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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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Voices from across the Borders

June 22, 2017
Dear fellow member, Lancaster is now home to over 120 Refugees and Asylum Seekers with another 10 families due to arrive in July 2017. They are comprised of single men, women and 14 families. They have all fled their...

Uniting Your Business

June 22, 2017
More recently I’ve been spending time researching the aspects that set apart the businesses that stand the test of time from those that don’t. My findings have consistently shown that long-lasting...

Certified Documentation - How to Complete Electronically 12th July 2017

June 22, 2017
The Chamber is running a workshop for new and existing exporters on completing documentation electronically, This will be held 12th July 2017 at Holiday Inn, Caton Rd from 9am until 12.30pm. British Chambers of...

Putting Lancaster on the Global Stage

June 22, 2017
Date: Wednesday 5 July 2017Time:10:00 - 13:00 Venue: The StoreyMeeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH In October 2016 the English Heritage Cities group was awarded £250,000 to develop an innovative project to...

Lancaster’s CityBlock 1, 2 and 3 change hands in transfer of ownership

June 22, 2017
CityBlock, the family-owned provider of high quality student accommodation in the UK, has completed the transfer of ownership and management of its three blocks in Lancaster to an alternative student property...

Light Up The Autumn At The Dukes

June 22, 2017
The Dukes new homegrown season will shed light on a recent North Lancashire disaster and carry audiences away with a classic fairytale. Blackout is a new play by Sarah McDonald-Hughes, inspired by true testimony from...

Building society funds new pre-op assessment suite

June 22, 2017
A suite exclusively for cancer patients to undergo pre-op tests to determine their fitness for surgery has now opened at the Royal Preston Hospital, having been funded by Rosemere Cancer Foundation with a grant from...

Lancaster Digital Marketing Agency Wins Big at National RAR Awards

June 22, 2017
Lancaster-based digital marketing agency, SQ Digital, are going from strength to strength and experienced great success in this year’s prestigious RAR Digital Awards, achieving nominations in eight award...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

June 15, 2017
The growth of the internet, for better or for worse has affected many of the traditional ways to collect information, advertise oneself and do business. Many industries have been forced to adapt or to fade away. The...

Free support for local businesses

June 15, 2017
Local businesses and entrepreneurs are being invited to a free business support and networking event later this month to help them prepare for the challenges they may face as a result of the UK leaving the EU. The...

Nublue’s 3 R’s accredited

June 15, 2017
Three hosting gurus from Lancaster based ecommerce experts and hosting providers Nublue have successfully completed their LPI-e accreditations. Raoul, Reece and Rickie, Nublue’s “three R’s”,...

Introduction to Equity Investment

June 15, 2017
Lancashire’s Investment Readiness programme is a coherent, structured programme of investment-led input, investment readiness guidance and support.

Call for Action

June 15, 2017
Do you currently employ University graduates? Do you feel passionate/concerned/interested in connecting young people studying business with the real world of work? If yes, Nicky would love to have the opportunity to...

Lottery funding to help preserve Morecambe Bay natural history

June 15, 2017
The University of Cumbria along with Natural England, the Forestry Commission and Cumbria Wildlife Trust has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the development of the South Cumbria species...

Chamber Chat – Mental Health Awareness week with Jon Powell

June 08, 2017
Did you know the 16th to the 22nd May was mental health awareness week? This may have passed you by. However mental health and wellbeing has been at the forefront of my mind these past few years. I’ve seen...

Why Exhibit at the North Lancs Expo – 24th & 25th September

June 08, 2017
The North Lancashire Expo offers exhibitors a unique opportunity as a chance to meet the areas most diverse gathering of business owners, decision makers and entrepreneurs. It targets high-achieving companies from all...

Immediate Actions to Improve Security of a Site or Venue

June 08, 2017
There are some simple, practical actions you can take immediately to help improve the security ofyour site. This links with prior NaCTSO and CPNI advice. For further information click here PEOPLE SECURITY ACTIONS...

31% increase in self-reporting of data breaches

June 08, 2017
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that data security tops the minds of IT Managers and all of those tasked to administer data-bearing assets, from planning and deployment, to utilisation and retirement. But there...

Speaker line-up confirmed for university research and innovation event

June 08, 2017
A diverse range of speakers from across the University of Cumbria have been assembled to appear at a conference aimed at bringing academics and businesses together. Cumbria Research & Innovation 2017 is the...

Job Spot – Chief Executive – MIND

June 08, 2017
Please find below and attached the exciting opportunity to be Lancashire Mind's next Chief Executive. Please share far and wide. Do you want a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a revolution? Lancashire Mind is...
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