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Nurturing Growth in Lancashire - Marcus Angell

November 19, 2019
In September, I attended the North Lancs Expo at the Lancaster Brewery. Hosted for the third consecutive year, the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce team did a fabulous job of endorsing North Lancashire and...

Lancaster University EMBA ranked among world’s best

November 19, 2019
The Financial Times have recognised Lancaster University’s Executive MBA as among the top 100 in the world. The course, taught by the highly-regarded experts in Lancaster University Management School, is ranked...

Protect Your Business from Rising Energy Costs

November 19, 2019
Businesses face a variety of costs to enable them to deliver their products and services and with energy prices on the rise, utility bills can have a big impact on a business’s finances. Optimise Your Utility Spend...

Tips & service charges in the hospitality trade

November 19, 2019
  Hospitality businesses need to be careful how they deal with tips and service charges to avoid falling foul of HMRC regulations. There are specific tax, VAT and national insurance rules on how gratuities...

Chamber Chat - Cybercrime - David Park

November 12, 2019
Recently a local Bank Manager told me that every one of their business and commercial managers in the area had at least one client who had lost money through cybercrime.  Barely a week goes by without articles...

Craig Charles to switch on Morecambe Christmas lights

November 12, 2019
TV and radio star Craig Charles will switch on the Morecambe Christmas lights at the biggest festive extravaganza the town has ever seen - and Beyond Radio will be a huge part of it! Morecambe Sparkle will be...

Bay Business Awards Winners

November 12, 2019
  Sponsored by Lancaster and Morecambe College and Lancaster City Council In Association with Salt Ayre Leisure Centre Winners Retailer of the Year – Time for Flowers (presented by Head of Economic...

Job vacancy at Printing Plus

November 12, 2019
Based in Morecambe, this firm is one of the area’s leading print service providers with a reputation for outstanding customer care and a growing, UK-wide customer base. If you are looking for a position in a...

Put yourself in the picture for Rosemere this Christmas

November 12, 2019
Picture yourself helping Rosemere Cancer Foundation this Christmas and be in with the chance of winning a prize worth more than £200 as well as collecting a trio of early pressies! Bamber Bridge-based...

Go Wild For Cinderella This Christmas

November 12, 2019
The Dukes theatre in The Round will be transformed into a wintry woodland for this year’s festive treat – Cinderella: A Fairytale From November 22-January 11, the Lancaster theatre will stage the first new...

Chamber Chat - Energy, the forefront of innovation

November 05, 2019
Mark Lees, station director EDF Heysham 2 power station Seeing the energy and hearing the exciting ideas from the younger members of our team here at Heysham reminds me of what a vibrant, innovative industry this...

And the Winner is…..

November 05, 2019
A huge thank you for all who took the time to respond to the North Lancs Expo 2019 evaluation survey.  Only by feedbacks and evaluations like this are we able to see where rooms for improvements are required....

Vail, Jerry North

November 05, 2019
Tributes have been paid to a true champion of Lancaster who campaigned tirelessly to promote the city.Jerry North, who passed away suddenly last month aged 65, was best known as the longtime manager of St Nicholas...

Lancaster design agency selected to deliver refreshed Dukes website

November 05, 2019
Lancaster digital and marketing agency, Hotfoot Design, has been selected to deliver a new website for iconic Lancaster venue, The Dukes. The Dukes theatre invited businesses from across the UK to pitch to develop an...

LARS Communications Achieves Essential Accreditations

October 31, 2019
Radio site build and antenna system installation specialists, LARS Communications, have gained recognition for their commitment to high safety and quality standards by achieving a string of vital accreditations. The...

Chamber Chat - The Chamber at your service

October 29, 2019
With key developments likely to be going ahead in North Lancashire over the next few years its never been a better time for business owners/managers to review their future planning and strategy. With large...

Businesses secure over £1M of investment with Bay Business Angels

October 29, 2019
Now in its second year, Bay Business Angels, a group that provides start-ups and new businesses with ‘Angel’ investment, has seen businesses in South Cumbria and North Lancaster raise over £1M of investment. The...

UK Corporate Games launches in Lancaster

October 23, 2019
The University of Cumbria recently hosted the launch event for the UK Corporate Games, which will be held in and around Lancaster from the 23rd – 26th July 2020. Businesses and members of other institutions were...

Apprentice of the year

October 23, 2019
Heysham 2 power station’s Sasha Merrick has claimed EDF Energy’s top apprentice award for 2019, just as applications open for the 2020 intake. Sasha, 22, of Heysham, took the main award at EDF Energy’s...

Chamber Chat by Ben Beetham

October 23, 2019
A GUIDE TO SMES NEGOTIATING ENERGY CONTRACTS Energy is an essential part of running your business, from powering your IT systems to heating your offices. However, the reality is that small businesses across the...
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