A New Year’s Message from Our CEO Vicky Lofthouse

January 06, 2021 - 12:00am

A New Year’s Message from Our CEO Vicky Lofthouse

To the Members of the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Members and Ambassadors of the Lancaster & District Chamber, for your support and contribution to Chamber activities over the last year.

As we begin 2021, I wanted to take a moment to recognise our resilient North Lancashire business community. Last year was not what we expected as we were faced with some of the most challenging times in history. 

Like so many of our Members, the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce had to pivot its business model. Over the past ten months, the Chamber team has been working remotely and has creatively adapted our business model to better serve the needs of our Members. Our team has produced over 30 virtual events that have been viewed by hundreds of Members and Non-Members alike. Our Small Business team supported hundreds of small businesses, helping them navigate through ever-changing governmental regulations. We virtually met with local, regional and national leaders to learn best practices on business support, resilience and economic recovery.

One thing that has not changed is our continued dedication to the North Lancashire business community and our recognition that the area has always been a place of innovation and change. That is what makes this district special.

The Lancaster & District Chamber is the voice of business in North Lancashire. By working together with key local stakeholders, we ensure your interests are represented in a cohesive and co-ordinated way.

We thank our directors who give their time and expertise in directing the Chamber’s activities and representing our interests throughout North Lancashire. We also thank the Chamber staff for their continued hard work and dedication. A relatively small but phenomenal team that work round the clock to support Members and deliver the Chamber’s objectives. Don’t forget they are your local Chamber team, so get in touch and say Hi! as you never know where the conversation will take you

With very best wishes for a prosperous 2021