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17 new trainees for MHA Moore and Smalley

September 17, 2019
Lancaster-based accountancy and business advisory firm MHA Moore and Smalley has welcomed 17 trainees to join its team across the North West. The trainees will work across the firm’s North West offices, assisting...

A Comedy of Maths Errors with Matt Parker

September 17, 2019
Stand-up comedian and mathematician Matt Parker visits The Dukes Playhouse this autumn with his comedy of maths errors, Humble Pi. Regularly appearing on TV and online, as a presenter on the Discovery Channel...

Business Communication - Chamber Chat - Mike Harrison

September 10, 2019
Once again last weeks Chamber Chat by Jon Powell prompted me to reflect on the changes in business communication I have experienced in my working life. Having arrived in Lancaster in 1978 to take up a new job and...

The Chamber of Commerce takes to the airwaves.

September 10, 2019
This week Beyond Radio had a visit from Vicky Lofthouse who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce. She came in to chat live on air to Beyond Radio’s Commercial Director, Nathan...

Apprenticeship Campaign Launch

September 10, 2019
As you may know, the Department for Education (DfE) launched the second phase of the apprenticeships campaign “Fire It Up” on Monday 2 September. In addition to the attached toolkit, there is also a more...

European Social Funding Secured to Deliver Leadership and Management Qualifications to Local Businesses

September 10, 2019
Lancaster and Morecambe College has successfully secured European Social Funding to support businesses to develop individuals in leadership and management qualifications working in partnership with University of...

Royal Hotel in Lancaster invests in expansion

September 10, 2019
The Grade II-listed Royal Hotel and Bar in Lancaster has added five new luxury bedrooms after investing £80,000. The conversion of the derelict stable block, in the courtyard of the city centre hotel, takes the...

#LoyalToLancashire

September 10, 2019
Local older people’s charity Age UK Lancashire have launched a campaign to let people know they are a local and independent charity, with a vision to support older people in the county to live independently giving...

Artists tune into music for new exhibition

September 10, 2019
Two of Lancaster’s most popular music festivals have inspired a wide range of artists to create work for the latest exhibition at King Street Studios. The Art of Music opens on September 13 to coincide with...

Hotfoot creates new new brand and website for leading health and beauty supplier

September 10, 2019
Branding, digital and marketing agency, Hotfoot Design, has unveiled a new brand identity and website for Design Plus Health & Beauty. Design Plus is one of the UK's leading specialists in the manufacture,...

North Lancs Expo Exhibitors Guide Documents

September 05, 2019
North Lancs Expo 2019   YOUR GUIDE TO THE NORTH LANCS EXPO   FLOORPLAN   BEST STAND AWARD INFORMATION   I AM EXHIBITING LOGO   DAY 1 TIMETABLE    DAY 2 TIMETABLE ...

Lancaster Festa Italia – This weekend!

September 04, 2019
Ciao! Lancaster Festa Italia is returning to Lancaster this Sunday, and bringing with it another day with a whole host of Italian themed fun! Lancaster Festa Italia is set to showcase ‘all things Italian’, from...

Chamber Chat - Email - love them or hate them - Jon Powell

September 03, 2019
My love/hate relationship with emails: I've just come back from a few weeks of leave to over 2000 unread emails. Granted some are from before I went away. I confess I really struggle and have a love/hate relationship...

Lancaster City Council to be headline sponsor of North Lancashire Expo

September 03, 2019
Lancaster City Council is pleased to be a headline sponsor of this year’s North Lancashire Expo. Taking place on Friday and Saturday September 20 and 21, the event will see 110 businesses and thousands of visitors...

Lancashire Business Day returns to celebrate the county in new, exclusive venue

September 03, 2019
When Lancashire Business Day returns on November 27, it will take place in one of the county’s newest and most exclusive venues taking #Lancashireandproud as its theme. The event, now in its third year, will once...

New boutique bedrooms for award winning Lancaster restaurant

September 03, 2019
In line with Quite Simply French’s continuous investment in taking the luxury hospitality experience to new levels. September 30th, 2019, sees the much anticipated opening and unveiling of their Restaurant with...

New Chamber member shortlisted for top rural award

September 03, 2019
A new Lancaster & District Chamber member is in the running to be named one of the best rural businesses in the UK after being shortlisted for a regional Rural Business Award. Shed 1 Distillery from Ulverston has...

Chamber Chat - Brexit and Borders Mike Marczynski

August 27, 2019
Well here we are again re Brexit, this time round with a new Prime Minister, and hopefully a Cabinet and a Parliament that supports him, in getting us out of Europe, in accordance with the referendum. If this can be...

Star attraction Eden to exhibit at North Lancs business showcase  

August 27, 2019
The Eden Project team, who are behind bringing Eden to Morecambe Promenade, have confirmed their involvement at this year’s North Lancs Expo. Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce, organisers...

Morecambe BID launches Food & Drink Trail

August 27, 2019
Morecambe BID launches Beer, Wine Food & Drink Trail Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) has launched its first food and drink trail to highlight the variety of foods and beverages that Morecambe has to...
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