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One of the main remits of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is to be the voice for its Members, representing their views and helping to support them with real issues affecting their business. All representation & lobbying is carried out at local and national level with local government and policy makers.

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Chamber Chat – Imogen Brettell

May 17, 2018
Two years ago, near enough to the day, I made a huge leap of faith. I left my role in local government in Preston, where I’d worked for 23 years, and, for the very first time, I set off on a new 72-mile round trip...

Chamber President completes The Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge!

May 17, 2018
Chamber President Alistair Eagles successfully completed The Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge on Sunday in an impressive time of 9 hours 12 minutes and 36 seconds. Alistair’s says ‘He had a fantastic day out in...

It’s Time To Make Lancaster More Dementia Friendly

May 17, 2018
In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases. There are various types or causes of dementia and it is possible for someone to have a combination...

accessplanit Launches North-West Based Event for Training Professionals

May 17, 2018
accessplanit, the Lancaster-based training management software house, launches first of its kind event in Lancashire designed specifically for training professionals and is drawing attendees from around the UK as well...

EDF Energy to sponsor Morecambe Sparkle, 2018

May 17, 2018
Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) are very pleased to announce that EDF Energy will be the major sponsors of the 2018 Morecambe Sparkle at Christmas. In 2016 Morecambe BID introduced seasonal lighting in...

Have you started your spring cleaning?

May 17, 2018
The sun has started to shine (some days anyway) and the birds are singing. Doing a deep clean of your home or business during spring is almost like a ritual. If you haven’t started your spring cleaning yet follow...

Unbugged - Bird Control

May 17, 2018
Unbugged is the commercial division of Lancaster City Council’s highly experienced pest control team. One of our rapidly expanding areas of work is bird control. Bird waste is unsightly, a slip hazard, and it...

SAVE THE DATE: 16th June, “Community Show Case”– A Fun Recruitment Event - For All The Family

May 17, 2018
It’s no secret that within the Health and Social Care and Hospitality sectors there is a shortage of steady staff and recruitment continues to be difficult. In efforts to help improve this there is work underway at...

Fancy working as a Food and Safety Inspector (Business Compliance Officers)?

May 17, 2018
Lancaster City Council are recruiting Inspectors with experience in the food and leisure industry. A spokesperson for the council said: "We are trying a different approach in building our Food and Safety team, by...

Parents Cinematic Tribute To Tragic Son

May 17, 2018
A new film produced by parents as a love letter to their son who was killed in a road accident will be screened at The Dukes next month. A Love That Never Dies (12A) is a personal journey by bereaved parents Jane...

Rock and Road Will Provide Vision Zero Safety Training in the UK

May 17, 2018
Rock and Road Training has announced it will be a training partner for Vision Zero, a global campaign that aims to prevent accidents, diseases and harm at work. Gordon Dick, Director of Rock and Road, is an...

MOORISH - New Chamber Members

May 14, 2018
IN MOORISH, Lancaster’s freshest Deli, you can grab delicious food packed with fresh ingredients to satisfy even the most demanding of connoisseur. Owner, Calvin, has created a broad range of sandwiches and meals,...

Three is a magic number for Hotfoot Design

May 10, 2018
Award winning creative agency Hotfoot Design has appointed three new specialists to join its expanding team in Lancaster. Young Digital Marketer of the Year winner* Ellie Pritchard joins Hotfoot as marketing...

Employee Wellbeing: Mental Health

May 10, 2018
In a series of short videos, Corporate Services Director, Judith Dugdale and Chairman at NXO Business Consultants, Philip Dyer, look at the culture of an organisation and how it can help with the health and wellbeing...

Chamber Chat - David Park

May 10, 2018
In the last few weeks many of us have been receiving emails and other communications from businesses asking for us to reply to say that we still want to hear from them. This is down to a new piece of European...

Want to be inspired? Join us at the first Lancaster Everest Management Conference

May 10, 2018
Why attend Everest? Because you would be crazy to miss it. Everest is a great opportunity to listen to industry experts on thought provoking subjects that will help you think differently about your business. This is...

Always where you least expect it: trade-aid, East-West and other tensions, learnings on 'how to get stuff done' from Nepal

May 10, 2018
Percival Lecture Theatre, Rydal Road, LA22 9BB Ambleside This talk will take a detailed look at trade-aid work in the Kanchenjunga region of Eastern Nepal - the people, power and politics of 'two hat' working. We'll...

Lancashire Firm Plays Important Role in Prestigious Award for Met Office

May 10, 2018
Lancashire firm, LARS Communications Limited, has played an important role in a Met Office national renewal project which has led to a prestigious award. LARS was one of the companies working alongside the Met Office...

Holistic Dreamz Wellbeing Festival 14-15th July

May 10, 2018
We currently have four slots for speakers, 6 demonstration slots and twenty stalls available at our Health and Well-being Festival on the 14/15th July, at the Lancaster Holiday Inn, Caton Rd, Lancaster LA1 3RA. At...

What Workers Want Event

May 03, 2018
I would like to invite you to our “What Workers Want” event happening in June this year, this report was born off the back of our highly acclaimed annual UK Salary & Recruiting Trends. With over 15,000...
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