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Interested in learning how to achieve more with your smartphone photography?

March 17, 2022
Read on to find out how Ginny Koppenhol can help if you are looking to achieve more with your smartphone photography... " Everyone's a photographer these days...." ...is something I occasionally see on photography...

Electric vehicle charge point management platform Fuuse set for Lancaster expansion following £1.7m investment

March 16, 2022
Lancaster-based Miralis Data has secured £1.7m in Seed funding to accelerate the growth of its electric vehicle charging platform Fuuse, creating more than 30 jobs across the business. The investment, led by Par...

UCLan pledges commitment to refugees and asylum seekers

March 15, 2022
The University has signed up as a supporting organisation of the City of Sanctuary The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has pledged its commitment to helping refugees and asylum seekers. The Institution...

One-Year Student Placements for Local Businesses

March 15, 2022
Could your organisation benefit from a one year placement witha  student from Lancaster University?This is more than work experience and you will have a creative and innovative student embedded in your...

How to maintain a healthy work life balance now restrictions are lifted

March 15, 2022
How to maintain a healthy work life balance now restrictions are lifted The past 2 years have taught us the importance of striving for a good work life balance. A good work life balance is a difficult thing to get...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

March 15, 2022
It seems that we have been rolling from one economic and social headwind onto the next with an unseemly regularity recently. First, we had the Brexit referendum, then implementation and before that has even been put...

Chamber Membership Exec Jody West & BookSmart Accounting MD Lydia Read-Potter are raising funds for Unique Kidz and Co

March 15, 2022
Can you help support Chamber Membership Exec Jody West and BookSmart Accounting Managing Director Lydia Read-Potter as they take on the Born Survivor challenge to raise funds for local charity and Chamber member –...

IKEA and Eden Project support Lancaster Youth Charity to Dream Big

March 08, 2022
Swedish furniture giant IKEA and Eden Project International are the latest major organisations to throw their support behind Lancaster-based charity Escape2Make. Representatives from the firms were at the charity’s...

HMRC - Humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees

March 08, 2022
Humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees • HMRC understands that people in the UK want to help those affected by the invasion of Ukraine and we are aware that the British public has already responded with immense...

Chamber Chat with Andy Schofield

March 08, 2022
When I agreed to write this blog some months ago, I could not have imagined that I would be writing at a time when the Russian leader is enacting the invasion of a sovereign, democratic nation on our doorstep: an act...

Chamber Chat with Jody West

February 28, 2022
It’s apparent from recent discussions with business owners that there’s a trend of altered working patterns emerging as we return to the office and learn to live with Covid. The pandemic was a catalyst for many...

Specialist External Mentors - U Start Phase 3

February 28, 2022
UCLan are now advertising for U Start Specialist External Mentors, to deliver 1:1 mentoring support, workshops, networking sessions and bootcamp style events for the final phase of the project on an ad hoc basis. The...

Lancaster and Morecambe Prides 2022

February 28, 2022
At Out in the Bay we help support the LGBTQI community in Morecambe and Lancaster. We do this by offering Equality and Diversity training to the local community and also, by holding various support groups including;...

Chamber Chat with Imogen Brettell

February 22, 2022
It’s a New Year and it’s already proving to be a very positive one. Nearly six years ago I took a job in Lancaster, a city I hadn’t frequented for many years. Lancaster is a beautiful city, and it...

Baines Wilson seminars highlight hot topics in employment law

February 22, 2022
Pressing legal issues facing employers are tackled head-on in a new series of employment law seminars from Baines Wilson. The leading North West commercial law firm is running sessions in Penrith, Newby Bridge and...

Morecambe Football Club appoints Two Stories as Brand and Design Partner

February 22, 2022
Morecambe Football Club has appointed brand consultancy and design studio Two Stories as its Brand and Design Partner for 2022. The League One club approached the consultancy, which specialises in brand and design,...

Chamber Chat with David Park

February 16, 2022
I am writing this as the media report a cost-of-living crisis due to inflation rising to 5.5%. Whilst those that lived through the 70’s may raise an eyebrow at a crisis at 5.5%, it is the highest rate of inflation...

New Online Dyslexia Screener Tool Launches and it’s Free for UK Schools to Use

February 15, 2022
A new and one-of-a-kind online literacy tool has been launched that can be used to highlight dyslexic type difficulties in children - and it’s available for all UK schools to use for free. The IDL Literacy Screener...

£4.3bn fraud write off could be eclipsed by £20bn covid loans defaults

February 15, 2022
Companies struggling with repayments urged to seek advice The £4.3 billion of Covid loans that may have to be written-off by The Treasury due to fraud and highlighted by the resignation of Lord Agnew last week,...

Last chance to apply for Lancashire County Council scaleup investment programme

February 15, 2022
Business owners in Lancashire are being advised now is their last chance to apply for a Lancashire County Council-backed programme to help them prepare their business for investment or sale. Scale to Sale is a first...
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