Chamber Chat with Jody West

April 26, 2021 - 12:00am

Chamber Chat with Jody West

Are you a member of your local Chamber of Commerce? - If not, is your business missing out?

Businesses have been divided and affected in different ways over the past 12 months. The support delivered by Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce has ranged from giving an ear to business owners literally not knowing where to turn, guiding businesses through the grant and support schemes available, offering advice through our comprehensive HR service on how to furlough staff, what documents to use, how to instigate redundancy procedures and on the flip side of the coin for the business sectors who have seen growth opportunity and needed more staff, advice on recruitment processes.

In more recent months alongside the normal international trade support function, the Chamber has been heavily involved in the roll out of a Brexit Support Programme for our local businesses navigating the new world of export and import procedures. Our networking and events migrated online too and continued to facilitate the local business community getting together

So, as we transition towards life as we knew it (or at least a version of this) can your local Chamber, Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce help you and your business?

Whether you are long established, a new start up, a large or small business, membership comes with many benefits. By definition, a Chamber is an organisation which exists to help promote a business community with the collective aim of helping that community grow and prosper. It’s a symbiotic relationship, your Chamber is here to serve and support you and without the membership supporting the Chamber and each other, quite simply we wouldn’t be here. We are grateful for that support which has seen us in existence for 124 years this year! That’s a lot of connecting, supporting and representing local businesses!

Are you ready to join hundreds of other members from your local business community in a supportive network? If you have got the time to invest, membership is a fantastic way to grow your presence and business. Support, advice, training, networking and conversations with other business people going through exactly what you are is at your fingertips.

You could even win your membership for a year! Have you seen our competition, running until the 30th April – more details here:

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win 12 months membership – get your entry in!

If you would like to know more don’t hesitate to call Jody West, Membership Executive on 01524 381331, Mobile 07493 033279 or email

We are stronger together!