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Chamber Chat with Mark Lees

June 16, 2021
Getting the chance to talk to our community is vital to the power stations and one such route is the Local Community Liaison Committee, which has been running for 40 years. The committee has representatives from the...

Lancaster recruitment consultant offers chance to win free place on ‘Five Steps to Work’ programme

June 15, 2021
A recruitment consultant from Lancaster has launched a competition giving jobseekers a chance to win a free place on her online training programme, designed to help applicants to stand out from the crowd. Mandy...

Guest Blog from Chamber Member Novi Digital

June 15, 2021
Guest blog from Chamber Member Novi Digital   Psychology, often misunderstood, is an essential part of doing business, particularly doing business online in the digital age. Unlike offline or the conventional...

Azets boosts restructuring and insolvency services with new North West partner appointment

June 14, 2021
Azets, a top ten UK accounting, tax and business advisory firm and the largest regional professional services firm for SMEs across Europe, has today announced the appointment of Jonathan Amor. Jonathan joins...

Lancaster University MSci (Hons) Ecology & Conservation placements

June 14, 2021
Lancaster University are looking to find placements for 8 MSci Hons Ecology & Conservation (Professional Experience) students. The placements will start in Oct/Nov for 7 weeks. At this stage if you can just...

Chamber Chat with Lorna Stellakis

June 07, 2021
The new dilemma for Leaders “Will your team work remotely long term, or will you bring them back into the office”? This is a decision I’m clear on as the team at Q2Q are simply “better” when they are...

Petition for a new road bridge over the River Lune at Lancaster – update

June 07, 2021
Since launching a petition requesting that Lancashire County Council initiate a feasibility study into the practicality of building a new road bridge over the River Lune at Lancaster to relieve traffic congestion in...

"Save the Date Wednesday 30th June 2021” Connect to Catch-up AMRC NW with guests from KTN/Innovate and Made Smarter

June 07, 2021
Further to the The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) ievent in April they are pleased to be hosting a virtual event on Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 10.00am - booking link...

Charity left devastated after thieves break into their shop

June 07, 2021
Local charity Age UK Lancashire have been left devastated after their new furniture shop in Lancaster was broken into over the Bank Holiday weekend. Thieves broke in through a window and ransacked the shop, damaging...

Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021

June 07, 2021
Department for International Trade North West is having a free webinar “Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021”discussing the benefits the Queen's Awards for Enterprise can bring to a business. The webinar has 2...

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

June 02, 2021
A Town's Winning Ways!! In case you have not heard on Monday 31st May Morecambe Football Club ended their season on a history making high, by being promoted to league one. An amazing achievement and a huge...

The SME Brexit Support Fund: How HMRC is helping smaller businesses adapt to a post-Brexit world

June 01, 2021
Signing an FTA with the EU was an important milestone in the UK’s Brexit journey. But that historic moment came with a challenge for HMRC: how do we help the UK’s smaller businesses continue to trade with Europe?...

A wealth of wonderful women's stories uncovered

June 01, 2021
March of this year was Women’s History Month and it was suggested by Rachael Bowers of Lancaster City Museum to Lancaster Civic Society that there appeared to be no green heritage plaques in and around the Lancaster...

We want to know, what will the legacy of your generation be?

June 01, 2021
Lancashire750 is your opportunity to come together as a generation and think through what your generation’s legacy will be. As part of a highly diverse group of peers, you will tackle real social challenges facing...

Managing partner of legal firm wins She Inspires Award

June 01, 2021
The Managing Partner of long-established law firm Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand has been recognised at an awards ceremony celebrating inspirational women. Jennifer Grabowski, 41, was the winner of the Women in...

Beyond Radio receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

June 01, 2021
North Lancashire’s Beyond Radio, a group of volunteers based in Lancaster, has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Beyond Radio...

Young people risk being left behind in the jobs market, North West recruiter warns

May 24, 2021
Young people and new graduates risk being left behind in the jobs market due to the impact of Covid-19, a leading independent North West recruiter has warned. Mandy Blackwell, who specialises in recruitment for...

Thank you - Census Champions

May 24, 2021
Dear Census Champion Now that the Census 2021 collection operation is coming to a close, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), who run the census in England and Wales, would like to take this opportunity to...

Heysham 2 tale

May 24, 2021
STAFF at Heysham 2 are starting a planned maintenance shutdown on one of its reactors which will see more than £30m invested into the power station. Last year the station safely carried out a similar programme on...

April insolvency statistics - Insolvencies will inevitably return to pre-pandemic levels, says UK’s largest accountancy firm for SMEs

May 24, 2021
April insolvency statistics - Insolvencies will inevitably return to pre-pandemic levels, says UK’s largest accountancy firm for SMEs Nicola Clark, Restructuring and Insolvency Partner at Azets in the...
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