Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce offers Members a range of business support services and exclusive money saving offers with leading suppliers to help reduce your business costs and support business growth.
All businesses need support and advice to help them achieve their ambitions.
From starting a business to breaking into lucrative overseas markets, to advice and guidance tailored individually to your needs, the Chamber is here to make sure you have all the help you need for assured success - in whatever direction you lead your business.
We offer a range of assistance that can help companies at every stage of their development; from getting started to expanding their existing business activities.
Business Support in North Lancashire provided by Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce
When it’s needed
Where it’s needed
The Chamber gives you the opportunities to make money and save money with the right support at the right time. Perfect combination to grow your business. Helping you work smarter to gain the competitive advantage you need in business these days.
Listed below you will find more specific information on the support offered.
Chamber HR gives you access to a bank of hundreds of free employment documents covering everything from recruitment to employee exit. Offering an invaluable service keeping you up to date with the latest legislation and giving you practical assistance to help you with employment law and human resource issues.
Chamber Health and Safety
Chamber Health and Safety offers members access to the information and guidance required to help them manage their health and safety (HS) requirements. Every business, even the self-employed, needs a person responsible for health and safety. Chamber Health and Safety, gives you access to advice on any health & Safety matter including risk assessments, first aid, fire safety, policies and documents.
Chamber Legal offers members access to advice on any legal matter affecting your business including contract disputes, license protection and more. The advice line offers Unlimited access to experienced Legal advisors – call as often as you need to available 24/7, 365 days a year – 01455 852037. Website access with 150 free downloadable legal documents for a business.
A new service available to members where you have unlimited access to a tax and VAT helpline in order to obtain free and professional advice. Advice on tax or VAT matters including HMRC investigations, property income, VAT registrations, exemptions and more.
As part of your membership you are automatically covered by a legal expenses insurance policy with a total of £1,000,000 of cover, £100,000 per claim with no excess. The comprehensive legal expenses insurance covers you for employment disputes, tax investigations, property disputes, data protection and more.
International Trade Support
Our region has a proud record of making and taking things across the globe and the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is a partner to many of those importers and exporters. If you’re serious about international trade, we can help.
Chamber Members benefit from regular meetings and events to interact with your fellow members and members of the wider business community. Chamber events give you the opportunity to swap ideas and do business with like-minded individuals and companies. We run over 60 events per year.
We specialise in local knowledge, not only on the local business community but on local developments. Part of the service to members we offer a bespoke and personal business connecting service; offering introductions to other members, local stakeholders and developers.
Members can also benefit by getting news out in front of fellow members and the wider business community in North Lancashire via our weekly newsletter, social media channels and website.
Included in your membership you can promote any blogs or news pieces, offers and events via the weekly newsletter and social media with inclusions unlimited.
PR & Marketing
Part of our role of being the voice of the North Lancashire's business is to make sure we are heard. As a member you can benefit by getting your good news out in front of all our other members and a wider audience outside North Lancashire.
Networking & Events
Benefit from regular meetings and events to interact with your fellow members and members of the wider business community. These events give you the opportunity to swap ideas and do business with like-minded individuals and companies. We run over 60 events per year.
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is a strong, professional and unified voice that campaigns on behalf of its members and North Lancashire. Whether it is on local, regional or national issues that affect the District, or industry-specific issues. The Chamber is a great voice for your business.
The Economic Survey is a business questionnaire that gives a 'health check' on Lancashire's economy. It is done four times a year at the beginning of each trading quarter, and is filled out by county businesses. It forms part of the British Chambers of Commerce's national survey, and the results given by Lancashire businesses contribute to the body of evidence.
Members have access to a range of competitive and discounted commercial services to give you bottom-line savings.....
As a member of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, you are afforded access to exclusive support from Chamber Utilities, the recommended energy and utilities advisor for Chamber members. In partnership with Inspired Energy, one of the UK’s largest energy consultancies, Chamber Utilities offer a range of tailored service for members across the Lancaster District. Chamber members can now access a range of services to help them lower their utilities bills, save money and reduce their energy usage.
Online Fire Risk Assessment Tool
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with Safety Management (UK) Ltd to provide members with an online fire risk assessment tool - SAFire - which will, using its inbuilt guidance notes, enable you to complete your own online Fire Risk Assessment. You will need to contact the Chamber to get this service set up.
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce has partnered with exchange experts AFEX to provide money saving foreign exchange to Chamber members. If you have international payment requirements AFEX can help you save hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands every year. They offer complementary Currency Audit/Health check. Full, in-depth, investigation into all foreign exchange activity. No obligation and absolutely no cost. Introduction to complex and bespoke hedging options.
Primary Health Plan
Good news for Chamber members! Health cover at a price that really works for your business. Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce Primary Health Plan encourages your staff to think proactively about their health and provides money back towards their healthcare bills. It’s not just good for your staff, it’s good for your business too.
AA Roadside Assistance
Up to 67% off AA fleet breakdown cover for Chamber members. For more information or to take up this offer please call 0800 55 11 88 quoting reference 0360.