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Harrison Drury grows Lancaster presence with office move

March 30, 2021
Lancaster law firm Harrison Drury has relocated its office in Lancaster to the heart of the city’s business district. The firm has relocated from 21 Castle Hill to 76 Church Street. It is the firm’s second move...

North West Youth For Eden (NWYFE) Reaction to Budget & next steps of campaign

March 30, 2021
Hope. It's something that has become increasingly relevant over the last 12 months and it's something that is fundamental to the ethos of North West Youth for Eden (NWYFE), an apolitical group of young people from...

How Eden Project North can collaborate and work with local businesses

March 30, 2021
Friday 23 April, 1-2pmEden North monthly forums are open to anyone interested in hearing the latest on Eden Project North and asking questions of the Eden team and its partners. Each hour-long event, hosted on Zoom,...

County health boss confirmed for Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Conference

March 30, 2021
Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, the county’s director of public health, is the latest expert to be added to the line-up of speakers for the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Conference where insight, advice and first-hand case...

What is UKAS?

March 30, 2021
WHAT IS UKAS? The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the sole national accreditation body recognized by government to assess organizations such as SGS United Kingdom Ltd that provide certification, testing,...

Chamber Chat with Nick Wilkinson

March 29, 2021
So lockdown persists but our high streets fight on. I can say for certain that all retail and hospitality are looking forward to April and the reopening of our City Centre’s retail and hospitality (admittedly,...

Chamber Chat with Nick Dagger

March 24, 2021
IR35 changes imminent   The purpose of IR35 is to clamp down on the growing use of contractors providing services, usually through a Personal Service Company, while working like a traditional employee but...

Revised timetable for the introduction of import border controls

March 22, 2021
A new timetable for introducing import border control processes will enable UK businesses to focus on their recovery from the COVID pandemic. The government will now introduce full border control processes, six months...

New space for digital businesses in Lancashire

March 22, 2021
White Cross Business Park in Lancaster is home to a new office and coworking space aimed at the growing digital and technology sector. The renovation of the historic Fraser House building has brought a modern new...

Lancaster medical services provider develops Covid test with Lancashire County Council support

March 16, 2021
A Lancaster-based company providing medical cleaning services and products is helping to fight the Covid-19 pandemic after innovating with the help of Lancashire County Council funding. ClearTrace has helped to...

Transforming my business by Jonathan Timmis

March 16, 2021
“Is your communication effective? Of course, I send them a Whatsapp message every morning to tell them what to do!” The last 12-months have taught us a thing or two about communication. We realise now that we can...

‘Better days on the horizon’ for Lancaster leisure and tourism firms

March 16, 2021
The prospect of better days is on the horizon for Lancaster leisure, hospitality and tourism businesses if they use the full breadth of Government support available to get through the next few weeks, one of the...

Chamber Chat with Wes Johnson

March 15, 2021
First Steps to Freedom…? Local education institutions took the first step along the roadmap out of lockdown during the week commencing 8th March.  I’m sure few would argue that a key priority was to...

Chamber Chat with Chris Gardner

March 09, 2021
Reasons to be cheerful It’s almost twelve months since we first locked down and it’s definitely been a year to forget. Most people will know someone who has lost their life to the virus and there have been few...

Where are our women?

March 09, 2021
Why No Green Plaques to Women in Lancaster and Morecambe? This was a question asked of John Regan, Chair of Lancaster Civic Society, by Rachael Bowers Manager of Lancaster City Museum when discussing the Green Plaque...

The Dukes and The Lawrence Batley Theatre Announce Co-Production of The Importance of Being Earnest

March 09, 2021

Supporting employers to engage young people in meaningful work experiences

March 08, 2021
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Shot in the arm for UK economy

March 08, 2021
Tony Medcalf, tax partner at Lancaster-based chartered accountants and business advisers MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “Today’s budget will provide a much-needed shot in the arm for the UK economy through a range...

Chamber Chat with Nathanial May

March 03, 2021
Starting a new role in the middle of a pandemic Starting a new role as a Manager at Azets Lancaster office during the middle of a pandemic has been a challenging experience, made worse by the closure of...

Nearly a quarter of exporters to the EU considering holding back

March 01, 2021
Results from the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey, in partnership with moneycorp, found that while 44% of UK exporters to the EU plan to grow their exports to the European Union, nearly a quarter (23%) are...
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