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Barton Grange boss joins Lancashire Business Day debate

November 21, 2018
Guy Topping, the managing director of one of the world’s finest garden centres, has signed up to help showcase the best of the red rose county during Lancashire Business Day on November 27. The Barton Grange...

Prestigious national awards for CityBlock

November 21, 2018
CityBlock is celebrating after being shortlisted for three prominent awards at Property Week’s national Student Accommodation Awards 2018. CityBlock will now go head-to-head with other leading industry heavyweights...

Update Business Brexit Checklist and Risk Register

November 21, 2018
The UK's impending departure from the EU will bring change for businesses of every size and sector.  While some companies are already planning for the opportunities and challenges ahead, the BCC believes that all...

Festive Film Is Right Up Your Street

November 21, 2018
There will be lots of festive fun at The Dukes final dementia friendly film screening of the year. Miracle on 34th Street(U) will be screened at 2pm on December 10 and seasonal songs will be performed in the interval...

Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine

November 21, 2018
Salary Scale up to £79,000 (pro rata) 3-5 days per week Some on call responsibility (non-residential)  (NHS pension may be continued or an 8% group scheme is available) St John’s Hospice provides a range...

Training experts reach out to community

November 21, 2018
A Preston training specialist has sent out a message to inspire those people who are sometimes difficult to reach across the county – with a number of incentives. PHX Training is highlighting the current...

Red Rose awards get even bigger for 2019

November 21, 2018
Red Rose Awards – Lancashire’s premier celebration of business excellence – are back for 2019 and they are bigger and better than ever. Details of the much-anticipated event have been announced today, with...

Morecambe Town Council – Job available

November 15, 2018
Job Description POST TITLE:  Assistant to Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer GRADE:  NJC Scale 3 Points 14-17 pro rata (£17,681 - £18,672 pro rata) HOURS:  20 hours per week...

The Herbert Protocol – Safe and Found procedures for people at risk

November 15, 2018
There is nothing more frightening or distressing than when a loved one, friend, or neighbour fails to return when they should. For people living with or caring for someone who has dementia, this could be quite common...

The Morecambe EDF Christmas Sparkle and switch-on grows

November 15, 2018
The famous Cairngorm Reindeer are due to arrive in Morecambe on 1st December as EDF Energy, Morecambe BID and Morecambe Town Council bring you the Morecambe Community Christmas Lights Switch On! This year will be a...

Chamber Chat – Brendan Hughes

November 15, 2018
In my role as Chairman of the Morecambe BID, I am constantly amazed by what a little bit of money and a lot of forward, innovative thinking can do. Earlier this year the BID in conjunction with Lancaster City Council...

Architects’ ‘new recruit’ celebrates role of women in engineering

November 15, 2018
A Lancaster-based architecture practice has welcomed its newest member of the team – a doll named Lottie. But while she may not be able to walk or talk, Lottie is a prolific tweeter and has a huge media following...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- Advice for Businesses and Security

November 15, 2018
Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year, when retailers reduce prices across their stock to kick-start the Christmas gift-buying season. The National Business Crime Centre is advising...

Chamber Chat – Marcus Angell

November 08, 2018
Back in April, I hosted a free Lancaster property forum event at my company offices. It was organised jointly by the Chamber, Digital Lancaster and Lancaster Vision and was well attended by over seventy people from...

The Price of Plastic – 22nd November 2018

November 08, 2018
The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, part of Lancaster University, is hosting an event relevant to all business audiences who are keen to progress the plastics campaign after the ‘David Attenborough effect’....

Awards joy for Lancaster firm’s head of finance

November 08, 2018
The head of finance at Lancaster-based accountancy firm ICS Accounting received a prestigious accolade at the recent Sub36 awards. Maggie Lawson, 29, took home the ‘Young Professional’ award at the event in...

Skills Support for the Workforce - FREE training

November 08, 2018
PHX Training are currently in a position where they can offer free training to development employees under the SSFW (Skills Support for the Workforce) contract. In order to qualify for this, employees must be over...

Read All About A New Comics Exhibition

November 08, 2018
An award-winning comics project helping young people to improve their literacy is being celebrated with an exhibition in Lancaster. The Comic Literacy Project is part of The Dukes Cultural Partnership with Lancaster...

Chamber Chat - David Park

November 01, 2018
GDPR 6 months on. The general data protection regulation (GDPR) was introduced on 25 May this year. As often seems the way, the implementation date was brought in with a lot of noise (some would say hype or even...

Budget seeks to encourage business investment

November 01, 2018
Rachel Marsdin, tax partner at Lancaster-based MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “This was a budget where the chancellor looked to turn the heating back on after years of spending freezes. It was therefore a series of...
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