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Chamber Chat – Brendan Hughes

November 15, 2018
In my role as Chairman of the Morecambe BID, I am constantly amazed by what a little bit of money and a lot of forward, innovative thinking can do. Earlier this year the BID in conjunction with Lancaster City Council...

The Morecambe EDF Christmas Sparkle and switch-on grows

November 15, 2018
The famous Cairngorm Reindeer are due to arrive in Morecambe on 1st December as EDF Energy, Morecambe BID and Morecambe Town Council bring you the Morecambe Community Christmas Lights Switch On! This year will be a...

The Herbert Protocol – Safe and Found procedures for people at risk

November 15, 2018
There is nothing more frightening or distressing than when a loved one, friend, or neighbour fails to return when they should. For people living with or caring for someone who has dementia, this could be quite common...

Morecambe Town Council – Job available

November 15, 2018
Job Description POST TITLE:  Assistant to Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer GRADE:  NJC Scale 3 Points 14-17 pro rata (£17,681 - £18,672 pro rata) HOURS:  20 hours per week...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- Advice for Businesses and Security

November 15, 2018
Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year, when retailers reduce prices across their stock to kick-start the Christmas gift-buying season. The National Business Crime Centre is advising...

Architects’ ‘new recruit’ celebrates role of women in engineering

November 15, 2018
A Lancaster-based architecture practice has welcomed its newest member of the team – a doll named Lottie. But while she may not be able to walk or talk, Lottie is a prolific tweeter and has a huge media following...

Chamber Chat – Marcus Angell

November 08, 2018
Back in April, I hosted a free Lancaster property forum event at my company offices. It was organised jointly by the Chamber, Digital Lancaster and Lancaster Vision and was well attended by over seventy people from...

The Price of Plastic – 22nd November 2018

November 08, 2018
The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, part of Lancaster University, is hosting an event relevant to all business audiences who are keen to progress the plastics campaign after the ‘David Attenborough effect’....

Awards joy for Lancaster firm’s head of finance

November 08, 2018
The head of finance at Lancaster-based accountancy firm ICS Accounting received a prestigious accolade at the recent Sub36 awards. Maggie Lawson, 29, took home the ‘Young Professional’ award at the event in...

Read All About A New Comics Exhibition

November 08, 2018
An award-winning comics project helping young people to improve their literacy is being celebrated with an exhibition in Lancaster. The Comic Literacy Project is part of The Dukes Cultural Partnership with Lancaster...

Skills Support for the Workforce - FREE training

November 08, 2018
PHX Training are currently in a position where they can offer free training to development employees under the SSFW (Skills Support for the Workforce) contract. In order to qualify for this, employees must be over...

Chamber Chat - David Park

November 01, 2018
GDPR 6 months on. The general data protection regulation (GDPR) was introduced on 25 May this year. As often seems the way, the implementation date was brought in with a lot of noise (some would say hype or even...

Budget seeks to encourage business investment

November 01, 2018
Rachel Marsdin, tax partner at Lancaster-based MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “This was a budget where the chancellor looked to turn the heating back on after years of spending freezes. It was therefore a series of...

Lancashire leaders confirmed for Lancashire Business Day panel

November 01, 2018
An entrepreneur who built a multimillion-pound business from his back bedroom, a CEO who has worked in some of the high street’s most iconic names, and a director from the county’s largest employer will join in a...

Benefits Realisation by Doctor Graham Blick

November 01, 2018
The last two decades have seen Businesses throughout the Globe focusing on the acquisition and use of Technology.     This has been done in order to change, improve and enhance their sustainability so...

Lancashire Nursing Home Group in search of super heroes

November 01, 2018
Lancashire based nursing home group Hillcroft has launched a multi-channel recruitment drive targeted at the nursing sector and those considering a rewarding career as a nurse. Hillcroft, who have nursing and...

Nublue Launches New Cloud Hosting Solution

November 01, 2018
Lancashire based Magento ecommerce and hosting agency Nublue are launching a new hosting platform powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for fast-growing ecommerce stores. Their latest hosting solution utilises...

Comedy Classics In The Castle Cells

November 01, 2018
A season of classic comedy films chosen by The Dukes features special screenings in Lancaster Castle’s dungeons on November 15. Two screenings of Mel Brooks’ iconic comedy Young Frankenstein(12A) will be held at...

Get Hooked On Peter Pan At The Dukes

October 25, 2018
Lancaster’s Dukes theatre will transport audiences to Neverland this Christmas in their inventive and witty version of Peter Pan. This magical story will be packed full of fairy dust, flight and catchy songs...

Chamber Chat – Neil Townsend, Cancer Care

October 25, 2018
I am not sure if it’s the time of year or my age, that makes me want to stop, pause and take stock. The most recent excellent chamber chat articles highlighted a number of key attributes, not to forget “energy”...
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