UPDATED - 26.03.2020

Chamber Postpones North Lancashire Expo to focus on supporting business community through Coronavirus pandemic

Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is postponing its flagship business networking event, the North Lancs Expo, until next year to focus on providing support to the business community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The two day event, which the Chamber runs in association with Lancaster City Council and which last year saw 110 business exhibitors and 2500 visitors gather at Lancaster Brewery, has established itself as the must-attend business event across the district since its launch in 2017.

Chamber Chief Executive Officer, Vicky Lofthouse, said: ‘We are devoting our efforts into providing support to all our member businesses, small and large, through these difficult times.  We are still here, even though we will be working remotely. Our members can ring us at any time for a chat about any challenges they are facing or just for moral support.  We continue to provide support and information on issues such as HR, employment law and health and safety, all steps that can mitigate risk, protect employees and support customers.  This package of advice is available to all Chamber members as part of their membership.’

The Chamber hopes to run some briefings and networking events virtually while keeping the coronavirus situation under close review and businesses informed of new developments.

Vicky added: ‘Meanwhile we encourage our members to use each other’s services even more during these unprecedented circumstances. We are really looking forward to next year’s North Lancashire Expo as we aim to make it even bigger and better than previous years.’ Vicky said.

In a coordinated effort to combat the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to work closely to ensure the latest and most reliable information and tailored guidance reaches the global business community.


The North Lancs Expo is a unique two-day event that sees hundreds of businesses and thousands of visitors collide on a platform to showcase our amazing North Lancashire.

Unlike most other Expos where the focus is solely on Business to Business, the North Lancs Expo will focus both on Business to Business and Business to Consumer, with the Saturday’s emphasis being on training, skills, education and the future workplace. It is intended that the Saturday will be more of a family day, with interactive exhibits and displays, whilst the Friday will be a networking and information day for businesses.

The North Lancashire Expo is brought to you by the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce.

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Why Exhibit at the North Lancs Expo?

The North Lancashire Expo offers exhibitors a unique opportunity to meet North Lancashires most diverse gathering of business owners, decision-makers and entrepreneurs. It targets high-achieving companies from all sectors and from all sections of the community.

As a business-to-business and business-to-consumer event, the Expo enables exhibitors to engage with customers who are attending with the specific intention of making new contacts.

There are many excellent business reasons to take a stand at the North Lancashire Expo:

Cost-effective – an affordable way of engaging with new customers

Time-efficient – meet hundreds of interesting businesses in just two days

Productive – a great opportunity to network with potential clients, suppliers, partners, and investors

Targeted – tightly focused on the North Lancashire business community

Popular – over 3,000 visitors expected at a well-known, easily accessible venue

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Sponsorship Opportunities at the North Lancs Expo

Position your business as a leading force within the region by working with us as a sponsor.

All of our sponsorship opportunities are designed to work around and support your marketing objectives. Used in the right way, sponsorship can clearly help to define and focus your messages in association with the Expo and Chamber.

Sponsorship of this event will allow your organisation to cement new business relationships through a mix of formal conference/seminar sessions and informal networking opportunities. 

Interested in sponsoring a future Expo call a member of the Expo team on 01524 381331 or speak to Mr Expo for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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