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Are people analytics key to improving productivity?

May 03, 2018
Small businesses may not have to report gender pay gaps, but they shouldn’t be left behind in the race to generate insight on employees, says Nadeem R Khan UK productivity is no higher today than it was just before...

What essential training does your organisation require?

May 03, 2018
The Lancaster Chamber is collaborating with Optimizhr to bring you a unique set of training programs and would like to gain your insights into what you think are the best areas that you would like us to cover. Please...

Morecambe is blooming with giant poppies

May 03, 2018
Recently Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) purchased 1,000 giant poppies to help commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War One, and also the formation of the Royal Air Force. Such was...

Carnival to Create Legacy Wildlife Woodland

May 03, 2018
Now that the Morecambe Carnival is established and has shown its worth to the local economy (over £3 million last year), the organisers recognise that bringing 55,000 people together over a weekend in August has an...

Pension Allocation – is it any use?

May 03, 2018
I would wager that most people have not even heard of Pension Allocation (PA), which is the ability when you decide to draw your benefits to give up a certain amount to provide a pension for someone else after your...

Global Link seeks support

May 03, 2018
Global Link is a Lancaster based global education charity, running exhibitions, workshops and training, and projects to increase understanding of the economic, social, political and environmental forces which shape...

Couch to 5k

May 03, 2018
Before we go continue, it’s important to know that couch to 5k isn’t only beneficial for those that want to run marathons – although it is a great place to start. Couch to 5k is a hugely popular training program...

Lancaster Playwriting Prize Launched

May 03, 2018
A new playwriting prize is being launched this spring to discover new voices from culturally diverse backgrounds. The Lancaster Playwriting Prize is an initiative arising out of the Cultural Partnership between...

Lancashire cyclists wanted to help stop cancer in its tracks with 300-mile charity challenge

April 26, 2018
Leading local charity North West Cancer Research is challenging thrill seekers in Lancashire to cycle almost 300 miles in the fundraising adventure of a lifetime. Cycle of Hope will mark the charity’s 70th...

Mark Cueto Pro-Am Southport

April 26, 2018
Join one of the North West’s most enjoyable Pro-Am tournaments and help raise funds for a worthy cause. The 39th anniversary of this top class event that offers golfers of all abilities a fantastic day out on a...

Will TV Show Turn up Treasure at Lancaster’s GB Antiques Centre?

April 26, 2018
Locals know Lancaster is a real treasure of the North West, and the country’s top TV antique hunters agree! Last week, a team from “Salvage Hunters” spent a whole day filming at Lancaster’s GB Antiques Centre,...

HMG at the 2018 International Business Festival - Exclusive Chamber Offer

April 26, 2018
Liverpool Vision hosts the 2018 International Business Festival between12 - 28 June. This will showcase UK innovation, raise awareness of the Industrial Strategy and the Four Grand Challenges, and signpost attendees...

Chamber Chat – Sam Price, ICS Accounting

April 26, 2018
Similar to many industries, a hot topic amongst accountants is the role that technology can play. The solutions offered by new software enables business owners to have an increasing opportunity to utilise tech to work...

Investing When Markets Are Low – A New ‘Structure’?

April 26, 2018
After two years of watching the FTSE climb and climb (reaching an eye-watering high of 7778.64 at the beginning of the year!), January saw the dip in the markets that we had all been waiting for. Whilst the...

St John's Hospice - Great Gatsby Ball

April 26, 2018
Don't miss out as there are still some tables and tickets available to step into the nostalgic 20's at the St John’s Hospice’s annual charity ball. The Great Gatsby Ball is on Saturday 19th May 2018 at The Globe...

Comedy Capers At The Dukes

April 26, 2018
Lancaster’s Shattering Images group will be playing it for laughs when they appear at The Dukes in May. How Comedy Works is a new show by the inclusive drama group which is run in collaboration with Lancaster’s...

Chamber members collaborate to bring the region’s dance talent to Lancaster

April 19, 2018
Some of the best emerging talent from across the North West will come together in Lancaster on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 April 2018 to perform in the region’s newest, hottest BIG UP North Dance Theatre Festival....

Charity ride - Alistair Eagles

April 19, 2018
At 47 with my BMI pushing upwards into entirely new territory I decided this year that I needed a real challenge. So, on May 13 I will be attempting the ‘Fred Whitton’, a single day endurance cycling event held...

Chamber Chat – Gemma Collins

April 19, 2018
Benefits & Uses of Website Analytics Don’t make assumptions about your target audience and who your customers are; this is something I have found out by taking the time to understand the Chamber’s website...

Developing a Digital Readiness Strategy for SMEs in Lancashire

April 19, 2018
Transmission are delighted to invite you to join us for the next ‘collaboratory’ of the Transmission programme of business support events at the University Central Lancashire (UCLan). The event will be held on...
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