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Bay Business Angels to host virtual pitching event to help businesses secure investment

September 08, 2020
Bay Business Angels are looking for around 10 businesses from the Bay area to participate in a virtual ‘Mini-Pitch’ selection event on Wednesday 30 September. Businesses are invited to pitch their innovative...

Lasting Power of Attorney

September 08, 2020
As business owners, we are all emerging from an unprecedented time.  And we managed it!   But has it made you think about how your business was protected and what would have happened if you had become...

North Lancashire Apprenticeship vacancies

September 02, 2020
Download the list of apprenticeship vacancies on offer through Lancaster & Morecambe College and North Lancashire businesses.Download here

Chamber Chat with Vicky Lofthouse

September 01, 2020
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF EVENTS? Before the outbreak of COVID 19, the Chamber ran many face to face events throughout the year across North Lancashire, providing opportunities for business people to meet like-minded...

Funding boost for community-led housing scheme

September 01, 2020
Lancaster City Council is urging local community organisations to get in touch to find out more about how they can apply for help to build new affordable housing schemes in their areas. The call follows the recent...

Women in Property - Breakfast Seminar Series 2020: Zoominar with Anna Cockman, University of Lancaster

September 01, 2020
Women In Property are excited to welcome Anna Cockman, Head of Estate Development (Project Delivery) at the University of Lancaster as our host and guest speaker in the final of their Breakfast Seminar...

How different perspectives can accelerate progress

September 01, 2020
For the managing director of Q2Q IT, lockdown was a rather interesting – and fulfilling – time. Without the option to attend networking events or be on the road visiting clients, Lorna Stellakis spent hours...

Telecoms training provider appoints Novi.digital

September 01, 2020
Novi.digital has been appointed by telecoms education supplier Mpirical to help them market their training packages. Mpirical and Novi.digital - both with offices in Lancaster - will work together to promote 5G and...

Advice to hotels and licensed premises RE-Covid measures

August 27, 2020
As further COVID restrictions have been lifted, businesses within Lancashire are now able to trade again. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind businesses that fire safety measures and maintenance...

Chamber Chat with Nick Dagger

August 25, 2020
'The times they are a-changin' A sage man once said "the times they are a-changin", but you know that. I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. It's no longer new news, it is, however, no less real....

Quarterly Economic Survey Q3 2020

August 25, 2020
The Quarterly Economic Survey is your chance to influence policy decisions made at the highest levels. The QES, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete, provides information on how businesses are performing...

North Lancashire Apprenticeship vacancies

August 25, 2020
Download the list of apprenticeship vacancies on offer through Lancaster & Morecambe College and North Lancashire businesses.Download here

Chamber Chat with Wes Johnson

August 18, 2020
‘We’re all in it together’ 2020 has certainly been a challenging year thus far, we’ve all been riding a rollercoaster since March with very little opportunity to slow the pace, take back the controls or to...

BBC documentary on Heysham power stations

August 18, 2020
Heysham power stations are the stars of a new BBC TV series which looks at how the UK gets its electricity and the people behind that power production. The BBC crew, along with presenter Keeley Donovan, spent a year...

Chamber Chat with Chris Gardner

August 11, 2020
Chamber Chat with Chris Gardner, Chamber Director and Director of Waters & Atkinson I wrote here last year about how I was very sceptical about home working. These assumptions have been tested of late! My firm,...

Factored delivers for housing development

August 11, 2020
Lancaster-based brand and digital design studio Factored has delivered a brand strategy and website design for a major programme of public housing development across York. With plans for 600...

Chamber Chat with Imogen Brettell

August 04, 2020
Is the office dead? What on earth did we find to write about, report on and discuss before COVID-19? It’s been such a strange and unsettling time that little else has dominated our thoughts in recent months....

Simple pleasures around the Bay - Steve Wood

July 28, 2020
A Chamber chat not in the first week in January! A new experience for me!  I normally bang on about the start of the New Year and my positivity for the year ahead however; we are now in a different place and...

HM Treasury fundamental review of business rates: call for evidence

July 28, 2020
The government committed to conduct a fundamental review of business rates and published the terms of reference for the review at the Spring Budget. This call for evidence seeks views on how the business rates...

Three new Director appointments to Chamber board

July 28, 2020
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce is to appoint three new directors to its board. They are Imogen Brettell, Chief People Officer at SilverDoor Apartments, Lancaster, Nick Wilkinson, of Lune Properties and...
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