Vicky Lofthouse

Vicky Lofthouse

Chief Executive Officer
Vicky joined Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce as an Administrator in February 2005 after graduating at Lancaster University with a BA degree in Economics. She has since worked in all areas of the business, focusing on events, international trade and marketing in particular. In July 2013 she was promoted to Chamber Manager and in September 2015 was promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

Vicky takes real pride in her work and considers it an honour to work with local businesses and wants to see nothing more than the district to grow and prosper.

Vicky is also a member of both Lancaster and Morecambe Business Improvement Districts (BID's) management Boards.

When she isn't working, Vicky can be found with her husband and young son walking on Morecambe promenade or swimming in the local baths. She enjoys all things craft related, from card making to scrap booking and applies her creative flair to her work.

Time at the Chamber:
13 years, 9 months, 9 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes

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John O’Neill

Commercial Manager
John joins Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce coming from a background in Corporate and Public Relations, Sales, Marketing and Administration. He has worked for multi-national companies such as Daimler-Benz and Nissan as well as SMEs in the Travel and Tourism field. For the past 15 years John has been running his own companies in Travel and Tourism, and kitchen supply and fitting.

Whilst not exactly "possessing" a local accent, John comes from a Lancastrian background and is a passionate supporter of the local area.

John is a keen cyclist, cook, reader and still actually does DIY.

Time at the Chamber:
2 years, 10 months, 5 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes

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Gemma Louise Collins

Membership & Export Manager
Gemma has been a valued member of the team since November 2011. She has previously worked in both the insurance and retail sector, with excellent local knowledge; Gemma is the go to person for information on local business news or district developments.

Gemma is the main contact at Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce for any export documentation and international trade enquiries and provides Members with international trade support and advice.

Gemma is a keen networker and loves nothing more than catching up with members at local events.

Time at the Chamber:
6 years, 11 months, 24 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes

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Josh Rooney

Marketing & Support Officer
Josh joined the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce team late October 2014 through Lancaster and Morecambe College. He started with the Lancaster Chamber though a traineeship course which involved working a minimum of 100 hours over a six-week period. The aim of the traineeship was for him to gain work experience, functional and work preparation skills and the possibility of an apprenticeship vacancy at the end of his 100 hours worked which he did achieve.

Josh then went on to complete 2 apprenticeships in business administration, an advanced level as well as a level 3 diploma apprenticeship. Josh’s role here at the Chamber is Marketing and Support Officer. While he still undertakes the administration he is also involved with the Chambers social media as well as creating the weekly E-newsletter.

When Josh is not at work he enjoys spending time at home relaxing on social media as well as watching Liverpool play on the weekends.

Time at the Chamber:
4 years, 1 months, 1 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes

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