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6 Dyslexic Superpowers

January 11, 2022
Like any learning disability, dyslexia can present challenges to school pupils throughout their education and people with dyslexia might feel like they are different to other people. Yes, it is true that the dyslexic...

Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub secures a further £3.2m to support Lancashire’s business community

January 04, 2022
Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, has been given a further £3.2 million to continue supporting Lancashire’s business community with a wide range of fully-funded support services. The financial commitment...

Heysham 2 power station lifetime review carried out

January 04, 2022
EDF has confirmed a change to the expected end of generation dates for two of its nuclear power stations. Heysham 2, in Lancashire, and Torness, in East Lothian, are now expected to continue generating until...

Chamber Chat with Kim Brown

December 14, 2021
Isn’t email brilliant? It’s cheap, fast, keeps us connected, helps us be responsive and keeps a record of events when needed. The majority of us have indeed relied on it more than ever these past few years and I...

Introduction to exporting

December 14, 2021
Are you an SME leader based in Lancashire who is looking to develop and grow your international business? Join the funded Boost Peer Networks programme which will help you overcome business challenges, learn, and...

Rogue R&D claim repayments could cost SMEs millions, warns tax expert

December 14, 2021
A leading research & development (R&D) tax expert with UK Top 10 firm Azets, the largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has issued a warning to businesses using R&D tax relief...

Chamber Chat with Mark Lees and Martin Cheetham

December 07, 2021
As the festive season nears, staff at the power station are making lists – not linked to the size of Christmas presents but who will be present on the big day to make sure the rest of us can enjoy a family dinner...

Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission regroups for Round Two

December 07, 2021
Morecambe Bay Poverty Truth Commission is coming together again in a second round to enable the stories of people with lived experience of poverty to be heard in a way that can change the understanding and challenge...

Chamber Chat with John O'Neill

November 30, 2021
HSwho? On Saturday I was booked on a train to London from Lancaster for a reunion, but Storm Arwen changed all that as train after train was cancelled. So, I stayed at home and managed to find a roofer to...

Address ESG or lose funding, warns SME accounting expert

November 30, 2021
An SME accounting expert with UK Top 10 firm Azets, the largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, is urging businesses to address Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies or risk...

Chamber Chat with Nick Dagger

November 24, 2021
Antisocial, Social Media Isn't it wonderful to be out and about again, meeting actual real-life people, face to face! It's been a long time coming and something we have all felt the impact of in all sorts of...

October insolvency statistics – Cashflow pressures driving rising insolvencies, says UK’s largest accountancy firm for SMEs

November 22, 2021
Nicola Clarke, Restructuring & Insolvency Partner, at Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, comments on the October 2021 company and individual insolvency statistics...

Chamber Chat with Jo-ann Harney

November 16, 2021
The Chamber is now back hosting face-to-face events, and we couldn’t be more excited, our first face-to-face event was back in August at Lancaster Brewery where we welcomed over 70 Members....

NW businesses face serious funding problems unless RLS and CBILS rules amended warns banking expert

November 16, 2021
Many businesses in the North West could face major refinancing problems in the latter half of 2022 if the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) is not extended beyond the summer and banks continue to refuse to transfer...

Lancaster based design agency Utter Creatives launches Advent of Change in Waitrose and John Lewis for the second year running.

November 16, 2021
Utter Creatives design and branding agency has designed the Christmas merchandise for non-profit organisation Advent of Change. The product designs include calendars, candles and crackers containing celebrity ‘best...

Two Stories Rebrands world-class London Symphony Chorus

November 16, 2021
Brand consultancy and design studio Two Stories has created a new brand identity, brand purpose and tone of voice, and designed and developed a new website for world-class symphony chorus and London Symphony Orchestra...

Lancaster coffee roaster expanding at pace after growing online revenue to tackle pandemic

November 16, 2021
A historic coffee roaster which grew its online business as its shops were forced to close through the pandemic has returned to strong, sustained growth with the help of a Lancashire County Council led scaleup...

Events programme revealed for Lancashire Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) consultation

November 16, 2021
A comprehensive programme of consultation events has been revealed to allow business owners and leaders help form the brand-new Lancashire Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), which will shape the future of technical...

Export Academy - North West

November 09, 2021
Export Academy The Dept. for International Trade (DIT) have their first “in person” Export Academy event in Lancashire on the 19th November at the Marriott Hotel, Preston. The morning session will cover all...

SME tax expert predicts Government tax grab in 2022

November 09, 2021
Soaring public borrowing and rising interest rates could hit SMEs hardest, warns Azets A leading SME tax expert is urging businesses to take advantage of new and extended schemes whilst they still can, ahead of...
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