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Lancaster BID Ballot Goes Live

January 18, 2021
The Lancaster BID Renewal Ballot is now underway with ballot papers having been dispatched by post to all eligible voters. If you believe you are eligible to vote and have not received your ballot paper by Tuesday...

Business Interruption Insurance – What does the Supreme Court ruling mean for my business?

January 18, 2021
Following the Supreme Court ruling on Business Interruption insurance, solicitor Jody Thomasson from Chamber member Harrison Drury looks at what the judgment means for businesses. Businesses across the country have...

Chamber Chat with Martin Cheetham, EDF Heysham 1

January 12, 2021
In November, I had the pleasure of moving over the Pennines to join the Heysham 1 team as the new station director. Before that, I had a similar role with EDF’s coal and gas stations in Nottinghamshire. Living in a...

Forbes and Barclays renew support for Red Rose Awards

January 11, 2021
It is the eighth time that the banking giant Barclays has supported the awards as headline sponsor, which Legal 500 top tier firm Forbes Solicitors has supported since the very first ceremony in 2010. The event,...

A New Year’s Message from Our CEO Vicky Lofthouse

January 06, 2021
To the Members of the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Members and Ambassadors of the Lancaster & District Chamber, for your support and...

Connecting Kids Project call out for business partner

January 06, 2021
We ar sure you are all aware the new lockdown has once again highlighted the issues of the digital divide across the nation and the issue is being felt here by our primary schools as everywhere else.  The...

New Covid grants for Hospitality, Leisure and Retail sector

January 05, 2021
The government has today announced new grant for the Hospitality, Leisure and Retail sector.We suspect it will take a week or so to filter down to the councils who will distribute it.The summary is below, and the link...

Quarterly Economic Survey: Mixed picture for Lancashire businesses

January 05, 2021
QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY: MIXED PICTURE FOR LANCASHIRE BUSINESSES The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the county’s businesses has been highlighted in the latest Quarterly Economic Survey.  A varied picture...

Lancaster BID asks businesses to VOTE YES for another five years

January 05, 2021
Business Improvement Districts are funded primarily through a levy from businesses located within a specific geographical area. These businesses all have their say in a ballot which must be held a minimum of every...

Chamber Chat - Brendan Hughes

December 23, 2020
I have the pleasure of the pre-Christmas chat and wish i could report what a great year it has been for leisure, tourism, hospitality,and retail. Unfortunately, 2020 has been a terrible year with the COVID virus. The...

Beyond Radio turns green for Samaritans

December 14, 2020
For so many people, this time of year can be an extremely difficult time and this year, with the effects of the pandemic, it's even harder than ever - that's why this year, for Christmas, Beyond Radio have teamed up...

New-look Red Rose Awards to return in 2021

December 14, 2020
The Red Rose Awards, Lancashire’s biggest business awards event, is to return in 2021 with a new look, new categories, new trophies and a new date. The awards programme regularly attracts hundreds of entries from...

Lancaster tech firm powers up Cowburn Land

December 14, 2020
Following the launch of his own land agency in August 2020, Lancashire businessman, David Cowburn, has retained the assistance of local managed IT support provider Q2Q – to help foster company growth into the New...

Chamber Chat - Imogen Brettell

December 14, 2020
Motivation and wellbeing have never been so important, one of the hardest things about the current situation is not knowing how long it will continue, and that uncertainty causes stress and anxiety. Trying to maintain...

Apprentices wanted for Heysham Power Stations

December 09, 2020
HEYSHAM power stations have started their search for apprentices to join the company’s renowned training scheme – but applications must be in by January 6 The sites have a great track record for training its...

Free Training Scheme Launched to Fast Track Lancashire Residents into Careers in Electronics & Technology

December 08, 2020
Technically-minded Lancashire residents are being invited to spark a brighter future by applying for Tech Lancaster’s new, free-to-access Electronics Skills Programme, which combines distance learning with lab-based...

Fisher Wrathall Commercial launches new website

December 08, 2020
The Fisher Wrathall Commercial team are delighted to introduce their new branding and website . The new look comes with new services – Building Surveying for both residential and...

Coronavirus – advice for the third sector across Lancaster District Updated Monday 7th December 2020.

December 08, 2020
Coronavirus – advice for the third sector across Lancaster District Updated Monday 7th December 2020.

Chamber Chat- David Park

December 08, 2020
The traditional image of an apprentice is a young person (usually male) who works for a number of years learning a trade such as joinery or plumbing. This system developed from the Middle Ages guild system as a way to...

North West Youth For Eden

December 01, 2020
A group of young people in the Morecambe/Lancaster area, who are very keen for Eden North to happen, have formed a grass roots campaign group. They have called themselves North West Youth For Eden (NWYFE). They...
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