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Jonie joins Harrison Drury’s commercial property team

February 09, 2021
Lancaster law firm Harrison Drury has further strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of Jonie Little. Jonie, who joins as an associate solicitor in the firm’s Lancaster office, has specific...

The wonder of pensions…no really

February 09, 2021
If you google the meaning of a pension you get variations of the following: ‘A pension is a fund into which a sum of money is added during an employee's employment years and from which payments are drawn to support...

HMRC answer Frequently Asked Questions on New Trade rules

February 08, 2021
New rules for businesses that trade with Europe are here. Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, all businesses that move goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU, or under the Northern Ireland...

Flexible working and making it work

February 01, 2021
As a result of lockdown, employers across the UK have enabled staff to work from home. In doing so, many businesses have realised home working does not impact on productivity and, in many cases, works very well....

Lancaster University offers fully-funded online programme to help family-run Lancashire SMEs adopt new technologies

February 01, 2021
Lancaster University Management School professor has designed Evolve Digital to help business leaders successfully navigate digital transformation · Professor Steve Kempster has designed Evolve Digital, an online...

Census 2021 is coming and will offer useful insights for businesses

February 01, 2021
Households across England and Wales will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey which gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and...

In the spotlight: Lancashire’s up and coming women in business

February 01, 2021
Lancashire Business View is putting the spotlight on the county’s up and coming women in business and the part they will play in the post-pandemic fightback. We’re looking for the entrepreneurs and innovators who...

Fionn Whitehead to Star in New Digital Production of The Picture of Dorian Gray

February 01, 2021
Fionn Whitehead to Star in New Digital Production of The Picture of Dorian Gray  The Dukes in Lancaster are set to be a partner venue for a brand-new online production of The Picture of Dorian Gray, a...

Homes Strategy Conference Success – Consultation Period Extended

February 01, 2021
On Thursday 21st January 2021, Lancaster Vision hosted a conference on social housing in partnership with Lancaster City Council. The event coincided with the consultation taking place on the council’s new Homes...

Planning for Your Retirement?

January 26, 2021
Have you thought about:...The age at which you would l ike to retire? The amount of money you wi l l need to support your intended l ifes tyle? How much you wi l l have to l ive on in retirement? What you are going to...

Lancaster BID seeks Local Superheroes

January 26, 2021
Do you know someone who has been a hero for you over the last year? Then why not nominate them for Lancaster's Superhero. Lancaster BID is seeking your nominations for anyone who deserves recognition and to be...

Coronavirus - advice for the Third Sector across Lancaster District. Updated Monday 19th January 2021

January 26, 2021
A letter from Yak Patel, CVS:" Good afternoon colleague,   Please find attached this weeks bulletin. As usual, you will find a list of upcoming funding opportunities and deadlines, helpful...

Chamber Chat with Sandra Cottam-Shea

January 25, 2021
It’s difficult to write anything in these strange times. I feel almost disrespectful offering business guidance or thoughts when so many have gone to the wall, stuck in limbo or have had the choice of operating...

Productivity boost open to North West’s manufacturing and engineering businesses

January 25, 2021
Manufacturing businesses across the North West have the chance to learn from industry giants in a programme designed to boost productivity across the sector. ‘Productivity through People’ (PtP), a 10-month...

Harrison Drury looks to the future with launch of HD Academy

January 25, 2021
HD Academy will be headed up by the firm’s new head of professional development, Amanda Webster Firm also investing £90,000 in leadership and management training People development at the heart of the firm’s...

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in Lancaster and Morecambe

January 25, 2021
More Music, Lancaster Priory Church and Lancaster City Council are working together to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). It is an annual event which gives an opportunity to remember all those whose lives were...

The Brexit transition period is over and now is the time to seize the opportunities ahead

January 19, 2021
From: Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MPI am delighted to have been appointed Business Secretary. The last year has been extremely challenging for millions of businesses. There is, however, cause for optimism with both...

Apprenticeship Taster Sessions

January 19, 2021
University of Cumbria are currently recruiting to both our Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship and Project Management Degree Apprenticeship for April starts (both 100% online), applications would need to be in by...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

January 18, 2021
In 2004 The British Government enacted the “The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations’. A Business Improvement District (BID) is a defined area in which a levy is charged on all business rate payers...

Lancaster & Morecambe College partners with the Chamber, and Morecambe and Lancaster BIDs to support national Kickstart scheme

January 18, 2021
The KICKSTART partnership between Lancaster and Morecambe College, Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce,Morecambe BID and Lancaster BID has got off to a successful start, with...
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