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Lancaster University Management School event tackles the challenge of producing good food

May 24, 2021
What we eat, where it comes from, and its impact on the environment have never been more important for food producers, retailers and consumers. Experts from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)...

Lancashire Business View puts the spotlight on young talent and reveals the ‘ones to watch’

May 24, 2021
Lancashire Business View has put the spotlight on the county’s up and coming young business talent and the part they will play in our post-pandemic fightback.  The new May/June 2021 issue of the magazine...

Chamber Chat with Kim Brown

May 24, 2021
Making the difference as a Mental Health First AiderRecently myself and two colleagues qualified as Mental Health First Aiders after taking part in some quite intensive and in depth training. Now, whilst we’re not...

Lancashire firm, LARS Communications, Receives Major Accreditation for the Defence, Security and Aerospace Sectors

May 18, 2021
Lancashire firm, LARS Communications, is thrilled to announce that the company has successfully attained JOSCAR (Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) accreditation....

Lancaster Vision Petitions County Council for a New Bridge over the River Lune at Lancaster

May 18, 2021
Recently Lancaster Vision commented on the County Council’s emerging City Centre Movement Strategy. We believe that the existing proposals will only partly address the traffic issues suffered by the City and we...

NextGenChem Hub for chemistry innovation

May 18, 2021
As companies begin to re-open and invite their staff to return from furlough, they will be looking towards the future and ways to grow their business. Lancaster University’s Helen Atherton and Keel Heubner from...

Saluting Lancashire’s family business heroes

May 18, 2021
Lancashire Business View today launches its search to find the county’s ‘family business heroes’. Family businesses sit at the heart of Lancashire’s economy and are famed for their resilience and grit. Those...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

May 17, 2021
Simple PleasuresIt's been just over four weeks since the economy started opening up and yesterday represented the most important stage. The time when we can all go out and socialise with friends and family indoors, or...

Guest Blog from Chamber Member Printing Plus

May 14, 2021
If you really want to talk to someone ……. write to them! The idea that digital marketing is a low-cost channel is false Print is often seen as the expensive marketing channel. That does appear true if one...

Chamber Chat with Chris Maddock

May 10, 2021
The Lancashire Careers Hub is part of a national Hub network driven by the Careers and Enterprise Company and locally through Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Inspira which strengthens the relationship between...

Lancaster’s Digital and Innovation Festival returns this May

May 10, 2021
Array Festival, a 4-day summit style celebration of digital, tech and innovation in Lancaster returns from 17th to 20th May. The virtual event will be live streamed online from the new Fraser House digital and tech...

Expanded Sub36 Awards now open for entries

May 10, 2021
The Sub36 Awards - the only programme dedicated to celebrating the best young business talent in Lancashire - is now accepting nominations with four new categories open for entries. Sub36, organised by Lancashire...

Bay Business Angels help businesses secure over £500K of funding

May 10, 2021
Bay Business Angels, a group that facilitates ‘Angel’ equity investment into North West based companies, secured over £500K of funding at its latest pitching event. The group, which is the only business angels...

Chamber Chat with Jo-ann Harney

May 04, 2021
I wrote my last Chamber Chat back in October 2020 and was hoping that by the time it was my turn to write it again we would all be back to face-to-face networking and events. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case and...

How the RSPB started in Lancaster

May 04, 2021
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is the largest conservation organisation in Europe, managing over 200 nature reserves and supporting projects around the world. The RSPB’s work may be national and...

Medals for Pandemic Heroes

May 04, 2021
We all know how people took a risk in doing what they could for others during Covid-19 but many probably will not feel thanked by officialdom. The giving of local medals is from the local community to those people...

Can your business top the leader board?

May 04, 2021
A local charity is calling on all local businesses to get involved in their first ever Corporate Challenge, helping raise vital funds to support vulnerable older people across Lancashire. Age UK Lancashire, who have...

Lancaster welcomes the UK Corporate Games

May 04, 2021
Lancaster University will welcome new visitors to the city by hosting a range of 2021 UK Corporate Games events on its 360-acre campus. The UK Corporate Games, which was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, has been...

City Region Laptop Project secures £11k in Business Donations

April 27, 2021
A local crisis response project launched in January this year raised over £11,000 in laptop donations, providing 65 devices to schools and charities in the region. Laptops for Kids, delivered as a partner project...

Chamber Chat with Jody West

April 26, 2021
Are you a member of your local Chamber of Commerce? - If not, is your business missing out? Businesses have been divided and affected in different ways over the past 12 months. The support delivered by Lancaster and...
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