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Lancaster Architects Leading the Way on Climate Change

March 10, 2020
With the planet approaching a tipping point, climate change is becoming a fundamental challenge for all of us.  As Lancaster City Council introduces proactive initiatives to tackle local issues, one of the...

Lancaster vets chooses Rosemere Cancer Foundation as its 2020 people charity

March 10, 2020
The practice in Caton Road supports two charities annually – one that works to help people and another that helps animals. Practice manager Sue Dobson said: “We also have surgeries in Garstang, Cottam and...

There is a future out there. Mike Marczynski

March 03, 2020
So here we are in the aftermath of our formal Brexit from the EC and what a non-event it finally was. It just shows what a parliamentary majority of 80 can do to get things actually done with hardly a whisper. Now the...

Land agreement brings Eden Project North one step closer to reality

March 03, 2020
Lancaster City Council and the Eden Project have agreed a deal for the land on which Eden Project North in Morecambe is due to be built. The city council, which currently owns the land, has agreed to lease the site...

Bay Business Angels hosts next investment event

March 03, 2020
Bay Business Angels to host next event to help businesses secure investment Bay Business Angels, a group that facilitates ‘Angel’ equity investment, is holding its next event in March. In 2019, the group...

Morecambe BID raises £4,000 for local charity

March 03, 2020
Over the Christmas period and into January, Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID) managed to raise a total of £4,000 for local charities.  The charities that benefitted are the Morecambe Bay Food Bank,...

Working in partnership is just more powerful

February 25, 2020
At Lancaster City Council we’re exploring how we work more closely with local businesses, particularly great local businesses that help the district thrive, look after their staff and our environment. Like many...

POTENTIAL CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – BUSINESS RESOURCES

February 25, 2020
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising against all travel to Hubei Province, where the outbreak started, and all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China. It also advises British nationals in China...

The Quarterly Economic Survey is your chance to influence policy decisions made at the highest levels.

February 25, 2020
The QES, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete, provides information on how businesses are performing this quarter.  The Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce gathers information for North...

Chamber firm steps in to sort out vandalised Lancaster city square lights

February 25, 2020
A Torrisholme-based electrical contractor has stepped in to fix the tree lights destroyed by vandals in Lancaster's Dalton Square. A Torrisholme-based electrical contractor has stepped in to fix the tree lights...

LARS Communications Undertakes Challenging Operation on Remote Scottish Island

February 25, 2020
LARS Communications, an industry leader in radio site build and antenna system installation and commissioning, is fast earning a reputation as a real ‘can-do’ company, thanks in no small part to operations such as...

Business water matters – Top 3 water saving tips

February 25, 2020
Water is often referred to as ‘the forgotten utility’. While many large businesses are clearly focussed on their comprehensive energy strategies, it seems many are yet to implement a strategy around managing their...

Five lessons learned from running my own business - Vivien Hacker

February 18, 2020
When I started my company, I was warned that 75% of start-ups at the time failed within the first 18 months. That was 2003. Quite apart from financial prudence, here are five crucial lessons for survival and success...

Coronavirus and hygiene – operational information for businesses from AM Services Group

February 18, 2020
With the UK’s risk designated as moderate, and as concern for the spread of Coronavirus grows, there is a strong public focus on good hygiene; on companies’ preparedness and responsibility for the health, safety...

Morecambe BID launches anti-knife crime campaign

February 18, 2020
  Morecambe Business Improvement District (BID), in conjunction with Morecambe Police and Morecambe Pubwatch have launched an anti-knife awareness campaign in local pubs and other night-time venues to highlight...

Dropping the ball on Perfectionism

February 18, 2020
Work/Life Balance There is a lot of talk about work/life balance. Everyone is ‘super busy’ and it appears that the measure of living a successful life is how much we can cram into a day; up early to get to the...

The Lancaster Exchange 2020

February 18, 2020
  What is Lancaster University’s role in its place? Thursday 12th March 2020 - Lancaster Town Hall - 5pm - 8pm Join the university for the second Lancaster Exchange to share your ideas on how we all can work...

Windows 7 has lost support: What does this mean for my Business?

February 18, 2020
Get your business GDPR compliant before it's too late As of January 2020, Microsoft has officially ended its support for Windows 7, over a decade after it was released back in 2009. What’s Happening? As warned...

Global Accommodation Agent SilverDoor signs landmark deal to transform Dalton Square offices

February 18, 2020
Global accommodation agent SilverDoor signs landmark deal to occupy 7 Dalton Square later this year following a complete refurbishment of the three storey 15,000 sqft space into state of the art, Grade A offices....

The right infrastructure is key - John O'Neill

February 11, 2020
The election of December 2019 certainly changed the political landscape and has finally allowed us to get away from the deadlock that Brexit caused and actually look to the future. Of course, the discussion is all...
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