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Extension of Covid business loans welcomed but “approval rates need boosting”, says advisor

September 29, 2020
A leading corporate finance advisor has welcomed the government’s decision to extend the four Covid-19 business relief schemes, but believes action is needed to get more of the loans approved. Andrew Feeke, head of...

Top Tips for Cyber-Security as We Return to Working from Home

September 29, 2020
With the UK Government’s advice now returning to working from home wherever possible, it’s essential to ensure your remote set up is cyber-secure. Local experts, Like Computing, have put together their top tips to...

New Covid Safe scheme aims to increase confidence to visit local shops and venues

September 29, 2020
Lancaster City Council has officially launched a new accreditation scheme to support local businesses and give shoppers the confidence they need to return to the high street. The aim of the scheme, which is free to...

Autumn Collaboration for The Dukes and Lancaster Arts

September 29, 2020
The Dukes and Lancaster Arts are delighted to announce that they will be working together to bring more exciting live theatre safely back to the Lancaster district in an Autumn Collaboration season. The two arts...

Chamber Chat by Patrick Hunt

September 23, 2020
Collecting track and trace data as a business Whilst coronavirus is still very much a threat, it’s vital to be able to trace customers, contractors and staff if someone who has visited your business gets in touch...

£4.9 million NextGenChem Hub set to promote innovation across Lancashire

September 22, 2020
A new business-support hub aims to spearhead innovation for Lancashire businesses that produce or use chemicals. Co-designed between Lancaster University and Yordas Group, a provider of scientific and regulatory...

Coming soon! Climate change local plan review

September 22, 2020
The Council’s Cabinet agreed to formally start the Climate Change Review of the local plan on Tuesday 15th September. Subject to call-in, the council will soon be considering climate change in more detail in a...

Lancaster law firm ‘zooms’ in to help both local businesses and charity Rosemere

September 22, 2020
Lancaster law firm Baines Wilson is offering local businesses the opportunity to take part in a series of free zoominars – Zoom employment law briefings on managing workplace problems that may have arisen because of...

LUMS launches new programme to help family businesses across North West embrace digital technology

September 22, 2020
Leaders of small family businesses across the North West are invited to enrol in a new support programme to help them evolve and future-proof their organisations through the use of new technologies. The four-month...

Lancaster BID Launch Love Lancaster Campaign

September 22, 2020
Lancaster BID has been working with partners to put together new branding and marketing materials for the city in order to promote Lancaster.  The materials will be used in printed media advertising as well...

The Curtain Rises on Live Performance at The Dukes

September 22, 2020
Following a successful reopening of their cinema back in August, Lancaster arts organisation The Dukes have announced that audiences will be able to enjoy the return of live performance at their venue this autumn....

Meeting Papers for the AGM - October 2020

September 21, 2020
Please find below the meeting papers for the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM) due to be held on 21st October 2020:   AGENDA AGM PROXY VOTE MINUTES OF THE AGM HELD ON...

Chamber Chat with Mike Marczynski

September 16, 2020
2020 - a year of challenges Well we thought that we’d be getting back to a sort of normal after Covid had retreated but here we are again with restrictions coming back to bring us into check.From a business...

Lancaster and Morecambe College partners with The Chamber and Morecambe BID to deliver KickStart

September 16, 2020
Lancaster and Morecambe College are pleased to announce they will be working in partnership with Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce and Morecambe BID to act as an intermediary organisation to support the national...

Working together - The Chamber, L&MC, and Morecambe BID

September 15, 2020
Assistance for smaller firms wishing to access scheme with less than 30 vacancies As you may be aware the Government recently launched the Kickstart Scheme which provides funding to employers to create job...

Hannah chosen to lead Harrison Drury’s Lancaster office

September 15, 2020
North West law firm Harrison Drury has appointed a new head for its Lancaster office as part of its plans to develop future leaders. Senior associate solicitor Hannah Hughes has been named head of the firm’s... Teams Up With Aventus Clinic

September 15, 2020
Lancaster-based agency,, begin work on PPC Advertising and Facebook Ad Management for cosmetic experts Aventus Clinic. A leader in the field of high-quality hair and skin treatments; Aventus Clinic has...

Chamber Chat with Erica Lewis

September 08, 2020
Thank you to every business and organisation that has worked hard to wade through the government guidelines to reopen safely. As your city council, we’ve tried to be with you every step of that...

A UK labour market snapshot: will you be able to secure the talent you need?

September 08, 2020
The UK labour market has been transformed by the disruptive events of recent months, with heavy job losses in certain key industries dominating the overall picture. However, this is not the full story. What’s the...

North West accountancy firms Baldwins, Booth Ainsworth and Gardners to rebrand as Azets

September 08, 2020
Leading North West of England accountancy firms Baldwins, Booth Ainsworth and Gardners, which operate 7 offices across the region, are to rebrand as Azets, the largest brand within Cogital Group, the fast-growing...
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