digital advice and upskilling

Access to a range of training programmes being delivered through digital channels to support businesses to become more effective on social media channels

• Managing Facebook for Business
• Managing Facebook Adverts for Business
• Managing LinkedIn for Business
• Managing Google for Business
• Managing Instagram for Business
• Managing Twitter

Access to a range of training programmes that can be delivered through digital channels to support businesses through the covid-19 national crisis
• Managing Change and Instilling Resilience
• Team Leading
• Delivering Coaching and Mentoring
• Conflict Management
• Appraisal and Managing Team Performance
• Project Management
• Managing Volunteers

A range of free distance learning provision including Mental Health Awareness Level 1 to support employees https://www.lmc.ac.uk/distance

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

CITB paying apprenticeship grants in advance

CITB is making available advanced payment of apprenticeship attendance grants for second and third year apprentices to help keep skills within the construction industry amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The payments will be available from 6 April for apprentices already subject to CITB grant support and who are currently in the second or third year of their apprenticeship for the remainder of the year.

READ MORE HERE


Free Legal Advice

The specialist family law solicitors at Baines Bagguley Penhale are now providing Free Initial Advice on Skype to all key workers and Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce members. Read more here : https://bit.ly/FREE-KEY


For more information or to arrange an appointment please call 01524 401010 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


HR support from Whitworth Consulting

The knowledgeable, experienced, friendly Janet Whitworth of Whitworth Consulting, is offering fellow members 30 minutes free telephone advice to anyone who needs it.

If you have any queries from struggling businesses around layoffs and redundancy please get in touch with Janet.  Her details are below.

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m: 07540 894091
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w: www.whitworthconsulting.co.uk


Business Survival Guide

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For small businesses and business owners. Free Coronavirus Business Survival Guide - get your copy here 👇.

CLICK HERE

Coronavirus Business Recovery Checklist - CLICK HERE

with thanks to Stephen Parkinson, UK Business Academy


Printing.com of Lancaster have set-up a support website.

If you run or work for a business or charity that would like to get involved, simply fill in the form found on the link below letting us know who you are, what you do and how we can help you. If you have amended opening hours, please let us know those, and if they change please update us so we can keep information as accurate as possible. Please include links to website, social media & upload a logo if available. There is no cost involved.

http://www.supportlancaster.co.uk/


Covid-19 Information Centre from Scott & Wilkinson Accountants

Scott & Wilkinson Accountants have created a COVID-19 Information Centre with some essential guides for business owners.

To view the guide CLICK HERE 


Discounted Print and Design Services

Bucket and Spade are offering reduced rates on all print and design services for any businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and looking to keep trading through it or hit the ground running once things start moving again. If any Chamber member wants a quote please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Online Training

Online courses now available from as little as £15 each from Affiniti Training
Discounts available for bulk registration.

See whats available online HERE


**New contactless food and drink home delivery service**

Are you, a friend, neighbour or family member self isolating? Whitewells have created a website where you can have a completely contactless experience. You pay online and they drop your order in a predetermined location at your home.

Shop.whitewellsltd.co.uk


“Personal Brilliance and Business Transformation Coach”


Passionate about people and making a real difference, I help individuals and businesses unlock potential and maximise brilliance, deliver results, find their purpose and create a positive, happy and productive culture.
Educating, empowering and enabling businesses to transition, transform, thrive and flourish, through using emotional intelligence, creating long lasting sustainable change solutions that enhance productivity. Simply by changing the way you Think… Feel… Achieve


My gift to you
As a valued Chamber Member, I wish to offer to you, your teams and wider family, someone to turn to and speak to about the challenges you are facing, a 30 minute Business Coaching session, to help guide you and your business through these turbulent times and a follow up hour team meeting to take action.


Fact: We are in control of 3 things … Our Thoughts, Our Time, Our Energy… Your future happiness and success in work and life is then… a ‘Choice’…

READ MORE.....


 Free Will reviews and General Powers of Attorney for over 70s

Morecambe Bay Wills is offering FREE Will Reviews, and General Powers of Attorney FREE to over-70s or for a small fee to others, with all proceeds donated to CancerCare North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Find out more HERE....


 Personal Hygiene Products available...

Mallaband Factors LLP have a range of hand and surface sanitisers available to purchase.
- 500ml WHO formulation pump top sanitiser
- 5lt WHO formulation sanitiser with separate pump
- 750ml multi surface disinfectant / sanitiser / cleaner
- Total release room sanitiser in activated 200ml cans

We also have PPE available to purchase for your employees, or for personal use.
- KN95 disposable masks in packs of 10 masks (available from 20th May)
- 3ply disposable masks in packs of 50
- A2 rated gas and vapour masks

For all enquires please contact James Mallaband on 07850128352 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.