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The right infrastructure is key - John O'Neill

February 11, 2020
The election of December 2019 certainly changed the political landscape and has finally allowed us to get away from the deadlock that Brexit caused and actually look to the future. Of course, the discussion is all...

UK remains part of EU Free Trade Agreements during transition period

February 11, 2020
From the British Chambers of Commerce "I'm sure this will not be news to you, however we have had a number of enquiries from companies and from colleagues across the International network regarding the UK's status...

CVS - Financial Services, Training & support

February 11, 2020
If you are thinking of looking at an alternative finance service to undertake your payroll, pensions, book-keeping or Independent Examinations of your accounts, CVS provide an...

Rosemere funds PRD pilot project

February 11, 2020
A three-year pilot project costing £283,521 that involves setting up a brand new service to help former cancer patients left with debilitating long-term side-effects following radical radiotherapy treatment to the...

AM shortlisted for a top security industry award in the 2020 OSPAs

February 11, 2020
If you’re in the business of security, you’ll no doubt have heard of the UK OSPAs. These awards recognise exceptional performance across a number of categories and  acknowledge the...

Are we there yet? Wes Johnson

February 04, 2020
Are we there yet? It’s quite a strange feeling to realise that between me penning this Chamber Chat piece and you reading it, we will have left the European Union through the somewhat protracted Brexit...

Heysham 2 maintenance shutdown

February 04, 2020
Last week EDF turned off Heysham 2’s reactor 8 for its planned maintenance outage. This £25m programme, which has been planned for the past two years, is part of a wider EDF annual maintenance programme which sees...

Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA)

February 04, 2020
The Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) has been designed to develop Senior Leaders capable of directing and influencing their organisations direction and deal with the complexities of...

New programme aims to help socially excluded North West groups become entrepreneurs

February 04, 2020
A new Europe-wide project, with partners in Morecambe, Lancaster and Greater Manchester, aims to improve the chances of socially excluded groups and communities to establish and develop businesses. Elie 2.0 will work...

Morecambe Music Festival returns in 2020

February 04, 2020
Morecambe Music Festival will return for its fourth exciting year this summer. The seaside town’s annual live music event will once again take place over three days - this year from Friday July 10 to Sunday July 12...

The benefits of Chamber events - Chris Gardner

January 28, 2020
Last week I attended the Chamber’s breakfast networking meeting along with almost 50 other members. The event was clearly a success and I think that most people who were there would agree with me. If you’ve not...

Notice to exporters - Certificate of Origin BREXIT news

January 28, 2020
28 January 2020 To: The Chief Executive and Certification Staff of all Issuing Bodies  Dear Chamber Colleagues,  Re: UK leaving the EU on the 31st January 2020 We have had a number of meetings recently...

Calls for further devolution to include cross county boundary options

January 28, 2020
Three local authority leaders are leading calls for a devolution deal that crosses county boundaries to be considered in any future discussions about giving local government greater powers. Lancaster City Council,...

North West Cancer Research – Breaking the Pattern launch (Lancashire)

January 28, 2020
Lancashire’s cervical cancer rates above national average   The number of cervical cancer cases across Lancashire are more than 20% higher than the rest of the country, according to data collated by charity...

The Lancaster Exchange 2020

January 28, 2020
The Lancaster Exchange 2020 What is Lancaster University’s role in its place? Thursday 12th March 2020 - Lancaster Town Hall - 5pm - 8pm Join us for the second Lancaster Exchange to share your...

Finance for business event

January 28, 2020
Lancaster City Council is joining forces with Boost Business Lancashire to host a free drop-in event next month for businesses wanting to talk to the experts about finance. Perhaps you’re looking for capital to...

Finance Manager position

January 28, 2020
39 hours a week £26,500 - £28,000 per annum dependent on experience After over 20 years at The Dukes, Pat Russell our Finance Manager is retiring and we are looking for someone new to join our team and take our...

Work begins on Lancaster flood defence scheme

January 28, 2020
Work has begun on a multi-million pound project to build new defences along the banks of the River Lune to prevent large scale flooding similar to that seen during Storm Desmond in 2015. Taking 12 months to complete,...

Great Britain - Imogen Brettell

January 21, 2020
I cannot believe we have entered 2020: the start of a new decade and my turn for another Chamber Chat. I really want to talk about the B word, but not the one you’re thinking about. Over Christmas I travelled to the...

Ransomware reporting advice

January 21, 2020
This week in the North West we've seen two businesses become victims of ransomware. Like denial of service (D-DoS) attacks, they are classed as crimes in action - a bit like kidnap and extortion. Reporting to law...
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