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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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Film Star Backs Initiative Pioneered At The Dukes

December 14, 2017
The Dukes is playing a role on the national stage in improving access to the arts for people with dementia. The Lancaster venue has recently advised on a new cinema guide supported by film star Carey Mulligan whose...

The Problem of Free Banking – David Park

December 14, 2017
Many of us are still living with the effects of the last recession, which was largely caused by the financial system (banks, etc.) taking risks to get a good return on capital. The banks and authorities reassure us...

Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce raises thousands for the district’s homeless

December 14, 2017
Recently Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce hosted its Christmas lunch at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, with close to 100 people in attendance. During the event attendees donated to this year’s chosen...

Online business guide and directory coming soon

December 14, 2017
Businesses in the Lancaster district should expect a metaphorical knock on the door as work begins on a new business directory. Lancaster City Council has teamed up with Burrows Communications Ltd to produce a free...

eCommCon comes to Lancaster

December 14, 2017
Magento development and hosting specialists Nublue are bringing together top names in the ecommerce industry to deliver an insightful and engaging event for ecommerce professionals in the North West. eCommCon is a...

Local broker Premier BusinessCare raises over £15,000 for charity in Apprentice-style challenge!

December 14, 2017
On 23rd November, over 100 people descended on The Globe Arena in Morecambe for a fundraising night in aid of the North West Air Ambulance (NWAAC). Premier BusinessCare’s ‘Apprentice’ style...

Utter Creatives sponsors Unique Kidz and Co

December 14, 2017
The goal: To support the charity for children with disabilities to present itself in the best possible light, by helping with design and branding. In 2009, Denise Armer and Jane Halpin faced the same issue: both were...

Coherent Software becomes accredited by Xero

December 14, 2017
If your company still relies heavily on paper, spreadsheets or cumbersome software, the process you follow to take on new business might be frustrating, time consuming and expensive. The software developers at...

Job spot - Centre Maintenance Operative

December 14, 2017
The Centre is a 160,000 sq.ft. complex consisting of 34 retail units and a 300 space car park. The Maintenance Operative is responsible to the Centre Manager for day to day routine maintenance and housekeeping duties...

Chamber Chat – Neil Townsend

December 07, 2017
As the year draws to a close I have been reflecting on the short time I have been a director of the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce. So much has happened to be proud of this year, with the Chamber and all...

Festive Food Bank

December 07, 2017
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce are a collection point for Physiofusion’s Christmas appeal. If you have any items you would like to donate, please drop them in to us. More information for reference:...

Lancaster BID Light Up The City

December 07, 2017
Lancaster BID switch on the Christmas lights, half way through their Winter In The City campaign. Lancaster BID this year launched a ‘Winter In The City’ Campaign. This campaign included producing or...

A.C.E. - request for trustees

December 07, 2017
Did you know that 1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness at some time in their lives and that at any one time 1 in 10 young people are mentally ill? Just like physical illness anyone can become mentally ill, but...

SWS UK – Renovation and Stunning New Makeover

December 07, 2017
SWS UK, the Claughton based garage door and security manufacturer, and one of the area’s biggest employers has recently benefitted from a complete renovation and interior makeover. Taking 12 months from start to...

Citybase Apartments unveils brand refresh and formation of new parent company

December 07, 2017
Serviced apartment specialist Citybase Apartments today revealed its fresh new look, upgraded website, new international locations and updated portfolio of high quality, family- and group- friendly apartments. The...

The Dukes New Season Entertains And Educates

December 07, 2017
The Dukes is top of the class when it comes to drama next spring. The awardwinning Lancaster theatre’s new homegrown season features Educating Rita from April 5-14 and The Three Musketeers from July 3-August...

The Borough Brewery's new award

November 30, 2017
The Borough Brewery are at it again. Head Brewer Rory Walker has just picked up his 8th industry award to date. This latest is presented for Outstanding Services to Real Ale, and was awarded by the Lunesdale...

Chamber Chat – John Lyon - ICS

November 30, 2017
We are all aware of the ever-increasing developments in technology and the flexibility this brings, which has directly impacted on how goods and services are delivered worldwide. The Freelancing/Contracting world has...

Culture Week: Get Involved

November 30, 2017
Culture Week will be taking place from 4th - 8th December. Five days of activity will showcase the variety of cultural activities and institutions available to people in the North. Content will celebrate the depth and...

Careers Information Event – Lancaster Royal Grammar School

November 30, 2017
LRGS is committed to supporting pupils to make well informed choices about their academic options, future career plans and to realise their full potential. In order for them to receive up to date information, advice...
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