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Beyond Radio receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

June 01, 2021
North Lancashire’s Beyond Radio, a group of volunteers based in Lancaster, has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Beyond Radio...

Young people risk being left behind in the jobs market, North West recruiter warns

May 24, 2021
Young people and new graduates risk being left behind in the jobs market due to the impact of Covid-19, a leading independent North West recruiter has warned. Mandy Blackwell, who specialises in recruitment for...

Thank you - Census Champions

May 24, 2021
Dear Census Champion Now that the Census 2021 collection operation is coming to a close, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), who run the census in England and Wales, would like to take this opportunity to...

Heysham 2 tale

May 24, 2021
STAFF at Heysham 2 are starting a planned maintenance shutdown on one of its reactors which will see more than £30m invested into the power station. Last year the station safely carried out a similar programme on...

April insolvency statistics - Insolvencies will inevitably return to pre-pandemic levels, says UK’s largest accountancy firm for SMEs

May 24, 2021
April insolvency statistics - Insolvencies will inevitably return to pre-pandemic levels, says UK’s largest accountancy firm for SMEs Nicola Clark, Restructuring and Insolvency Partner at Azets in the...

Lancaster University Management School event tackles the challenge of producing good food

May 24, 2021
What we eat, where it comes from, and its impact on the environment have never been more important for food producers, retailers and consumers. Experts from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)...

Lancashire Business View puts the spotlight on young talent and reveals the ‘ones to watch’

May 24, 2021
Lancashire Business View has put the spotlight on the county’s up and coming young business talent and the part they will play in our post-pandemic fightback.  The new May/June 2021 issue of the magazine...

Chamber Chat with Kim Brown

May 24, 2021
Making the difference as a Mental Health First AiderRecently myself and two colleagues qualified as Mental Health First Aiders after taking part in some quite intensive and in depth training. Now, whilst we’re not...

Lancashire firm, LARS Communications, Receives Major Accreditation for the Defence, Security and Aerospace Sectors

May 18, 2021
Lancashire firm, LARS Communications, is thrilled to announce that the company has successfully attained JOSCAR (Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) accreditation....

Lancaster Vision Petitions County Council for a New Bridge over the River Lune at Lancaster

May 18, 2021
Recently Lancaster Vision commented on the County Council’s emerging City Centre Movement Strategy. We believe that the existing proposals will only partly address the traffic issues suffered by the City and we...

NextGenChem Hub for chemistry innovation

May 18, 2021
As companies begin to re-open and invite their staff to return from furlough, they will be looking towards the future and ways to grow their business. Lancaster University’s Helen Atherton and Keel Heubner from...

Saluting Lancashire’s family business heroes

May 18, 2021
Lancashire Business View today launches its search to find the county’s ‘family business heroes’. Family businesses sit at the heart of Lancashire’s economy and are famed for their resilience and grit. Those...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

May 17, 2021
Simple PleasuresIt's been just over four weeks since the economy started opening up and yesterday represented the most important stage. The time when we can all go out and socialise with friends and family indoors, or...

Guest Blog from Chamber Member Printing Plus

May 14, 2021
If you really want to talk to someone ……. write to them! The idea that digital marketing is a low-cost channel is false Print is often seen as the expensive marketing channel. That does appear true if one...

Chamber Chat with Chris Maddock

May 10, 2021
The Lancashire Careers Hub is part of a national Hub network driven by the Careers and Enterprise Company and locally through Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Inspira which strengthens the relationship between...

Lancaster’s Digital and Innovation Festival returns this May

May 10, 2021
Array Festival, a 4-day summit style celebration of digital, tech and innovation in Lancaster returns from 17th to 20th May. The virtual event will be live streamed online from the new Fraser House digital and tech...

Expanded Sub36 Awards now open for entries

May 10, 2021
The Sub36 Awards - the only programme dedicated to celebrating the best young business talent in Lancashire - is now accepting nominations with four new categories open for entries. Sub36, organised by Lancashire...

Bay Business Angels help businesses secure over £500K of funding

May 10, 2021
Bay Business Angels, a group that facilitates ‘Angel’ equity investment into North West based companies, secured over £500K of funding at its latest pitching event. The group, which is the only business angels...

Chamber Chat with Jo-ann Harney

May 04, 2021
I wrote my last Chamber Chat back in October 2020 and was hoping that by the time it was my turn to write it again we would all be back to face-to-face networking and events. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case and...

How the RSPB started in Lancaster

May 04, 2021
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is the largest conservation organisation in Europe, managing over 200 nature reserves and supporting projects around the world. The RSPB’s work may be national and...
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