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UCLan Innovation Clinic

April 26, 2021
UCLan are an ERDF fully-funded project, based in the University of Central Lancashire, providing free business support and advice to SMEs and Sole Traders in the Lancashire area. They assist registered businesses who...

Volunteer Achievement Awards 2021 - A Celebration

April 26, 2021
Have you sent CVS your nomination form for this year's Volunteer Achievement Awards event yet? Everything you need to know about this year's Awards is below, so what are you waiting for?! When is it? The event will...

International Trade Business Support

April 22, 2021
International Trade Support is now available to all businesses across the Lancaster District thanks to a new partnership between Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce and Lancaster City Council. With this free...

March insolvency statistics - This is the lull before the storm, says UK’s largest accountancy firm for SMEs

April 20, 2021
Nicola Clark, Restructuring and Insolvency Partners at Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy and business advisors to SMEs, comments on the March 2021 corporate and personal insolvency...

Ring o’ Bells Regeneration

April 20, 2021
Plans to revive one of Lancaster’s best-loved pubs have been submitted to the city council. Proposals for the Ring o’ Bells on King Street in the city centre include retaining the pub at ground floor level...

Chamber Chat with Jon Powell

April 19, 2021
The future of the office?Hurrah the pubs and restaurants are open (for outside dining)! The shops have opened their shutters. The roadmap seems to be on track! We need this, as individuals for our wellbeing and...

UK Corporate Games coming to Lancaster

April 19, 2021
Originally scheduled for Summer 2020 the UK Corporate Games have been rescheduled to the 2-5th September, 2021The UK Corporate Games is Europe’s largest multi-sport festival for businesses, that are open...

Business Crime SECURITY SELF ASSESSMENT

April 19, 2021
This security assessment is designed to help you to identify where your business may be vulnerable to crime. This relates not only to physical security measures such as perimeter fencing and locks, but also to daily...

The Wonder of Pensions by TP Financial Solutions

April 14, 2021
The wonder of pensions…no really 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...

Five promotions at Harrison Drury

April 13, 2021
Lancaster law firm Harrison Drury has announced five promotions, including two new partners, in recognition of their work in helping clients and contribution to the firm’s vision and values. Solicitors Nicola...

Local company celebrates after winning prestigious industry award

April 13, 2021
A Carnforth-based civil engineering and building company is celebrating after winning a prestigious industry award and being highly commended in a second. Colin Briscoe Construction (CBC) won the best project in the...

Chamber Chat with Mike Marczynski

April 12, 2021
At the time of my writing this Chamber Chat, we are 1 day away from the Glorious 12th! No, not the August one, this is the 12th of April, when a lot of restrictions due to Covid are lifted and we’re all one step...

Lancashire Quarterly Economic Survey Qtr1

April 12, 2021
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q1 2021:  Firms Fighting for Survival but More See a Route Out of Crisis The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest independent...

Lancaster City Council News Release: Support on offer to help businesses safely reopen

April 12, 2021
With many retailers reopening following the latest stage of the roadmap to recovery, Lancaster City Council is on hand to support their preparations. From Monday (April 12) non-essential retailers and personal care...

Blue-chip sponsors boost Red Rose Awards

April 12, 2021
Seven more organisations have signed up in support of the Red Rose Awards, which is set to take place on November 25 to celebrate the achievements of Lancashire business. ...

Baines Wilson advises on Genesis Homes acquisition of Russell Armer Homes

April 12, 2021
The Corporate and Commercial Property teams at Baines Wilson have advised Genesis Homes on its acquisition of Russell Armer Homes. Assisting on the deal were Head of Corporate and Commercial, Andrew Hill, Corporate...

Chamber Chat with Ruth Wilkinson

April 06, 2021
At Morecambe BID we are gearing up for the hoped-for reopening of businesses in Morecambe town centre as part of Step 2 of the road map out of lockdown. If all goes according to plan, it will be great to see...

Local Tech Innovator Helps to Drive Greater Diversity and Inclusion

April 06, 2021
Halton-based electronic and software engineering specialist, Like Technologies, has joined over 500 UK employers in publicly committing to driving measurable change in diversity and inclusion in tech, by becoming...

£50bn Reopening Working Capital Risk for SMEs in the North West

April 06, 2021
Businesses in the North West looking to reopen and capitalise on a potential £50bn boom in consumer spending could face a major new insolvency risk – a lack of working capital, a leading...

Funded support available to help your business

March 30, 2021
Go Green and reduce costs  Below is the FREE support available from the Chamber Low Carbon Programme which is available to Lancashire SMEs.Two of the areas of support alone are worth...
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