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Chamber Chat with Chris Gardner

August 11, 2020
Chamber Chat with Chris Gardner, Chamber Director and Director of Waters & Atkinson I wrote here last year about how I was very sceptical about home working. These assumptions have been tested of late! My firm,...

Factored delivers for housing development

August 11, 2020
Lancaster-based brand and digital design studio Factored has delivered a brand strategy and website design for a major programme of public housing development across York. With plans for 600...

Chamber Chat with Imogen Brettell

August 04, 2020
Is the office dead? What on earth did we find to write about, report on and discuss before COVID-19? It’s been such a strange and unsettling time that little else has dominated our thoughts in recent months....

Simple pleasures around the Bay - Steve Wood

July 28, 2020
A Chamber chat not in the first week in January! A new experience for me!  I normally bang on about the start of the New Year and my positivity for the year ahead however; we are now in a different place and...

HM Treasury fundamental review of business rates: call for evidence

July 28, 2020
The government committed to conduct a fundamental review of business rates and published the terms of reference for the review at the Spring Budget. This call for evidence seeks views on how the business rates...

Three new Director appointments to Chamber board

July 28, 2020
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is to appoint three new directors to its board. They are Imogen Brettell, Chief People Officer at SilverDoor Apartments, Lancaster, Nick Wilkinson, of Lune Properties and...

Independent Cinema Returns to Lancaster as The Dukes Announce Reopening

July 28, 2020
Lancaster arts organisation and venue The Dukes have announced that they are ready to reopen their cinema to the public from Tuesday August 4, four and a half months after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. In...

Pandemic’s ‘reshoring’ trend could provide critical boost to Lancaster says adviser

July 28, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic could offer Lancaster and Morecambe a once in a generation opportunity to further enhance its global manufacturing credentials, but only if it accelerates the use of digital technologies....

Beyond COVID – Lancaster BID Business Survey

July 28, 2020
Are you a business located in Lancaster City Centre? If so, please spare 15 minutes to complete Lancaster BID’s Business Survey. Lancaster BID is currently developing their Business Plan for the next five years and...

Temperature Detecting CCTV

July 28, 2020
Efficient and Safe Fever Detecting CCTV Solutions Bowker IT have been at the forefront of sourcing solutions to combat detecting of potential illness in staff and customers. Never more than now has this technology...

Skills and Employment Lancashire's Response - 20th July 2020

July 27, 2020
Thank you for those who were able to attend the Skills and Employment Lancashire's Response webinar on Monday 20 July, your attendance and contributions were welcomed and appreciated. As promised please find...

The new normal? - Alistair Eagles

July 22, 2020
On Monday I turned 50.  Of course, there is nothing remarkable about that, lots of people turn 50 every day and live to tell the tale. However, for me the day was always something we had talked about as a family,...

Chamber says goodbye to Gemma and starts recruiting for a new Membership Officer

July 22, 2020
A job vacancy for the role of Membership Officer has become available at Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce. The opportunity has arisen due to the departure of Gemma Collins, who spent nine years working at...

Sub36 reveals online awards plans

July 21, 2020
The Lancashire Business View Sub36 Awards, in association with Positive Pennine, which celebrate the most exciting talent emerging from the Lancashire business community, will take place online this year with a...

Hotfoot Forge ahead with new client win

July 21, 2020
Lancaster-based creative agency Hotfoot Design has been appointed by Forge Logistics, following a competitive pitch, to design and develop its new website to support its rapid growth.  Commercial trucking,...

New Management Team at Lancaster Civic Society

July 20, 2020
At the AGM held in June Lancaster Civic Society elected a new team to lead them into the 2020s. Lancaster Civic Society has for over fifty years worked to protect and enhance  the architectural and historical...

Peterson awarded major logistics contract from Sellafield Limited

July 20, 2020
Chamber Ambassador members and iInternational energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a major logistics contract from Sellafield Limited to support operations in West Cumbria, England. The four-year...

Adjusting to a new "normal" - Mal Garnett

July 14, 2020
Last week a poll undertaken by BritainThinks found that only 12% of people in the UK now want to return to the old ‘normal’ in the UK after Covid-19. As well as making permanent changes to their personal lives,...

Doing business in.... Singapore & Malaysia

July 14, 2020
Free webinar - 6th August, 9.00am to 10.00amAs two of Asia’s most popular business destinations, Singapore and Malaysia are constantly pitted against each other in terms of which country makes the better business...

Caton Road flood defence scheme receives funding boost

July 14, 2020
A multi-million pound project to build new flood defences along the banks of the River Lune has received a £1.4m funding boost. Work on the £11 million Caton Road, Lancaster Flood Risk Management Scheme, started in...
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