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Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

October 20, 2020
Recently I had the misfortune of having a staycation in Lancaster, unfortunately it was at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. What I thought was going to be a relatively short stay turned out longer because disease is not...

A grant of up to £25k to Go Green?

October 20, 2020
 1) GRANT FUNDINGAccess to a 30% grant, up to £25k or a 50% grant, up to £15k to support the overall project cost of low carbon investments such as: LED lightingSolar panelsElectric vehicle charging...

Lancashire construction sector: stamina and persistence required to maintain Covid recovery

October 20, 2020
The construction sector can overcome the economic challenges of coronavirus but it is likely to be a long road to full recovery. That’s according to a survey of 100 construction companies across the UK, compiled in...

Jobs - Membership Executive Permanent, full-time position. Lancaster Chamber

October 13, 2020
Membership Executive, Permanent, full-time position, Lancaster, £20-21K plus benefitsWe are delighted to be recruiting a new Membership Executive to join a local leading organisation that supports...

Lancaster City Council is working with the HSE to help tackle coronavirus

October 12, 2020
Lancaster City Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to conduct enhanced spot checks on businesses to make sure they are Covid-secure. The city council has been working closely with businesses...

North West Cancer Research Christmas Card Range

October 12, 2020
Support a local charity this year by buying one, or more, of their ranges of Christmas Cards.Download the brochure here....

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

October 12, 2020
Trying to be an uber organised professional has got me thinking more and more about online meetings. The rules for our long-established tried and tested face to face meetings, are clear and what I have been following...

UK TRANSITION: Take action to keep data flowing legally from January 2021

October 12, 2020
  The UK has left the EU and the transition period will end on 31 December 2020. If you are a UK business or organisation that receives personal data from the EU or EEA, you may need to take...

Harrison Drury strengthens presence in Legal 500

October 07, 2020
Lancaster-based law firm Harrison Drury has expanded its presence in a prestigious annual guide to the UK’s top legal firms and solicitors. The firm has placed in the influential Legal 500 publication for five of...

Chamber Chat by Jo-ann Harney

October 07, 2020
Things are definitely still changing in the world and it is no different for the Chamber Team. Since we all went into lockdown back in March the Chamber Team took the difficult decision to cancel all of our scheduled...

Lancashire businesses urged to ward off future crises with new, funded programme

October 07, 2020
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is running a brand-new programme to help Lancashire businesses explore and adapt their business models so they are better prepared to weather future storms. SMEs are...

Lancaster Civic Society is extremely concerned about the negative impact of the recently announced Government proposals to reform the UK planning system.

October 07, 2020
Lancaster Civic Society is extremely concerned about the negative impact of the recently announced Government proposals to reform the UK planning system. These proposals were announced by The Right Hon. Robert...

LARS Communications Achieves Essential Accreditations

October 07, 2020
Lancashire-based LARS Communications are delighted to have received recognition for their commitment to the highest standards in health and safety, adding the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) Audit and...

Chamber Chat by Jon Powell

September 29, 2020
Covid culture – healthy, happy and hydrated teams A lot of us are now getting used to the new normal of working from home. Now I don't have a crystal ball and I don't know what is going to happen long term but for...

Extension of Covid business loans welcomed but “approval rates need boosting”, says advisor

September 29, 2020
A leading corporate finance advisor has welcomed the government’s decision to extend the four Covid-19 business relief schemes, but believes action is needed to get more of the loans approved. Andrew Feeke, head of...

Top Tips for Cyber-Security as We Return to Working from Home

September 29, 2020
With the UK Government’s advice now returning to working from home wherever possible, it’s essential to ensure your remote set up is cyber-secure. Local experts, Like Computing, have put together their top tips to...

New Covid Safe scheme aims to increase confidence to visit local shops and venues

September 29, 2020
Lancaster City Council has officially launched a new accreditation scheme to support local businesses and give shoppers the confidence they need to return to the high street. The aim of the scheme, which is free to...

Autumn Collaboration for The Dukes and Lancaster Arts

September 29, 2020
The Dukes and Lancaster Arts are delighted to announce that they will be working together to bring more exciting live theatre safely back to the Lancaster district in an Autumn Collaboration season. The two arts...

Chamber Chat by Patrick Hunt

September 23, 2020
Collecting track and trace data as a business Whilst coronavirus is still very much a threat, it’s vital to be able to trace customers, contractors and staff if someone who has visited your business gets in touch...

£4.9 million NextGenChem Hub set to promote innovation across Lancashire

September 22, 2020
A new business-support hub aims to spearhead innovation for Lancashire businesses that produce or use chemicals. Co-designed between Lancaster University and Yordas Group, a provider of scientific and regulatory...
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