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Chamber Chat with Nick Dagger

November 24, 2021
Antisocial, Social Media Isn't it wonderful to be out and about again, meeting actual real-life people, face to face! It's been a long time coming and something we have all felt the impact of in all sorts of...

October insolvency statistics – Cashflow pressures driving rising insolvencies, says UK’s largest accountancy firm for SMEs

November 22, 2021
Nicola Clarke, Restructuring & Insolvency Partner, at Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, comments on the October 2021 company and individual insolvency statistics...

Chamber Chat with Jo-ann Harney

November 16, 2021
The Chamber is now back hosting face-to-face events, and we couldn’t be more excited, our first face-to-face event was back in August at Lancaster Brewery where we welcomed over 70 Members....

NW businesses face serious funding problems unless RLS and CBILS rules amended warns banking expert

November 16, 2021
Many businesses in the North West could face major refinancing problems in the latter half of 2022 if the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is not extended beyond the summer and banks continue to refuse to transfer...

Lancaster based design agency Utter Creatives launches Advent of Change in Waitrose and John Lewis for the second year running.

November 16, 2021
Utter Creatives design and branding agency has designed the Christmas merchandise for non-profit organisation Advent of Change. The product designs include calendars, candles and crackers containing celebrity ‘best...

Two Stories Rebrands world-class London Symphony Chorus

November 16, 2021
Brand consultancy and design studio Two Stories has created a new brand identity, brand purpose and tone of voice, and designed and developed a new website for world-class symphony chorus and London Symphony Orchestra...

Lancaster coffee roaster expanding at pace after growing online revenue to tackle pandemic

November 16, 2021
A historic coffee roaster which grew its online business as its shops were forced to close through the pandemic has returned to strong, sustained growth with the help of a Lancashire County Council led scaleup...

Events programme revealed for Lancashire Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) consultation

November 16, 2021
A comprehensive programme of consultation events has been revealed to allow business owners and leaders help form the brand-new Lancashire Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), which will shape the future of technical...

Export Academy - North West

November 09, 2021
Export Academy The Dept. for International Trade (DIT) have their first “in person” Export Academy event in Lancashire on the 19th November at the Marriott Hotel, Preston. The morning session will cover all...

SME tax expert predicts Government tax grab in 2022

November 09, 2021
Soaring public borrowing and rising interest rates could hit SMEs hardest, warns Azets A leading SME tax expert is urging businesses to take advantage of new and extended schemes whilst they still can, ahead of...

Time for businesses big and small to act on climate change

November 09, 2021
The global climate summit in Glasgow COP26 in November has intensified the spotlight on businesses and their role in delivering climate action. For example, the UK Treasury announced at the COP new rules that will...

Autumn Budget 2021: End to emergency budget measures will give Lancaster and Morecambe businesses confidence to invest

November 02, 2021
Tony Medcalf, tax partner at Lancaster-based chartered accountants and business advisers MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “An end to the announcement of emergency financial measures which have dominated Chancellor...

Chamber Chat with Paddy Hunt

November 01, 2021
Supply chain disruption – is your business at risk? As a business owner it’s never been more important to ensure you have an effective supply chain in place, to help improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase...

Autumn Budget: Azets welcomes ‘promising signals’ in R&D

November 01, 2021
Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has welcomed ‘promising signals’ for continued investment in Research & Development (R&D) and innovation. Chancellor Rishi...

Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) Trailblazers

November 01, 2021
Lancashire has been chosen by the Department of Education as one of eight UK Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) Trailblazers which aims to reshape the local technical skills system to better support the needs of the...

Lancaster Will Writing Firm Celebrates After Double Win At National Awards

October 29, 2021
Chamber members, Lancaster-based Will writing firm Morecambe Bay Wills & Estates is celebrating a double success at the British Wills & Probate Awards.   The company won awards in two categories -...

Chamber Chat with Mike Marcynski

October 26, 2021
Last week I attended an event hosted and run by the Preston and Lytham branches of Handelsbanken, together with their Lancaster branch, down at the Marriott Hotel in Broughton. The Chief Economist of Handelsbanken is...

Guest Blog from Chamber Member Organise Me

October 26, 2021
Are you stuck in the burnout cycle? What’s the definition of insanity? Repeating the same thing, over and over, and expecting different results. There’s more than a little truth in this much retold trope.  ...

Common issues in logistics and supply chain in a post-Brexit world

October 19, 2021
Part 2: Shipping to Northern Ireland Daniel Barry, North Star Logistics This is the 2nd of 3 articles that we hope address some of the common supply chain and logistics issues that have arisen from Brexit and the...

Chamber Chat with Caroline Jackson

October 19, 2021
Ten days ago we had the pleasure of a visit from DEFRA  Minister Rebecca Pow.  She stopped in Morecambe to view the Eden site and Morecambe came up trumps with a beautiful morning; sun, blue skies...
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