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Business water matters – Top 3 water saving tips

February 25, 2020
Water is often referred to as ‘the forgotten utility’. While many large businesses are clearly focussed on their comprehensive energy strategies, it seems many are yet to implement a strategy around managing their...

Five lessons learned from running my own business - Vivien Hacker

February 18, 2020
When I started my company, I was warned that 75% of start-ups at the time failed within the first 18 months. That was 2003. Quite apart from financial prudence, here are five crucial lessons for survival and success...

Coronavirus and hygiene – operational information for businesses from AM Services Group

February 18, 2020
With the UK’s risk designated as moderate, and as concern for the spread of Coronavirus grows, there is a strong public focus on good hygiene; on companies’ preparedness and responsibility for the health, safety...

Morecambe BID launches anti-knife crime campaign

February 18, 2020
  Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID), in conjunction with Morecambe Police and Morecambe Pubwatch have launched an anti-knife awareness campaign in local pubs and other night-time venues to highlight...

Dropping the ball on Perfectionism

February 18, 2020
Work/Life Balance There is a lot of talk about work/life balance. Everyone is ‘super busy’ and it appears that the measure of living a successful life is how much we can cram into a day; up early to get to the...

The Lancaster Exchange 2020

February 18, 2020
  What is Lancaster University’s role in its place? Thursday 12th March 2020 - Lancaster Town Hall - 5pm - 8pm Join the university for the second Lancaster Exchange to share your ideas on how we all can work...

Windows 7 has lost support: What does this mean for my Business?

February 18, 2020
Get your business GDPR compliant before it's too late As of January 2020, Microsoft has officially ended its support for Windows 7, over a decade after it was released back in 2009. What’s Happening? As warned...

Global Accommodation Agent SilverDoor signs landmark deal to transform Dalton Square offices

February 18, 2020
Global accommodation agent SilverDoor signs landmark deal to occupy 7 Dalton Square later this year following a complete refurbishment of the three storey 15,000 sqft space into state of the art, Grade A offices....

The right infrastructure is key - John O'Neill

February 11, 2020
The election of December 2019 certainly changed the political landscape and has finally allowed us to get away from the deadlock that Brexit caused and actually look to the future. Of course, the discussion is all...

UK remains part of EU Free Trade Agreements during transition period

February 11, 2020
From the British Chambers of Commerce "I'm sure this will not be news to you, however we have had a number of enquiries from companies and from colleagues across the International network regarding the UK's status...

CVS - Financial Services, Training & support

February 11, 2020
If you are thinking of looking at an alternative finance service to undertake your payroll, pensions, book-keeping or Independent Examinations of your accounts, CVS provide an...

Rosemere funds PRD pilot project

February 11, 2020
A three-year pilot project costing £283,521 that involves setting up a brand new service to help former cancer patients left with debilitating long-term side-effects following radical radiotherapy treatment to the...

AM shortlisted for a top security industry award in the 2020 OSPAs

February 11, 2020
If you’re in the business of security, you’ll no doubt have heard of the UK OSPAs. These awards recognise exceptional performance across a number of categories and  acknowledge the...

Are we there yet? Wes Johnson

February 04, 2020
Are we there yet? It’s quite a strange feeling to realise that between me penning this Chamber Chat piece and you reading it, we will have left the European Union through the somewhat protracted Brexit...

Heysham 2 maintenance shutdown

February 04, 2020
Last week EDF turned off Heysham 2’s reactor 8 for its planned maintenance outage. This £25m programme, which has been planned for the past two years, is part of a wider EDF annual maintenance programme which sees...

Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA)

February 04, 2020
The Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLMDA) has been designed to develop Senior Leaders capable of directing and influencing their organisations direction and deal with the complexities of...

New programme aims to help socially excluded North West groups become entrepreneurs

February 04, 2020
A new Europe-wide project, with partners in Morecambe, Lancaster and Greater Manchester, aims to improve the chances of socially excluded groups and communities to establish and develop businesses. Elie 2.0 will work...

Morecambe Music Festival returns in 2020

February 04, 2020
Morecambe Music Festival will return for its fourth exciting year this summer. The seaside town’s annual live music event will once again take place over three days - this year from Friday July 10 to Sunday July 12...

The benefits of Chamber events - Chris Gardner

January 28, 2020
Last week I attended the Chamber’s breakfast networking meeting along with almost 50 other members. The event was clearly a success and I think that most people who were there would agree with me. If you’ve not...

Notice to exporters - Certificate of Origin BREXIT news

January 28, 2020
28 January 2020 To: The Chief Executive and Certification Staff of all Issuing Bodies  Dear Chamber Colleagues,  Re: UK leaving the EU on the 31st January 2020 We have had a number of meetings recently...
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