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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.

Below you will find the latest news on Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce’s policy activities, business news from across North Lancashire and news stories from our Members.

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Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce Broadband & Connectivity Survey

April 27, 2017
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce Broadband & Connectivity Survey Is your business broadband up to the job? Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce are asking businesses in our district to...

Lancaster BID searching of a part-time BID Marketing & Events Assistant

April 27, 2017
Lancaster BID Open Up New Role After a very successful first year of being established as a company limited by guarantee, Lancaster BID are looking to recruit a part time Marketing & Events Assistant to complete...

Black Bear to judge prestigious North West awards

April 27, 2017
Black Bear IT Solutions’ managing director Richard Alford will join the judging panel for this year's prestigious regional E3 Business Awards. Designed to celebrate achievement in the fields of enterprise,...

The Lancaster Comedy Club

April 27, 2017
Gary Little. Gary is one of the most consistent and funny acts in Scottish comedy. He is recognised as a master storyteller, and is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs in the UK. “Might look as...

Preparing for a marathon

April 27, 2017
If you’re running a marathon this year and you’re worried about the task ahead, relax. We have put together some useful tips to ensure you’re heading into your race as best you can. Correct Clothing...

Chamber Chat – Gemma Beaton

April 26, 2017
On 30th January BCC released its International Trade Survey results and found UK companies remain committed to strong trading relationships with European customers and suppliers despite the UK’s vote to leave...

Greyhound Bridge closure update

April 26, 2017
The County Council has been informed that the DfT are deferring all Challenge Fund decisions until after the General Election. This will move the programme by around 8 weeks and put the proposed "Road Closed" date...

Lancaster University Community Day: Sessions for the business community

April 26, 2017
Lancaster University’s Community Day is taking place on the University campus from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 6th May. With over 80 different activities taking place on the day, there is something for people of all...

New creative agency in Garstang

April 26, 2017
Arran Eleanor Creative Ltd, a creative marketing company based in Garstang, launched earlier this year with an ethos reflecting managing director Arran Rigney’s sentiment that “great marketing should be...

Chamber Chat – Steven Wood

April 20, 2017
The Importance of us all working together I don’t think I am going out on a limb to say that we all want our part of North Lancashire to be a great place to work and to do business. How do we do this? Well, one...

Stella Stena records 9% first quarter growth on its Heysham service

April 20, 2017
Leading ferry company Stena Line has reported a strong 9% year on year Q1 increase in its freight volumes on the Belfast – Heysham service. In the first three months of 2017, the company has carried over 31 000...

Food Festival Returns in Two Weeks

April 20, 2017
Lancaster Food and Drink Festival is all set to take place in a few weeks on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May 2017 at Lancaster Leisure Park. Anyone who attended one of the biggest events on the district’s...

Lancaster University Tender Opportunities

April 20, 2017
Lancaster University is out to tender for a series of Maintenance & Small Works Contracts and is keen to attract local and/or small businesses. Suppliers will need to register (free of charge) on the In-Tend...

Festival Looks To The Future

April 20, 2017
Theatremakers of tomorrow gathered at The Dukes last week for a Youth Theatre Festival. This annual event was organised by The Dukes Young Ambassadors, a group of young people who meet weekly at the Lancaster theatre...

Chamber Chat with Sandra Cottam-Shea

April 13, 2017
This week my self-development mission is to re-write our company values, cultures and ethos. This is to aid in a safe and happy workplace encouraging team respect and support. You would think it’s an easy thing...

Get ready for changes to data protection laws

April 13, 2017
This year has marked one of the largest legal movements in data protection history – the formal adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Due to come into effect on 25th May 2018, the...

Duty of Care awareness campaign ‘right Waste, right Place’ seminar comes to Preston on 28 April

April 13, 2017
Free seminar will focus on the specific requirements of Duty of Care for the construction and agriculture sectors to help businesses understand their responsibilities. Speakers have been confirmed from Environment...

CancerCare wins award for mental health support of employees

April 13, 2017
CancerCare has won an award for its commitment to its employees’ mental health. The local cancer support charity won a bronze award at mental health charity Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index Awards, held...

New partner at Moore and Smalley in Lancaster

April 13, 2017
Lancaster accountancy firm Moore and Smalley has appointed Jenny McCabe as a partner. Jenny, a specialist in corporate advisory and audit work, has joined the firm after nine years at CLB Coopers in Lancaster where...

Wyrebank are now new members to the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce!

April 13, 2017
As an introduction Wyrebank, a hidden gem in the heart of Garstang, hosts a diverse number of events from conferences to dream weddings! Situated in the heart of this historical town, overlooking the idyllic Lancaster...
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