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:
14 years, 5 months, 12 days, 20 hours, 14 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:
3 years, 6 months, 8 days, 20 hours, 14 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:
7 years, 7 months, 26 days, 20 hours, 14 minutes

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Jackie Webster

Jackie Webster

Finance Administrator
Jackie has been involved in accountancy all her working life. Whilst working in local practice she qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the early 1990’s. After 14 years she took a break to go and live in Spain for a short while.

Whilst there Jackie maintained contact with several clients and performed various accounting functions for them, visiting the UK on a regular basis. She soon got fed up of all the sunshine and came back to the UK full time in 2011.

Since then she has been involved with several local businesses giving advice and gaining further insight into the local economy.

In her spare time, she likes going for long walks, eating out, chilling out with a jigsaw, or dancing the night away to Northern Soul.

Time at the Chamber:
0 years, 5 months, 6 days, 20 hours, 14 minutes