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Chamber Chat with Brendan Hughes

June 04, 2020
As well as being a Chamber Director, I am also a Director of Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) and I am on the Morecambe PubWatch committee, so I speak with some experience when I say Morecambe has a busy...

Chamber Chat with Steve Wood - COVID-19 and the new challenges working at home.

June 03, 2020
by Steve Wood, Business Development Manager at the University of Cumbria 19th March and the rumblings for a couple of days, we’ll need to work from home. UoC is geared up more than many organisations because...

New partner for long-established and trusted law firm

June 03, 2020
A long-established law firm Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand is continuing its expansion plans even during a time of uncertainty in the economy. Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand, which has offices in Lancaster...

Use tax breaks to conquer coronavirus cash concerns, says Lancashire expert

May 27, 2020
Businesses in Lancaster are being urged to make use of existing tax incentives to help them boost cashflow and overcome the coronavirus crisis. Tony Medcalf, a tax partner at St Mary’s Gate-based accountants and...

Observations on Home Working - David Park

May 26, 2020
I am sure that my firm is similar to many other businesses at the moment in that the way we operate as a solicitors firm has changed more in the last 2 or 3 months than it had in the previous 10 years or longer. From...

Work continues to support rough sleepers through the coronavirus crisis

May 26, 2020
Lancaster City Council and its partners continue to draw on each other’s expertise and commitment to making sure that those who were sleeping rough and have been accommodated are protected and supported through the...

Lancaster and Morecambe College celebrate GOOD Ofsted inspection report

May 26, 2020
Staff, students and governors at Lancaster and Morecambe College are celebrating their latest Ofsted inspection which graded the College as GOOD and recognises the improvements which have been...

Community Safety Partnership

May 21, 2020
Community safety continues to be an overriding priority for the city council and its partners as we begin the road to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.The Lancaster District Community Safety Partnership (CSP)...

Embracing quick change - Giles Kay, EDF

May 19, 2020
It is rare for our industry to try something new without months of testing and trialling but last Friday we headed into the brave new world of virtual on-line meetings. Friday’s Local Community Liaison Committee...

The Quarterly Economic Survey is your chance to influence policy decisions made at the highest levels.

May 19, 2020
The QES, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete, provides information on how businesses are performing this quarter.  The Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce gathers information for North...

LARS Communications is Recertified as an ISO 27001:2013 Provider

May 19, 2020
LARS Communications, an industry leader in radio site build, antenna system installationand tower fabrication has announced that it has been recertified as an ISO...

Lancaster University and the Eden Project announce first joint appointment

May 19, 2020
Lancaster University and the Eden Project have appointed environmental education specialist Professor Robert Barratt as the first-ever Eden Project North Chair of Education and Engagement. Robert, who took up his...

Lancaster IT firm prepares to get businesses back to work

May 19, 2020
With the UK taking tentative steps to return to work, Q2Q IT is preparing to reverse-engineer the 1,030 hours of technical support it has rolled out to companies over the past two months – including brands such as...

Covid-19 Business Restart & Recovery Survey - North Lancs

May 13, 2020
We know that you are probably surveyed out but we really do need to know local figures and statistics.This is a new survey. Please can you spare a few minutes to complete this?We are gathering this...

Businesses stepping up for the Foodbank - Paddy Hunt

May 12, 2020
Lancaster District has a terrific community of businesses, filled with people who are never afraid to go the extra mile to help out, especially at the moment. As a trustee at Morecambe Bay Foodbank, which has...

COVID-19 Business Impact and Support Survey (North Lancashire) results

May 12, 2020
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce, and Morecambe BID, recently conducted an online survey from 23rd April to 6th May 2020 targeted at businesses in the North Lancashire region to gather information on the...

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 12, 2020
The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The new guidance covers 8 workplace settings which are allowed to be...

Holiday lets and small business rates Covid relief - Harrison Drury

May 12, 2020
Many people are not appreciating the fact that they are eligible for business grants by virtue of owning holiday cottages, or other property assessed for non-domestic rates, such as stables, for example. Businesses...

Coronavirus – advice for the third sector across Lancaster District.

May 12, 2020
From Yak Patel - CVSIn response to Covid-19, I am attaching our updated bulletin. We are working with the local voluntary and community sector and city wide partners to support as many people as we can. We encourage...

Lancaster accountants help doctors claim Government coronavirus support

May 12, 2020
A Lancaster-based accountancy and business advisory firm has collaborated with one of the UK’s leading medical bodies to help doctors and medical practices claim financial relief for vital work to fight the COVID-19...
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