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Payroll Lynn gets fit and festive for cancer charity

December 10, 2019
On Sunday 24 November, Lynn Sproat, PA to the MHA Moore and Smalley payroll team took part in CancerCare’s Santa Dash in Lancaster.  Lynn was one of 164 runners raising money in the city’s annual fun...

SilverDoor successfully completes ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 Accreditation

December 10, 2019
Serviced Apartment agent SilverDoor is delighted to announce that, following much hard work and dedication from its teams, the business has been accredited in both ISO 27001 and ISO 9001. In obtaining these...

Profit and social contribution should no longer be seen as mutually exclusive - Alison Norfolk

December 03, 2019
It is impossible to ignore the distressing documentaries and regular news stories showing climatebreakdown, plastic pollution, social inequalities and dangerous working practices. I’m sure you'll agreethat we need...

Police response to London Bridge Terrorist Attack

December 03, 2019
The message below has been sent to the business community by the National Coordinator protect and Prepare."Firstly, I want to say that our thoughts are with the family and friends of those caught up in the dreadful...

Morecambe Sparkles at Craig Charles switches on Morecambe BID Chistmas lights

December 03, 2019
TV and radio personality Craig Charles helped Morecambe to truly sparkle as the town kicked off the festive season in style. The star switched on the Christmas lights at the Festival Market then brought the house...

RRA20 entry deadline

December 03, 2019
As the deadline for entries to the Red Rose Awards draws ever closer, the preparations for the Lancashire business community’s most anticipated event are well underway. Companies who wish to nominate themselves or...

Become a Mental Health First Aider

December 03, 2019
Mental Health First Aid course in Lancaster on the 10/11th December, Rock and Road would like to offer Chamber Members a discount for attending.  Normal Price £275 + Vat  Chamber Members...

Putting Values First: novi.digital’s Brand Refresh

December 03, 2019
After ten years in operation, novi.digital has a sleek and value-driven brand refresh. As a business grows it’s important to establish values that a team can look to throughout its development. With...

JOB VACANCY Finance & Administration Officer

December 03, 2019
JOB TITLE: Finance & Administration OfficerSALARY: £19,000 to £21,000 pro-rata, (depending on qualifications / experience)HOURS: 30 hours per week (over 5 days)DURATION: Permanent (renewable annually subject to...

Can you help these refugees? Global Link

December 03, 2019
The refugee and asylum seeker population in Lancaster continues to grow with newcomers arriving from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Albania, Iraq and Iran. Many are talented and skilled individuals needing a helping hand to get...

Closing the Skills Gap - Brendan Hughes

November 26, 2019
I recently attended a meeting, and in it we discussed the opportunities for small business with large scale projects coming into the area like Eden. It is pleasing to hear of all the help that is being set up by...

Free parking for Christmas shoppers

November 26, 2019
Christmas shoppers will be able to enjoy free parking at selected times in Lancaster and Morecambe in the run up to Christmas. From Sunday November 24 until Sunday December 22, all of the city council's main pay and...

Is your company up for the challenge in 2020?

November 26, 2019
In January 2020 St John’s Hospice is launching a brand new initiative: the 20Twenty Corporate Challenge. We are laying down the gauntlet to the most innovative, ambitious and competitive local businesses to...

Nurturing Growth in Lancashire - Marcus Angell

November 19, 2019
In September, I attended the North Lancs Expo at the Lancaster Brewery. Hosted for the third consecutive year, the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce team did a fabulous job of endorsing North Lancashire and...

Lancaster University EMBA ranked among world’s best

November 19, 2019
The Financial Times have recognised Lancaster University’s Executive MBA as among the top 100 in the world. The course, taught by the highly-regarded experts in Lancaster University Management School, is ranked...

Protect Your Business from Rising Energy Costs

November 19, 2019
Businesses face a variety of costs to enable them to deliver their products and services and with energy prices on the rise, utility bills can have a big impact on a business’s finances. Optimise Your Utility Spend...

Tips & service charges in the hospitality trade

November 19, 2019
  Hospitality businesses need to be careful how they deal with tips and service charges to avoid falling foul of HMRC regulations. There are specific tax, VAT and national insurance rules on how gratuities...

Chamber Chat - Cybercrime - David Park

November 12, 2019
Recently a local Bank Manager told me that every one of their business and commercial managers in the area had at least one client who had lost money through cybercrime.  Barely a week goes by without articles...

Craig Charles to switch on Morecambe Christmas lights

November 12, 2019
TV and radio star Craig Charles will switch on the Morecambe Christmas lights at the biggest festive extravaganza the town has ever seen - and Beyond Radio will be a huge part of it! Morecambe Sparkle will be...

Bay Business Awards Winners

November 12, 2019
  Sponsored by Lancaster and Morecambe College and Lancaster City Council In Association with Salt Ayre Leisure Centre Winners Retailer of the Year – Time for Flowers (presented by Head of Economic...
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