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Steady as you go!

July 04, 2018
I want everyone out there to just give me a bunch of money for no reason, how about it? No! Why not? Many SMEs are doing just that with the utility companies, either burning fists full of hard won cash or pouring it...

Morecambe Bay Foodbank storage requirement

June 28, 2018
Morecambe Bay Foodbank have had a unit in the Arndale centre but need to move out this month as they have found a retail tenant. The Arndale have provided them with the use of a smaller unit on the first floor which...

St John's Hospice Charity Golf Day

June 28, 2018
St John’s Hospice are busy organising their Charity Golf Day at Windermere Golf Club on the 31st August 2018. It’s their 5th year of holding the day and it is certainly like no other golf day! A great event to...

Theatre Company Calls A Truce

June 28, 2018
The centenary of World War One inspired the latest production by The Dukes theatre company for adults with additional needs.Redbananallama were fascinated by the 1914 Christmas Day truce because they all know what...

Lancaster’s CityBlock expands into the residential housing market with launch of The Urban Project

June 27, 2018
Lancaster-based accommodation provider, CityBlock, is expanding into the residential housing market with the launch of The Urban Project. With a successful track record in the student accommodation market, CityBlock...

Factsheets from the 2018 Lancashire Labour Market Intelligence Toolkit

June 27, 2018
These factsheets provide information about the labour market in Lancaster and Morecambe and are part of the 2018 Lancashire Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) Toolkit. The Lancaster and Morecambe Labour Market...

Seatruck boost capacity as driver shortages fuel unaccompanied trailer growth

June 27, 2018
Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, will increase capacity on Warrenpoint to Heysham route by 30%. Seatruck will deploy two larger freight ferries on the route later this summer, in direct response to...

MHA Moore and Smalley turnover hits £16.6m

June 27, 2018
MHA Moore and Smalley has achieved a third successive year of income growth, reaching a record turnover of £16.6m. The firm, which has 300 staff across Lancashire, Cumbria and the East Midlands, has seen turnover...

Love and Laughter in Lancashire Bringing smiles to everyone from 9 to 99

June 27, 2018
If you’ve been to a wedding, birthday party or work function in the last 5 years it is quite likely you’ll have seen a glowing box in the corner of the room emanating peals of laughter. You’ve witnessed the...

Chamber Chat – Steve Wood, University of Cumbria

June 27, 2018
BREXIT, BREXIT, BREXIT. Only consigned to the second item after the England World Cup game at the weekend, I predicted 1-0 by the way. Given almost every news bulletin has an article about the latest vote or piece of...

accessplanit brings world class speakers to Lancaster for Everest Conference 2018

June 27, 2018
Speakers and delegates from across the globe travelled to Lancaster for training management software company accessplanit’s newly launched annual conference – Everest Conference 2018. The event brought...

Lancaster Refugee seeks work

June 27, 2018
This is the first of a series of entries which Global Link will be including in the Chamber Newsletter. Each one will showcase a Refugee (or Asylum Seeker) who is work ready and looking for permanent employment or for...

Let's be different

June 25, 2018
Let's be different Sometimes, to make a difference, you have to be different. That seems like a nice philosophical quote, but there is a point behind it. When we first starting looking at running the North Lancs...

Chamber Chat – Allan Sumner, Harrison Drury

June 21, 2018
With so many let properties in Lancaster thoughts turn to the EPC Regulations – with 1 April 2020 looming, do your properties meet the new standards? The minimum standard required is an E rating or above and...

Exploring the impact of ‘place-based’ factors on innovation capabilities in SME’s in Cumbria and North Lancashire

June 21, 2018
What is it? The University of Cumbria has been asked to carry out this exciting and crucial pilot research by ‘Innovate UK’. The aim is to use a ‘place’ lens to explore the factors that help or hinder...

2018 Client Satisfaction Survey results

June 21, 2018
MHA Moore and Smalley have received their client satisfaction survey results for 2018 which displays an increase in their overall satisfaction score compared to last years results. The accountancy firm received an...

The Dukes Launches Beautiful Autumn Season

June 21, 2018
The 25th anniversary of Beautiful Thing will be celebrated with a new production at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre this autumn. Tobacco Factory Theatres in association with the award winning Lancaster theatre will...

Display Support Structures – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, Westminster Abbey, London

June 21, 2018
We are very proud to have recently completed a contract to design, detail, manufacture andinstall over 50 display support structures for the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries atWestminster Abbey, London. The...

City urged to get ready for University’s biggest ever conference

June 21, 2018
The local economy is all set to receive a boost next month when hundreds of visitors from across the globe visit Lancaster. Hoteliers, restaurateurs and traders are advised to be on stand-by when Lancaster University...

The effects of the Greyhound Bridge closure on businesses in Lancaster

June 21, 2018
A few months after the closure of Greyhound Bridge, we are continuing to assess any impacts of the bridge closure on businesses in Lancaster. Greyhound Bridge closed at the end of January for a 6-month repair project....
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