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Chamber Low Carbon Programme

February 22, 2018
East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce has developed a Low Carbon Business Support programme in partnership with other Lancashire Chambers of Commerce, BOOST and Businesswise Solutions Ltd and has secured funding from...

VC firm Campus Capital in Lancashire

February 22, 2018
After announcing its partnership with Lancaster University and the addition of Lancashire to its geographical remit late last year, Campus Capital is now ready to accept pitches from Lancashire startups. Up to £200K...

Lancaster District Local Plan 2011-2031 Publication Stage

February 22, 2018
Lancaster City Council has formally published its new Local Plan and is seeking public opinion on whether it is ‘legally compliant and sound’. The plan, which has been subject to extensive consultation, will guide...

International Women's Day Networking Lunch & Learn March 8th

February 22, 2018
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce ‘Presses for Progress’ In the 100 years since some women were first given the vote, the UK has seen huge changes in women’s roles, but there is still more to...

Lancaster BID City Centre Clean Up

February 22, 2018
As part of this Lancaster BID are inviting all businesses to come out from 9am-11am on Friday 2nd March to give up a little bit of time to help us tidy up the city, which will make a real positive impact on the city....

Pledge To See The Troth

February 22, 2018
New silent film footage, evocative music and powerful dance combine at The Dukes in March to tell a story of wartime love, loss and sacrifice. Marking the centenary of World War One, The Troth reveals the...

Chamber Chat – Vicky Lofthouse

February 16, 2018
Throw out those doubts!! We’ve got this!! Women business owners and working women face certain challenges and obstacles that most men don’t. Working women who have children experience even more demands on time,...

Free product development workshops at the University of Central Lancashire

February 16, 2018
As part of this year’s Lancashire Manufacturing week and the Lancashire Business Festival 2018, the Innovation Clinic are supporting local SME’s by offering a FREE 2-day workshop on “Developing a new product”...

Tax team strengthened at MHA Moore and Smalley

February 16, 2018
Lancaster-based accountancy firm MHA Moore and Smalley has expanded its tax team with the appointment of tax manager Jenny Trunks. Jenny, a specialist in dealing with SMEs, joins from Preston-based Rushtons Chartered...

Harriet Russell joins Hotfoot Design to spearhead Regalo growth

February 16, 2018
Lancaster-based Hotfoot Design has appointed Harriet Russell to head up the sales and marketing of its popular gift voucher platform Regalo - which is used by hotels, restaurants, bars and spas to increase online...

Former High Sherriff appointed new chairman of Rosemere Cancer Foundation

February 16, 2018
12th February 2018: The man who put the “Rosemere” into Rosemere Cancer Centre and Rosemere Cancer Foundation, Peter Mileham OBE, has been appointed the foundation’s new chairman. Some 20 years ago, former High...

Good Times To Be Had At Hard Times

February 16, 2018
A witty new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel Hard Times is coming to Lancaster, just a few miles from the city which inspired it. Northern Broadsides make a welcome return to The Dukes from...

Quirky Comedy At The Double

February 08, 2018
You’d be a mug to miss a comedy double bill hosted by The Dukes on February 24. Lancaster favourite Kriss Foster returns again with Rob Auton as they perform their unique comic takes on a variety of subjects from...

Press for Progress

February 08, 2018
In the 100 years since some women were first given the vote, the UK has seen huge changes in women’s roles, but there is still more to achieve. With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings...

College students ready to ‘Press for Progress’ when they mark International Women’s Day

February 08, 2018
Female business leaders are being urged to sign up to an engaging and rewarding event to inspire College students and mark International Women’s Day. This year, the global theme for International Women’s Day is...

Forrest Hills Open Day – 23rd February

February 08, 2018
Set in 180 acres of stunning countryside, discover the University's most unique venue for your meetings, functions and events. Come along and sample the brand new range of lunchtime dishes, find out more about the...

Lancaster agency introduces new ecommerce event to the North (

February 08, 2018
The first ever eCommCon was held last week, seeing ecommerce professionals from across the north flocking to the beautiful city of Lancaster to hear from a line up of top industry experts. eCommCon was a first for...

Chamber Chat - John Munro, station director Heysham 2

February 07, 2018
2018 is the Year of Engineering, and this government-backed campaign will focus attention on new infrastructure projects such as EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station but also the key role engineers...

Transport for the North: corridor briefings and consultation events

February 07, 2018
As you will have seen, Transport for the North recently published its draft Strategic Transport Plan for consultation. The thirty year plan is the first of its kind and outlines how transport connections across the...

Rosemere to fund kit to shorten radiotherapy treatment times

February 07, 2018
5th February 2018: A piece of equipment that enables medical physicists to improve the delivery of the latest high dose rate radiotherapy treatment is being funded by Rosemere Cancer Foundation for Rosemere Cancer...
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