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BW Selection Box event

December 01, 2020
Commercial law firm Baines Wilson is offering local businesses the opportunity to take part in their Selection Box event on 10 December. Throughout the day the firm will host a series of free zoominars on a wide range...

Chamber Chat - Heysham Power stations

November 30, 2020
EDF are proud sponsors of Prostate Cancer UK  EDF are supporting its campaign to ensure men at the highest risk of the disease go and speak to their GP. If you are a man over 45, if your father or brother has...

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

November 30, 2020
Now that the UK has left the EU, time is running out to prepare your business or organisation for the end of the transition period.With just weeks to go, the EU has yet to make a decision as to whether they accept...

Tech Skills Programme - Tech Lancaster

November 30, 2020
Tech Lancaster is an industry-led training organisation based in Lancaster, United Kingdom. Formed from a consortia of local employers in the electronics and technology sector, their innovative education and...

Companies urged to act now as Brexit deadline looms

November 30, 2020
Lancaster companies have been urged not to be ‘in denial’ about Brexit and advised that trading with Europe is likely to become more difficult next year whether the UK agrees a deal or not. Jonathan Main, partner...

New Membership Executive joins the Chamber Team!

November 25, 2020
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce has appointed Jody West to the position of Membership Executive. “We are delighted to welcome Jody into the role as Membership Executive,” said Chamber Chief Executive...

Chamber Chat with Susanna Cassey

November 25, 2020
My love of science and scientific discovery is deep rooted and started at an early age thanks to my university lecturer dad. My own particular area of interest was genetics and during my time as a student I spent many...

Lancaster-based Miralis Data wins first ever UK-Germany Global Challenge with pioneering AI solution

November 25, 2020
Lancaster-based data science consultancy and software development company Miralis has won the inaugural Digital Catapult UK-Germany Global Challenge, after pitching against other fast-growing tech start-ups in AI in...

Lockdown no Hurdle for Skincare “Milkman” of Morecambe

November 25, 2020
With hindsight, setting up a new business just before an international pandemic might not have been the greatest timing. But for Bolton le Sands barber turned skincare entrepreneur Ben D’Alton, it’s been a real...

PETITION – Call for Government to financially support the creation of the Eden of the North

November 23, 2020
YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED Eden Project North will be one of the most significant and long-lasting investments in North Lancashire since the canal system of the 18th century. It is an all-encompassing project that will...

More grants available for Covid-19 affected businesses

November 18, 2020
Grants are now available to support businesses affected by the Lancaster district’s move into additional Covid-19 restrictions in September (Tier 2) and October (Tier 3) and the subsequent national lockdown. The...

Chamber Chat with Lorna Stellakis, Q2Q IT

November 16, 2020
Goals, habits, and more time for reading I love learning, which is why I think I’m also an avid reader. And, if one ‘good’ thing had to come out of lockdown, it’s that I’ve found more time for reading and...

Coronavirus support grants for businesses in England

November 16, 2020
Coronavirus grant due to national restrictions (for closed businesses): The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed) Addendum) supports businesses in England that have been required to close due to the...

New solicitors join long-established law firm as it continues to expand

November 16, 2020
Two new solicitors have joined long-established law firm Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand as it continues to expand. Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand, which has offices in Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale,...

Chamber Chat with Si Bellamy - Eden Project

November 09, 2020
Important progress was made during the year in support of the on-going development of Eden Project North. Working in strategic partnership with Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council. Lancashire Local...

A letter from the Business Secretary - Brexit

November 09, 2020
Are you ready to trade in goods with the EU after 31 December 2020? I know just how difficult the national restrictions announced over the weekend will be for many businesses. As a Government, we are determined to...

Goodbye Maria (A letter from Maria Chambers, NW Cancer Care)

November 09, 2020
Good morning, I wanted to let you know that I am to leave CancerCare at the end of this year to take up a new post with a large national charity. It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work at CancerCare...

Bay Business Angels Pitching Event - 18 November

November 09, 2020
Are you looking for your next investment opportunity? Investment opportunities at Bay Business Angels virtual pitching event Bay Business Angels, the only angel’s investment network based in the North Lancashire...

Wellbeing Lancashire Organisation Look to Grow their Community with Membership Launch Event

November 09, 2020
Wellbeing Lancashire CIC, formed by a group of Lancashire wellbeing providers, is holding a virtual launch event, 5th November, to invite other providers across the private, public and third sectors of Lancashire to...

Local Business Groups push for urgency of financial support for North Lancashire Businesses

November 06, 2020
Our organisations combined represent over 1,200 businesses in North Lancashire, but our plea in our hour of need comes from the entire North Lancashire business community. Local business support organisations...
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